04 June 2007

Random thoughts of the day

Today was the day our fish died. He lived a long, long life. I wish I knew how long. I'm going to say at least 6 years. He was pretty remarkable in that he was close to death many times (more than a cat) and always found a way to revive. We lost the power last night, and when it came back on, the motor on his filter wouldn't work. I planned to buy a new tank today when I was running errands, but forgot, and when I got home, he was gone. I put him in a box, and we buried him out back by a tree. I didn't like taking care of him, but he will be missed. I used the water from his tank to water the tomato bushes and hanging baskets.

My automatic garage door has been broken for a while. My neighbor Kelly got it to open and close when it started acting up in April. She's had to work on it a few times, but finally admitted defeat last week. It's been a pain manually opening and closing it and having to leave by the front door. Emily can't find her key and we've had to share one. I called a garage door company today and they fixed it for $165. Ouch. I'll admit it's a thrill to see that door go up and down, automatically.

It rained the entire day yesterday. Glorious rain. I was very thankful. We lost our power for a while, but that was OK. I have a battery powered (6 D's) florescent lantern that can light up a room. It was a great investment. The western sky in front of me is a kind of charcoal blue and the thunder is rumbling. I love the color of the light before a storm. I'd take a picture, but Emily has my camera tonight. I'll probably be losing my Internet connection soon.

Emily is at a big concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. There are 4 or 5 bands with Fall Out Boy being the headliner. It's general admission, but she, her dad and her friend have wristbands for pavilion seating. I hope they stay 'inside' if this storm comes to fruition.


Anonymous said...

Honestly, I'm just not sure what to think about the thought of you watering the plants with the remaning water from dead fishy's tank. And people think I'm odd. (grin)


Neponset River Bridge Dig said...

I hope that fishy water doesn't kill your tomatoe plants.

I once burried a parakeet in my back yard. His name was Jake.

Cheryl said...

Proxima...I was thinking fertilizer, not dead fish water. I'm thinking the major rainfall we had washed away his remains. Of course now I won't be able to eat a tomato without thinking about that.

Rich...nice image there. We have two hamsters buried near by. They got fancier burial boxes.

Amanda said...

Wow that sounds like a long life for pet fish. You've been taking care of him really well. :)

Rain becomes a necessary evil when we have a garden, doesn't it...

captain corky said...

Do you think the Gopher is going to eat the fish?

It rained for the first time in weeks here. We needed it. That's for sure.

fiwa said...

Awww... I'm sorry about your fish. You did the perfect thing though - the water is great for your plants. You were just carrying on the cycle of life. :)

Hope you don't lose power again today!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know that fish could live that long. You must have been a great fish mom. Sorry for your loss, pets always have quite an impact on a family.

The water should be great for your plants. I was also thinking of the circle of life.

jAMiE said...

I'm sure the fish water will be good for your plants... but in all honesty i am not a gardener, so what do i know.

Like the others though..i think it was a neat thing to do, the circle of life, etc.

Sorry for the loss of your fish.

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