Monday, August 04, 2008

Rain Day and Other News

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.

12 comments:

Thomma Lyn said...

Stay safe and dry, Bunnygirl! I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way. I hope things won't be too wild and woolly. And I'm glad you're getting a day off work! :)

I'm glad Cadbury's checkup went well. He's such an adorable little fellow!

Jill said...

You are lucky to get a day off. The only way I do not have to work is if the power goes out or I am not able to connect to the Internet. I like my air conditioning to hope for something like that to happen!!

Glad Cadbury got a clean bill of health!

The Cat Realm said...

Hello Cadbury! It is very nice meeting you, we just learned that you are the newest nomss friend of the Ballicai! Welcome to the family!
Mrs. OZ

bunnygirl said...

Hi, Thomma! Even a direct hit would probably not be very exciting where I live, since the storm isn't even supposed to make Cat 1.

Jill, I think the University overreacted by shutting down, but it suits me fine. Jeff Masters at Wunderground is predicting a hit closer to Louisiana, which means very little rain for us and a lot of pleasant possibilities for how to spend my day off. :-)

BTW, am I the only one who finds it freakish and disturbing that anyone at all would use Weather Underground for a blog name? Creepy.

Brainball said...

Hi, Aunt Bunnygirl! Thank you so much for the Gotcha Day wishes! It was my best Gotcha Day yet.

And welcome to Cadbury! He sounds like a wonderful bunny guy. We Ballicai are so happy to have him as a new friend!

Love and rumbly purrs from Brainball.

Glenna said...

I envy you the day off! Somebunny sure is cute!

the Bag Lady said...

Enjoy your day off!
Glad to hear that Cadbury has been pronounced fit, and that he's figuring things out. When do we get to hear how you acquired him?

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Yes, I, too, think Cadbury must be some part English Spot, I think there are greyish ones called Lavenders. IF there aren't here ought to be. He also looks like Orlando at DIva Kitty Mom. What a happy looking fellow he is!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Hope the storm missed you so you could get lots of stuff done on your "free" day! Doesn't look like a lot of things would faze little Cadbury!

Daisy said...

I wanted to say hello to Cadbury!

Lando Bun said...

Hop away little dude... hop away that snip-snip thing is bad!

mum of critters said...

glad to hear it looks like the hurricane will miss you and that cadbury is healthy :-)