GP_mum - The colour co-ordination isn't intentional! I just liked the pirate fabric and knew I needed to make something with it, and my boyfriend chose the fleece. Now that you mention it, it does match rather well.
I've slowly started sorting my possessions into "take", "sell", "give away" and "discard" categories. So many things to replace! I'm sobbing over the fact that I can't take the vast majority of my electric appliances, especially my sewing machine and overlocker.
link to transformer on amazon
Check the wattage requirement on your machines but 1000W is often enough. There is also a 2000W version for just slightly more (around 90$).
We just moved in the other direction: Canada (110V) to France (220V) which is why I thought of this. We got rid of most of the everyday appliances because of the voltage issue but for some that I really cared about (my grandmother's 1931 Singer), we brought them along and will use a transformer.
Good luck with the move!
I'm hoping to use this "new start" to prove to myself that I can live with less, but I'm so fond of material possessions! It'll be nice to have furniture that wasn't picked up off a verge.
Bad news, I do not think Sooty will be with me much longer. He has been unwell for 3 weeks (when I saw blood splattered over his cage and rushed him to the vet) and hasn't been eating for most of that time. No matter how much money I throw at the vet (over $1000 so far) all the tests suggest he is perfectly healthy and we can not figure out why he won't eat. Sometimes he nibbles at some vegetables, and I've been hand feeding him, but I can't keep up with his weight loss. I've also been giving him metacam twice a day, as well as a liquid vitamin C supplement. I was giving him antibiotics in case he passed a bladder stone, but stopped after a week and a half. The vet tried giving him a vitamin B supplement, but no luck.
At this point I don't really know what to do, but I've been spending heaps of quality time with him and I'm taking it day by day.
- Supporter in '13
Maybe post in the medical section so others can see if they have suggestions of what might be ailing him. Healing vibes to him.
- Supporter in '13
The only thing I could tell was it all started from a batch of hay she didn't like, although her daughter was maintaining her weight. I fed her critical care and we did a fecal float with my current vet. The results were negative. In th end, she began to put on weight by increasing her pellets slightly, and increasing the amount of fresh grass she had. I also bought another brand of hay which she approved of. She's now just past 900g.
However, I now have aonther sow who's lost about 35-40g (tiny as she's now 690g) but remains very active and is a super picky eater + dislikes CC (despite the many recipes I have tried to make it more yummy). I have a vet appointment lined up to make sure she has no teeth issues.
Hang in there and continued well wishes for Sooty.