Saturday: got home and took the family down to Beaverton to hit up the Japanese market for groceries, spoiled the kids good and rotten.
Sunday: some yard work, got some algae fix for the pond and some food for the cat and dog. Did a big water change in the pond and applied the measured amount of algae fix to the pond. Changed the pond filter too.
Monday: Change of command practice in the morning. Afternoon seemed to evaporate. When I came home I found that all the fish are dead. Boo. I am figuring the combination of the water change and algae fix was too much of a shock. I felt a little sad but the wife was kind enough to remind me that these fish were originally designated “Feeder fish” which means they probably had a happier and healthier and much longer life than they would have… until I killed them. I did do a water test and all the levels appeared good.
Tuesday: Staff meeting in the morning, Staff Non Commissioned Officer meeting in the afternoon. At some point in the day I did get a little work done. When I got home in the evening I noticed that the pond is really really clear now, and devoid of fish. Our friend the frog has vacated as well. When he comes back I may re-stock with some fish. Wife sat with me in the evening, but we did get interrupted by the kids, life happens.
Wednesday: Physical fitness test in the morning got a 244, I did get my 20 chin ups this time but I only got 91 crunches (got a cramp, wont happen next time) and slowed down by a minute and a half on the run. I can run it again next month; my goal is to do better than a 252, which means more cardio, although I guess if I do 100 crunches I would have a 253, That is improvement, right? More change of command practice followed.
On the way home I stopped for gas, the cheep spot was 4.17 a gallon. On the bright side I am noticing a lot fewer cars on the road. When I got home I saw the frog had indeed returned. I did not however rush out and get some more fish… I did think about it though.
Maybe on Sunday I will take a water sample in for a through test and if it tests ok, save about $4.17 worth of feeder fish from their fate.
Thursday: Morning ZaZen had something strangely missing. The cat was not there demanding attention. Kind of odd, he did wake up in time to see me off and watch me drink tea and eat cereal and push for a scratch behind the ears, I did oblige. I skipped going to the gym this morning. Post PFT sticking my finger out at the universe. I am still in better shape than 90% of the staff, neener neener neener!
Cousin Bruce is apparently a Strongbad fan. I knew there had to be a reason I liked him.
The new improved Tricycle blog has linked me again, I went from tagged for “many cool ink drawings” to “Thoughtful blog with great visuals”
Friday: The cat came back. Good cardio in the morning, followed by more retirement ceremony practice. Got some work done, briefed my alternate as to what I expect while I am away. It is lunch time, time to go eat.
May you be free from suffering,