The cat is still missing and I'm gradually sinking into depression, despite the fact that she has a history of disappearing like this. But I can't shake the feeling that this time it's serious. She wouldn't just leave me like that. Sure, she'd stay away so she wouldn't have to get in the car, but it's been a week now.
I'm returning to Oslo on Wednesday, with or without her. If without, I'll return here at my earliest convenience to continue to look for her, even if I have little hope of finding her.
Sigmund finally stopped by my place last night to check my mail, and I authorized him to open and read to me the letter regarding the apartment I applied for. It just said that they have received my application and I'll have a reply in 8-12 weeks. So, any time in September or the first week of October. I really didn't want to wait that long to move.. what if the reply will be that I'll get an apartment, but the wait is 8 months?
Then he called me again for assistance in getting the TV-out up and running on Matsuri so he could watch Silent Hill. :D
The weather was awesome today. I think I got slightly sunburned. Waded in the river, lost the battery cover of my mp3 player somewhere, swam in the fjord, and after sundown I took a walk to the ferry lane at Rutledal (3km from here) and back. Took some photos too, will upload in the morning. Lots of toads. Some slugs, including the leopard slug and a species I don't think I've seen before. It was all so beautiful, and I really need a better camera.
Also hooked on SMAC again. And I want to play XCom again, but I don't have it set up on Chiron.. I guess I'd need to run it under DosBox or something.
All I can do now is have faith in Odessa and believe that she has decided to make it home on her own, and that she'll show up some time.