Another update on Chai Latte

Poor Chai got an infection in the smaller of her operation sites and has had to go back to the vet for twice daily wound cleaning. At first she looked very poorly and listless, but she’s back to having enough energy to be stroppy again. She can also take a couple of wobbly steps using her back legs although I think it’s really quite painful for her. In short, she’s making progress but she’s still got a long way to go. We took her some very posh cat food and she really tucked in which was nice to see.

Our car’s passed its annual inspection after a nice fat bill for new shock absorbers and tyres.

In happier news I finshed my polish of the novel, and I started work on the synopsis and covering letter, only to get interupted in a nice way. I’ve got a translation job, big enough to be officially self-employed for at least two weeks. It’ll go some way towards the car repairs and vet bill. It was looking unlikely that I’d be ready to start writing the next novel in time for NaNoWriMo and this settles it, but I really can’t afford to pass up the chance of earning something.

So in general I’ve been very busy, and there’s still a cat-shaped hole in this house, but things could be very much worse.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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