Then found out around six that Worthy Opponent's best friend at work got laid off, and my mood really went downhill ... I felt stricken. I couldn't concentrate on doing the tile anymore ... I kept forgetting where I was and going over the same spots ... I finally gave up on the tiling, and for that matter, gave up on going out to a movie and just kept plowing through my book. When he got home at 8 (he needed to fix a project that didn't quite come together correctly ... so it's a good thing I bagged on Happy Hour), we went to Mesob and talked about what happened. I felt so terrible about his friend - he's got two kids that have big medical bills, I'm not sure about how his current skills are going to fly on the market, and basically I think he was being scape-goated for the company's generally fucked-up process.
Anyway, this all just killed my desire to go out and do anything tonight, so I spent my evening reading on the couch. Sadly, around 1 AM I got to see my very old cat come all the way out to the living room to pee on the carpet. I don't know what to make her do to stop it, but it's wreaking havoc on the floors underneath as well as ruining the rug. I hate the idea of keeping her locked up in the back bedroom, but what am I supposed to do otherwise? I really don't want to put her to sleep but she is wrecking my living room and making my house the kind of place I do not want to have people come visit. I'll see what the report from teh vet has to say ... maybe there's some kind of food I can give her that will encourage her to pee correctly, and get her to pee less.