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Bean of the Month club has been more like Bean of the Week club, lately. Over the weekend, I picked up a big bag of Jacob's Cattle beans. After soaking they were big, plump things and were phenomenal in soup.

One of the things that was abandoned in the cupboard was most of a bag of dried lima beans. So I soaked them and tried making this Baghali-Ghatogh recipe. I chopped down a dill weed plant growing along the front walk. The beans had a poor texture after cooking, and the dill flavor was...strong. So the dish was fine, but not particularly exciting. I think I should probably eat more lima beans prepared in different fashions so as to decide how I feel about them.

At annikusrex's behest, I sent a strongly-worded letter to my former Lincoln landlord demanding the return of my rental deposit. It worked! Promptly, too. I am relieved that's over. The landlord included a Post-It note apologizing for the delay due to an accident and 2-month hospital stay. It's impossible to know whether or not the note was true. I hope for his sake that he gets his business affairs together. I miss that apartment, although I really don't miss the mildew or ancient furnace or lack of laundry facilities. Renting can be such a mixed bag. So can owning, of course.

I think I am going to buy some silly things for my cat. What do you think of this cat tree? Pricey, yes. I also want a tabletop fountain to stick in the bathroom so my cat has an elegant water supply.

She has a rough life.

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annikusrex
May. 19th, 2016 12:59 am (UTC)
I completely endorse getting a fancy cat tree so you can say, oh yes, my old landlord paid for that stylish thing when I threatened to sue him or take away his real estate license. :) even though it's your money.
annikusrex
May. 19th, 2016 01:00 am (UTC)
also hadn't it been more than 2 months since you moved out when you sent the letter?
rebeccmeister
May. 19th, 2016 03:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, it has been SIX months since I moved out. The Post-It said he was in the hospital for two months. I just figure, well, hopefully he's getting what he has deserved in life?

And that would make for an interesting cat tree story. I was going to stick those funds back into long-term savings, actually, heh.
bluepapercup
May. 19th, 2016 02:28 am (UTC)
That cat tree is wonderfully posh!

I have some fountain ideas, I'll post back in a bit.
rebeccmeister
May. 19th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
My roomie has declared that we need to put our ceramics skills to work. Previously, I've lacked proper inspiration, but Etsy has offered up some ideas, like this:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/294198867/cat-water-fountain-pet-fountain-indoor?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=tabletop%20fountain&ref=sr_gallery_8

What a silly category of thing to shop for! :^)
shellynoir
May. 19th, 2016 02:56 am (UTC)
http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/cat/cat-furniture-and-scratchers/you-and-me-highrise-cat-tree $107 The little box the cat can hide in is verra popular.

It's ugly, so you can freecycle it when you move and not feel guilty
rebeccmeister
May. 19th, 2016 03:24 am (UTC)
I think I've looked at one of those in the Petco down in the shopping plaza near here. They're not bad looking and have set the baseline for what I would want from a good cat tree. Emma just needs better scratching and perching surfaces.
shellynoir
May. 19th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
rough life
are those 1 foot by one foot interlocking tiles?

where do I buy some?
rebeccmeister
Jun. 6th, 2016 11:10 pm (UTC)
Re: rough life
I don't think I ever responded to this question directly. I just don't even know where those tiles came from, but they are indeed 1 x 1 foot interlocking rubber tiles.
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