Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A word to our readers, from the editor, Bogdan, and the investor, human

Sara: 'Yawn. I'm tired of being woken up.'
Bogdan: 'Tell me about it.'

Bogdan: I apologize that your daily Morning Scratch has not shown up promptly on your computer screen. It has nothing to do with me.

Investor: Yes, that's right. Bogdan has finished, what?, at least a billion stories for you, but I've been unable to type them recently.

Bogdan: Even worse, I've spent hours locked in the garage or a room because of strange humans coming into my house, without my approval!

Investor: I don't want to be a downer, but here is the story. We may be away every once in a while and unable to post because of problems we are having with the new Morning Scratch facility. We bought this brand-new house and moved in mid-January. Within two weeks, there were problems, particularly with plumbing and leaks.

Bogdan: It's not a house. It's the Morning Scratch offices.

Investor: Right. So, unfortunately our builder doesn't understand that even though the house has been sold, problems caused by his subcontractors' sloppiness are his responsibility. Long story short: Our hardwood floors downstairs and our lower kitchen cabinets and countertops need to be replaced because of water damage. Other problems exist, but we won't get into them here. The builder isn't fixing these problems, and so lawyers and insurance companies are involved. Finally, in the last week or so, insurance company people and remediation people (there's mold) and cabinet people and flooring people, etc., have been coming in and measuring and talking and deciding ...

Bogdan: And?

Investor: With all of that going on, I've been unable to do my part for The Morning Scratch. We will deliver the paper as often as possible; however, the following weeks/months may be hectic. During reconstruction of our downstairs (and I don't know exactly when that will start), the house - uhm, facility - will be uninhabitable. That means, the cats will be off to The Cat House Hotel to live in up in Santa Barbara ...

Kat 3: Woohoo! I'll get to play games with kittens!

Kat 3: 'Kittens at The Cat House Hotel are a lot more fun than my brother and sister.'

Investor: ... And the man and I will be living in a hotel while work goes on.

Bogdan: Yes, I guess that's a sufficient excuse, typist, for not always showing up for work.

Investor: New articles may not show up every day ... but don't forget about us! We won't be gone for long.

Sara: And we want to thank all of you for checking out our bloggy. We love your blogs, and you've all been so welcoming and pretty!

Investor: I just wanted to share what's going on and why we may disappear here and there for a few days ...

Bogdan: It's because we're all hiding from the fixer men. Well, not ME. But the girls are, of course ...

Bogdan, Morning Scratch editor, helps to pick out new hardwood floors.

12 comments:

Julia said...

beautiful kittys they remind me of puss in boots from shrek2. remember him? he's so cute. unless u havent seen that movie. anyways its cool how their talking!

The Meezer Gang said...

We were beginning to wonder about your guys! We're happy to know that all is well, and that you were just busy.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Wow - you gots a lot going on! Gots to snoopervise them builder dudes!

RainCatGirl said...

that totally sucks! we are so sorry that you all have to go thru all of that

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Um, do yoo need extra kitties to put da bitey on da builder so dat dey get what a pain dey iz being? We'z willing to help out wif da biting if needed. We'll keep checking back to see how things are going.

Parker said...

What a rotten thing! Give those builders the bitey! Grrrr!

Daisy said...

Oh, thank you for the update, I was getting worried about you. My Mommie and Daddie have purchased new homes in the past, and even when things go smoothly there are always a lot of things that need to be fixed. I am sorry you are having so many problems; working with a bad builder is the worst! I hope things get fixed for you. I miss your reports!

I like your bamboo floors.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Good luck to your Investor!

DK & The Fluffies said...

On second thought, your investor might want to hire William's mum!

Caesar + Princess said...

Prinnie here... this sounds like a very important situation that needs attention. You (the investors) must be very stressed about this. My mommie and daddie have bought many new houses and they have all had a lot (too many) minor problems but still mostly due to sloppy workmanship! We feel for you. The kitty hotel soundds great. wE will be purring and praying for you to get things settled and your house in a healthy situation. We hope you three kitties have a wonderful tme in the kitty hotel. You are loved by us <3

~Princess

Chairman Mao said...

What bee-yootiful kitties you all are! So nice to meetchya.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Skeezix said...

YIKES! That sownds just awful! How icky to moove into a nice new howse only to have it tern owt not to be so nice. Espeshully sinse yoo can't be at home for Bogdan's bday! I will miss yer posts wile yer gone!