We are settling in pretty well. The 3.5-day trip went as well as can be expected, with only a few hiccups (more about the trip in general in a future post), and I fell in love with our new house instantly. We’d seen it in pictures, and our realtor (my cousin) walked us around on facetime so that we could get a feel for it, but really, it was a gamble, buying a house sight unseen. A gamble that totally paid off. Seriously. IN LOVE with this house.
It’s not entirely put together yet, but considering we’ve only been here for six days now, I think we’re doing pretty well. Especially given that on Thursday evening, my aunts wrote and asked if I could babysit a stray kitten over the weekend, and we’ve spent a lot of time helping the new baby and our old big fat cat get used to each other. Which they are now. And this babysitting gig might just turn out to be a permanent thing.
This is Gavroche – named for the scrappy upbeat orphan kid from Les Miserables – and you know what? The name absolutely fits him. He’s scrawny and tiny and scrappy. He eats absolutely anything and everything you offer him. He’s obviously lived on the streets. At the same time, he’s extremely affectionate, not in the least bit nervous about anything, and he purrs like crazy for hours at a time. He has fleas and probably other issues, but he already feels like part of the family. We have until tomorrow to decide if we’re going to keep him – my aunts plan to pick him up then to deliver him to a no-kill shelter – and I’m really hoping he’s still here by next Sunday!
I’m not getting a whole lot of reading done these days. Contrary to my expectations, I didn’t actually listen to any audiobooks on the way down (too much traffic and rain!). I did renew my San Antonio Public Library card (yay!) and have already grabbed huge handfuls of books to start on, including Eleanor & Park, which I demolished this week. It was the first time I had a physical book in my hands in several weeks!
I hope you’re all well. I’m looking forward to catching up on my feed-reader in the near future, and seeing what you’ve all been up to!