Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tiger Shrimp


I bought some Tiger Shrimp from a friend last Monday.  I had her call me when she left Mount Vernon so I could leave at the same time.  It was a longer trip for her, but it gave me time to do some shopping.  I found some slippers for myself and a COD Modern Warfare 3 shirt for Justin.

Nine of the ten shrimp have survived so far.  I'm disappointed that one died, but since it was missing its head, I'm pretty sure one of the guppies made a snack of it.  I really hope I have a mix of males and females so they'll breed.  The plan is to eventually use my other 5.5 gallon as a shrimp breeder.  Baby shrimp are cute and make great fish food.

I made a hose cover for Justin's CPAP yesterday out of fleece and an insulating fabric.  He said he didn't have any rainout last night, so I'm hopeful that it will continue to work.  It was very time consuming to turn it right side out as it is six feet long, but if it works, it was worth it.  After all the hassles my sewing machine gave me, I've definitely decided to buy a new one.  Sewing machines have amazing features now, so I'm pretty excited.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I just happened to look at my blog today and found that it has had a huge surge of visitors.  I figured I'd better give my readers something to, you know, read.  

Many things have changed since my last post.  My husband was laid off, but then hired by another company.  With less than a week to move 100 miles away, life became quite hectic.  Although we hired movers, there was still a lot to get done.  I sold three of my fish tanks, including the saltwater reef, but have since bought two new 5.5 gallon tanks to replace them.  We got rid of all our old furniture, only keeping our bed, two desks, and three office chairs.  While we were unable to get a ground floor apartment, I love having a private balcony to do my barbecuing on.  It also has a spectacular view, as you can see from the included picture of snowmen above.

As many of you have probably heard, we endured quite the snow storm here in the pacific northwest.  The media made it seem much worse than it really was, but it was definitely an inconvenience.  At that same time, my husband was very sick.  When he began having trouble breathing on Sunday, I scraped all the ice off my car and we headed to the ER.  The doctors tortured him did all kinds of tests on him and decided to check him into the ICU.  He was moved to non critical care on Tuesday afternoon, but wasn't discharged until Wednesday evening.  During that time, I had to drive back and forth to grab things he needed from the apartment.  The snow made that more difficult.  Snow is beautiful, but I'm glad to be able to leave again.