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23 May 2007 @ 02:18 pm
Well, Mr. Z is at the vet's, where his poor lil' foof is going to be X-rayed, because it was too tender to be able to tell whether there was something broken through touch. He was very mellow about being at the vet's, and very cranky *indeed* when she started examining his shoulder and leg on her way down to his foot. She said, "He knows I'm heading for the part that hurts," and it certainly seemed like it. I'm to call this evening between 5 and 6 to see what the X-ray said, and we'll probably pick him up in the morning, since Ted's gone to work now. Poor kitty. He was very lovey this morning, and now poor Lucy is going around howling because NOBODY'S HERE. Except me, but I'm upstairs and she's downstairs, so she's ALL ALONE.

On the way home, we drove around the back of the island, which we'd never done before. There's all this road back there! Skinny single-land Irish road, but also perhaps so little in the way of traffic that *biking* might be possible. I still think bringing my recumbent was probably a mistake, but maybe I can see if the mountain bike we brought is mine (I think we brought Ted's, but he thinks we brought mine) and maybe if it's mine I can go out biking a bit. The prospect makes me very happy.

Also, a couple days ago I went for a walk around the neighborhood, about 3/4ths of a mile total, and counted the number of houses for sale in that space. 16. I think our landlord's going to be very disappointed with the business of selling her house, unless she plans to put it on the market for about €230K, which I seriously doubt she will.

Ted made cream cheese brownies at work and brought a couple home for me. ZOMG yummy!

My sister points me at a childrens' story.

And now I have written _all_ the things I can think of, which means I have to go to work.
Current Mood: fullfull
out_totheblack: Silenceout_totheblack on May 23rd, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
If I may, what sent you to Ireland in the first place? I have always wanted to go spend some time there.
kitmizkit on May 23rd, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, a wide variety of things. :) My grandfather emigrated from the North in the 1920s, and lived with us when I was growing up, so my family's always had a fair sense of connection to the old country. We got back in touch with our Irish family almost twenty years ago, and have all sort of talked about moving over here since then (even before, but more often after), and a couple of years ago, we all did! It's the sort of adventure one should seize upon if one has the opportunity, I think, and since we had it, we took it. :)
out_totheblackout_totheblack on May 23rd, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
How awesome is that! So who is we, parents and sibling or just you and husband?

Part of my family was from Ireland. I have always wanted to go! We were more in touch with the Italian side of the family, but that has fallen by the wayside over the years.

Congrats on your adventure. How long have you been there?
kitmizkit on May 23rd, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
My parents and sibling and her husband and children, and me and my husband. They've been here, respectively, slightly less than and slightly more than two years, and we're the lag-behinds at about 18 months. :)
out_totheblackout_totheblack on May 23rd, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, brave new world . . .
sammywolsammywol on May 23rd, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Keep us posted about poor kitty.

Wow! that makes two people know with recumbents. And yes I think it might be too much for your average Cork tractor driver to actually recognize a recumbent as a vehicle rather than a target.

And YES the housing market appears to have what is known in the trade as 'tanked'.