Friday, 10 July 2015
hi everyone, i've been away from my blog for ages because of sickness and just being lazy basically. i had an infection that just hung on and i think i'm finally getting better. i had the flu vac again this year. oh well. my grandson anthony came over for a few days last week and he fed the fish for me. i told him to only use a tiny bit but i didn't check on him. yesterday, when i went out there, i couldn't see any fish. the water looked awful. there was uneaten food on the surface and i thought perhaps a bird had taken them all. i had about 10.. not good signs at all. the water has been a bit green of late. anyway, i decided to take out as much water as i could and the further down i got the dirtier the water was. i took some rocks out and made the mistake of kneeling down to make it easier. i put two containers of fresh conditioned water in and it's still not full but i think i'll leave it like that for a day or two to settle. when i bent down i couldn't get up again. bugga. my legs just wouldn't work. i finally got up but have decided i need to do squats or something similar to build up some strength in my legs. i was walking everyday (well, most days) before i got sick so i think it's time to start again. i found the fish in the pond eventually and didn't come across any bodies. i've put the electric pump in it for a few hours to help (i hope) clean it a bit.