Of Rats and Jen (Inactive)

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Just Putting This Out There…

Filed under: Daily Life,Games,Gryphon,Holidays,Rats! — folkcat at 5:28 pm on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

…since I know several family members now read this blog, at least on occasion.

Here’s the link to my Amazon Wishlist .

In case it matters, I’d say the most desired item on that list is the three copies of the new EverQuest II expansion, The Shadow Odyssey. With Gryphon currently on at least temporary disability from work, and without cable television, EQII is our number one entertainment source, and the only one we’re still paying for in this tight budget. We derive so much pleasure from it, and the cost-per-hour for the value we get from it is dirt cheap compared to what a lot of people spend money on, so we consider it a totally worthwhile expense. We’d need a separate copy of the expansion for each active account – between us, that’s three.

We can still play and enjoy the game without having the expansions right away, but The Shadow Odyssey does add a lot of content that will enhance our online reality.

For What It’s Worth. No obligations, no worries. Just putting this information out there for anyone who wants it.

In other news…

Gabby and A.J. went to their new foster home on Saturday. Caitlin has already had such success with them that I’m calling her the Rat Whisperer. Within 24 hours, she had handled them multiple times without a bite, and had them hanging out on her lap.

I am humbled, and in awe. And simultaneously immensely pleased that the girls have such a wonderful place to live now, and totally curious how we managed to get off on the wrong foot with them.

To use a phrase I really hate, but which seems appropriate, “it is what it is.” I’m really glad that it’s all working out for the best for them, at last.


Still out of work. Still waiting for disability insurance to kick in. Still immensely grateful to my family for all the help they’ve been able to give us.

We are closer to answers regarding Gryphon’s health. He has, apparently, more than one lung-related problem. We’ve begun treating for the one, the other still has some tests needed to determine how bad it is.

Meanwhile, we passed a threshold today. We went to the DMV and picked up temporary disabled parking tags for him. Given that he can hardly walk from the living room to the kitchen and back without stopping to catch his breath, he needs them.

We’re still wrapping our brains around that.


Comment by Carol

November 19, 2008 @ 6:27 pm

My sister and I send each other Christmas lists too. If we want to get something from them, we can. If not, no biggie. Just makes it easier. ‘
And yes, knitting books feature fairly prominently on mine…..

Comment by Carrie K

November 19, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

YIkes. That would take some wrapping around.

Comment by Valerie in San Diego

November 21, 2008 @ 2:37 am

FYI, I don’t think that wishlist link will work. I think it’ll show each person THEIR OWN wishlist…

Comment by Liz

November 22, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

Hope you get good news on Gryphon soon. Keep us posted. Love your photo of the rattie mosh pit! And glad to hear the biters are in a new home and fitting right in there. You don’t need anymore stress!


Comment by Elspeth

November 27, 2008 @ 12:44 am

I am so sorry that Gryphon is feeling poorly. I hope he gets to a good comfort level at least soon.

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