We're getting the windows in the bedrooms replaced on Thursday. They're old, they're creaky, they don't like to shut, and we need new ones. The process is going to take between 6-8 hours. Jack does not like strangers in the house. I work on his issues with people I know, and after introductions and treats he's usually fine, but for obvious reasons, I don't do that with maintenance people. Sassy is a door darter, and I don't trust people to not leave the door open (also, there will be giant holes in the wall where the windows used to be), so I need to keep an eye on her as well and make sure she doesn't escape. If it was just Jack, we'd leave for the day, but I need to watch the cat, too. And if I shut her in the spare bedroom (with her food and litterbox and all that) she screams her Siamese scream and tears apart the carpeting. So, for 6-8 hours on Thursday, Jack, Sassy, and I will be barricading ourselves in the spare bedroom while I finish my final paper for my Anatomy & Physiology class, and attempt to keep Jack from barking his head off the entire time. I am stocking up on chewies and frozen Kongs. So...vibes that I get pretty windows, a term paper, AND that we all come out relatively unstressed would be wonderful. Cookies and :hail: :hail: :hail: if you read all this!