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11th-Aug-2008 10:18 pm
Local: Quincy house pre-purchase
Breakfast with my parents silverlibre and ka9sqb, as well as cathijosephine, at a nearby hole-in-the-wall diner. Then came back to the house for a bit. Then my parents and I went off and explored the commercial district near Quincy Center for a while, culminating in a ramble through the 18th-and-early-19th-century cemetery near the T station, before having a late lunch at a Taiwanese booth in a food court. (Actually, it’s pretty much the only occupant of the food court. There’s a sushi place and a little place you can buy beer and wine, but I never see them open.) Very good Taiwanese food, and the charming, friendly, and constantly happy-seeming woman who takes orders there alerted us to the August Moon festival on Sunday in Chinatown. (There’s also one in Quincy the following Sunday which I hope to go to, but my parents will already have left by then.)

Then I had to rush off to get the car and drive to plumtreeblossom’s to meet her after work and drive her and her cat Rowley to the vet’s. The vet visit went very well; we got seen right away and the vet was great. He was very good for the exam, and he got blood drawn and got subcutaneous fluids since he was dehydrated, and we took him home with some meds plumtreeblossom is going to be giving him. We don’t yet know what was wrong, but the vet was very helpful and seemed not to think it was terribly urgent, and more importantly, he seemed much better when we got him home! We wonder whether he just got so dehydrated that he was too lethargic to eat and drink, which kept him dehydrated, and the subcutaneous fluids helped a lot. Either that or the ordeal of the vet visit gave him a taste of what horrors might be visited on him if he didn’t start acting like his normal self. :-) Anyway, my beloved plumtreeblossom is much relieved.

Then I came home to homemade pizza (with amazing roasted garlic!) that cathijosephine had made using garlic pesto that plumtreeblossom gave me a few days ago, and which I got to share with my parents. As plumtreeblossom put it to me as I was leaving her place, I was having my belly filled with love from all directions. And darxus was here, and while I didn’t get to chat with him before he crashed, it was nice to see him briefly and know he was here.

My life is in pretty good shape, I would say.

After cathijosephine and darxus went to bed, silverlibre and ka9sqb and I stayed up chatting for a while, and I showed them the photos I posted from the Theatre@First one-acts and silverlibre showed me that video of lightning in slow motion that’s been going around the net but that I had missed, and I walked them back to their room so we could enjoy the night air together.

Now it’s way before my bedtime, but I might actually go to sleep. I ought to clean and straighten, but it’s been a rich full life day, and some extra sleep is probably a good idea, particularly since I think our plan for tomorrow involves the Aquarium and a tall-ship cruise.

EDIT: And I came home to an enticing package from sionnagh, which I probably would have waited until my birthday to open if I had any willpower. It had a lovely big very detailed atlas of Hawai‘i in it (a scientific atlas, with lots of information on weather patterns, flora and fauna, and the like, and plenty of text with the maps), a copy of Brokeback Mountain, and a lovely little miniature Japanese calligraphy set! Thank you, sionnagh!
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12th-Aug-2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, so are we! She SMSed me this morning and told me that he continues to seem better. Yay!
14th-Aug-2008 06:22 am (UTC)
the vet was great. He was very good for the exam, and he got blood drawn and got subcutaneous fluids since he was dehydrated...

Well, I supposed that's one definition of a great vet. But I think he'd set a better example if he hydrated more :-)
17th-Aug-2008 05:00 pm (UTC) - Glad Rowley is feeling better
I hope all continues to go well. It's very very hard when they don't want to eat or drink. ::Sighs:: as you know I know. ::Hugs to you both::

18th-Aug-2008 04:25 am (UTC)
My you are busy, how lovely a day you had!
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