They’ve closed the university on Tuesday for the tropical storm. Whatever. It sounds like a lot of hype to me, but I get a free day off, so I’m not complaining. If not every place in town acts silly and closes, I might even be able to take care of a few errands I wanted to do over the weekend but couldn’t. At the very least I can sleep in a bit and work on some things around here that need doing.
I won’t be able to sleep in by much, though. Our water heater is getting replaced around 9:30 tomorrow morning. It’s leaking steam from a valve somewhere on top and makes quite a racket. It’ll be good to get the whole thing replaced and I’m hoping the new heater will be more efficient and cost us less money.
Cadbury went to the vet today for a checkup and was pronounced healthy. I figured as much, since no one with that much energy could have anything wrong. But it’s good to get a baseline and everyone was happy to meet him. They say we can get him neutered in about two weeks, after he’s had time to finish settling into his new home. Getting snipped will quiet him down a bit, which will be nice.
Cadbury is starting to figure out that the paper litter pellets are not for eating and the hay is. Yay! He ate one of his Timmy cakes and tonight I ordered him some other hays to try from Oxbow. Maybe he’ll pick a favorite.
So that’s all for now. I looked at the latest computer models on Edouard and still see no reason to feel confident we’ll get a direct hit or be on the dirty side of the storm. Tropical systems in this part of the Gulf often take a last-minute bobble to the east, so the fact the models are sending it up the I-45 corridor suggests it’s likely to hit closer to the Texas-Louisiana border, sparing us much of anything in terms of wind and rain. Of course, these storms are unpredictable and the models don’t appear to have been updated in several hours, so we’ll see.
Somebunny isn’t the least bit concerned.