Well as I go along breaking down tanks after tank and trying to get everything moved to my Mom's - time is running out.
I have till tomorrow to have everything out of this apt and be settled in at Mom's.
It appears I will make the deadline - thanks to help from my sister's friend who has a truck and yes I am sad to throw out so many things that I have accumulated throughout my years as a bachelor - but a new start also has a nice sound to it.
I can buy furniture
I BROKE DOWN A 2.5 GALLON TANK TODAY TO GET IT READY FOR MY MOVE TO MY MOTHERS AND I WAS SHOCKED BY HOW MANY EUROPEAN RAMSHORNS HAD BEEN GROWING IN THERE.
HERE I THOUGHT THE SUBSTRATE WAS THICK BUT LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT THAT WAS NOT SUBSTRATE - RATHER IT WAS HUNDREDS OF EUROPEAN RAMSHORNS TOGETHER
ANYWAYS, IT WAS COOL AS I WAS ABLE TO MAKE UP A FEW 100 FEEDER RAMS AUCTIONS AND ALL IS GOOD.
BELOW ARE PICS OF ALL THOSE RAMSHORNS NOW IN A PLASTIC HOLDER TILL
WELL IT'S OVER - MY STRUGGLE TO MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE IS OVER - UNEMPLOYMENT ENDED AND CAR AND APT ARE GOING NEXT WEEK.
I WOULD BE IN WORSE SHAPE AS MANY OTHERS IN THE U.S. WHO ARE ENDING UP HOMELESS
I HAVE MY MOM - THANK GOD AND WILL MOVE IN WITH HER...
HOWEVER, AT 45 IT FEELS LIKE A BIG STEP BACK BUT I GUESS GOD HAS A PLAN AND I WILL BE OUT ON MY OWN AS SOON AS THIS BAD CLOUD PASSES THROUGH
YOU KNOW SOMETIMES LIFE IS ROUGH AND HARD LIKE - IT IS FOR ME RIGHT NOW - BUT. . . HERE IS WHERE SOMETIMES LIFE IS GOOD
ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO, I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM GETTING MY USUAL MORNING 7-11 COFFEE AND I SPOTTED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD RIGHT BY MY HOUSE (ABOUT TWO BLOCKS AWAY) A 29 GALLON TANK WITH A BROKEN COVER, GRAVEL AND SOME BRAND NEW LOOKING ORNAMENTS.
WELL MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS "HOW EMBARRASSING IF SOMEONE SEES ME PICKING UP THIS TANK FROM THE GARBAGE."
SITTING HERE AT THE AC LOOKING AROUND FOR SOME SATURDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT - BUT IT IS LIKE EVERYONE IS SLEEPING OR DOING SOMETHING ELSE
OH WELL, I AM TRYING TO ENTERTAIN MYSELF WITH SOME CHIT CHAT ACTION - BUT NOBODY IS PLAYING ALONG.
SO I GUESS IT IS BLOG WRITING TIME
I AM STILL TRYING TO GET THESE RED JEWELS TO TAKE INTEREST IN BREEDING BUT AGAIN - I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM - SO NO BREEDING ACTION IS GOING ON. I DID SEE THE FEMALE TRYING