Sun rose over the beautiful Moonlight Mountains, which I can see from my front porch.
My last dream of the night is about Cheshire. It’s just perfect to wake up with his adorable face in my mind.
I hope Cheshire is having a nice morning, since I won’t have much time to spend with him this morning.
Time for another day of saving lives and valuable property!
First, a nice luxurious bath.
Then I made sure that the kitties had plenty of yummy food to last them until I could get home to foozle them.
They really have scratched up the furniture, though. The poor dears are bored. I wish I had more entertainment to offer them, but money is still pretty tight.
I can at least afford a scratching post for them.
But I guess they don’t like it all that much.
Oh dear, I spent too much time feeding and tending to kitties, and it made me late for work!
I had to pedal really fast. I do want anyone to notice I’m gone. I’m trying to make a good impression!
When I got to the station, I immediately started working before talking to anyone. Maybe they’d just assume I had been there all along.
The first rays of the morning sun struck my beautiful new cottage here in Moonlight Falls.
Time to get up and start the new day!
First, I dashed downstairs to feed the kitties.
I didn’t want to leave them until last. I can always take a quicker bath if time gets short in the morning, but I couldn’t leave the house without making sure they’re taken care of!
I did have to take a pretty short bath, but I was rewarded by the sight of the kitties enjoying their new scratching post, which I set up in the yard to be sure they had plenty of space to use it.
I caught my carpool to work just before they were about to leave without me. Whew!
But I got there before any of the other firefighters had shown up. Being the first one to work is sure to make a good impression!
Firefighters are supposed to be very fit and athletic. I guess I should get working on that.
Hey! This treadmill is really fun!
Mmmmmf. Why do I get the feeling that something really stupid is going on??
OK, let’s get going.
Feed the kitties. Check. Take a bath.
At least the kitties were enjoying their new outdoor scratching post.
When I got to work, that hot fellow William was pumping iron. How can I complain about that?
I decided to join him. What better motivation to work out than to watch him working out?
Then again, maybe it was a little too distracting.
When William finished his workout, I swear he gave me The Look as he was walking away.
I finished my workout with this strange kind of elation. Why was it so exciting that I got to the end of my second morning at work?
I didn’t have much time to think about it, though, because the alarm went off.
Ooh! An emergency! And at a really nice house this time!
I grabbed my warm coat so I’d be warm in case the fire was really cold.
Did I mention I love fire? It gives me goosebumps to think I’m going to get close to more of it!
I’m so sorry, lovely fire, that we have to part like this. Believe me, if I could change if I could so that we could be together forever.
Another tragic end to a beautiful fire.
But I got a promotion! That made me feel a lot better. I’m so glad that my bosses are noticing how hard I work!
I celebrated with ice cream, compliments of the fire house!
William dropped by the kitchen, so I told him the great news.
He said it was great that I was moving up in the world. But he seemed to be hinting I’d be even better at something else. I didn’t really follow.
But you know, the more I looked at him, the more I thought about someone else.
This amazing specimen of man walking around the fire house with his shirt off, and all I can think of is Hetal Anjali smiling at me in the library when I first got to Moonlight Falls. I really need to see her again.
When I got home, I gave her a call. I told her what I thought — that her smile was more precious than diamonds and that I had to see her again.
She told me she couldn’t talk right now because she had to do her homework.
Hetal. Why couldn’t I get her out of my head? I took a long relaxing bath and thought about it.
Little did I know, Cheshire was making a new friend outside after the moon rose.
Finally got a chance to play a couple of days with Allison! And of course, I immediately had a series of game crashes.
After this, the Wonderland game has played fairly smoothly. I just discovered that my memory upgrade hadn’t arrived because it was still sitting in my shopping cart on the Apple Store site. Siiigh. So now I have actually purchased it, and it should arrive shortly.