This week is the birthday girl’s week! I thought I’d start things off by showing her do her famous Hallway Flop.
Time to roll.
You may now rub the kitteh belleh.
Sophie and Grizzy love exploring the hallway where I live. Nothing too crazy, just stretch their legs a bit. There is a ton more sun in the hallway, too, which they really like. It’s fun to watch them chill out.
Unfortunately, I think we need to put the kibosh on this for a time. I had a bit of a meeting with one of my neighbors this morning. I’ve heard things from her I didn’t like, but this morning I got an earful:
Was it me who is always shutting the basement door? It should be kept open! (Um, since when?) And do I know who propped the outside door open? That should always be kept shut! (Sigh.) Then I got an earful about the cats (alright, whatever). This was all peppered with colorful language, but the worst was when a particularly offensive term came out that had my mouth drop right open. You just don’t call people certain things. I was so stunned I literally didn’t know what to say. And she’s complaining that the neighborhood is going downhill?!
Has anyone ever dealt with a situation like this before? It’s tough, because she’s not just an annoyance, she’s a bully. But there’s two of them and one of me. I don’t want to do anything that will get me and the cats booted, you know? Although this has brought me to a big decision: My upcoming lease is the last lease I will sign here. It’s not because of her, granted; it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’ve been feeling more and more ready to make the leap, interest rates are very low, I’ve found myself looking at places online, etc. This confrontation simply came after a long weekend of thinking about everything else, so it was almost like another little nudge.
So next summer, I plan to be looking to buy a place. It’s definitely do-able, and I know I could do it now, but the organizer in me likes the fact that I have a good year to save and plan, lol.
Here is to better things! And Sophie’s birthday on Wednesday! Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for a chance to enter the birthday raffle. 🙂