Kid 1 is taking a cyber security course at UT. It’s an evening course, she has to drive about an hour to get there, and on top of that, the parking garage assigned to them is quite far from the building. The parking permit has been an point of extreme anxiety, because every single time she gets one, there is some sort of issue with it. It doesn’t arrive or it has the wrong info.
The parking permit showed up on schedule and Kid 1 drove to UT last night.
Kid 1, texting: &^%$! The parking permit isn’t working. I even called the help line and they told me to try a different line. There are like 15 cars in that line! I don’t have time. I’m going to miss class. I had to pay $50 to park. ^%$#!
Four hours later, Kid 1, tired and hungry, arrives to the house. She walks into the front door, and I get a whiff of really rank pot. Just this thick, horrid stink.
Kid 1 isn’t a fan of pot, so smoking would be very out of character. Besides, she’s taking medication to prevent headaches and she’s careful about drug interactions. I’m sitting there and thinking, maybe she got so stressed out, she smoked after class. She’s an adult. It’s just… odd. I’m not really freaked out by the pot, but I’m somewhat alarmed by atypical behavior. Normally, stuff like that wouldn’t faze me, but since the headache crisis, I’m on high alert.
Kid 1: Did anybody feed Batty? She only has a little bit left in her food bowl.
Batty is our sweet outside cat. We’ve had her for years. She’s a tortie and she loves us so much, but as soon as she is in the house, she attacks other cats. We can’t find a home for her – we tried – so she is an outside cat.
Us: No. She likes you best.
Kid 1 gets a dish of cat food and walks out the front door.
Kid 1: Mom!
I spin around to the window in time to see two raccoons, a not-our-cat, a deer, and a skunk with his tail up and fluffed out, run from the porch. It looked like a Disney movie.
Kid 1: Well, that explains the stink. I was wondering why the front porch reeked.
Here are some cute videos for you.
PS. The mattress brand from the previous post is Eastman House Stafford Eurotop. It’s grey and black.