Today begins our big “remodel and repair” project of 2017. The contractor and his helper arrived at 7:15 a.m. and, needless to say, the cats were not pleased. They immediately retreated to some secret hiding place upstairs. When the men left to pick up some supplies at Home Depot, Chester — being very brave, at least for one of our cats — came out to see what was going on. He was highly suspicious of the dropcloths that run from the front door to the laundry room and down to the basement, but he soon decided they were okay and that they belonged to him.
At least until the guys got back from the store…then he promptly took off for his hiding place once more.