I mean, apart from the date.
So there I was, sitting at my workbench, soldering iron in hand, poking at a board supplied by the toaster company in preparation for observing its behavior (which is not well documented, and I need to do something very much like it).
Huckleberry ran in, jumped up on the bench (narrowly missing the hot soldering iron), paused a moment, then jumped down and ran off.
This is unusual behavior. What's got him all wound up?
Nothing exciting in the living room, nor visible through the front door.
Nothing exciting in the garage.
Oh, ICK. Somebody's horked up, copiously, all over the bed.
Old Piggy is sitting there looking guilty, but I'm not convinced that much barf could come out of such a small cat, even if she is the one who usually has that problem.
So... bottom sheet goes in the hamper. Top sheet too, just because. Blanket will need a trip to the laundromat. Mattress pad is of the electric persuasion... well, it does have laundry instructions. Guess I'll hand-wash it, and put it out on the patio (or, better, suspended above the patio) to dry; fortunately, the weather is conducive to such a thing. Hey, maybe I'll hand-launder and sun-dry the blanket too.
Quick revision: I didn't believe it was Piggy? Now I'm pretty sure it was. As I was composing the preceding paragraph, I spotted her heading back toward the now-unprotected bed, and told her to keep off. A moment later, she was puking all over the floor (a vinyl-covered area for a change). Not as much as had been on the bed, but quite a lot.
Update: Having the mattress pad in the laundry (I think there's an old non-electric one around here somewhere, but well buried) makes me notice that the old mattress is in even worse shape than I thought. As in, at the bottom of the hip-shaped concavity, there's something pointy poking up, just below the surface. Oh, well: not about to replace it at this point, when I'm seriously looking at relocating; hauling a new mattress across the country wouldn't make a lot of sense.
Update 2: On stripping the bed in preparation for re-installing the mattress pad, I observe that the pokey item is in fact the end of a spring that's actually worn through the cover of the mattress and is positively sticking out when a bit of weight is applied. For temporaries, this is a job for the handyman's secret weapon!