This is Horace. He’s the household’s money manager.

“I can’t believe you bought that,” Mr. B said in dismay, fresh on his new minimalist attitude after our last move.

“Oh, he will save us lots of change that’s otherwise laying around the house” , I said.

“You just bought him because he’s cute,” Mr. B snarked.

Yes. “No,” I demurred.

But now he sits on Mr. B’s desk as his “coding buddy”.

So, ha.