Sundays with Katherine
July 23rd 2006
* KK joins and is greeted by everyone
~kelric~ ooh. kk's here :)
~KK~ Hi, guys.
~kelric~ ok so everyone WAS quiet. I thought I was peered
~KK~ Wow, I must be early.
~Wrengl~ how is edgar? yes you are about 45 minutes early
~kelric~ man. I forgot how depressing the Heirs trilogy was at some points. It makes a lot of events in the kelson books so uplifting.
~KK~ He's doing great. No more coughing, and has put back on some weight.
~RainbowDragon~ better early than never :-)
~jemler~ it's only about 5:20 here, KK
~Wrengl~ good for edgar, we were worried about him
~KK~ I need to check with the vet this week and see when they want him in for more blood work.
~RainbowDragon~ What's wrong with Edgar?
~Wrengl~ i can sympathize with him about blood work!
~KK~ They want to wean him off his diuretic, now that we seem to have the fluid away from his lungs.
~Wrengl~ go edgar! :)
~KK~ He takes his pills (Tiny ones) like a trooper.
~kelric~ good for him
~RainbowDragon~ thats good
~Wrengl~ that's good
* Wrengl has had struggles with kitties and dogs over pills
~KK~ He was having coughing bouts--can sympathize with that!--and had 4x the level of thyroid hormone that he should have had. Also, racing heartbeat.
~RainbowDragon~ oh my!
~Wrengl~ and at his advanced age anythiing going wrong is serious
~RainbowDragon~ that sounds really serious
~KK~ All the symptoms apparently were coming from the thyroid imbalance, which appears to be responding well to medication. So I think we've bought him some more good quality time. Kidney function is still excellent, but could have been an additional complication. He's a great cat, and he's had an amazing life thus far.
~Wrengl~ true kidney failure can be the last straw with them
~KK~ Absolutely. No real reprieve from that.
~KK~ Anyway, everybody else is doing well. And Cameron is home for the week--goes back Friday--and we had a great party for him here at the house last night. It was good to see the house entertaining like it was designed to do.
~RainbowDragon~ How goes the house situation?
~Wrengl~ i am sure it was happy to be filled with people
~KK~ We close on Friday; are planning to move the last week in August--temporarily, down to a friend's cottage in Arklow.
~Wrengl~ so they will take possession just around the time school begins, if they have kids in school
~RainbowDragon~ but, you will have to live in temporary digs until you finalize things on a new place?
~KK~ That's right. We should know by the end of the week, whether we're getting the castle we want.
~RainbowDragon~ lets hope!
~jemler~ do you find it easier writing about castles by living in one?
~Mistyck~ that's a good question Jemler...I don't remember anyone ever asking her that!
~Wrengl~ fingers are crossed for you getting the castle
~KK~ Welllll--we don't really live in a castle right now, so I can't say for sure. And the one we want is a more modern castle--not like a medieval one. But visiting castles definitely helps visualize
~KK~ This house was good inspiration for Adam Sinclair's world.
~Mistyck~ I can see how that would be
~Wrengl~ speaking of Sir Adam, any word on him?
* the_Bee joins and is greeted by everyone
~Wrengl~ doing pretty good
~KK~ Debby and I are working on the proposal for the Adept prequel, which *may* be framed within a new Adam Sinclair adventure, as the story is told of how the Hunting Lodge, in its most recent
incarnation, came to be.
~Wrengl~ gyncologist says tumor is responding to this chemo drug
~Mistyck~ good to hear Pat
~KK~ Oh, excellent!
~KK~ This means it's worth it, for the extra discomfort this latest treatment has been causing,
~Wrengl~ of course he also says it needs to be treated as a chronic condition which means continuing the chemo when we get home from the cruise
~KK~ You go, lady!
~KK~ Chronic is way better than acute!
~Wrengl~ and she has put me on procrit so the anemia/fatigue should go away soon. this is true!
~KK~ That's terrific. I think you'll enjoy your cruise. Just don't overdo when you go ashore. My mom did, and came home exhausted.
~Wrengl~ and since the lousy blood counts are my only side effect (my hair is coming back) I can live with that
~KK~ She did enjoy the cruise, though.
~Wrengl~ i have only signed us up for two shore expeditions - one to visit the native american village
~KK~ That's good. Spend the rest of the time aboard and resting, relaxing.
~Wrengl~ and a whale watching boat ride that includes a good view of the glacier
~KK~ Whale-watching is a good, sedentary occupation, with mostly the eyes exercised!
~Wrengl~ well we will probably go ashore at the other ports but just kinda toodle around near the docks, like we did on our two night cruise to bermuda
~jemler~ unlike girl watching! ;)
~KK~ That sounds like the best plan.
~Wrengl~ and they promise you will at least see them in the distance or you get most of your money back. tee hee, jemler boy watching is better, though!
~the_Bee~ Watch out for mosquitos! I hear that in Alaska they're big enough to ride like horses. ;o)
~KK~ I suspect they know where to find the whales. :-)
~Wrengl~ tee hee yup
~KK~ I've heard that too. Hate mosquitos!
~jemler~ only if i'm the one you're watching!
~Wrengl~ i have the off wipes I did not use in north dakota last summer. tee hee jemler. well I sort of prefer blonds in black, to tell the truth. alaric - luke skywalker
~jemler~ i'm ash blond in blue
~Wrengl~ well then, well blue is okay
~KK~ That works. ;-)
~Wrengl~ blue is my favourite colour i like most colour as long as they are blue
* the_Bee likes 'em tall, dark and handsome.
~Wrengl~ although i AM allergic to pink
~jemler~ so am i :)
~Wrengl~ tall is good (although luke isn't!)
~jemler~ if we keep abbreviating, we'll eventually work out the rest of the alphabet!
