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It’s been a long day here. All the kitties are so in tune to anything that goes on around them. The weather is a little warmer but it has been dark and rainy. The kitties seemed restless, bored. We can fix that. Banjo is really missing Froggie too. Froggie is still outside the door in the house but is staying under cover.

I happened to have something to show the kitties. Will it work? Let’s see what the kitties think. tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 This made me think of you!


What is that BJ?
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Well, the kitties are interested!!
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It looks like that frog that Banjo loves!
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I still don’t approve!
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Look Whistle, it’s a Froggie!
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You want Froggie to play?
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Wait a minute. Somethings not quite right here.
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Froggie must be frozen! Jump!
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Don’t be sad Banjo.
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It’s sort of a Froggie!
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Will that help?
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Lol Taking Froggie to play?
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Froggie isn’t saying much huh?
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What do you think?
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Giving Froggie a kiss?
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The kiss didn’t wake him up so maybe a pat?
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I guess he’s tired Banjo.
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Keep loving on him!
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Jump frog!
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No BJ! I keep telling you that you can’t eat Banjos friend!
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Awww! Banjo. You’re going to help Froggie eat? :lol:
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It looks like he is feeling much better now.
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I wouldn’t let BJ eat the toy frog so.....
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I can’t let my guard down around BJ! No BJ, those were for company! Cats can’t have Krispy Kreme! Lol
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Poor BJ. He can’t eat frogs or doughnuts. He did get treats though. The toy frog did get the kitties playing. Banjo was very happy to have a Froggie around. Even if it didn’t sing to her.Froggie is now snuggling Banjo on the blanket. Maybe the toy Froggie will be enough to keep her company until the real Froggie comes out. :kitty:🐸 Sometimes I have to be a little creative to keep all the kitties amused and out of the doughnuts!

The night turned out fairly clear and cool. It was a peaceful sky. Hopefully the kitties will pick up on that too.
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Have a beautiful night everyone! :heartshape:
So glad to be seeing the Chez Catbird crew once again! That froggie looks so real I was fooled until several pix down. What a beautiful sky! Hoping you are all well -- how are you feeling? -- and staying cozy and warm.:cloud9::cutecat::kneading:
 

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rubysmama rubysmama “Early to bed, Early to rise”? I need to do that too! That sky was a pretty one. Interesting colors. If you go back and look in the lower right hand corner ..... wait....
Look! I wish I could say it’s a falling star but I strongly suspect it is the sunlight hitting an aircraft. Neat though.
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M maggiedemi That is a Froggie figurine someone gave me. The kitties like it! Lol
You know the kitties here are going to try and smith treats. Lol You and Furballsmom Furballsmom are right! BJ licked the doughnut. :p He was just trying to keep me from eating junk food. It worked too!:lol: As much as I love the kitties, I don’t want a gooey doughnut.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 Super happy to see you! :bunnydance:I hope all is well there. How are you and the kitties? I am still in recovery mode here. I’m just slower than I used to be. Lol I ran from a cold but it caught up to me.:running: No worries though. I have kitties to bring me orange juice. They never lick that!:flail:
 

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It was too quiet here today. That’s always an indicator that something is going on somewhere. Hmmmm. Where do I start? :lol:
Kitties!

If only the kitties could talk! Oh yeah, in their own way, they do.

Whistle!
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Is everybody sleeping?

Kodiak?
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Whistle?
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Lady?
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Are you too sleepy to answer?
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Hey buddy. Can you look at me?
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No.......I have on my bat ears. That means I’m verrrrrry sleepy.
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Too sleepy to play? Maybe........
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Do you know something you should tell me Whistle?!
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Not the nose Mom!
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Belly rubs? Ahhh, Mom!
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Play possum Whistle. She’ll keep asking questions.
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Okay. Kitty head count! Who is missing?
Where is Banjo? Heh! Follow the gaze of the cat. It speaks volumes!
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Don’t squeal on me BJ!
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Banjo. What are you doing up there?
Nothing.
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Just sitting around.......
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.........watching the other kitties sleep.
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Banjo?
What!?!?!?
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Okay, maybe I was doing something. I brought a friend up here.
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Froggie asked to come up here.
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Really? Lol
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Yes! And he wants a kiss too!
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Banjo. Do you think maybe you should bring Froggie back down?


Nope! We’re very sleepy too. Night Mom!
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Banjo and Froggie figurine are cuddled up on top of the secretary. It’s kind of nice to think that Banjo won’t be so lonely until the weather warms up. I hope the real Frog Prince doesn’t turn green with envy later! We’ll be sure to put this frog away in Spring!

Kitties! :flail:We do what we can to keep them happy. Sometimes it’s the little things that count. :kitty: Another happy ending for Banjo!

