Monday, August 18, 2008


OK, about 2 years ago, I bought some goldfish to entertain my grandson, Liam. He's 3 now, and the $0.29 goldfish that were about 1-inch in length (if that) are now about 8-9 inches in length. I'm not certain yet, but think I may have dawdled a bit too long in cleaning the tank, and some kind of infection/fungus/parasite has opportunistically (maybe) moved in and made themselves at home. I'm watching the fish closely. After a lot of research, although it seems very counter intuitive, I've added salt to the water. I put it in at half the dosage recommended. I'm a little anxious that they may not really be sick (I'm not a good fish diagnostician.) or that I'll treat them for something and mess things up enough to kill them. I've had these fishies for 2 years now and if they have a good owner, they can live to be 8 to 10 years of age! I'd feel pretty awful if I killed these fish after all this time, so I hope they end up being ok.

Jewel is a synapse away from figuring out how to crawl. Good lord preserve us when she does. She loves to grab things. This past Thursday she got one of her upper, middle teeth.

I have a cold or sinus crap. One or the other. In any case, I'm not feeling really great, so I'm going to hit the hay early. I couldn't get to sleep last night until around 3AM. So I'm pretty tired now.

I hope you and those you love are well this evening.

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