~Wrengl~ tee hee lmnop
~jemler~ we did it! aaaahh
~Wrengl~ indeed we did
~kelric~ hijklmno I need some hijklmno
* jemler passes kelric a glass of cold water
* RainbowDragon throws alphabet soup on this crazy bunch
~jemler~ let's go spelling!
~Wrengl~ we have not gotten this silly in a long time
~jemler~ it's the heat
* the_Bee sips the alphabet soup
* Wrengl slaps rd with a dead salmon
~KK~ No, you're right, we haven't.
~the_Bee~ wb kk
~jemler~ my bad i started it
~Wrengl~ we used to get silly all the time jemler
~KK~ Pat, is it super hot where you are? I know Shiral is sweltering. Flat-cat syndrome and all.
~Wrengl~ it was the beginning of the week near a hundred with almost as much humidity
~the_Bee~ hot all over the US
~Wrengl~ we have gradually gone down although it was super humid through yesterday
~Wrengl~ i think Canada finally sent us some cool although the hundred thousand people in Queens could use cooler weather still since they have been powerless since monday
~KK~ I read that parts of Queens have been without power for 4-5 days. Yuck! No air con.
~Wrengl~ nope and they have lost everything in their freezers and fridges so they are living with that stench and no idea when power will return
~the_Bee~ I read about bad heat problems in Indianapolis
~Wrengl~ some got it back, restocked their fridges and then lost power again
~RainbowDragon~ St. Louis, MO was without power last thursday and friday from a big storm... not sure if the power is back or not though
~KK~ And some apparently got power back just long enough to restock their fridges and freezers--and then lost power again.
~the_Bee~ maybe is was St. Louis I was thinking of.
~Wrengl~ biggest problem here was the electric company lied for days saying 2000 customers had no power at the peak it was actually 35,000
~the_Bee~ the truth was how many?
~kelric~ I just hope the heat isn't horrible in Indianapolis august 9-13th
~KK~ Amazing. And yucky.
~Wrengl~ which comes out to about a 100,000 people
~the_Bee~ what are you doing in Indianapolis, kelric?
~Wrengl~ and the maximum loss you can claim, with no guarantee you will get much, is $1150 -- sorry $150 dollars
~jemler~ that's only abut 1 weeks worth!
~Wrengl~ we have more than that in the refrigerator and its
freezer, not counting the chest freezer
~Wrengl~ depending on where you shop that would be less than a week's worth
~kelric~ gencon indy
~Wrengl~ ah gaming con
~the_Bee~ If someone wins $500 at gencon indy, can they say they won the indi 500?
~the_Bee~ I'll look forward to a new Adept book, KK
~Wrengl~ so will i i am desperately looking around for a book to take with me on vacation next month
~Wrengl~ i thought it would be warding of the witch world but that will be finished by the end of the month
~Wrengl~ and davinci code will be finished by next chemo
~the_Bee~ have you read Nancy Kress's Probability trilogy?
~KK~ If you can get the new Jacqueline Carey book, Kushiel's Scion, it's excellent! Hardcover only, though. (I also just got the paperback of Harry Potter & the Halfblood Prince yesterday--will start
that when I finish the Kushiel book.)
~Wrengl~ have not read that trilogy, although i think i read something by her i may look for a tony hillerman
~the_Bee~ she wrore "Brain Rose."
~KK~ Kushiel's Dart is amazing--and she's our pro GOH at Darkover this year.
~Wrengl~ i love his navaho cop books that is a good reason to look for her
~KK~ Navaho cops? This sounds interesting.
~the_Bee~ can you borrow something from your library, or will you be gone too long?
~Wrengl~ there is also a series of books about dragons as air force in the napoleonic wars i may look for
~Wrengl~ Hillerman's are good
~the_Bee~ PBS has done several of Hillerman's novels on Mystery
~RainbowDragon~ Dragons as an air force?
~Wrengl~ he has recieved awards from the navaho
~Wrengl~ get a lot of good navaho information yes, rd
~the_Bee~ Are you looking for a fast read on the plane, or a slow read to fill your leisure time?
~Wrengl~ his majesty's dragon is i believe the first one
~KK~ I think I've heard of those.
~the_Bee~ who wrote it?
~Wrengl~ well something to read on the plane and in the hotel at night (5 nights in seattle before the cruise) so not too fast a read
~KK~ Kushiel will keep you occupied--and turning pages far too late inot the night!
~Harvey~ The dragons in Napoleonic wars are by Naomi Novik, I think
~Harvey~ I haven't read them, but I saw a review
~Wrengl~ she is a new writer i read about her in writer's digest since i will be getting an amazon gift certificate from one of the companies i am with I may just get the trilogy since i do not have a large bookseller around to pick them up
~KK~ Oh, dear, late night last night is catching up wtih me. I'd better sign off. But I've polished a couple more chapters in High Deryni, this past week. I will do more this week.
*** Everyone bids Katherine farewell, goodnight, happy writing, and a great week.
~RainbowDragon~ thats good news, KK
~Wrengl~ great! night katherine
~KK~ And Gus has just jumped up on my lap to tell me to come to bed.
~Wrengl~ did everyone see that landis won the tour de france?!
~KK~ More next week.
~Wrengl~ good for gus
~the_Bee~ hi gus!
~Wrengl~ have a great and productive week katherine
~RainbowDragon~ I wonder if gus did it with gus-to!
* KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of--wait for it!--
~Wrengl~ hello gus from the meow mafia
~Wrengl~ tee hee rd
~KK~ Gus waves a paaw.
~Wrengl~ of course he did
~KK~ Nighters, all.
~RainbowDragon~ See you next week?
~KK~ Should do.
* KK departs (Quit)