8/22/2010

Cat Conundrum

For the cats to travel in one pet carrier on AA, the carrier must weigh less than 20 pounds in all.  This is what I found out in the last hour by doing research online.  Of course, it's 1 in the morning, and I'm a little too tired to round them up and do the scale right now.  BUT, I will absolutely be doing that tomorrow before I pack a carry-on bag that may not actually be going on the trip because the cat carrier counts as one carry-on for us.  Positive thinking here.  We will be able to take both in one.

Today we got Adam and Eve their first collars, tags, and harnesses.  Here is Adam with his new bow-tie collar.
Isn't he handsome?  And here is Eve with her collar and harness on.
Dressed for Success! Also, I learned in my reading that we have to actually take the cats out of the carrier and walk them through the metal detector.  This could spell disaster.  I guess you can ask for a private screening room at security.. but who knows if that is true.  We'll just have to see what happens when we get to the airport Wednesday!

8/18/2010

Countdown: 7 days

Where did the last few weeks go?  I've started the dual packing process: storage and luggage.  Currently, I'm worried about how everything we need is going to weigh less than 70 pounds each.  I think it will all fit, but the weight is adding up quickly.  Packing is the worst. 


Today we went to LA and got the USDA certificate for the cats.  Glad that is all taken care of.  And we found a renter!  What a relief!  Now I've gotta finish packing the house up, get our luggage under control, take care of changing our address at umpteen places, move our stuff into storage, and not lose my sanity.

8/17/2010

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

If you liked The Time Traveler's Wife, read this book. Although more reincarnation than time travel, the story is written with the same transitions between past and present. A little confusing at the get go, the story unfolds in a beautiful way that makes you want more of the past and more the present at the same time. I love how the author switches between first person and third person when changing times. This is a love story between Daniel who has ability to remember past lives and his soul mate who does not. The ending felt a bit unfinished, but I wouldn't want to ruin it for you. Overall, My Name is Memory was an enjoyable read with an original story that left me wishing for more chapters.