It's been a weekend full of surprises here at our nest. It started Friday, when daddy's hand started hurting from a spider bite. They went to the local doc-in-a-box, but after waiting two and a half hours they called B.S. on the whole thing and left without seeing the doctor. They let 2 people go in front of daddy that came in after he did, so he figured it must not be bad. And sure enough, he's progressively improved the past couple of days. Sorry they wasted the time, but glad they didn't spend the money, at least, especially if it was going to be a "stop whining and get the you-know-what out of my face" diagnosis. Which I think the doctor was trying to communicate with that ridiculous wait anyway.
After that, grandmomma told daddy she was having computer problems. He got it yesterday, and the darn thing is deader than mommy's last parakeets. (Sorry Sammy, Delilah and Petesy but, you are, in fact, dead - and have been since 1996). This was followed up with the admission that the files were not backed up. He's pondering options on what to do with it now, but the prognosis of those files coming back may not be good. As mommy said, it's not Easter and I doubt we'll see much of a Resurrection here. But she said that from experience, as she's had 3 hard drives die on her (1 at home and 2 at work, and back up files saved her hide every time). But we'll hope mommy is wrong on that an something can be preserved. We shall see. He and mommy are tag-teaming the problem: he's looking at fix/recovery options, and she's looking into replacement options (as in, new computers and what would work best for what it's used for).
Then today, Chloe surprised us all when she flew off mommy's shoulder. She got startled while they put groceries in the pantry. So surprise, mommy and daddy! Our wings grew out and we can fly again! Then Ollie started picking at his left foot - the one that's been lame with the nerve damage since October. Is he getting some feeling in it again? Is this a sign? I suppose we'll see.
A few minutes ago mommy got the news from her parents that she thought she'd never hear: her daddy is retiring on February 28. There have been bets on whether or not he'd really do it, and by golly he is. But he still plans to do some consulting soooo ..... we'll see! Granddaddy is a workaholic (that's where mommy gets it from), so we'll see how it works out. She's happy for him, because he's worked hard his whole life. She's just concerned that he doesn't get suckered in to more than he wants.
Here's a big surprise: the University of South Carolina won their basketball game last night. They beat Alabama 67-66. Their men's basketball team sucks, so I was pretty sure we had crossed over into The Twilight Zone when I heard that. The parronts like college football and baseball. Mommy kind of likes basketball. They follow the scores, anyway.
And finally, mommy dropped it on us that she's off tomorrow. Her office is closed for Presidents' Day. What? That's going to be what, a week off with weather and all? Geeze! When are we getting our regularly scheduled nap times back?
Well, at least the parronts got us another pan of Jiffy Pop for tonight. They figured we could use a treat after ice, earthquakes, and all of these "surprises" of late.
So that's all today - quite a weekend, we've had! I hope you've had a good one. Take care and have a great week.