Houdini has made the decision that he is an 'inny-outy' cat. He and Mangey have become friends and they like to have their visits in the driveway. He stays very close to home, but I've got a 'thing' about bugs in the house. I was worried about fleas, so I went out and bought him a Seresto collar. They've worked very well on our last cats, and the thing that I like is that they are good for the summer. When it starts getting cold, I expect that Houdi will decide that he is once again a fan of the great indoors, so really, that $64 provides a year of protection for our part of the world. Breaking it down to $5 and change a month makes the upfront cost a bit easier to swallow.
This has never happened before but within a week of getting his collar, the cat managed to lose that collar. I kept thinking that we'd find it in the yard somewhere, but we didn't, and so, today we headed to the Walmart to buy him another collar. (Ugh!)
I grabbed the collar off the shelf, and Tim says what he always says which is "Why don't we check out the hunting section to see what they've got on clearance?"
And so we headed off that way. A bright yellow clearance sign always catches my attention, and I looked at a computer display briefly. "Gees," I said to Tim. "I can't believe how cheaply you can get a computer. I mean, we paid twice as much for our computer...how long ago was that? Seven years now? Yeah. I think it's been at least...." My voice trailed off as I realized I lost my husband.
I turned around and there he was back at the computers. He said, "At $179 for a HewlettPackard, I think we should get it. This is marked down from $439." Turns out that he'd been eyeballing computers at our own Walmart, and was disturbed to see that they did not seem to carry desktops anymore, at least not on the shelves. It turns out that people prefer laptops to desktops.
I guess Jaycee is not the only dinosaur. So now I have a question. How many other dinosaurs are there out there tapping your blog posts out on a desk top?