* I have, with the help of a friend, purchased an el cheapo bicycle to ride to and from the end of the bus line (a little over four miles from Casa MFA). Which means that this is my new theme song! (my old Freecycle bike needs two new wheels, which since it is a classic would have cost more than the new bike)
* Out of nowhere, Hotter just turned to me and said "I thought about it, and I don't want you to do a domino operation for me. You don't handle surgery well. It's too dangerous." NOBODY'S KIDNEY(S) HAVE PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW. The domino op is my ace in the hole. I have a rare blood type. SOMEONE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MY KIDNEY. In my mind, this means less worrying about Hotter. But...he doesn't like the idea. So now I feel unsettled, like that is just one more area where we have no safety net.
* At Squatter Workshop, there is the occasional escapee situation. So as not to alarm the people who live nearby, whose objections to the beasts of Squatter Workshop could be problematic for obvious reasons, or tip the children off (and cause them to want to be part of the melee) Hotter and I use "codes." A "code egg" is a chicken on the loose. A "code Easter egg" is a rabbit. If a rabbit for any reason needs slaughtering, as occasionally is the case if one is born malformed or whatnot, and Hotter (who is squeamish) sees it first, he'll come back from the workshop an tell me "you need to pull an Elmer Fudd."
* Aaaaand finally, on a not entirely unrelated note, did you know a rabbit can scream like a woman? Yeah, me either. Not good :(