Have a great night everyone. :heartshape:
 

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rubysmama rubysmama rubysmama rubysmama “Early to bed, Early to rise”? I need to do that too! That sky was a pretty one. Interesting colors. If you go back and look in the lower right hand corner ..... wait....
Look! I wish I could say it’s a falling star but I strongly suspect it is the sunlight hitting an aircraft. Neat though.
Very cool. :)
 

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It was too quiet here today. That’s always an indicator that something is going on somewhere. Hmmmm. Where do I start? :lol:
Kitties!

If only the kitties could talk! Oh yeah, in their own way, they do.

Whistle!
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Is everybody sleeping?

Kodiak?
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Whistle?
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Lady?
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Are you too sleepy to answer?
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Hey buddy. Can you look at me?
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No.......I have on my bat ears. That means I’m verrrrrry sleepy.
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Too sleepy to play? Maybe........
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Do you know something you should tell me Whistle?!
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Not the nose Mom!
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Belly rubs? Ahhh, Mom!
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Play possum Whistle. She’ll keep asking questions.
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Okay. Kitty head count! Who is missing?
Where is Banjo? Heh! Follow the gaze of the cat. It speaks volumes!
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Don’t squeal on me BJ!
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Banjo. What are you doing up there?
Nothing.
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Just sitting around.......
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.........watching the other kitties sleep.
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Banjo?
What!?!?!?
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Okay, maybe I was doing something. I brought a friend up here.View attachment 310394
Froggie asked to come up here.
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Really? Lol
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Yes! And he wants a kiss too!
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Banjo. Do you think maybe you should bring Froggie back down?


Nope! We’re very sleepy too. Night Mom!
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Banjo and Froggie figurine are cuddled up on top of the secretary. It’s kind of nice to think that Banjo won’t be so lonely until the weather warms up. I hope the real Frog Prince doesn’t turn green with envy later! We’ll be sure to put this frog away in Spring!

Kitties! :flail:We do what we can to keep them happy. Sometimes it’s the little things that count. :kitty: Another happy ending for Banjo!

Have a great night everyone. :heartshape:
I have one of those secretary desks too! Antique.
Cats! Each one absolutely perfect! Humans could never come close in the beauty department.
Hope you are feeling better day by day. Things are frenetic around here because I am getting roomies! and in order to do that, there are a lot of changes here, including having to install a new toilet we picked up yesterday. The one in the bathroom I will be having is ancient and just not repairable, so out it will go and my roomies have a plumber they trust who will install it.
Onward and upward!
 

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rubysmama rubysmama The sky is always beautiful to me. It changes moment by moment.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 Roomies?!?!? How exciting! That will take some adjusting. I hope the kitties will see the advantage of having extra hands to give head scratches! :) Good luck on the plumbing adventure. A new fixture of any kind can be very nice.
 

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rubysmama rubysmama The sky is always beautiful to me. It changes moment by moment.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 Roomies?!?!? How exciting! That will take some adjusting. I hope the kitties will see the advantage of having extra hands to give head scratches! :) Good luck on the plumbing adventure. A new fixture of any kind can be very nice.
Me, too! Nature is indeed miraculous and always inspiring.
Thank you! Yes, they are my nextdoor neighbors and I love them very dearly. They will be able to hopefully have their goal of spending every other season here, doing some travelling, and spending every other season back home. It is a symbiotic relationship -- they will help me in many ways, and I help them by giving them a base here where they don't have to pay astronomical mortgage and taxes. Tarifa is very happy about this; baby Su will probably not be much affected, as she prefers her room, and Elvis will hopefully get used to them being here and come out once in awhile to socialize. He's pretty shy, too.
After so long without a second toilet, this is real luxury for me! I'm giving them the master bath and taking the "guest bath" which is adequate for one person once we get some shelves up for me to put all the stuff that doesn't fit in the vanity and the medicine cabinet and the one small shelf that's already up.
 

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Me, too! Nature is indeed miraculous and always inspiring.
Thank you! Yes, they are my nextdoor neighbors and I love them very dearly. They will be able to hopefully have their goal of spending every other season here, doing some travelling, and spending every other season back home. It is a symbiotic relationship -- they will help me in many ways, and I help them by giving them a base here where they don't have to pay astronomical mortgage and taxes. Tarifa is very happy about this; baby Su will probably not be much affected, as she prefers her room, and Elvis will hopefully get used to them being here and come out once in awhile to socialize. He's pretty shy, too.
After so long without a second toilet, this is real luxury for me! I'm giving them the master bath and taking the "guest bath" which is adequate for one person once we get some shelves up for me to put all the stuff that doesn't fit in the vanity and the medicine cabinet and the one small shelf that's already up.
That sounds like the ideal situation. I can understand having a set up like that as being a huge advantage to everyone. That’s wonderful to hear. I know the challenges of both sides if that story. :) My step father worked out a similar agreement with his neighbors some years ago and it has been helpful to all involved. I’m sure the kitties will adjust. Who knows, it may help Elvis overcome a little bit of his shyness. I was helping an elderly friend out during a search for a new apartment and it did help some of the kitties I was working with to socialize. Win, win!
 

