12/30 condo Happy New Year!! Rusty begins the new year where he left off with the old year: unpredictable numbers, part of what is seeming to be the new Rusty. He's feeling good, however, despite his sinus congestion. Last night at our New Year's Eve party all he wanted to do was get up on the table, much to the merriment of the astonished guests. We had to hold him in our laps to restrain him. Finally he got tired of it all and retreated to his cube. That's our cat ! The party wrapped up in the early hours of the morning and we got to bed by 3 A.M. Rusty had already gone upstairs. He got a rest from tests and shots after his lunchtime shot. This morning we all went btb after Rusty's AM shot. It's COLD here: the temperature went down to -29 F. last night and will not get above zero today. It is now 1:45 p.m. local time and the temperature is -3! The freeze is supposed to continue all week. Our group is trying to re-arrange the hiking schedule so as not to climb a mountain on Friday, as scheduled. Too dangerous in this cold. Wishing all kitties and beans a happy, healthy New Year! Next week I'll be starting my 9th year on the board(!). Hardly seems possible.