Thursday, January 26, 2012

This and That Thurday

Got "The Happiness Project" at the library yesterday. I need it.

My fridge has been running non-stop since last night. You know how, when you open the freezer and the cooler is running, it will stop when you open? Mine doesn't. For HOURS it has just run, and run, and run. Fridge and Freezer part. I finally pulled it out and unplugged it because the noise was making me crazy.

Do refrigerators reboot? I really, really don't want to buy a new fridge right now. This couldn't have come at a worse time.

Dru Ann asked yesterday if I had a publisher for "Now and Forever" -- Dru, I'm going to self-publish it (I said that in one of my previous posts somewhere). I decided I didn't want to place the sequel to something with a different publisher.

Maria Zannini wisely gave me suggestions regarding the cover art, which I'm taking. There's a particular cover design that I love. "One Love for Liv" *sort of* has it (though I really don't like that cover). So, I think I'll go with that. It's distinctive and pretty. Now, I just need to decide what I want to PUT on the cover.

Dakota and Mom's kitty, Camille, got to meet yesterday. They did really well, all things considered. Dakota was very calm and submissive ... right up until the cat swatted at her. At that point, she decided the cat was playing and started to do play bows and head flips.

Camille was not amused. But she didn't run and hide. She held her ground. She's not in the least bit afraid of the dog. She knows who the house belongs to, and it's not Dakota.

Dakota's tail is a blur in the photo because she's wagging it like crazy.

It's a good thing they seem to tolerate each other, because it means I can still bring the dog for visits now and then.

There's a chance of ice on Friday and a chance of power outages. So, if I'm not here, that's why.

That's it for me. I should probably go plug the fridge back in now. *sigh*


You Are a Rat Catcher

Not the most glamorous job in the world, but the Middle Ages weren't exactly glamourous!

You have the skills, intelligence, and craftiness to be a successful rat catcher.

You are willing to take risks and go to some pretty sketchy places in the name of your career.

In modern times, you would make a good detective, pilot, or firefighter.

Awwww... poor rats. I think they're wrong in the overview, too.



Maria Zannini said...

That refrigerator situation does not sound good.

Try pulling the bottom panel off (it's usually inset at the front of the fridge) and checking for fur build up. If you can't see anything, trying running a vacuum hose and see if it sucks anything in.

I sure hope you can fix it. Fridges give me sticker shop every time I have to buy one.

Angelina Rain said...

Great picture. Camille sounds like suck a cool kitty, I'm glad she and Dakota get along. When I moved back into my mom's house after my split with the ex, I was very concerned about how my mom's cat, Brownie, will react to my dog, Joey. At first Joey wanted to play with Brownie and Brownie just wanted to hide, but now they are good friends.

REF: Fridge:
Do as Maria said. That may help keep.

Maria Zannini said...

Oy! That should be sticker shock, not shop.

I mentioned your fridge problem to Greg too. He said it could be a freon leak that'll make your motor keep running. Telltale signs of a freon leak is an odd odor, your ice cream is soft, or water won't freeze.

He says to check under the kickplate first though.

Brandy said...

Maria has good advice per the fridge. You may also want to check and make sure the air flow between the two are clear (if you have a side-by-side).

So cute that Camille knows exactly who is boss! *g*

You Are a Cartographer:
You have a wide range of knowledge and you're very detail oriented.
You have a photographic memory, and you remember places very well.
Like a middle ages cartographer, you're also very adventurous and curious about the world.
In modern times, you would make a good non-fiction writer or scientist.

I don't have a photographic memory. I do remember the weirdest things, though. *g*

I hope your fridge is okay, or if not is fixed inexpensively. Hugs!

Sarita said...

Oh, I hope your fridge is a-ok! I cringe when I think of the price of new appliances.

Hope you are having a peaceful day. Here, just watching the ice fall.

Where's spring? I am sooo ready!

Dru said...

I hope the suggestions will keep your fridge running.