In two weeks, we are flying out to Los Angeles, California. This is basically my first visit to California, as I was only 3 or so the only other time I’ve been out in that direction. I’m going to meet Paul’s grandparents and all his relatives on his dad’s side while I’m out there. I’m excited and a little nervous.
I have a lot to do before going, and no energy to do it. Of biggest concern right now is what to do with my cats. We will be gone for 10 days, and I’ve never left them alone that long. I wanted to find a housesitter, but we can’t think of anyone who lives nearby who could do that. Another option would be just to get someone to come by and feed them, but again I’m stuck. Since we moved, we don’t have anyone close to us anymore; most of our friends live 30+ minutes away. We could hire a pet sitter, but I’m not sure where to find someone reputable (though I do know of someone who might be able to recommend one). We could board them, but I don’t like the thought of them being in a cage all day, and besides – that’s expensive.
I’m concerned about leaving them by themselves and only having someone come once a day to feed and pet them. Ten days is a long time to be by themselves 23 hours a day. They are very used to us being here are the time – usually when we travel we are only gone a few days. I’m slightly concerned about the cats peeing outside the litter box out of boredom or spite, but they were fine when we left them for 5 days in October…
Anyways, I need to decide soon. I also need to find someone to take us to the airport because parking at the station for 10 days is expensive. However, we’re leaving at like 7 in the morning so I’m not sure that’s going to happen! Man, I miss having friends who live closeby. At least we can just park at the train station if we need to.
I also have to do laundry – we’re without a dryer, which makes the process complicated. I would really love to figure out where to get a dryer and actually purchase one. (Yes, I know about scratch and dent stores. I am still trying to find one within 20 miles of my house.) I’d really like to clean up the apartment before we leave – do some major vacuuming and cleaning to minimize ant attraction.
So much to do, so little time, and so little brainpower to do it. I’d say I’m taking a blogging break until they all get done, but let’s be honest – blogging isn’t exactly what’s taking up my time. :-) Oh well.