I thought I was done with this project, but after living with the girl cave AC cabinet for the past few months I decided I didn’t like the blue I’d used to spray paint the laser-cut wooden door panels.
In late April we adopted 2 baby boy rats. We named them Winston and Killy [short for Kīlauea].
Not REAL grass, but it looks real *nods*. And it’s very soft on the feet. I love it much better than the ugly gravel! I found it on Amazon. It comes in tons of sizes but I decided to buy 2 of the 31/3 x 5″ pieces for $42 each. I LOVE IT!!!
About a year ago I spent a few weeks patching the back wall of our basement cage with Drylok hydraulic cement and painting on 2 coats of Drylok masonry waterproofer. It held up really well until this past March when we had two back to back major floods, once which left our basement under 4″ of water.
About 4 years ago I washed the green algae and moss off our plastic [came with the house] yard fence. The fence gives privacy to both back yards belonging to our condo building. It’s taken about 4 years for it to get gross again. I only cleaned our part… sorry Kathy! It took 2 hours of constant scrubbing with a sponge dipped in white vinegar and hot water, followed by hosing off each section as I went. It was exhausting, but it HAD to be done
Ever since building the catio in 2015, it hasn’t needed much care. Last summer I swapped out the chicken wire for welded wire and added a homemade sleeping box. The catio still looks great and has no structural damage, despite some carpenter bees spending an uncomfortable amount of time investigating it lately. But some of the staples had pulled out over the winter.
One of the items on my 2018 Projects list was to build a platform outside one of the dining room windows so the squirrels and birds would have a nice place to eat and so the cats could watch from inside. I actually built and installed the platform back in March but haven’t posted about it until now, which gave me time to take lots of action shots 🙂
I love seeing the Gold Dust Day Geckos on the Big Island. They’re everywhere! But they’re very hard to find on Maui and Oahu, and nearly impossible on Kauai. According to sciencing.com, “In 1974, a student at the University of Hawaii released eight gold dust day geckos, a native of Madagascar, into the Upper Mano Valley [of the Big Island].”
Originally this post was named “The Worst Day in Hawaii!” to go with my “The Best Day in Hawaii!” post. However, in the weeks since we left, Kauai and Oahu have been hit with record flooding and devastating mudslides, and the Big Island has endured earthquakes and CRAZY volcanic eruptions! So many people have been displaced with no homes to go back to 🙁 So in retrospect, our day really wasn’t all that bad.
After a week of trials and tribulations, we finally had an absolutely wonderful day on the Big Island! Thanks 100% to KapohoKine Adventures 🙂 One of the things on our must do list was see lava. And since we couldn’t see it by boat and couldn’t hike to it, that meant driving back to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.