Yesterday it was clearing but looked like peatwater. There’s this stuff romantically called Sludge Remover that apparently has a lot of bacteria noshing down on the accumulated bottom gunk, and this shows some promise. I also discovered, through internet research, that we were considerably shorted on filter medium for the waterfall, which could have something to do with the problem. I ordered what will double its capacity for bacteria.

The local weather is warming, the snow is melting off the mountains and the whole NW corner of Washington is now under flood watch. Won’t be bad—except in a few areas where people have built too close to the water. But otherwise ok.

I’m down a pound. We’re not suffering to do it. Jane’s nearing a finish on her book, and the sky is clear, in that deep northern blue.