Just as quickly as it takes for me to complain about something, a resolution ensues. Such is my life these days and I am loving it.
Before I continue, Tony advised that it would be better for me to split this post into two because it’s way too long. So here goes part 1 where I update on Paris & Rome and House Stuff. Part 2 will be an update on me & Tones in the different areas of life.
Paris & Rome
Paris is a breeze. He is such a scaredy cat he refuses to touch anything in case he gets into trouble. The end result is he won’t touch anything unless it’s in his play area. The onus therefore lies with us and where we keep our belongings. If we leave things in his play area, then they are his to play with.
Rome however is the complete opposite. Nothing is out of his reach. He will jump onto and climb things where he can. According to him, everything is his domain and his to treat however he likes. The fence between him and Paris is the only boundary that keeps him from owning the entire flat and all of Paris’ things, including Paris and every day he bites on it in an attempt to break it down.
Anything we keep out of his reach is just something he will work out how to get to eventually and he has a lifetime to achieve this (that’s approximately 12+ human years. Right now he’s only 1.5yo so we have many adventures and bouts of destruction ahead).
That was pretty much the destiny of my computer charger. Paris managed to bite it one night while unsupervised as it was very close to his play area but he didn’t bite it enough to sever the cord. I was able to fix it and continue using my charger. Over a year later, Rome managed to climb and reach over the bin barrier we put in place. He pulled the cord and with one bite, severed it entirely.
Of all the f*&King wires he had to sever, he managed to kill my computer charger. And it’s a really hard one to find to replace since my laptop is now 5+ years old. Arrrgh!! #romerabbit #whatamigoingtodowithyou I will be solely on mobile until I can find a replacement charger or end up buying a whole new computer. Can’t decide whether to make rabbit stew or teeny weeny fur coat with this #wiregremlin #thedestructionneverends #rabbitprooffail #facepalm this is what happens when rabbits get bored. #nevergetcomplacent
I wasn’t happy. I felt myself upset but not stressed, just annoyed that I had to spend money on a new cord. That is, until I found it really hard to find a replacement cord online and then I got really annoyed. Tony however, checked all our other power cords of other electrical items and found that the printer and the camera battery chargers both had the same base power cord that I needed. So, we just used the camera charger cord as a replacement and didn’t have to spend a cent.
Job sorted in a day. Happy days!
Before my computer charger, Rome also managed to chew through the power board plug this week too.
Tony, wanting to check the level of destruction, touched the cord with his finger and got a nasty 240V electric shock. We were surprised Rome was absolutely fine.
I must say, if I haven’t already, part of me actually wishes Rome got an electric shock so it would teach him to stop chewing the wires. The other part of course, is terrified that he will get completely electrocuted and I’d have a BBQ’d bunny to deal with. I’d prefer just being annoyed at a naughty bunny.
Cords can be replaced but my Romey-Rome-Rome, no matter how naughty and needing to be taught a lesson, cannot.
Home and House Stuff
The completions have begun again. After his nasty electric shock, Tony bought a new power board and replaced the cord cover tube.
He also replaced one side of the hallway’s skirting boards because I mentioned that over 3-4 weeks had passed since he insisted I buy them. He agreed and sorted it over the weekend. I will have to buy some more for the other side now that we know it’s come out ok.
Since I’d been sick and not paying attention to the food in the fridge, this week, I had to go through and clear it. I threw away everything that was going off and started to salvage things just before they turned.
I made Kaldereta again because we had enough left over ingredients from last week’s batch, to make another pot full. That cleared most of the ingredients from the fridge. This one tasted different. Not as smoky, instead quite spicy. It definitely was the chorizo we used as it was a different brand / type to the one we used last week. This week it tasted more like a spicy chorizo stew.
I also made paleo bread. That’s the best way to describe it. No grains, no dairy. It used almond meal and eggs. Tony made almond milk which went off. When made fresh, you need to use it within a few days and we didn’t. The almond meal that came from making the milk, I salvaged by turning it into bread then used the bread to scoop and soak up the chorizo stew.
The new food discovery this week is now our brand new all time favourite corn chips. We loved them so much, we went and bought 2 more packs (they were on sale).
ManoMasa is a brand of corn chips we’ve enjoyed in the past. But this week, we tried the Hexano with Serrano Chilli and Mayan Yucatan Honey. This is by far our favourite out of their entire range. We barely even eat spicy food but couldn’t get enough of these! Next time you find some, make sure you try it. It looks like this:
Part 2 of my Week 13 update is going to be posted on Saturday.
So, see you then!