I have car news but cannot blog about it until Friday night!!
If you didn’t make your guess for the damage estimate, do so in the previous post and you might win a $25 gift certificate or some superwash navy wool.
I did learn that the State has something called Sovereign Immunity.
So yesterday, we went outside and paused because we heard a turkey! So we headed over to where we heard it, but saw no turkey, only another bird. And then that bird flew away and landed on a light post. Well, maybe the turkey ran and hid… And then the bird on the post gobbled again!
Crows are known to be mimics, and they are really bright birds… but I don’t know that mimicking a bird that people like to eat makes this the brightest crow in the bunch.
Have I talked about my goldfish? They are ginormous. Nine years ago the kiddo asked some magician if he could have one of the fish from the show…. we got the whole bag. Four still live to swim (the other two either jumped or were pushed out… they were the biggest fish in the tank at the time each landed on the floor… one even got slammed back into the water to live for a little longer). Anyhow, one of them is really odd, it swims upside down.
It isn’t dead, just upside down, like it usually is… here out of the tank, which was getting cleaned (it’s clean now).
So I went to the pet store, and bought a bitty Plecos (algae eater). And the fish person told me that a single frozen pea would cure the swim bladder problem this goldfish seems to have.
Have you ever tried to get a fish to eat a single frozen pea? It landed with a little plunk on the bottom of the tank… and now, the upside down fish is now swimming more normally. And the pea is still sitting there in the gravel. I have no idea what is going on. Any goldfish experts out there? Don’t turn me in! These fish really should have a much larger tank! The biggest one is about 5 inches long and the next biggest is pretty close, and the tank is only 10 gallons.
More fish stories
It’s smelt season. I cooked some the other night, because they were cheap at the seafood counter and their lovely silvery skin was calling to me. They were good, but two days later cold with salad greens? Not so much.
This is how many people get them.
Smelt shacks along the Abagadasset River in Bowdoinham. I think it’s really an excuse to go out and sit around a little stove in a cold little shack and drink lots of alcohol…