I hope you all aren’t too bored with the house posts. As you can imagine, getting things together is pretty much all-consuming right now.
I mentioned before the that sun porch kind of ended up as a staging/storage area as we were moving in. Even though I’d tidied it up so that the cats could get out there, every time I turned around, Dave was filling the empty spaces with stuff. (We’re having the same problem in the kitchen!). I finally put my foot down and told him “NO MORE CRAP ON MY PORCH!!!!”
Then I went out and cleaned it up again. I wanted to get my table set up so I could sit out there with the cats. Of course, all the hardware to put my table back together has gone missing. When I took it apart, I put all the bolts in a ziploc, along with the allen key. I even labled the ziploc… but do you think I can find that ziploc? Nope. It’s around here somewhere, and will turn up eventually I’m sure.
For now, Burton and I are making do with a little plastic side table. Despite Burton’s face, he’s actually thrilled to have the chairs out again.
I still need to get a plant stand to replace the one that broke. and the porch is still storage for a few things (our big fish tank and accessories and some screens from the windows), but I now have a nice space where I sit and knit and hang out with the cats.
I’m happy to say both Burton and Relic have mastered the cat door and now go in an out as they please. Rupert is slower, but I brought him out the other night. He was skittish at first, but soon calmed down. By the time it was dark, he didn’t want to come in! (No pics because my camera was charging.)