jennythereader: (Skif)
The idiot twins have no idea how close we are to not being able to put up with them any more.

Last night they peed outside of the box two times. The first was on the floor between the bed and the box. I discovered it when I stepped in it while I was getting ready for bed. The second time was even more blatent. I woke up at 4:30am, and saw one of the boys peeing on the bed between Tom & I. Between the dark and my lack of glasses I have no idea which one it was.

The peeing has been a problem ever since we moved into this house, and we are out of ideas for dealing with it.

This is what we've done:

- Behavioral stuff:
-- they're on prozac
-- they stay in Tom's & my bedroom, so they don't have to deal with Kailey's cat Socks or the dogs that Kailey grooms at home
-- everything they hit gets cleaned with with Nature's Miracle and/or vinegar
-- recently started treating hit spots with No-Mark
-- the box gets scooped at least every other day

- Medical stuff (they've both been diagnosed with crystals in their urine at various times, Skif has been diagnosed with and treated for a urinary tract infection):
-- they only eat the special food the vet recommends to prevent crystals
-- they get fresh water every day

Does anybody have any ideas for other things to try? I'll be calling the vet today to make an appointment to check if the urinary tract problems are back. The two ideas I plan on asking the vet about are adding wet food to their diet and switching them to distilled water.
jennythereader: (Skif)
The idiot twins have no idea how close we are to not being able to put up with them any more.

Last night they peed outside of the box two times. The first was on the floor between the bed and the box. I discovered it when I stepped in it while I was getting ready for bed. The second time was even more blatent. I woke up at 4:30am, and saw one of the boys peeing on the bed between Tom & I. Between the dark and my lack of glasses I have no idea which one it was.

The peeing has been a problem ever since we moved into this house, and we are out of ideas for dealing with it.

This is what we've done:

- Behavioral stuff:
-- they're on prozac
-- they stay in Tom's & my bedroom, so they don't have to deal with Kailey's cat Socks or the dogs that Kailey grooms at home
-- everything they hit gets cleaned with with Nature's Miracle and/or vinegar
-- recently started treating hit spots with No-Mark
-- the box gets scooped at least every other day

- Medical stuff (they've both been diagnosed with crystals in their urine at various times, Skif has been diagnosed with and treated for a urinary tract infection):
-- they only eat the special food the vet recommends to prevent crystals
-- they get fresh water every day

Does anybody have any ideas for other things to try? I'll be calling the vet today to make an appointment to check if the urinary tract problems are back. The two ideas I plan on asking the vet about are adding wet food to their diet and switching them to distilled water.
jennythereader: (* J)
To whoever keeps trying to call me from the 503 area code: I don't answer my phone while I'm at work. Since I don't recognize your phone number I won't be calling you back unless you leave a message.
jennythereader: (* J)
To whoever keeps trying to call me from the 503 area code: I don't answer my phone while I'm at work. Since I don't recognize your phone number I won't be calling you back unless you leave a message.
jennythereader: (* Calvin Gahghh)
Work has decided to start blocking Facebook. I'm not even sure if this is going to cross-post properly.

Very annoying.
jennythereader: (* Calvin Gahghh)
Work has decided to start blocking Facebook. I'm not even sure if this is going to cross-post properly.

Very annoying.
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
I left work a little late, trying to at least partly make up for the fact that I got in late. When I got out to my car it wouldn't move. The wheels spun, but the car itself didn't move more than a quarter inch. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked. By the time I gave up and went inside to see if I could find somebody to give me a hand everybody who could have helped was already gone for the day. I ended up having to call Tom to come rescue me. He brought the icepick from home and chipped away enough ice from behind my front tires that they were able to catch on something and I could move. Once I was free we looked at the parking spot and realized that not only was I parked on a slight incline, with the car's nose lower than the trunk, but the front wheels were also in a dip in the pavement. Add an inch or more of ice to that, and it's no wonder I couldn't get moving.

On the way home I stopped at Walmart to buy a new wiper. While I was there I noticed an... oddness in my vision that only got worse as I drove home. It was as if my peripheral vision had been replaced with one of those "fly's eye view" things. I thought it was low blood sugar, and eating did seem to get rid of it, but soon after dinner a similar effect came back. I've had this particular one before so it didn't weird me out as much, but that doesn't mean I like it any better. The second one was like standing so close to a screen window that you can't actually see the screen anymore but it still blurs streaks across your field of vision. The second round also came with a slight headache.

Since I'd already tried my usual cure for this (eating) and it hadn't done much good, I decided that a shower would help me relax, which couldn't hurt. After I got out of the shower (around 9:00) I laid down for just a minute. Next thing I knew it was 1:00 am.

The headache is still lingering just a bit, but I haven't had any of the annoying visual effects yet today. I'm hesitant to call it a migraine because the headache itself wasn't too bad, but the visual effects certainly sound like they could be an aura.
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
I left work a little late, trying to at least partly make up for the fact that I got in late. When I got out to my car it wouldn't move. The wheels spun, but the car itself didn't move more than a quarter inch. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked. By the time I gave up and went inside to see if I could find somebody to give me a hand everybody who could have helped was already gone for the day. I ended up having to call Tom to come rescue me. He brought the icepick from home and chipped away enough ice from behind my front tires that they were able to catch on something and I could move. Once I was free we looked at the parking spot and realized that not only was I parked on a slight incline, with the car's nose lower than the trunk, but the front wheels were also in a dip in the pavement. Add an inch or more of ice to that, and it's no wonder I couldn't get moving.

