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News Archive for June 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Living Room Renovations

Written by Kodi Wolf at 9:32 AM

So, I've finally finished painting the living room. Painting paneling really sucks, but at least it's done. Well, that room, anyway.

We decided to get new furniture and electronics, too, since most of the stuff we had was either old or worn out and there were some good credit deals going on (3 years with no interest on one and 5 years with no interest on the other; it's my favorite way to use credit). We've gotten some of the stuff, but we're waiting for delivery on the rest.

But then it'll be on to the kitchen and painting the cabinets and laying down the tile, etc. All that'll be left after that is the office, but at least with that room, there shouldn't be anything major to buy. As great as the deals have been that we've gotten, I'm getting a little tired of going into debt each time we update a room.

For now though, I'm taking a break to write, since I don't want to tear apart the kitchen until the living room is settled. But you know, as much as I love making the house look better, I really hate it when real life gets in the way of my writing. Jotting down notes here and there isn't enough. I like being immersed in my worlds.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Nail Caps, Wonderful Invention

Written by Kodi Wolf at 6:11 PM

We've gotten the new furniture. Glass coffee table and matching end tables, with black leather recliner sofa and matching rocker recliner. The living room smells like leather. It's great. :)

Of course, this has precipitated us putting nail caps on the cats, since they enjoyed using the previous couch as an additional scratching post to their kitty tower, and we weren't about to watch our new leather sofa get the same treatment. Felix has chewed several of the caps off, but we've just put them back on (it's a two-person job, but the cats have actually been very good about it, way better than I thought they'd be). She seems to be getting used to them, though. Akasha doesn't seem to have noticed she has them on. On top of that, neither of them has even hinted at scratching the leather. I don't think they like the material, but Corene says give them time. :)

We're not taking the caps off either way, though. We like not getting scratched when they get startled and scramble off our laps all of a sudden or when we're playing with them or being paranoid about the furniture.

Right now, they're wearing the clear ones, since that's all the stores seem to carry around here, but online, they have them in all kinds of colors, so we're thinking about getting red for Kash and purple and/or black for Felix.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Another Mambo Tip

Written by Kodi Wolf at 6:16 PM

I got the Privacy Policy finished and uploaded, and after struggling for an hour to get an image to show up in the Description area of a Category page, I finally found a solution. It's not elegant, and it's basically a cheat, but here it is:

  • Set up an image folder parallel to the Mambo installed directory and then use the in-domain link format: do '../../../../FolderName/' and leave off the base URL.