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posted on Sep, 1 2019 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

So how is the newer computer? As long as you have something to stay in touch with us, it's all good.




posted on Sep, 1 2019 @ 11:12 PM
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posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 12:13 AM
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I've seen this movie before, but thought I'd watch it again.




posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 12:16 AM
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posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 12:23 AM
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It's astounding how much junk a person leaves when they move, even if they attempt to keep up on throwing it out. My god, I filled up the entire recycling container just with various items my mother left that should have been in there in the first place. I have no idea what she was going to do with 5 dozen glass yogurt jars, but the recycling center can do with them as they will now. The multiple bags of soda bottles went, too. And the stacks of cardboard boxes she stuffed her closet with (it's a wonder we didn't have silverfish in there)
Never mind the actual trash like broken stuff that doesn't work, it's probably going to take another two garbage collections to get rid of it all.

She left a TON of stuff she decided she didn't want, so we've been going through it, trying to figure out what is broken or otherwise plain ol' junk (a lot of it, actually) and what can be donated. There really isn't anything that we want out of it, we have enough of our own stuff. There's still many boxes in the basement to go through, ugh. I'm definitely not looking forward to that, I'm getting real tired of Surprise Spring Cleaning in Summer.

And I don't think she ever thoroughly cleaned her room, ever. The layers of dust & grime I'm cutting through washing down window sills and closet shelving is astounding. She wasn't filthy per se, but holy chrimeny that's a lot of dust. The mini-blinds are going to take me forever to thoroughly clean off, yuck.

And we've been doing a lot of furniture rearranging because eh, why not, time to change the rooms up for something different. The built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace have proven to be quite the challenge for me, I'm not exactly decor oriented by any means. It took me 2 days to decide how to group and arrange things on the shelves, and I'm still not sure I like it.

The younger kid wants to move into the vacated bedroom, but also doesn't, so she keeps changing her mind. She better decide fast, that room or hers is slated to become a computer room real soon.


Hey Night, here's those fish tank photos I promised!

The Octo grass got a trim, and yielded a nice bunch of cuttings to root
The new cluster is the smaller one in the front, I moved the original cluster to the back. I also maintained the hill for the catfish, they love zipping up and down that and resting at the base in a small pit I left.



The Java moss we added came with 2 hitchhikers, two Ramshorn snail eggs. We just spotted these guys last week when they got big enough to notice. They've grown quite a bit since then, I just took this photo tonight. I think this might be as big as they get, they're not big snails, one inch is about the max for them.
I'm actually ok with the snail hitchhikers, they're ravenous algae eaters and we've been considering getting snails anyway (Nerites, though, not Ramshorn) The only thing that may be an issue with them is spawning, we'll have to keep an eye out for egg clusters and destroy them accordingly -- we don't really want a snail army.
Anyway, the kids having to name everything they come across like they do, named these two. I think the one in the picture is Wiggles (moves around a lot) The other is a bit of an acrobat in the plants, so they named it Parker (instead of Parkour, haha)



Something else our fruitful Java moss came with -- this mystery plant (I think I already mentioned it) It's slow to grow, and the leaves seem to match the Amazon Sword, or at least one of the varieties. This is BEYOND fine, those suckers can cost a pretty penny! The ones our local aquarium shop has for sale are $20 bucks a pop, yikes.



Introducing Casper, the Friendly Catfish! His hyperactive butt actually sat still for once, lol. Just long enough for me to get a quick picture that wasn't a blur, before he and Kitty (the other catfish) took off to play-race.



Speaking of Kitty, I think Kitty was getting a little worn out.



View of the Octo clusters from the side of the tank.



The catfish duo, resting after playing chase/tag/go nuts/whatever it is they play. The little guy is going to be little for a while, catfish can take up to two years to hit full size. He hasn't grown very much at all since we got him, so he seems to be fairly young still.



Another look at one of the snails.



Keeping the glass clean or giving Night a big "MWUA!" kiss?




posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 12:33 AM
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Oh my God Nyiah, I love these pics so much! Snail kiss eh? Ahaha!

You have a wonderful collection of fish and stuff! oh and...yes the plants can get ridiculous in cost. I always purchased the smaller ones and let them grow.