On the way home I stopped at Walmart to buy a new wiper. While I was there I noticed an... oddness in my vision that only got worse as I drove home. It was as if my peripheral vision had been replaced with one of those "fly's eye view" things. I thought it was low blood sugar, and eating did seem to get rid of it, but soon after dinner a similar effect came back. I've had this particular one before so it didn't weird me out as much, but that doesn't mean I like it any better. The second one was like standing so close to a screen window that you can't actually see the screen anymore but it still blurs streaks across your field of vision. The second round also came with a slight headache.

Since I'd already tried my usual cure for this (eating) and it hadn't done much good, I decided that a shower would help me relax, which couldn't hurt. After I got out of the shower (around 9:00) I laid down for just a minute. Next thing I knew it was 1:00 am.

The headache is still lingering just a bit, but I haven't had any of the annoying visual effects yet today. I'm hesitant to call it a migraine because the headache itself wasn't too bad, but the visual effects certainly sound like they could be an aura.
jennythereader: (Bunny: I Can't Believe It)
If you guessed at home in my nightstand, you win!

Even though I'm feeling better, this cold is still eating my brain.
jennythereader: (Bunny: I Can't Believe It)
If you guessed at home in my nightstand, you win!

Even though I'm feeling better, this cold is still eating my brain.
jennythereader: (Snowy Pine Branch)
We've got snow and freezing rain here today. Ugh.

It seems like it would be a perfect evening to spend hours in a sauna or hot tub, but unfortunately, the only way I could do that would be to get a hotel room. Which doesn't quite seem worth the money.
jennythereader: (Snowy Pine Branch)
We've got snow and freezing rain here today. Ugh.

It seems like it would be a perfect evening to spend hours in a sauna or hot tub, but unfortunately, the only way I could do that would be to get a hotel room. Which doesn't quite seem worth the money.
jennythereader: (Snowy Pine Branch)
It's snowing again here in Albany. Last I heard, we're expected to get another 8+ inches.

The drive in was awful. I swear, nobody around here bothers to plow or salt the roads until it's done snowing. That means that the only thing keeping them even a little clear is the traffic itself. To make matters worse, my windshield wipers were being less than useful. I think it's time for new ones.
jennythereader: (Snowy Pine Branch)
It's snowing again here in Albany. Last I heard, we're expected to get another 8+ inches.

The drive in was awful. I swear, nobody around here bothers to plow or salt the roads until it's done snowing. That means that the only thing keeping them even a little clear is the traffic itself. To make matters worse, my windshield wipers were being less than useful. I think it's time for new ones.
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
Both my iPod and my phone are still sitting on my desk at home, plugged into their chargers.
jennythereader: (Bunny: Ugh!)
Both my iPod and my phone are still sitting on my desk at home, plugged into their chargers.
jennythereader: (* Calvin Gahghh)
I managed to forget my iPod at home. My original plan was to stay a little late tonight, but I don't think I'm going to. Without stuff to listen to, today is going to seem long enough without actually making it longer than normal.
jennythereader: (* Calvin Gahghh)
I managed to forget my iPod at home. My original plan was to stay a little late tonight, but I don't think I'm going to. Without stuff to listen to, today is going to seem long enough without actually making it longer than normal.
jennythereader: (* Calvin Gahghh)
Or Friday. That would be even better.

I came downstairs today, already running later than I like, and discovered there's something wrong with my driver's side door lock. It won't unlock.

After trying the magic button on the key, trying the key in the lock itself with every variation I can think of, and then repeating them all with Tom's copy of the key, I finally managed to get the window to roll down.

I reached inside and pressed the power lock button on the door. All three of the other doors unlocked, but not the driver's. When I tried to manually lift the lock nothing happened. At that point I just gave up, and went around to the passenger side. It took some contortions, but I managed to get myself into the driver's seat and went to work. I reversed the contortions to get out and here I am, only 5 minutes late.

I'll be calling the repair shop during my morning break and arranging to have this fixed as soon as humanly possible. I can't deal with it for too long.
jennythereader: (* Calvin Gahghh)
Or Friday. That would be even better.

I came downstairs today, already running later than I like, and discovered there's something wrong with my driver's side door lock. It won't unlock.

After trying the magic button on the key, trying the key in the lock itself with every variation I can think of, and then repeating them all with Tom's copy of the key, I finally managed to get the window to roll down.

I reached inside and pressed the power lock button on the door. All three of the other doors unlocked, but not the driver's. When I tried to manually lift the lock nothing happened. At that point I just gave up, and went around to the passenger side. It took some contortions, but I managed to get myself into the driver's seat and went to work. I reversed the contortions to get out and here I am, only 5 minutes late.

I'll be calling the repair shop during my morning break and arranging to have this fixed as soon as humanly possible. I can't deal with it for too long.

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