Z is flustered

I’m barely keeping my head above water really,so much to do.  I can’t even list it, too worrying.  I have tomorrow for the essentials, the rest of the week isn’t my own, though that’s for entirely good reasons.  It’s Zerlina and Eloise-cat’s birthday tomorrow, Weeza and Phil’s tenth wedding anniversary on Wednesday and Augustus’s birthday on Thursday, and also the first anniversary of Russell’s death.  I won’t be here at 11 o’clock on Thursday morning, some situations are better avoided.

The most dismaying discovery of the last few days was the extent to which Eloise cat thinks that the tortoises’ indoor enclosure in the porch is a great big litter tray.  I’ve had to remove a lot of very smelly gravel – I took out the soil weeks ago, I knew that was asking for trouble.  I will have to steam-clean the run and put down Neutradol powder to get rid of the pong.  I’m also devising a cover, but the run is quite big, some 80 inches by 48 inches (plus the part that’s already covered) and it’s against a wall I don’t want to drill into, and I have to be able to get into one long half, whilst the other has to be securely fixed. That doesn’t make sense as written, but I daresay you know what I mean.  I think I’ve schemed it out and Stevo and i are constructing it.  The tortoises will come in at the end of the month, before the nights get so cold that they start to think about hibernation.

Tomorrow morning, I must take the cat trap back and then make a phone call regarding the court case I’m embroiled in.  Depending on the answer I get, I may have to spend the rest of the day writing a statement and photocopying papers.  I’ve got to do it anyway, it’s a matter of this week or next.  I’ve been waiting for information by post for the past week, but haven’t had it yet and I can’t wait any longer to know.

I bought expensive flea treatment at the vet for Eloise and I have no idea where I have put it.  I’ve looked in the kitchen, drawing room, hall, porch and kitchen.  I don’t think I left it in the car, but I’ll look tomorrow.  So silly of me, I should always be mindful when I put anything anywhere.  If distracted, I may never find it again.


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