One of our cats, JJ lives mainly outside, on a little deck attached to the back porch. That’s her domain, which she protects and defends with an iron paw. Well, it’s currently covered in about five or six inches of snow and the wind chill out there is a pleasant 10 degrees. So she’s having to spend all of the time in the house; either in the main living area or the office at the back. She and I are both in the office right now and she’s climbing all over me and the keyboard, making this much tougher than it should be. We’ll all be happy when JJ can go back outside. Even the catio (cat patio) is no cat’s land. It’s covered in ice.
We never worried about earthquakes in North Texas before; barely thought about them. But the Dallas suburb of Irving, which doesn’t seem like a suburb (you can’t tell where Dallas starts and Irving begins), has had dozens of them recently. They’ve been small, most of them in the 2 to 3 magnitude range, but this is still creepy. If nothing else, it’s another sign that things are changing; what once was will probably never be the same again. … [Read More]