Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Hey, we're in our new house. Well its not OUR house, we're just renting it but still. I love it. We're still unpacking boxes and trying to do this faster than the cats can piss in them, for this seems to be a new game. But failing dismally right now I'm afraid as I sit in our wee office (yes pun intended) trying to ignore the smell of cat wee steaming up from a box of Stuff. Selotape, old batteries, mail, a blue hammock, red rope, a clothes peg, a light fitting and all sorts of other bits and pieces that have no-where else to go. And am not sure they ever will now for the smell of cat wee is not something fun to deal with is it? Although also hard to ignore so I suppose I'll have to deal with the box ONE day...
Oh and the cats...well one is ours - Larry - and his brother (Zorro) who lives next door has decided to move in. Brought his little kitty suitcase and everything. We thought they'd fight like..er..cats and dogs but oh no, they LOVE each other. Spent the first twenty-four hours in some strange teenage-boy play-tussle-fight-pounce-bite-kick charade and then spent the next twenty four house curled up hugging each other. And now they alternate between the two. Oh that and eating.
Anyway, the views are divine, the house is WHITE (for how long I can't be sure. Maybe months, but probably weeks), the neighbours are great, the road is muddy and our bed is big. And we have a wonderfully clever picture window that looks over the rolling Maasai Steppes. We rely on rain water which we catch on the roof so like our neighbours we're already obsessing about the amount of rain and checking our water tanks every day. But right now there is no lack of rain. Oh no.
So, cat piss aside, life is good.
I hope for you too.