Thursday, September 06, 2007

Our Project Schedule


Dad decided to tear apart our deck 'cause it was looking pretty bad. This has been a very hard job for Max and me to snoopervise 'cause we have to do it from inside while Dad is outside! So we sit by the screen door and say "Dad you missed a screw over there" or "There's some wood here for the scrap pile" or "Watch out for Mom's flowers!". So far this has taken 1 month and as Project Manager, I think this is dragging on far too long and my Assistant agrees with me. We need this project finished so we can relax and watch the birdies and chips on our deck again.

In order to move everything along, I wrote down a revised napping schedule so Dad knows when we're available to snoopervise when he starts laying down the new boards and steps. Of course, he only gets to work on it on weekends, weather permitting, but Max and I are flexible and can adjust our routine a bit. I think we can work out something that fits everyone's schedule.

4AM to 5AM - Get everyone up and get the day going
5AM to 6AM - We're available
6AM to 7:30AM - Litterbox, breakfast and house patrol
7:30AM to 8AM - We're available
8AM to 11AM - Nap
11AM to Noon - Lunch and house patrol
Noon to 12:30PM - Play
12:30PM to 1PM - We're available
1PM to 3PM - Nap
3PM to 3:15 - Snack & litterbox
3:15 to 3:30 - We're available
3:30PM to 5PM - Nap
5PM to 8PM - Dinner, house patrol, blogging & TV watching
8PM to 12AM - Nap
12AM to 4AM - We're available

As you can see Dad, we've made severe cutbacks in our nap time to try and make ourselves available for you. OK, I know our daytime hours are rather limited, but you must understand Dad, cats are nocturnal and Max and I do have other responsibilities here! So, it appears the best time slot for us to really get into this project is between 12AM to 4AM. How is that for you?

Yes, I understand it's dark then but cats have no trouble seeing in the dark and I think if you have a problem seeing what you're doing, you can work with the back light on, or maybe wear one of those helmets with the flashlight on the front. Whatever works best for you.


At September 06, 2007 8:09 AM, Blogger HRH Yao-Lin said...

well, I think that schedule is MORE than helpful. obviously, you have fit in the tasks around your important routine. I think your human should give you treats for your generosity! xx

At September 06, 2007 10:53 AM, Blogger cyclone cats! said...

Your dad should be very grateful you gave him a schedule to assist him. he definitley needs snoopervising!

At September 06, 2007 12:42 PM, Blogger Caesar and Princess said...

As snoopervisors, with your great expertise, you have drawn up a very doable, and may we add reasonable, plan here.

Get crackin' daddio


At September 06, 2007 12:52 PM, Blogger Tyler said...

You both are being very reasonable with your dad. Really if he works from 12 am to 4 am he wouldn't have to wait for the weekends and then this project would be done already. Yes, I agree that you deserve special treats after every snoopervising session, cuz you've worked very very hard.

At September 06, 2007 1:06 PM, Blogger Chairman Mao said...

That is a furry ecksellent schedule, and how nice of you to wanna snoopervise yur Daddy! Hopefully he will take youkitties up on yur furry gennerus offer.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

At September 06, 2007 3:05 PM, Blogger Gretchen said...

Midnight to four a.m. sounds like a good enough schedule to me!


At September 06, 2007 3:33 PM, Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Yeah, humans are worthless in the dark. Can't tell you how many times we've been tripped over on bathroom visits in the night.
It's hard for us to snoopervise our dad too, because he usually starts a project all excited & gung-ho then it sits for awhile till he feels like it again. Drives mom nuts.

At September 06, 2007 3:33 PM, Blogger Henry Helton said...

My Grandmabean and Grandpabean built a new deck on the back of their house last summer. It took a long time and a lot of hard work.

At September 06, 2007 3:42 PM, Blogger The Furry Fighter said...

i hope your Dad appreciates all the effort you have gone to in order to help him out, your day is practicaklly ruined in cat-terms though! your sleep is SEVERELY lacking! xxx

At September 06, 2007 3:42 PM, Blogger The Furry Fighter said...

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At September 06, 2007 3:50 PM, Blogger Fritzamus Maximus said...

Glad you guys are back! How are you going to survive on so little sleep? I know the deck is important, but make sure you're getting enough rest!

At September 06, 2007 5:09 PM, Blogger Parker said...

How nice of you to make a schedule - this should make things go much quicker!

At September 06, 2007 5:39 PM, Blogger Derby said...

I think you may need to increase your snoopervising time by alternating napping shifts. That way you two still get enough sleep and your dad gets more work time.

At September 06, 2007 6:47 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dat is a furry jenerus skedjool! Maybe split it up wif da gerls, den yoo can all get more naps in. I reelize dat yoo may beleeve dis is "guy stuff" but trust me, mom has done more guy stuff around our howse den most of da guys. If she waits fur dad nuffing gets done.~Sadie
Don't lissen to my sisfur, da gerls need more sleep den us mancats. At least my sisfurs do. Hi Misty, wanna come over and play in da bag?~Speedy

At September 06, 2007 7:23 PM, Blogger Lux said...

Now that you've got things all organized, the work should move along nicely! Good going!

At September 06, 2007 7:47 PM, Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

the Dad could give your Dad tips on working at night. the Dad "thinks better at night" and usually goes to sleep at 5am and my Mom's alarm goes off at 6:30. he just keeps sleepin' till noon.

At September 06, 2007 8:07 PM, Blogger Pablo said...

Hey George, thanks for your advice/feedback on my competition. I know sport (especially an obscure Aussie sport) isn't everyone's can of tuna, but I hope that somecats can learn a little about my favourite game through the comp. You're obviously a switched-on kind of guy, what with your project supervision skills and all. The new deck will be awesome!

At September 06, 2007 8:21 PM, Blogger Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow that's a big project and definitely needs some good quality snoopervising!

At September 06, 2007 9:22 PM, Blogger Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I think you are going above and beyond the call of duty to help like that. Kudos to you!


At September 06, 2007 11:08 PM, Blogger Starbuck and Torrey said...

Four hours at night and more time during the day! Wow! You certainly are being generous! He has you snoopervising night and day!!! I hope there are extra treats in it for you as overtime pay!

At September 07, 2007 2:18 AM, Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

He is so lucky to have you guys to help. I am so impressed with the schedule you've planned. FAZ

At September 07, 2007 10:37 AM, Blogger The Furry Kids said...

That is a really good schedule. I think he should be able to get a ton of work done between 12 and 4 am. What's the problem?

Earl Grey

At September 08, 2007 7:17 AM, Blogger Forty Paws said...

Oh yes. That's quite doable. We think maybe if you put it into Microsoft Project, then it might visually show your dad the time constraints even further. And the idea of throwing additional light resources into the project is supreme!

Luf, Us

At September 10, 2007 8:47 AM, Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Great schedule. Beans need schedules to stay on track. It is nice of you to be willing to work so hard! Make sure you get lotsa treats for all your help. You earned it!

At September 24, 2007 11:06 AM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

This is very funny. But I bet your Dad doesn't think it's funny ;-)

Thanks for visiting Sunny's site.


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