Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the bright side

It's true that the week ahead holds a lot of horror for Bill and I.

It's not fair that it's going to fall to us and to my sister's boy and his friend to euthanize those animals, but I've discovered that life isn't fair anyway. The upside to everything is that I'll be able to go in there afterwards and clean.

It's been traumatizing just going out there to visit and realizing that the air quality in my parents' home not acceptable. Knowing that dander and feces may be coming up out of the heat vents from the basement. Knowing that the house that my step-dad has lived in his entire life could be condemned - it's even scarier than having to euthanize all those animals. We're looking forward to being able to help them in many more ways than this.


In other news, I wasn't able to get a new netbook. The dividend cheque was only $130 due to a terrible fiscal year, but I have another plan. There's a place that sells refurbished netbooks for $230 and they'll take it in two payments, so that's what I'll do. Bill got his guitar this year and Em got her netbook this year, so I'll not feel guilty at all. Much.

I just need something to look forward to.


  1. I don't envy you at all. That will be awfully expensive as well won't it?

  2. I would help you with the cats but I would be very upset afterwards...

  3. It's going to be a tough time for sure. I got my netbook for $250 - new! Check out Memory Express in Calgary, you can go online. Acer one.

  4. It's difficult, but you must remember that you are doing what's best for the animals, too.

  5. It's true that it's best for the animals too. Hang in there Kate. I'm thinking about you. Lots of love hon.

  6. Best of luck this week! That's a horrible situation.