Monday, August 29, 2011

First day of the new semester

Well it's that time of year again, excited and hopeful about all the new classes, but after one day realize they will be monotonous, nothing like described, and full of busy work.

The past few weeks have been exciting, and somewhat demeaning. You may remember my relatives that decided to drop by and ended up breaking a bunch of stuff, well I guess I managed to maintain my composure and politeness, because they invited me to spend a week at their house. They said they had a "Guest House" I could stay in, so that was pretty cool. When I got there, tired from the drive, they showed me the Guest house, which was really more of a barn/work shop, from the outside it looked like a barn, but it had a wood floor and no livestock, however it was full of wood, old insulation, and power tools. The first night I woke up to the sound of rodents chewing on stuff, and in the morning , there were droppings all over the bedding. You might be thinking that's pretty bad, but it gets worse, I went to the main house which has the kitchen to make myself some breakfast, the silverware tray was full of droppings along with all the cabinets, and that pretty much ruined my appetite for the rest of the week. Towards the end of the week I was starting to feel ill, and after getting home, spent the next few days split evenly between my bed and the bathroom.

I also moved into a new apartment, so packing everything up, and driving it across town and then unpacking took a few days, and then there was some mix ups with the internet. Seems when I called and ordered it for the new place, they thought it was a brand new building with no wires ran yet, so they sent an installed out, who didn't show up. The next day when he showed up he noticed that everything was already done, and that the "Install Kit" he had was only for new installations. So another 2 days and some tech shows up with a modem and such and can't get it to work, so he leaves and another guy shows up, plays around with some wires outside and finally it's working.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Still haven't been able to try my perch fly, I've been fishing just not for perch, and haven't been doing very well anyway. So on the topic of cats, I have noticed recently that there are a few cats that end up in my yard, and sometimes at night they wake me up with their fighting or whatever it is cats do. Then today I go outside to pull some weeds, it seems they have been using my yard as a litter box. So now I am pretty mad, I mean these cats have collars on, they belong to people, and these people think it is okay to let their cats roam the neighborhood, doing their business where ever they want? Don't get me wrong, I'm not "anti-cat", well maybe a little, buts that's just because I'm allergic to cats. Now I am wondering if there is a way to repel cats, maybe start out by yelling at them, or spraying them with the hose, and if that doesn't work maybe an electrified fence with 25 foot guard tower so I can keep watch.