This is Gnorm.
Dirtman found Gnorm at Borders and led him home so he could be among is own -- other gnomes...and me.
Gnorm is in charge of making sure there is always a pen next to the message pad in the kitchen. So that's where Gnorm is supposed to be.
But lately Gnorm has shown a distinct aversion to this task and instead wanders about the house. I keep bringing him back to his place, yet he disappears, only to show up in strange places.
What is he searching for? Though he's had ample opportunity to leave, he just wanders around. Perhaps he's searching for cash. Probably not though, because he would have figured out it doesn't exist around here and would be collapsed in despair like the rest of us.
This morning Gnorm showed up here.