I am not sure why I've been reluctant to write posts more often. Perhaps I just have nothing to share since life is peaceful and I'm content? Or perhaps I'm not really as motivated to write lately, other than my regular creative writing. Nanowrimo is during the month of November, but instead of writing a novel, I think I'll try to work on my memoir.
We had awful thunderstorms last night, some wind/hail damage downtown. I woke at 3 AM and thought I heard hail on the roof, then a crack of lightening and the power went out. I was so sleepy, I turned over and fell asleep again. When I woke at 6 AM the power was still off, but came back on shortly. We really needed the rain, it's bone-dry here and my allergies are a constant misery. Hope the rain clears that up some.
Otherwise, life sails along as usual. I want to post a few photos of the stray cat shelter in my garage, so without further ado, here they are:
This is the front of my garage with the newly installed cat door; I have it propped open right now, till the strays learn how to use it. I painted the garage door recently too. Last night the strays followed me inside for some can food; they were all still in there this morning, even though the cat door was open. Glad they had a place to be inside, out of the storm.
Just inside the door in the left corner is an old computer desk with pillows/blanket, the braided rug and cat food buffet! I know one of the cats has been sleeping on the blanket due to an indented area. Above this area is a heat lamp, which will help during the cold winter months.
To the right just inside the doorway is another place for cats to sleep -- the two plastic boxes with blankets, plus more shelves I will eventually put bedding in.
The dogs being lazy on a rainy day not long ago; they love the sofa IF it has a comforter for them to lie on!
I've raked my backyard twice already, but after the storm last night, leaves were everywhere. And it will be like that until December!
I finally decided on names for the two male feral littermate cats (they are nearly identical, but different personalities)..."SorePaw" & "SourPuss." Why? SorePaw had a sore paw when he first showed up, but got better when I gave him antibiotics; he has tamed down a bit, will let me pet him and purrs alot. SourPuss looks very healthy, but is skittish -- yet not above meowing for his share of the can food each day. He just has this pissed look on his face, as if he doesn't like having to ask for food but loves it too much to resist! Will NOT let me touch him. I'm working on softening him up though. (LOL)
With that, I'm outta here.