Projects

Cat Tree Construction

Chad was looking at cat trees at several pet stores and was astounded by the prices. At that point, the only options I would’ve considered would have been either a) just give in and buy one, or b) don’t get a cat tree. The thought that popped into Chad’s mind, however, was, “I guess I’ll make one!”

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Chad got busy drawing out ideas for his cat tree, and then kept his “blueprints” in mind as he headed to a local Re-Store for parts to make the cat tree. Using wood, PVC pipe, buckets, a rope spool, carpet and rope, he was able to construct a very professional-looking cat tree.20140106-184157.jpgAbove, Chad is wrapping rope and carpet around a pipe.

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Curry was enjoying the cat tree before it was even finished!

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It only took Chad about four or five hours to construct this lovely cat tree, and the cats started enjoying it immediately!

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Curry and Comet enjoying their new cat tree.

Chad enjoyed making the cat tree so much, that he made another one for my mom as a Christmas present. The usual cost of a cat tree? Prices usually start at $80 for small ones. The cost of ours? About $30. It just goes to show that with a little creativity and time, just about anything is possible!

Learning

One story, three ways

So I had my second-to-last Spanish lesson yesterday, and though I’ve been struggling with the language since Japanese always pops into my head (and I haven’t been studying very much), I was able to write a short “story,” on the spot in class, without any notes! That was kind of encouraging. I may not be fluent, but I can understand more than I could before! So, without further ado, here is my story in Spanish, Japanese, and then English. (Note: My Spanish is far from perfect, and my Japanese is very much out of practice! Also, I promise this is not going to become a cat blog, even though it might look like it’s headed in that direction! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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Yo vivo en mi casa con mi esposo y dos gatos. Mi gato corren y comen todos las dias. Uno gato llamo es Comet. Uno gato llamo es Curry. Curry es naranja, y Comet es negro y gris.

ๅคซใจ็งใฏ2ใญใ“ใจ็งใŸใกใฎๅฎถใซไฝใ‚“ใงใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚็งใŸใกใฎใญใ“ใŒๆฏŽๆ—ฅใฏใ—ใŸใ‚Šใ€้ฃŸในใŸใ‚Šใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ•ใ„ใ—ใ‚‡ใฎใญใ“ใฎๅๅ‰ใŒใ‚ณใƒกใƒƒใƒˆใงใ™ใ€‚ใปใ‹ใฎใญใ“ใฎๅๅ‰ใŒใ‚ซใƒชใƒผใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ซใƒชใƒผใŒใ ใ„ใ ใ„ใ„ใ‚ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ณใƒกใƒƒใƒˆใŒใใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใจใ‚ฐใƒฌใƒผใงใ™ใ€‚

I live in my house with my husband and two cats. Every day, my cats run and eat. One cat is named Comet, and the other cat is named Curry. Curry is orange, and Comet is black and grey.

So there it is! Next week is my final Spanish lesson, so we’ll see what happens from there. I’m not sure if I will continue or not as the Intermediate class starting in February might be held in a different city that’s a bigger commute. In any event, I’m happy that I got some Spanish basics! Hasta pronto! ใพใŸใญ! See you soon!

 

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Meet Comet & Curry!

A couple weeks ago, Chad came home holding two kittens in his arms! After much deliberation, we’ve chosen to name them Comet and Curry (though Chad has another name for Comet I am choosing to ignore haha). 20131202-075849.jpg

Curry is a snuggly, sweet-hearted, orange female kitty. She often follows me around the house, and she usually tries sleeping on my head for at least part of the night!

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Comet is Curry’s brother. He’s already getting really big, and his tail is especially long! He can be really snuggly, too, but he also hangs out by himself a lot.

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Curry and Comet are best friends, and love chasing each other around, sneaking up on each other, playing together, and sleeping next to each other.

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They also LOVE trying to eat people food!

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I’m so glad these little friends could become part of our family!