2018 Life Logs, Day 329: Grandkids Kayak, Lunch with Jane, Additions to Aquarium
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Weather: Rain Overnight, Mostly Cloudy Day; High 48, Low 38 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
This was a day of many varied activities. Heather, Sam, Jonah, and Ollie were all up early, before me, but at 7:30 am I finally rallied and got up to fix breakfast. We had breakfast together and then Heather left for her Sunday yoga class. The boys and I played a few games together and then they turned to building with Legos. Next, they headed to the basement to re-establish the desks they set up this summer. When Heather returned, they headed outside to help her plant tulips in my side yard, but it didn’t take the boys long to realize that it was comparatively warm today, so they headed down to the dock. We put the kayaks away for the winter yesterday, but two of them came back out this morning. There was a super high tide, the highest I have seen here, and they just had to kayak out over what is normally an island. You could see the top of the grasses today, but you could see no land. Then Jane Wooden arrived for lunch and Heather and the boys headed home. Recently Jane and Bruce vacationed in Mexico for three weeks and were in Vermont with her daughter’s family last week, so we hadn’t had time to just sit and talk for quite some time. We made up for that today and enjoyed our time together. After Jane left, I went to pick up Sam, Jonah, and Ollie. I was taking them to the Falmouth Pet Center to pick out a few new fish for the aquarium, but before we left, Jonah wanted to show me the progress he has made this weekend on his project for the East Falmouth Elementary Craft Fair. His craft this year is making striped votive candles using old crayons to add the color. I was quite impressed with the candles he has made so far. Then we left for the aquarium shop. Ollie and I set up the aquarium seven weeks ago and have spent the last seven weeks trying to get the aquarium balanced. We initially added two platys, Mickie and Goldie, but sadly we lost Goldie this week. To make up for the loss, this evening we added two glass catfish and a eel-like creature called a kuhli loach which is striped like a tiger. It was promptly named Tigger, while the see-through catfish were named Skelly and Skully. We chose new additions that are supposed to be non-aggressive in the hope that they won’t attack our baby platys.