Monday, January 19, 2015

My mind went numb

Exciting news – Cate says I can make a lookout for the cats next to the kitchen window.

At the moment they have to sit there and watch the birds and squirrels.  This is not comfortable and they would much rather be lying down so that they can doze off occasionally.

Cate’s sister-in-law - who lives in DC - has a cat lookout – carpet covered – so that they can lie there next to the window and look into the back garden and ponder what it would be like to have a squirrel of their own.

Cate has finally given permission for me to do this - provided it is portable and can be hidden whenever we have guests.

I have measured it and will be off to Lowes tomorrow to get the stuff. I will post pics when I get it done.

I have finished scanning the first box of photos. Only five boxes to go – plus all the albums. I may finish this year sometime. I have found some amazing things.

In the interim I have loaded my Spanish course onto my Mac and my iPad and am about to launch into it. By the time we go to Mexico I should be able to just get by.

This means that I will be able to just get by in French, German and Spanish. However – my German was such a ghastly experience that my brain is expunging it quickly.

I think the Colts played yesterday but I did not pay much attention to the score. Well I did for the first 10 minutes and then my mind went numb. At halftime I went and read a book.


  1. I have been slowly absorbing Spanish for a couple decades, it is easier than German. I think it helps to work on Spanish, Italian and Portuguese all at the same time.

  2. Am somewhat daunted by the thought of scanning photos. I now have two cartons of photos from my family home in Young. They span from early last century to much more recent times - black and white, colour, slides and negatives. Trouble is knowing where to start and what system of naming to use.

    The cat lookout sounds great. Not sure why their comfort is put below the aesthetics of your entertaining but I guess I will learn more when you post photos.

  3. Please do post photos!

    As an aside, do your cats enjoy catnip?

  4. esb: I might just concentrate on Spanish at the moment - although I did once learn some Italian.

    Annie: I use Aperture to organise my photos. You will need something like this. There is nothing more important that a happy cat.

    Keehan88: I will - and the cats love catnip - we grow it in our garden.

  5. I think you mean a happy Cate!