February 9th, 2019


Late As Ever

Today I didn't go anywhere, as I woke late, and then it began sprinkling in late afternoon. But I did get the laundry done. It's supposed to keep raining tomorrow and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, but there will be a window of opportunity to go out Monday. I have to do some bank business and that will be my best chance until Thursday, which is now predicted to be sunny. I'd really like to get it done before then, though.

The windows in the apartment at the end of the block that have been lit up almost every night since I moved here were dark for a couple of nights, and I was a bit worried that something might have happened to the unknown occupants, but tonight they are lit again. I like having another nocturnal person around, even if I have no idea who they are. I suppose that apartment might be full of terrorists up all night plotting some outrage, but even if that is so at least they are company, of a sort.

And there it's midnight again. I'm totally out of sync with the days these days. I don't know how I'm ever going to get out to look for furniture for this place with my schedule all awry. If one of my cats got found and I brought it here it would have no upholstery to scratch.

It's not quite as cold tonight as last night. Thanks, clouds. Keep up the good work.
laszlo moholy-nagy_chx

Under the Wire?

It was supposed to rain today, but we ended up getting only a few sprinkles. It was terribly cold, though— at least for me— so I didn't go out and do anything beyond checking the mailbox. It's going to stay about as cold or colder for the next ten days at least, but I'm going to have to go out at least one of those days, and probably more, though if I can get a ride to go shopping that day won't be so bad.

As is usual here when it gets cold and damp the freeway was very loud today. But then I didn't want to be outdoors in the cold anyway, and the building is fairly well insulated and has double-pane windows, so it wasn't too loud indoors. Noticeable but tolerable, and the furnace drowns it out when it is running. Still it would be nice to have it quiet for a little while again. The weather isn't going to cooperate, though.

Made some cocoa late this afternoon and a couple of slices of cinnamon toast, and it took the edge of of my appetite and I ended up not making any dinner. Now I'm getting hungry. It's too late to be eating a big meal, but I might make a grilled cheese sandwich. My mom would never let me eat cheese close to bedtime. She said it would give me nightmares. I don't think it does. Anyway these days I'm getting weird dreams already, so it probably wouldn't matter. One dream I've had a couple of times involves finding the cats but they are so pissed off that all they do is hiss and growl at me. I can't say I'd blame them. I hiss and growl at myself pretty often.

This afternoon I did see one cat in a Facebook post who looks like Shadow, my indoor black cat. The things that make me think it might be him are the fact that it looks like their is a drip under its right eye, and Shadow had an intermittent problem with that, and the way this cat is holding its tail down in the photo, which was another of Shadow's characteristics. This cat's head looks a bit too big to be Shadow, but that might just be the angle of the one photo they have of it. The cat hasn't been trapped yet so we don't know if it's even male, but I'm following the post to see if more information is posted. It seems quite unlikely that it is him, especially since the location is upwards of four miles from my house, but I'm still going to consider the possibility.

Not quite midnight. Yay.