As if this house hasn’t already sucked enough money out of us, we are about to spend some more. After a really cold, rough winter we decided something must be wrong with our heat pump because we burned
nearly $1,000 worth of wood and still had electricity bills that were pushing $400!
So I called a heating and air conditioning company and they came over, did an inspection and told us the main problem was the insulation, we have none! This house isn’t insulated, WTH?!
Another issue was the fact that our heating/air unit was installed backwards and is right up against the house where it can’t draw in any air. It also doesn’t have wires with the correct voltage connected
to it. So today there are two guys fixing the issues. It’s always something with this house.
The baby giraffe took his first steps in a walking cast over the weekend. And he didn’t fall down! He even went back to work today. Things seem to be healing well. In two weeks he gets 32 staples pulled out, that should be fun.
Mac was in an archery tournament over the weekend and took second place for the girls! We are so proud of our little archer. When the tournament was over they allowed parents to shoot. I figured it couldn’t be THAT hard so I took a turn.
I could hear Mac yelling for her teacher, “Please help my Mom she’s going to kill someone!” Apparently if you don’t have the arrow in the correct spot it can fly backwards or something. The teacher helped me ( I didn't kill anyone) and eventually I hit the corner of the target one time and shot five arrows. It was actually kind of fun. Archery is HUGE in Kentucky so I’m sure it’s a sport the kids will get pretty good at.
Will started baseball practice last week. Last year he was chasing butterflies and playing with ants during practice but this year he seems pretty focused and into it. Hopefully the year will bring good things!
A week or so ago this sweet cat showed up on our front porch. It was a bit underweight and was hungry and thirsty. So of course we took care of her.
Well the stray cat didn’t leave. It spent its nights sleeping on the front porch and waiting patiently each morning for the kids to feed and play with it. The kids named her Angel! I was horrified when they told
“You can’t name it, it doesn’t belong to us!”
“Yes it does Mom, that’s why it doesn’t leave.”
Apparently the cat lived a few houses down. A little girl on the school bus told Will it was her cat. She said her mom got it but didn’t want it anymore and that we could have it. Now I don’t know if this is true or not because it was a conversation between a six and seven-year-old.
Regardless, we have no more room in this house for another cat. An outside cat I don’t have a problem with but where do my responsibilities lie at this point? I’ve never had an outside cat.
I don’t know if it’s had its shots or if it’s fixed or if it’s been treated for fleas. If I take it to the vet we risk losing it back to the people that own it or it could choose to go live somewhere else. If I call animal control they’ll just take it away. What should I do? I need some Angel advice.