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Brrrr! The house is getting chilly. It’s time to crank up a little heat.
What happens when you ad kitties, a heater, warm blankets and a human?

A pile of warm blankets fresh out of the dryer!
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And a heater! Decisions, decisions. Which do you choose?
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It looks like it takes a little time to decide!
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Mom is taking one blanket.
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Don’t feel left out Bonjure.
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Come on under! There’s room for two.
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Or four. Lol
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Some kitties like a warm blanket draped over a box.
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Are you coming BJ?
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:lol: I guess it’s hard to leave your treats with a Muffin waiting to snitch them. Hmmm. Blanket with Mom or treats?
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Getting under the blanket with Mom!
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:yess:A warm blanket as a tent with Mom wins!
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I choose a warm blanket with kitties too.:cloud9:
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It looks like Banjo wants me in the box but.....it’s a little small. Lol
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Kind of hard to resist that face though. I can’t remember the last time I got in a box but I know I played in big ones as a child. Let’s see.....
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Okay. Laying beside it is enough for Banjo. Thank goodness! I must admit, it’s warm and snuggly with the kitties here.
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I can’t stay here all night though. I leave it for the kitties to enjoy.

I faced this the minute I stood up.


Seriously Mom, wouldn’t it just be easier to sit in front of the heater? :rolleyes2:
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:lolup: Smokey has a very good point! The only problem with that is, kitties crowd the heaters!

I could turn on the central heat but until bedtime I’ll let Smokey and the others absorb the warm breeze up close. Sometimes I think that if they could climb inside the heater, they would. Nothing is more popular to the kitties than a warm spot in Winter. 😺
If you’ve never tried it before, invite your kitty to join you under a warm blanket. It’s a great way to get them up close.
If I hurry, I might get part of the heating pad tonight. :flail:

Have a warm, safe and snuggly night everyone! :heartshape:
 

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If you’ve never tried it before, invite your kitty to join you under a warm blanket. It’s a great way to get them up close.
One of the only things I like about winter is Ruby snuggles beside me under the covers in bed when the house is cold. Though she does sometimes take up more of the bed than you'd think one cat could. :catrub:
 

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Brrrr! The house is getting chilly. It’s time to crank up a little heat.
What happens when you ad kitties, a heater, warm blankets and a human?

A pile of warm blankets fresh out of the dryer!
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And a heater! Decisions, decisions. Which do you choose?
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It looks like it takes a little time to decide!
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Mom is taking one blanket.
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Don’t feel left out Bonjure.
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Come on under! There’s room for two.
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Or four. Lol
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Some kitties like a warm blanket draped over a box.
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Are you coming BJ?
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:lol: I guess it’s hard to leave your treats with a Muffin waiting to snitch them. Hmmm. Blanket with Mom or treats?
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Getting under the blanket with Mom!
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:yess:A warm blanket as a tent with Mom wins!
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I choose a warm blanket with kitties too.:cloud9:
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It looks like Banjo wants me in the box but.....it’s a little small. Lol
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Kind of hard to resist that face though. I can’t remember the last time I got in a box but I know I played in big ones as a child. Let’s see.....
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Okay. Laying beside it is enough for Banjo. Thank goodness! I must admit, it’s warm and snuggly with the kitties here.
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I can’t stay here all night though. I leave it for the kitties to enjoy.

I faced this the minute I stood up.


Seriously Mom, wouldn’t it just be easier to sit in front of the heater? :rolleyes2:
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:lolup: Smokey has a very good point! The only problem with that is, kitties crowd the heaters!

I could turn on the central heat but until bedtime I’ll let Smokey and the others absorb the warm breeze up close. Sometimes I think that if they could climb inside the heater, they would. Nothing is more popular to the kitties than a warm spot in Winter. 😺
If you’ve never tried it before, invite your kitty to join you under a warm blanket. It’s a great way to get them up close.
If I hurry, I might get part of the heating pad tonight. :flail:

Have a warm, safe and snuggly night everyone! :heartshape:
Yes, it will hopefully be the ideal situation for us all!
In Japan, there is a kotatsu:
Kotatsu - Wikipedia and cats are certainly known to enjoy them! :yess: being the little heat-seeking missiles the are.
 

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Hello everyone! I may be AWOL for a bit. I had plumbing issues start last night! I’ve been trying to do reppairs all day and if it isn’t cleared by tomorrow I’ll have to call in recruits. I’ll be back when I can!
Oh, how I understand and empathize. Wish I could send the plumber who just installed my toilet to you. He was excellent and reasonable! *When do THOSE things happen at the same time, and with a plumber, no less?* *PRAYERS* and best thoughts for you to get the issue resolved quickly!
 
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