Mostly Grounded.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. I've been very remiss in activity on the forum, lots happening here, and am financially challenged at the moment with Tom having had an incident the other night which has damaged him (vet today) and my car breaking down in hot weather (but its not the cooling system... cause as yet not confirmed but we think its something called a crank angle sensor and its expensive to get fixed)... *and* I have been a bit crotchety with people... going stir crazy, not being able to be out much at all, only for medical appointments and going to the local supermarket.

    I'd planned for the car fix in the next couple of weeks, but with Tom being injured, thats going on hold. Looks like the grounding is going to be until Mid February, at least. Thank goodness I can still do short trips without breakdown (touch wood) and leaving it sit for half an hour lets me go again.

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I hope your luck turns around Sue. Give Tom a good snuggle for me.
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  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Hang in there Sue! Maybe a photographic therapy session is in order?
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  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    When you hit bottom, look up. :smile:
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    in case something is about to fall on you
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  6. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Sorry to hear your tough times continue Sue, but keep plodding on and drop in when you can. My car has just come back from the garage. The bill is yet to arrive but it will not be cheap. I've just taken a 60% wage cut to go part time, hopefully to give me enough time to sort out my chaotic life and bring in a little more order and serenity. This is the first week of the new regime and it seems to be working (even though I picked up an extra days work) as I feel so much better, despite having a back tooth out yesterday and whimpering in pain overnight, after tonights (soft) dinner I was able to take a few minutes out to try a quick still life thing with a black shirt as background. Sue, I send you these flowers pal. Chin up x
    [​IMG][/url] DSC05545 by heather_t_vet, on Flickr[/IMG]
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  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I hope you catch a lucky break soon, and I hope that Tom is doing okay now.
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  8. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Hope everything goes well with Tom - and the car. Best wishes.
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  9. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Wishing you some good luck over the interwebtubes! Hope Tom is doing well soon!
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  10. Thanks, Luke. Turns out he was bowled by a car and is a *VERY* lucky boy (and has been peeing *somewhere* in the house, I just havent worked out where, yet.... its not in the new litter tray). He's back behind the couch, keeping a low profile (he's been there except for the vet trip, for over 36 hours now)

    OH YES I need that so badly, but there is just nothing around here.... perhaps a short trip to the pond in the next day or two.

    Heather, I thank you for your kind words *and* the flowers.
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  11. In general... the car... meh. Just have to get it sorted when I can. Tom: lucky to be alive, let alone hiding behind the couch. Photography... oh please, I am getting desperate.

    Thanks all for your good wishes. Tom thanks you too from the safety of his hidey hole.
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  12. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Sue here is a link to a wonderful cat poem by Christopher Smart. He wrote it when he was confined for insanity, but it's a joyous and heartwarming ode to a cat (named Jeffrey). It's odd and amusing, and anyone who has ever lived with a cat will probably find it delightful.

    Good luck with your travails.
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  13. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Sorry to hear of your rotten luck Sue - best wishes to you and Tom.
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  14. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
    Keep up, things Will be beter soon
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  15. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    When there is nothing around to photograph, there is always the kitchen. Go macro and take pics of the cheese grater or the skin of an orange, set up a still life on the table, slice up some purple cabbage, try to shoot water droplets or bubbles. Or boiling water. I often find that the adventures I make myself are more fun even if unsuccessful.

    For Tom, NSAIDS and rest, nice things to eat and mostly being ignored. He's a tough old boy
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  16. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Hang in there Sue.

    Heather's idea is cool. Try it.
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  17. Thanks, guys :) Heather and Steve... Yeah I have been looking around to see what I can do here, but the fact remains that I am going stir crazy, so anything in the house just lacks any impetus for me. With a cooler day or two here, and the yard guy having got rid of my jungle yesterday, I may venture into the yard to see what small life is around out there..

    In the meantime Tom has perked up considerably since the visit to the vet, a couple of jabs of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories does that, but his poor little paws... bitumen burns! The vet told me that when cats get bowled by cars, their instinct is to grab at the road with claws. His are shredded, and he has torn pads. Still... he wants out, and that's good, as long as he doesn't get in trouble again. My instinct is to keep him in the house but now he has antibiotics and anti-inflammatories on board, he will have none of it. Has still not been brave enough to use the litter tray. What a wuss!
  18. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Buy some little toy figures, hide them in the grass doing odd stuff & tilt-shift, do something to make Luke jealous!
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  19. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Oh your poor little kitty does seem to be in the wars lately. I really hope things are on the up now...... we are always here to listen to your woes :)
  20. Haaahahaha!! (BTW clear your inbox!)