I picked up Frank from the Vet today. He is now slightly less of a cat — but I’m not all that sure he knows this. He seems content to go back to attacking my hand, chasing his rabbit’s foot around, and investigating every noise, smell, and new object he sees. When the Vet’s assistant brought him out, he was shaking and immediately climbed up my chest to sit on my shoulder, parrot style. I was able to calm him down enough so I could carry him, and the ride home went smoothly.
Once we got home, he was back to his old tricks. You’d never know he just had surgery the day before.
The kitchen is coming along. Bill, another fireman, was in here on Tuesday with one of his buddies and they were skimming the drywall in the kitchen. It’s amazing how much better it already looks! They’re coming back in here tomorrow to go over it one more time and really polish it off. I’m very impressed with their work.
We went down to Indiana Carpet and priced out some vinyl flooring. Since Steve referred us, we’re getting a discount. Melissa and I picked a relatively cheap vinyl flooring (0.49 / sqft) so with a discount, that should be real cheap! The owner of Indiana Carpet referred us to a guy that does a lot of Steve’s kitchens, and he came over today to take measurements. He quoted us off a reasonable price, and said he can do it all on Monday.
Once the flooring is in place, we can move the refrigerator in there and hook it up in the kitchen. The countertops should be finished early next week, and Steve will install those, then put the sink in, do the kitchen plumbing, and get our refrigerator hooked up completely! If I can ever get a hold of Vernon, we can get that dishwasher over here and we’ll be done! It looks like one more week and our kitchen will be finished, only in need of a paint job!
On an unrelated note, I took an old Dell that Melissa’s parents gave us and loaded Linux on it (Debian distro). I’ve gotten pretty good at doing these installs, and I’m currently downloading MySQL. The plan is to set it up as an in-house web server. Partly for testing purposes when we do web-development, and partly for in-house intranet to serve up webpages. (Think: Cookbot…. a kitchen recipe database that Melissa can access from her laptop via a wireless network connection. Or maybe a database of phone numbers… or a calendar planning… the possibilities are endless!) If I can find a second IDE hard drive to throw in there, we can turn it into a Samba fileserver as well! I think we’re going to try to stick it in a closet…or at least out of the way. There’s no reason to have it clogging up any desktop space since it’s only going to be serving. Pictures are coming soon!