Yesterday, day 19 of confinement, my oldest granddaughter released the snails and seaweed into the pond. There are still some tiny snails left and we put water in the jar to give them a chance to grow up. My son pulled the netting protection off the pond and today, day 20, I hope to get the filter and pump running. The pond shows evidence of more than twenty goldfish, one of which has tumors. It makes me wonder why. We also saw tiny fish, so apparently the goldfish were involved in some hanky panky.
Here is the post of days 17 and 18:
One can only be thankful when the old saying that fish and relatives stink after a few days is not true. We have our son and his family here along with their dog. It could be a recipe for disaster but in our case, I think it is making us all stronger and I must admit, selfishly, that I am able to get in some quality French time, especially in regards to my younger grandchild who has been consistently the most resistant and yet probably the one who will shine big time once she takes it on in school.
We have been working on schoolwork with them as we go about our daily routine, at least the routine of the time of Coronavirus. I take both dogs out in the morning and today’s walk was about 1.5 miles and my older granddaughter accompanied me. Unfortunately today was the scene of a small injury to me. I am working on repairing my injuries right now, my tendonitis in the left ankle is almost all gone. To get to that point, I religiously took Aleve for a week, I had a band around my ankle, and I finally gave up my morning pushup and other exercise routine to stop risking pulling the tendon. It seems that almost everything I do impacts it from squatting and getting up, to just stupidly moving an object on the floor with my foot and leg. I get up now on the opposite foot and I have slowed down and it seems to be working. My new injury occurred when Rincon, AKA Lincoln, saw a dog, went crazy, lunged, pulled the leash strangely around my pinkie and voilà, a bruised and now swollen finger. I put cold on it, took Aleve, and will take more.
I did two conversation hours via Zoom today. Surprisingly, the one that is always populated by a lot of people was the lesser populated today, French had two individuals and ESL had one.
MK and I just did some clean up and straightening up and are going to take a walk. It is finally sunnyxa out, albeit cold. I am very happy, however, that I see that the two clematis plants, one red, the other white, are growing. I was afraid that winter might have killed them off. Spring is coming and this Coronavirus has not yet hit its peak. We, as a country, have been harshly hampered by a national government that is irresponsible and has not done its job. I fear for the poor because, invariably, they will pay a heavier price for all of this and yet some of them still think that the national government has their best interests at heart.