I slept as late as I could. That's not saying much considering that we have a loud parrot in the house who is nothing if not a creature of habit. Marco expects to have fresh water, food, and a few minutes out of his cage within an hour or two of when we normally get up on work days. Then the dogs want to go out to pee, and then they want their breakfast, and after all that you may as well get up for good yourself and start the coffee! I was lucky enough to sleep until 9am today.
We stayed up late last night. Gregg sold one of our 120 gallon tanks and all the fish in it to some fish customer/friend of his. I was grateful that I just had to stay out of the way; Gregg drained the tank, put the fish (large African cichlids) in heavy duty, large plastic bags and Styrofoam boxes, scooped out all the wet substrate, disconnected the filters/heater/lights, and got everything ready. The guy came over with a friend and a big truck to load it all. I stayed in the spare bedroom with the dogs while all the heavy lifting was taking place, reading a book. We were a little sad to see the fish go, but we've been overextended in the aquarium department for a while now and the guy who bought them will enjoy them a lot more than we were. And now that one of the big tanks is gone, we've gained some much needed space in the bedroom we use as an office. We were able to move Marco's big cage to the opposite wall where there's much more room for it, plus he gets a view out of the window now. With the money Gregg made from the sale of the tank we'll be able to buy something for the house: either a new desk for the office (which we desperately need) or a set of barstools for the den (which we really want to "finish" that room). Decisions, decisions!
Today I've already run out to the grocery store for a few items I missed yesterday, washed a load of whites and a load of sheets, and made a brine which a large roasting chicken is now covered with and sitting in the refrigerator. I plan to roast the chicken for our Sunday night supper along with some tiny new potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. I have a busy week coming up and the leftovers will come in handy. I've done a little bit of tidying up like loading/unloading the dishwasher and sweeping the kitchen, but that's been about it. I feel guilty that I haven't accomplished more today, but it's getting on for 4pm and want I really want to do now is go sit on the porch with a glass (or two) of wine until it's time to come in and start dinner. And I think that's exactly what I'm headed outside to do!
Have a good one, everyone!
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