Both girls are feeling a bit better. Giselle is bouncing right back on the augmentin, but Arabella's amoxicillin is working a bit more slowly.
Danny had a bit of a blow/wake-up call/kick in the pants moment last night. He's been working on his book (a true history of an airline crash) for several years now. It had never been written about before. Yesterday he was doing a bit of research for one of the chapters and discovered that someone else has just published an account of the crash. That book has a slightly different focus and isn't as readable as Danny's version, but dang it, they got there first. I think that was the motivation he needed to buckle down and finish, though.
Remember waaaaay back when I pulled the bath tub out and started on the bathroom floor? Once I got the first layer of rocks down, I wasn't happy with the look until I put down another layer on top of the first. Then I ran out of time, between school, work, other commitments and then moving away for a while. In an awesome display of true procrastination, I managed to not finish that part of the bathroom floor until this week (actually, I still didn't have the time to devote to it; I paid Giselle to glue the rocks. She earned Christmas $$$ and I got the floor done. Win-win for both of us!) It took about 2 hours per square to glue both layers of rocks, but the finished product looks fantastic.
I was hoping to have the tub out of the living room and in the bathroom before Danny's parents came to visit this next week, but it just ain't gonna happen. Today, I'm putting the last coat of stain on the second dining room dish cabinet, putting a coat of polyurethane on the bathroom rocks, wrapping Christmas presents (shopping is all done as of yesterday. YAY!), baking a batch of bread, and trying to get some general straightening done. The house desperately needs a good solid cleaning, but I'm just not going to get to that any time soon. Anyway, those are my goals before they get here. We'll see how much I actually accomplish.
I'm working on colonizing our rabbits. There isn't a whole lot of information out there on how to do this. Colonies make winter breeding easier (fewer lost litters), make caring for large numbers of rabbits much less time-consuming, and gives the girl rabbits lots of room (as opposed to the wire cages I keep the breeding males in. I put one of them into the colony one at a time for three weeks, then remove him so the girls can have their litters in peace.) What I'm learning is that I can't introduce the male into a mixed age-group of females and that some male bunnies are bullies, while some aren't.
Last breeding, all the girls were the same age. They didn't much care for the black male bunny I tried first, but the white-spotted male got along well and I ended up with 3 litters out of 4 females (14 babies total.) Once the babies were several months old, I separated the young males out and put in my grey male to breed the girls. He proceeded to bully the big girls and attacked the younger girls (biting noses, ears, and faces) to the point I had to take him out early. I'm going to have to work on solving this issue. If anyone has first-hand experience with rabbit colonies, any advice would be welcome.
Hope everyone has a good week. I probably won't post again until around Thursday or Friday. See ya then!
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