It seems to be fixed now, but since I was working on a different computer for so long, Ive forgotten where I've put all the files I need.
Doesn't help that i dropped and broke my phone and got a new one so none of those files are in the right place either. I managed to save everything but I've just sort of forgotten where i've put everything and its not all on one device currently so the before/afters will have to wait.
Meanwhile, I bitched up a storm and got the lawn guys to do my freakin' lawn but they haven't mowed in some ridiculous amount of time. Possibly to get back at me or something, I don't know.
I've got a friend of a friend that is a guy w/ some equipment trying to make a living as his own lawn service and I'm about ready to give him a call. I'm just waiting till the weekend to see if anyone comes by to mow or not before I hire someone else.
I don't know how these guys are in business. And they're better than the one I had before them. The old ones wouldnt do anything at all till I called. It'd been faster and cheaper for me just to do it. But I wanted a service so I wouldn't have to even think about it and my lawn would just always look nice. So far it's not been like that at all.
The glass block windows have worked! Flashy has been hanging out with me so much more and being sweet and nice instead of spending all his time in the basement windows waiting for a cat to come try and fight him and peeing on everything to mark his territory.
He used to be sweet every so often for a few days and then go back to being an aggressive and territorial jerk, so I was cautiously optimistic when he started being a good kitty. It seems to have stuck. I haven't had to clean up pee in weeks now. Which is great.
I had a daily ritual of coming home from work, because the time away from the house gives you that fresh nose you need, and taking a black light flashlight around to look for pee stains, then hosing them all down with Anti-Icky Poo to get rid of the smell. I buy it by the gallon.
It was helping but it wasnt until I had company coming and I went to wash the guest bedding that I saw that Flashy had peed all over the spare bedding in the closet where I keep that stuff, and the walls too. Once I washed it all it smelled much better in here.
That and I got a Bissell Proheat Pet Carpet Shampooer, which I've discovered is a necessity with my two barfy cats even if the one didn't pee everywhere.
I think I got him to quit peeing mostly by a combination of all the things. Cleaning the old pee stains with the enzyme cleaner so he can't smell it and think that's a good spot to pee, Taking him outside on a leash in the yard daily so he can mark his territory out there, and getting glass block windows put in so he can't fight with cats through the glass.
He seems much more well adjusted and we all seem happier for it. I know I'm happier for it.
I haven't got around to getting the house painted because I just seriously got tired of having people working on the house. I just want to sit in the backyard and enjoy the sunshine for now.
If I can get someone to mow the lawn, it's looking really nice around here lately.