August 03, 2005, 12:19Shave and a haircut... three cats!
Yesterday, when Josh was out getting Patches II's rabies shot records to get his tag, he found another little tiny kitten. Despite my suggestion of "Patches III", Josh has named him Ronnie, after Ronald Reagan. His is a sad story, but I'll let Josh blog about it
if he wants to.
Also, last night we drove to Bloomington to pick up my brother Dan, who is staying here just for today, and whom we will be returning tonight.
When my Mom was over last weekend, Josh said something about wanting to shave off my beard and moustache. He's wanted to do this before, and I've said "No" each time. This time, I put a pricetag on it... $100. Josh said he could pay that, but I insisted that this had to be "new money", i.e. money entering our household that wouldn't otherwise be there. Mom didn't want to pay $100 to see me shaved, so that seemed to be the end of that.
Well, Josh and Dan conspired last night... Josh drove Dan to an ATM and Dan withdrew $100 from his account. They returned home, led me to a chair, picked up a towel to lay over my shirt while Josh worked, and gave me the money. Well, I was pretty much trapped. I hadn't set a time limit on the offer, and here was $100 in new money. I guess I could've refused the money, but we sort of need more of that right now, so...
My face feels so naked now.
Pictures of the cat will be forthcoming. Pictures of my cheekbones will not.