… is a deception!
Sassy is doing very well, though is not allowed out of her apartment enclosure just yet.
I do not, however, need to spend the entire night with her anymore! I do need to be up late, but no longer need to spend the night awake to keep watch, then be up all day trying to get things Mom wants done out of the way when I really should be asleep.
I’ll tell you one thing: Sleep is Sweet.
Now that I am moving back to a more normal schedule, I can get back on target with things that had been thrown in the air.
My laundry’s a bit behind. I haven’t cooked anything to tuck away for weekly meals. I haven’t really CLEANED properly in almost a week. Oh sure I’ve kept things from becoming disastrous, but I’ll feel better when I’ve scoured everything properly. I’m fairly sure I’m an inch from losing a plant or two since I haven’t talked to or cared for them in a week. My snails are out of control and my main aquarium is in need of…
I’m ahead of myself… I was supposed to explain The Army of Snails last post.
The aquarium got covered in algae. Pinky, the Albino Corey Catfish we have in there, is unable to keep up… and the few snails we put in were little more than snacks for the Betta, Perry (Short for Perriwinkle, but we just call him whatever comes to mind – usually Fluffbutt or Hey Stupid). So I got a few of the snails and put them in my spare 5-gallon, and let it get algae ridden… and they bred. A lot. Thus, the Army was born. Now I have enough snails for Perry to snack on AND to clean the aquarium!
And thus, The Army of Snails is explained.
… a water change and more snails added.
And the big one.. I have FOUR commissions, one of them past due to get done as quickly as I can. Luckily one of them is just reproducing the final prototype, and I can get IT out the door. One is in concept stage, and the other two are new.
With any luck, Mom will schedule these “emergencies” a little better so they don’t land on MY head and ONLY my head, while I have commissions due, when I’m already exhausted from the LAST chunk of emergencies…
In the meantime, I need to get back to work, since I mainly wanted to make sure this post got up on time (Thursday) at least day-wise, if not time-wise.
Here’s hoping my hands remember how to work the pliers as well as they did a month ago…