|We finally got our fishtank moved. First, we were going to do it on Saturday, but when I started to get into sorting out the mess of electric wires behind the tv (the tank is moving next to the tv) I realized it was going to take too long to sort out. So we rescheduled for Sunday with Janna's parents, her father providing some hard labor in moving it.|
The actual move went pretty well. We did the dismantling of things earlier. Pull the rocks out, take out and give the hood and filter and all that a good washing. Then when Janna's parents arrived, we drained it down to a few inches. Just enough for the fish to continue on. And her father and I hefted it from one room into the other. At first I just couldn't lift my half of it, so we had to drain off another four or five gallons. (10lb/gallon)
It looks fabulous and the fish seem to have recovered. Later, I dismantled the computer and got that moved into the combination dining room/office. It's on a wireless connection, but that seems to be going fine as far as I can tell. No ping issues at all and plenty of bandwidth. So what's left is getting the big double desk and bookcase out of the office, cleaning and painting, then moving Nora's things in. I have vague hopes we might actually get this done to be her big Yule present. In addition to her just having a room, we also have a whole bunch of things for it, including a play tunnel, so it's not like it's just the room as a gift. And there are other things :) It's between a slider and a window and I enjoy being able to look out, even if I feel a little bit on display, particularly after dark. Being able to work on the computer while Nora's playing with puzzles or something on the "kitchen table" is also pretty nice. It's nice to be around for her, but really, there's only so many times you can sit and concentrate on "helping" her with 4-12 piece puzzles.
Other than that, I've been on somewhat of a crash diet and I'm trying to do more exercise. My diet stuff has always involved letting two days of the weekend be "overage" days along with trying to keep well under my goals for the week. I'm just hoping I can shed enough mostly through exercise to get past this horrible circle I've had where my weight is affecting my hip, which is leading me to not do my walking because the hip is painful and screwed up. I certainly already feel better. Other than being hungry. For the blowout, I made pizza. Then sunday I made ratatouille which probably mostly kind of made up for that. In any case, I've lost two pounds in a week so that can't be bad.
I finally got around to reading a Kindle Borrow I've had on my kindle, well, forever. Left Drowning, which is a new adult romance. It really sucked me in just as Flat Out Love did and I'm glad the author is doing as well as she is and that she's moving into more adult (ie, erotic) romances. That let me pick up the new Apocalypse Z book I've been waiting to be translated (the author is Spanish) for I guess around six months?
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