A cold day to remove the pond aerator

The water in the pond is high and the weather is cold. I somehow got it into my head that I needed to remove the aerator. Never, in the past, have I left the aerator in this late. I did on purpose, given the water clarity issues we have had for the past couple of years. Nonetheless, I didn’t want to lose the aerator to the wicked weather, so I thought that it needed to come out.

Although it is less than freezing, I went and pulled it out.

That was the least of my issues, it was filthy so I had to bring it into the house and wash it in the laundry tub. That actually was not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

The pond had been crystal clear before the recent storms. Storms have a way of stirring things up. The leaves, however, have been kept pretty much out, except for the locust leaves, and I have left the netting up.

I waited to do that until our youngest charge was in his little portable crib. I changed his diaper, which was not as easy as I had thought it was going to be, get my drift? We then read several books together. Today, he was in the mood for a nap, something he has been showing me for the past weeks. He is actually recognizing that he is tired, so he is happy to go down for his nap. It didn’t hurt that I had stopped off at his house to get his ‘honey bear’ stuffed animal that he had neglected to bring with him. He used that and my own stuffed animal, which still has a working music box.

Okay, it is time to go have some tea with our four year old, MK, and one of our sons who happened to stop over to pick some things up.

A little Earl Gray on a day like this is just what the doctor ordered.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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