Allergies. Glug.

I took a nap after supper last night (meatloaf: I achieved my mum’s recipe, perfectly)—and slept from about 5:30 to 9:00 then got out of the chair and went to bed, and slept until 6:30 this morning, took the trash to the curb, went back to bed and slept...

We have the word on baby fishes.

Right now the weather is in a pattern of 50 degree days and 30 degree nights, which averages (given the warmth the pumps provide) about 48 degrees for the pond, of course a little cooler near the absolute surface. I got hold of the pond store, and they will begin...

Skype. Microsoft. Both on my no-no list.

I have never dealt with anything as needlessly complex as a Microsoft account. They screwed it a decade ago, and I finally, during a 2-hour battle with passwords, phone calls, entries, re-entries, password changes and downloads, have a working copy of Skype. I am...

Welcome to our several new members.

Those of you still awaiting approval, remember it won’t happen until you e-mail me (addy is in the obvious tab in the header) and tell me something—anything—proving you’re not another incarnation of ‘isellweirdpills.com’ Welcome...

The pond is filling…

We took the day and kept at it, arranging rock, washing rock, scooping and pumping muck, and getting the pond about as clear as a 5000 gallon hole in the ground surrounded by trees, plants, and dirt can be. I decided to revert to automation, in this instance, and...

We clean the pond

…of ten years of rocks sliding in; and just dust; and evergreen needles. And stuff. The very bottom of the wintering-over pit is, well, due for a cleanout. And a lot of rocks have rolled down there over the years.This is the pond drained down. We’ve thrown...

Draining the pond

We’re starting over. Clean out, start with fresh water, find ourselves some bird netting (fruit trees) to cover the pond while baby fish grow, and as soon as we have the water nice for fish, we’ll be starting over. We’re sad but starting to plan, and...

Bren would laugh.

An e-mail. ” Dear User, Kindly go through the attached official letter, it is very compulsory.” Just because your syntax is straight does not mean that you’re communicating what you think you’re communicating. In this case it reads: “Hi!...

If you want to join—2 steps. Join, then write!

Please don’t forget the second step. Write to me: addy is on this page, and a ‘real’ [not bot] person can find it. I’ll be delighted to hear from you, will answer you personally, and I only ‘deny’ a membership that has sat there a...

Making progress

This isn’t the final form Wave will take. This is the ‘workable’ form. One thing I’m really liking is the effortless blitz of the spammers (I’ve tossed 26 of them with a keypush and admitted two new members who are most welcome here). The...