Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Stop & Chat: Quetzalcoatlus, The Great Escape, and Cleaning!
This ginormous bird is the Quetzal, or Quetzalcoatlus, one of my favorite dinosaurs on Ark: Survival Evolved. You can have a platform saddle, which lets you build an air base of sorts and carry other creatures, as demonstrated by our brand new spino! Deb asked me to show the Quetz so she can see it the next time I blog, and I'm not one to say no to showcasing stuff from my video games so I went right to the game and captured several screenshots!
The past week has been a whirlwind. I went to a kids café with C, A, J, L, and all of their little ones while Michael played some Pathfinder with said women's husbands. I also FUBAR'd my sleeping schedule and floundered around for a few days while I tried to prevent myself from falling asleep in the middle of the day.
This weekend we went grocery shopping, and my mad couponing got us an almost-free turkey. We spent less than I thought we would, which is a bonus! We confirmed the exact day for the Thanksgiving get together and I've taken to spending the middle of each day deep cleaning a section of the house. Yesterday I folded all of the clean clothes. I also finally put away all of the old office contents that got displaced by the hamster move.
Bunny had another successful escape attempt early Monday morning. I went into the office to check on them and noticed that she wasn't in her home. It took about 10 minutes of carefully tearing apart the office before I found her in between the desk and the wall with the ginormous door and curtains. It was adorable finding her, though. The moment I uncovered her I started talking to her in the same voice I always use with the hamsters (similar to my 'talking to a baby' voice). She immediately came toward me and let me pick her up with no complaints. Michael and I have talked and we think we will put together one of those DIY Ikea hamster homes for Bunny and combine all of the current store bought homes for Hammy. Bunny seems to want more space and adventure than what we currently offer, and I want to make sure she's happy.
I finally got refunded from Etsy. That shop I mentioned earlier has been shut down and Etsy will very likely have to legally pursue the owner for the funds they are giving out to those who have managed to receive their refunds. The owner has been providing falsified/bad tracking to several case files in an attempt to either buy time or get the case closed (which unfortunately worked) and those who have finally started receiving product, it's nothing worth the money they spent. I'm glad I stayed on stop of contacting Etsy with any information they requested and got my refund. Others were too late and the seller managed to post enough pictures and tracking numbers to satisfy whoever was in charge of their particular Etsy cases. That opened up a whole new can of worms because they aren't supposed to close the case until the buyer can verify receipt of items and that they are up to par. Sigh. In any case, I'm following the progress of this so I don't get blindsided if my own case with Etsy is changed.
Today Michael and I cleaned out the fridge and scrubbed it. It wasn't fun, but the end result was totally worth it. Now we're going to eat pizza and enjoy a movie together before playing... you guessed it, more video games. LOL!