Sometimes Daylight Savings Time can be useful

Posted on March 14th, 2010 in RealLife by Andy

This morning is about the only time I’ve been relieved we have the Spring Forward version of Daylight Savings Time. I woke up at about half past three this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I eventually got up – the great thing about DST is that it was really half past four so it wasn’t such a bad time to get up (keep thinking positive)…

Due to the lack of sleep, I found it especially funny when Frankie decides to join me in the shower – the crazy thing is that I’m sure he’d have stayed in there if I hadn’t shouted at him to get out. He also protested a little bit too much when I went to towel him down and get him dry, but after a couple of attempts at chasing him around the kitchen he eventually settled down and purred like crazy whilst I petted him with the towel. Unfortunately I don’t think Basil would be as keen to get in the shower which is a shame as of all the cats, he is the one who needs a shower the most. However, he’s also the least likely to be able to jump out of a slippery bath tub.

Ur doin it rong.

Posted on September 1st, 2008 in photos by Andy

Today’s lolcat had a funny picture – all the more funny as the litter box in this photo is the same kind that we got – thankfully none of our cats have tried this yet.

3 years.

Posted on April 20th, 2008 in OurNews by Andy

Today we’re celebrating the 3rd year anniversary of moving to the USA. The past three years have flown by and so many things have changed since we’ve been here. I’m not sure that celebrating is the correct word to use, but we’re marking the occasion.  We plan to go to a really nice chinese restaurant tonight and have roast duck for dinner – yum!

The funny thing is that often people ask me if I miss the UK (it’s normally the next question after “Are you from Australia?”) and most of the things that I miss are food. We still haven’t found a recipe for cornish pasties and I think we worked out what went wrong with the Yorkshire Puddings last week – the wrong kind of flour apparently.  I keep in touch with family via skype and email so hear from Mum and Dad most weekends.

This week we’re going to sign to get our basement waterproofed. I got fed up with mopping out the basement every time it rained so we’re having some guys come in and put some proper drainage in – hopefully this will allow us to use the basement for an office or home theatre or something other than storage – it’s an expensive process and likely to be pretty messy – I know that the cats are not going to enjoy the noise!

Speaking of cats you have got to watch this engineers guide to cats – very funny.

In other news, there hasn’t really been much change in Kristen’s eyes – she still has some trouble seeing but it doesn’t stop her knitting!