Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Rainy Day

Well, I was right that the storm would take a last-minute hook to the east and spare us the worst of it, but what we ended up with was a disappointing mix of the worst of both worlds. It has rained all day, so I couldn’t go for a run. It was the kind of horizontal rain that made walking to the gym out of the question (and I don’t have a parking tag to park at the gym). But it didn’t rain hard enough to actually be scary and interesting.

On the plus side, our new water heater got installed. If it had truly stormed around here, the installers couldn't have come and I’d still be listening to the racket of that leaky old thing, so I’m glad to have it fixed. Then again, if it hadn’t rained, I wouldn’t have had to mop the floor after the installers left. Mud and water all over my black and white tiles. Yuck.

I did a little work from home this afternoon and may do more tonight. I’m almost out of banana bread, so I’ll probably do some sort of quick bread tonight, too. I've been doing some recipe searches for something new to try. I'm a little burned out on carrot bread, and I don't want to make pumpkin bread because it doesn't require a full can of pumpkin and I don't currently have a use for the remainder. Look for a new recipe from me tonight or tomorrow!

And so no one thinks I've spent the whole day in serious pursuits, I got Cadbury set up on Bunspace so he can make some virtual bunny friends:

His story is on his profile, or what I know of it. Basically, he was a hutch bunny who ended up with a rescue group and was then adopted by a nice young lady who soon found that her new job and roommates didn't allow her to give Cadbury the kind of life he deserved. She advertised on Craigslist and things worked out.

Cadbury is starting to settle in. His initial behavior was probably just his reaction to being allowed to free-range. He still runs around, and he spent about half an hour this morning burrowing in a comforter Dan left on the floor, but he spends a lot of time lounging in the wicker tunnel now, too. Maybe soon we can trust him on his own when we're not in the same room, but it will be awhile before we decide if it'll ever be safe to leave him out when we're not here. Tid was pretty special in that she wasn't a cord-chewer. Most bunnies are, though, and we need to be certain he won't hurt himself before leaving him to his own lapine devices.

Gonna go have a granola bar now. I guess I'll need to make some more of those tonight, too!


Thomma Lyn said...

I'm glad you were spared the worst of the storm, but I hear you about the scary and interesting thing: storms can be quite cool! :)

Yay that your new water heater is installed! And I look forward to your new recipe.

Cool Beans that Cadbury is on Bunspace! How cute. I just love that picture of him in his tunnel. And I'm glad he's starting to calm down. I guess he's growing accustomed to everything! :)

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

Good that you made it OK through the storm. When you start proofing those cords with split pieces of tubing, use the stiffer kind for very reachable cords, Tyler chewed almost thru the softer stuff (which is easier to get on the cord, but......) My Bandit didn't (couldn;t) chew so proofing was a real project!

Anonymous said...

sorry about all the horrible rain but it sounds like it could have been much worse and good to hear the installers could still work!

Cadbury seems like such a great addition for you and bringing the joy of life back into your home! I remember when my best dog Oliver died last year I had a hard 6 weeks and when I took in O'Reilly and Sam my first realization at having puppies around was how nice it was to have life in the house again! :-) I am so very happy for you guys

the Bag Lady said...

Did the storm at least cool things down for you?
Looking forward to new recipes....must get off my butt and make more spinach/cheese bread. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

I'm glad you avoided the worst of the storm. Good to hear Cadbury's settling and is already on Bunspace.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh dear, Cadbury's name is going to have me thinking of one thing all day long and I'm afraid it's not bunnies.

Nom nom.

He's a cutie though.

Chairman Mao said...

Way kool that Cadbury's on Bunspace! He's a pawesome bunboy!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

FrecklesandDeb said...

We just went over to Bunspace and asked Cadbury to be Freckles' buddy! (And we gave you a carrot!)