THEY keep saying we're getting thunderstorms. Allegedly there were to be thunderstorms this morning. It hasn't rained all day. Weather people, the only people who can be wrong in their job 75% of the time and still keep their job.
Can hear fireworks downtown. The baseball team often has fireworks. I first thought it was thunder but alas no. More alleged rain in the next few days. Probably not a drop.
Windsor has been staying upstairs all during the day instead of going downstairs. Weird, but that's fine. He'd usually hang out in the basement as it's cooler. He's hydrated, eating fine, so that's good. He looks a little 'punky' though; but that could be heat and humidity. He is 17 after all. I think the boopities like having their big brother/dad figure upstairs with them. Obviously if I think something is medically amiss I'll call the vet about it.
Supposed to be almost 100 again tomorrow. Humidity is also very high. Hopefully next summer I have central air. Oh indeed I'd have the house very cold! Due to the size of my bedroom and that it faces the setting sun, I'd probably still have to have an AC unit in there. My ideal bedroom temp for sleeping is 55. In the summer I'm fine if it's 64, tho I'd prefer colder. I like lots of blankets and I use flannel sheets year round.
Hopefully subflooring prices have dropped, as once my kitchen is done, my contractor will put down subflooring right before I get lino in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Then I dunno how many days I'll have to go without my tub, but when the bathroom flooring and some drywall work is done, everything in there has to come out. Vanity, toilet, and yes, the 300# cast iron tub. I'll sand the outside and repaint it while it's out. I have a 1/2 bath in the basement. Should only be a couple days. I dunno how long it'll take to do the drywall in here, might be a few days. The price of subflooring DOUBLED from last year a few months ago. No, I don't blame Russia, I blame corporate greed, same as with the gas prices. Oil companies had record profits, to me that proves corporate greed. Fuckers.
I'm gonna have my contractor widen the dining room/kitchen doorway from 28" to 36" so I can get a real sized fridge. My back and side doors are 28". Front is 36" but alas that doorway is 28". Appliances aren't shrinking, tho I have a non-full sized fridge right now and it makes me have to go to the grocery store more often as it lacks the space I'm used too. That's fine, Howe Ave Giant Eagle is open and that's my preferred store.
You know you shop somewhere a lot when you pick up pop for a friend and the cashier says "You never buy pop". No, no I do not. Reflecting upon my variety of trolls tho, reminded me of the one who attacked me for getting food stamps (they got them too). I think Monday, foodstamp day, I'll get a Mexican Coke just for them. :D That'll hit the spot on a really hot day.
Now for bedtime routines. Brush teeth to get Beelzebub or Hecate out of bathroom sink, wash face, apply skin case, feed cats, feed dogs, set out dog treats and Pixie gets an extra (tho I started putting an extra in Pan's food dish as she eats slow), let dogs out, repeatedly call Pan inside, put dogs to bed, open upstairs door and exclaim "Boopity time", then Hecate runs to the banister and I lean over it to say "nighty night" to Pan, Pixie, and still Poli; then Windsor, Hecate, and Beelzebub. Hecate gets loved on, told he's my favorite, then will grab me with his paw when I try to go upstairs to bed for more pets. Strong little bugger, no claws, just a 'hey mom, pet me more'. THEN I love on Windsor, and finally go to bed. Beelzebub likes to be loved on while I'm in the bathroom and he's in the sink, he'll stretch out for my arm. Hell, even in the tub today he was trying to reach me from the sink. Too far dude. When I was putting on skin care tho he was grabbing at me; but he had to wait til I washed my hands, at the tub.
I started reading a book, yes, one I haven't read before, and have been staying up late.
And I hear the skunk family in my backyard. I'll go out before the dogs. There's a mom and 3 chirruns. They squeak at each other. Little skunks are adorable, but can still spray you. Skunks are fascinating to watch, from a safe distance. Pixie would be the one who'd get sprayed, as she flies off the back stairs. Pan is slower now, especially at night, as she can only see out of one eye. I turn on the back porch light and help her down. I want ZERO skunk sprays for my dogs!! I've been woken up in the middle of the night, cuz one will have sprayed in the side yard and my bedroom AC is in the window facing that way. It just chokes you. I have Febreeze by the AC for when that happens, so I can go back to sleep hopefully soon after that.