June 19, 2007

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Nicoline Letters
Nicoline (June 19, 2007)

Last modified: June 20, 2007 at 21:59:26

I've been writing letters like crazy the past few months. Now I'm writing a rather difficult one to my friend Terry, who is our emergency contact if anything should happen to us on the road, and a letter to Bonnie Keyes, the pet nanny, who will take care of our cat while we are away. The letter about the cat isn't that hard, except that there's only so much you can fit on a letter-sized piece of paper. Also, I doubt that she would want to read a novel the size of "War & Peace" regarding a *cat*. I mean, it's a cat. She needs cat food. She needs the litter box changed. That's it, right? The letter to Terry is harder. I don't want to be ghoulish, but it really makes you confront your mortality. It's stupid really, because you should probably be far more aware of your mortality driving around the beltway than crossing the Rockies, but there it is.

Mark Grivel wrote on June 20, 2007 at 14:40:43:

HEY!! Kitty is now just a "Cat"! She's MY cat!! MEEEEOOOOOOW!

Nicoline Smits wrote on June 20, 2007 at 21:57:42:

She is not, either. She is our cat, whom we call Poes!

Anita Dekker wrote on June 21, 2007 at 0:45:52:

Hey a cat is a cat. Poes or cat or Miauw... it is still a cat. Cats are known to look after themselves. They can hunt. They are born hunters! There is a thought...let it fend for itself! It will have its own adventurous time while you are away! As for facing mortality....surely it can not be so bad. Have fun. Relax. You will have ball I am sure. I too am jealous of your family. WOuld love to come with you........still....

Nicoline Check list
Nicoline (June 19, 2007)

Last modified: June 19, 2007 at 20:03:10

Saturday 6/16 M&T Bank (E&N) Clean gutters (E) Wash cars (N) Mark pull weeds front & back & sweep, ironing Frank dusting, vacuuming, folding laundry Litterbox Buy cat food (N&E)

Friday 6/22 Clean fridge & turn off (N) Fill water bottles, freeze (M) Clean litter box (F) Vacuum (N) Pick up rental car (E, N, F) Pack (all) Add fuel stabilizer to Hondas (N) Spray silicone on rubber seals (N) Strip beds, wash linnens, put camping stuff on pillows etc., use sleeping bags one night (M) Load cooler (N) Shut off gas (E) Turn off water heater (E) Set thermostat (E)

Thursday 6/21 Clean bathrooms (N) Do laundry (N) Get out camping gear and provisions (N) Put flea medication on cat (M) Trim cat's nails (N, M) Put out new scratch thing (M) Put out trash (E) Take in patio furniture & recycling can (F, M)

Wednesday 6/20 Put out recycling (N) Call Bonnie (N) Call landscaping guy (N) Inform neighbors (N) Check tire pressure Hondas (E,N)