little girls & cats

Ok, you can get decidedly less cute if you ring the doorbell 345987 times in a day asking to rub the cats. I just had to explain to the elder of the two (who is 6, judging from her teeth, which I noticed today as being Significantly Missing) that 1. If we don’t answer the doorbell the first time it’s rung, then we’re not going to, so they don’t need to ring it again, and 2. that I work from home, so if they wish to pet the cats they may come by one time in the evenings and ring the doorbell once and if we’re home they can come in and pet the cats.

Finished chapter 18 and got a couple hundred words into 19, putting me just over 65K and somewhere between 12 and 14 chapters from done, I think. Except for the zillions of rewrites I’m going to have to do, but I’m really trying not to think about that right now.

Not feeling terribly confident about getting enough done before November to go to WFC. Trying to decide if going to WFC would be good enough for me personally/emotionally/socially to go anyway. This is not the time to decide, just to kind of contemplate it. Oh, and speaking of such things, I suspect I am not going to MeCon after all, as it’s a weekend earlier than I thought. Piffle.

…wow. There’s some really crappy customer service for you. My old MT files got shut down and I emailed my provider to ask why, since I hadn’t done anything. I got back:

Your MT files were disabled when accessed they cause severe load problems :( I seen you have a blog located somewhere else but your archives are causing some problems for the server so they were disabled. I can re-enable them but you’ll probably need to remove some of your archives so it doesn’t cause so much trouble for the system.

And nobody *notified* me of this? Either before or after the problem? Yessir, that’s good customer service all right.

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  1. cammykitty

    Oh my. Working from home is probably a pretty hard concept for the little ones. Can you borrow a very impolite, antisocial cat that enjoys hissing and scratching to add to your household? Just for a day? Or a cat-loving dog that looks part wolf? Good luck!

  2. rfrancis

    Your provider isn’t by chance siteground, is it? Although they didn’t actually accuse you of anything illegal while they were at it, so perhaps not.

  3. ghibbitude

    Is it remotely worrisome to anyone that these childrens mum allows them to go unattended to strangers houses? Even if they are neighbors, and even though you’re “safe” it seems wrong to me that a 6 year old with a younger child in tow should be wandering the neighborhood.

    Also, it sucks whenn hosts decide they don’t need to let you know anything.

  4. mizkit

    No, it’s not worrisome at all. :) It wouldn’t have worried me where I grew up, and while it might’ve worried me in Anchorage, it’s absolutely normal for here, and happens even in Dublin. Different culture!

  5. arcaedia

    You know that I think WFC would be a good networking opportunity for you. And we’d get to hang. And you’d get to meet more of Crew Arcaedia. I really, really, really hope it works out. And that Ted can come too (still have to meet Ted who could be writing all sorts of interesting things about working in a restaurant on his journal but I bet he’s just too darn tired if what I’ve heard about working in restaurants is true).

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