Buds has been working on a tech revamp so our hearth room looks neater, cleaner, cozier. And if there happen to be a few extra Buddie “fun things” that happened to wander into the house with the great tech revamp…who could have guessed?!

One of the new items has a louder motor than expected. This is a literal life-saving device that will hold the back ups of this blog to ensure it can’t be lost. We’re willing to put up with the noise, and eventually none of us will notice, but the first night it was installed, Buster came wandering into our room around 2:30 a.m.

“There’s a strange sound in the living room,” he told me.

“What’s it sound like?” I asked sleepily.

“I don’t mean to be melodramatic, but it sounds like rats climbing in our walls.”

Buds and I both immediately knew what he meant and what it was.

“It’s the new tech device. That is exactly what it sounds like. You aren’t being melodramatic, and it’s totally fine.”

Back to sleep we all went.