Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's Good To Be Back

     Soooo, where to begin?  Well, to make a very long (boring) story short (readable), mom and dad got away from that... place (dump). After searching high and low through job listings from near and far, and being tempted by the remote chance of possibly returning to where we came from in NC dad got a job about 25 minutes from the apartment (filthy, smelly shitpit) we were in.
     The move was quick, and the new place is nice.  There is a story that goes along with that, but I'll spare you.  Let's just say that mom had to do a BUNCH of cleaning, and the new paint job had to be re-done since the painter didn't feel the need to cut in the walls (he'd used a different color, so even I noticed it!)
     The important thing is that we're somewhat settled, and the tension in the air has thinned enormously.  One very cool feature here is the sliders that open onto a small screened-in deck.  It's been pretty warm, and mom leaves the sliders open so I can come and go as I damn well please (the way it should be).  It's pretty quiet around here, with the exception of what sounds like three or four dogs that bark incessantly (sometimes I impress myself with big words), usually starting around 4:30 a.m.  They're yapping as I write, and I wish I had the ability to sneak into the trailer park estate that borders the back of this place and... oh, forget it.
     The aforementioned (gold star for me!) sliders have a set of vertical blinds that hang across them, and when the glass is closed and the blinds are pulled shut there is a four or five inch space between them where I like to sneak and peer out into the darkness.  So far we've seen at least two other cats out the back, and some bright, beautiful, tasty-looking cardinals in the bushes that border the yard.
     Once again, I can't tell you all how much I appreciate everything you wrote in my comments.  It is good to be back, and I'll slowly get back into checking out all of your blogs in the coming days.

13 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Okay, so read the last couple of posts (we've missed a bit here). And if we're reading correctly, the job your dad took and you all moved for turned out to be...not good. Along with the apartment. So your dad has another new job now and you have another new apartment, yes?

Whew. That's a lot of change and stress. Enough of that, we hope things settle into a good routine now and that all is well. Except for the dogs. (You have our sympathies on that one, since we have two scary dogs for neighbours. Pretty sure the owner has sold her unit now though.)

Random Felines said...

Sounds like things may be looking up (except for that dog problem you seem to have). Oh - and those blinds are great for disturbing the humans!!!

Old Kitty said...

Sweet Orbit! We are so happy to read that you have at least settled in a nicer place! Well done mum and dad too!! We hope the woofies pipe down soon but at least you are in a better place than the one you were in at Christmas. Yay!!

Awwww enjoy the warm weather!! Take care
x

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So good to read this post and know you are somewhere safe and liveable again. Hope things will continue to look up!

Whisppy said...

That's such a relief. We were so worried after your move into that dump, but am so glad everyone survived that and are now doing well.

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh we are 13 tails STRAIGHT up that your and your peeps are in a better place. NOTHING is scarier than realizing you are in a terrible predicament...KUDOS to your Dad and Mom for getting out, and quickly. Not easily done, especially in this economy.
And KUDOS for your big words! We are impressed.

GTnCo said...

welcome back and congrats on getting out of the crummy situation!!

ABBY said...

Orbit
We are glad to hear you got completely settled into this new apartment and that things are settling down for you and your Mom and Dad. Sounds like it working out great for you.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Daisy said...

I am very glad and relieved that things are looking up for you!

Tillie and Georgia said...

Gee Orbit, after reading about your trials and tribulations, we are mighty glad the you are in a much better place :)
Sliders sound great too !!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

The Lee County Clowder said...

Good Noos. Glad you and your beans have moved to a nicer place, complete with a nicer job to match.

Cara n Crew said...

whew! Orbit, we are so glad to hear things are better! We envy you and your screened porch. Our dream is to have a catio here :) Purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Sending some pretty MEGA purrs that things are going way better for you guys!!!