July 21st, 2016



Today has been a day of mixed feelings. As I said yesterday, we realized last night that we were going to have to take the train to Fresno to see Gaston in his show. The annoying thing about this is that there had been talk of Gaston coming to visit, and then we'd get to ride up in a car, all the while singing Beauty and the Beast songs and enjoying lively discussion. There might also be a trip to Joe's Italian Ice and/or the ice cream parlor Gaston keeps telling us about. We were looking forward to it, and now that it's not happening, we were pretty bummed. We haven't entirely given up on the ice cream idea, though.

So we had to figure out if we wanted to hop on a train today or tomorrow, and ultimately we decided on tomorrow because nobody seemed too eager to see us right away and we had a ton of work to do anyway. And that's why we're still here today.

Things of note: I noticed that we hadn't seen the kitten's mother around much lately, except that when we went to the orthodontist on Tuesday, she was in the neighbor's patio, which meant she's still hanging out in the area. Today we went to the grocery store and on the way out, we discovered why she seems to have been in hiding. There are two more, much tinier kittens in there now. This place is turning into a veritable kitten factory! I know the neighbors are trying to figure out how to catch her to get her fixed, though, so hopefully we will not have to worry about feline overpopulation.

...I think that's the only thing of note. I still have Yume Twins boxes to talk about, but we have a complicated refrigeration situation going on, which mostly just means we have to get a frozen pizza out and cook it now so we can put the ice cream back in the freezer before it liquidates. This is the problem with buying a miniature refrigerator.

Today I'm thankful for having our travel plans mostly worked out (we get to have a new bus adventure tomorrow), getting to make a CD Japan order, king-sized candy bars being on sale, frozen pizzas, and finding a bus that will take us straight to a train station without having to worry about transfers.