Sabbath's death still weighs heavily on me, but I've found myself not sticking to the hiatus well. There have been multiple updates to my site since it was announced, and I have been doing some editing for The Revelation. I will officially return in July, but until then you will probably see a couple of updates in the meantime, mainly a new firearm attributed to a character who already has his own page in The Revelation's cast.
In the meantime, we did get Smokey a friend to play with. He's a spunky little seven month old moggie named Avery. Avery's a bit shy around people, but has fallen head over heels for my mom. He's learning tricks by imitating Smokey (who meanwhile is rather hesitant of this new 5-pound bundle of chaos) and has learned to come when my mom calls him. He does have a nervous hiss, but isn't aggressive--he definitely runs when startled though. My big lumbering body scares the hell out of him when I'm moving around, but when I'm asleep at night he's been climbing up in bed with me.
I would take some pictures of him, but the day we put Sabbath to sleep our camera disappeared. We suspect that I put it somewhere that day to keep it safe (maintenance was installing new toilets that day, and came by right as we were leaving), but exactly where that "somewhere" is we have no friggin' clue. It's a shame, as it's a 160 dollar camera that I had gotten on sale for a MUCH lower price, and is now discontinued by Canon. It's still available on Newegg though, but I can't really afford the current price.