Of Rats and Jen

Tales of a Perpetual
Work In Progress

Again, Random Bits

Filed under: Daily Life,Knitting,Rats! — folkcat at 3:44 pm on Friday, July 20, 2007

1. I’m feeling rather better, but still with a bit of a cough. Definite progress, though.

2. Star seems to be doing better for the moment. Still wobbly, but not falling down constantly. I guess it’s not all bad days, just that the bad days come a few at a time now. And we’re still going to pursue a one-level cage, since the return of the bad days is probably inevitable.

3. I located a rat breeder up near Manchester, who may have a couple of litters of rats coming along. Fingers crossed that timing and budget come together to make this work.

4. I finished the first all-in-one-piece rat rug for the bottom of the cage. 14″ by 21″. The rugs are really working as an alternate to all-over fluffy bedding. It makes it immensely easier to clean the cage daily, too, and will save us a lot on the loose bedding, which is now being used only in one small corner.

Sable’s still pouting about it a little – I think she still sees it as a change she wasn’t consulted on. But Star has an easier time moving around on the rug, so it’s staying. Now I just have to knit at least 6 more of them.

5. I’ve removed myself from three Yahoo groups today – KnitList, Socknitters, and FreeForm Crochet. I don’t think I was getting enough personal value out of them, first of all. Then, sometime yesterday morning, the format or properties of the e-mails changed somehow at Yahoo’s end, and suddenly I can’t move any Yahoo list e-mails from one mail folder to another.

Not acceptable! I had rules set up in Outlook that automatically put my list e-mails into a separate folder, so that my personal mails wouldn’t be buried by the deluge. Any attempt to move Yahoo list mails is resulting in an error message, “Can’t move that item” or some such. Any other, non-Yahoo mails, will move just fine.

I’m not interested enough in continuing with these groups to fight with Yahoo Customer Service about this. Besides, you know their first 50 solutions will all be based on the assumption that I’ve done something wrong on my computer, not that anything could possibly be different about their product.

It’s just not worth it.

6. I have about 200 pages to go in Harry Potter 6. Then, tomorrow, HP7 should be in my mailbox from Amazon. Except, I’ll probably be picking it up on the way out to do errands with Gryphon, and it will have to sit in the car’s backseat all afternoon, taunting me.

7. Otherwise, I’m hoping to have a quiet weekend, and to get lots of knitting done on Rat Rugs v3.0. Here’s hoping you have an equally enjoyable and productive weekend!

1 Comment


Comment by Elspeth

July 20, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

I hope you get some new babies soon! I find Yahoo’s customer service to be horrible – it is impossible to get a person, even if you have a problem they should fix. You’re right to just move on.

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