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Sat Oct 21st, 2017

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08:11 pm - Pleasant and unpleasant
Dreamed last night that incandescens came to visit me at a place purporting to be my daycare, though it was more like an elementary school which was in the process of having a school fair/ concert of some kind. incandescens joined in enthusiastically, but I couldn't quite make out what the kids and staff were calling her. Turns out it was 'Lily' or maybe 'Lilith'; she explained that this was her real name, but at boarding school there'd been too many girls with the name, so the staff decided she'd be called Genevieve for the duration.

incandescens may have been in my thoughts because she sent me a .pdf of Holmes pastiche which I have been reading on my phone (once I figured out how to save it to the phone). Now I understand why people read things on their phones: a well-behaved .pdf is much easier than a webpage or lj entry.

Fly in the ointment of my contentment is Rattus Recrudescens. While the weather was cold there was nothing to discern in my study or bathroom but the smell of ground coffee. (The mice in the basement walls had their brief moments of musk in that period, and then the smell cleared.) Whether it's warmer temps or some new victim, I now get ghostly reminders even through the three layers of plastic that covers the vents. Much worse, there's an appalling but different stink coming up the kitchen vent. Must give that one another week or ten days as well. Temps drop mid-week: we shall see what transpires after that.

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Date:October 22nd, 2017 10:33 am (UTC)
:( I'm sorry to hear about Rattus Recrudescens, even if he is only a wafting reminiscent air. Is the kitchen vent stink so different as to be definitely non-animal in origin? All the best for the impact of the temperature drop.
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Date:October 22nd, 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Kitchen vent smell seems to have vanished as if it had not been, for which I am grateful. Sniffing about the basement suggests this might be another rat in the same state as Rat 1 a week ago ie four days dead. This is what happens when you kill things, I suppose.
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Date:October 22nd, 2017 10:48 pm (UTC)
A boarding school full of Liliths? Now there's a story of some sort . . .

I hope the stenches go and stay gone.
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Date:October 23rd, 2017 12:28 am (UTC)
Or Lilies, a la Harry Potter. I can't remember which, and it might even have been Lydia. (We have a Lilith at work, usually shortened to Lily, which fact might come into it.)

No more than I, I assure you.

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