Datsa's home from the vet, having been - we were told - about 48 hours away from death had they not cleaned him out when they did. We also took home two medications (one in pill form, the other a liquid) that we'll have to administer him twice daily for the rest of his life to make sure his peristalsis works okay in the future. That means no more overnight trips without boarding him and Amy at $25/cat/day (which means $150 per cat for annual shots without which the clinic won't board), or finding a reliable and experienced pet-sitter. Just the first of many life shifts I'm expecting this year. My second interview for My Dream Job is Thursday; if I get the job that'll be the second big change. Stay tuned for more!