New Year resolutions

Next year, I promise to update this blog with more frequent information.

This year, I’m only going to update it for one more day.

My car finally passed its smog test today after a couple of months of trials and tribulations and misunderstandings which meant I could have had it tested back in October instead of being made out to be a liar by the Department of Consumer Affairs who sold me duff information.

Anyhoo, I can now get my license plate sticker which means I’m good for another year.


RIP Truffles – Dec 7 2008

What started off as a good day ended in a very sombre mood as we lost one of our guinea pigs, Truffles.

It caught us unaware as she was in good health.

Today was supposed to be a fun day. We bought our Christmas tree and were in the process of decorating it when Rachel noticed that Truffles was lying on her side and not moving. I checked her and it was obvious that she was gone. What was most upsetting was that I know for a fact that she was still alive and in good spirits about 20 minutes previously.

As a dad, this is a hard moment to deal with. Both Rachel and Joanna are old enough to appreciate that we’ve lost a companion and, unlike the rabbits back in 2004, this isn’t something that we were able to shield them from. So, I had to keep a stiff upper lip and do the job of making sure that she left us in a dignified manner.

I know that death is inevitable but it doesn’t make it any easier to explain to your kids when it happens.

RIP Truffles.