Very, very cool tank!




posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 12:38 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah

You will be so happy when the house gets back in order and you get rid of all your Mom's junk. A computer room would be cool, but if one of the kids want it, you'll have to wait until she moves out. Lol



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 12:58 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Beautiful fish pics, Nyiah!
I went to a nature musuem today but can't upload pics yet.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 01:01 AM
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a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

I can't wait to see the pics! I'll turn my head if you show the spiders though. LOL



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 01:02 AM
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a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

Hello there, our genuine Night Star.
Having fun with family. Will be coming home sometime tomorrow. Hope you are well.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Lol yes there was an arachnid exhibit. You might like the bigger, furrier ones lol I liked the scorpions.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2

If it's a tarantula, that doesn't freak me out because they are furry. LOL
You know I am well and I look forward to hearing from you tomorrow and all about your trip.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 04:14 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Nyiah

You will be so happy when the house gets back in order and you get rid of all your Mom's junk. A computer room would be cool, but if one of the kids want it, you'll have to wait until she moves out. Lol


Lol, they each have their own rooms, they haven't shared one for a few years. They got sick of each other's bedtime habits. One kid is a stickler for her bedtime and pin drop silence, the other stalls like there's no tomorrow & makes a ton of noise. They also prefer to sleep in different air temps, the younger kid likes it like the Arctic while the older kid absolutely does not. Sharing a room wasn't going over well anymore XD

She wants to switch rooms because the vacated one is....6 inches wider. That's all. Slightly bigger, lmao. The closet is also a bit bigger and has more shelves, too, that's a plus to her. She's sleeping in there a la camping style on the floor tonight, to see "how the room feels and sounds at night." She said she'll make her choice in the morning, lol. I told her it's her last chance, and she better be sure because I'm not going to start moving things only to move them back to the original room, and I'm not putting it all back in the original room in a few days, either. Also, hubby's getting very annoyed, lol.

LCH, thank you! I can't wait to see yours, all museums are gorgeous. Nature museums have a certain serene feel to them



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 04:28 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Nyiah

Oh my God Nyiah, I love these pics so much! Snail kiss eh? Ahaha!

You have a wonderful collection of fish and stuff! oh and...yes the plants can get ridiculous in cost. I always purchased the smaller ones and let them grow.

Very, very cool tank!


Oops, missed this! Yeah, the plant pricing can get asinine. The ones I'm really liking at the shop are also the most expensive, boo! The Octo grass and the Java moss were less than $4 each, so they were a bargain by comparison. There's a couple of others under $10 that I wouldn't mind getting, but we need a bigger tank first. One more Java moss to affix to a stone (which is what I did with what we have, the stone is buried in the substrate so all you see is moss) would be about all I think we can fit in there.
Speaking of that moss, I spotted another leafy seedling in there, and I think it's the same as the mystery plant. A two-fer, woohoo! Once it starts getting larger, I'll remove it from the moss and put it somewhere else. For now, I'll leave it in the moss where it's secure.

Hubby wants to upgrade to a bigger one next year so we can get Angelfish and maybe shrimp (but definitely Angelfish) At first, he was all for a 30 gallon tank, which would be fine and plenty big enough for more fish and plants. Then it was maybe a 40 gallon tank. Now he's talking about getting a 50 gallon tank! How about just settling for a 35 gallon, lol The bigger the tank, the more of a PITA the maintenance gets. And the more expensive the filters and aerators and heaters get. Yeah, I could have a blast figuring out a waterscape for something that big, but not jumping from 10 gallons to 50 straight away might be wiser.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 05:30 AM
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Hello


I made some pasta bolognese with cheese and it was alright.

Nyiah's fish pics were truly awesome


And that's all i am writing this time. My left eye is a mess, i don't know what's up with that. I see kind of "double images" and i misclick all the time. (Sober).

Fin



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 06:47 AM
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a reply to: Finspiracy

Thanks. I do too.



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 07:47 AM
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This has been in my playlist more now, than in past times. Because... You know. You read this place. So you know my mom disowned me and now i have to learn a new life in that way also, not just staying sober more and learning new things about myself and my surroundings as i go.




posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 08:28 AM
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I’ve found so many beautiful pics and inspirational quotes lately, I felt I had to share with ATS.. and what better place than the Shed. Not sure how much traffic the Shed gets these days, but hopefully these few posts bring a small bit of comfort or joy to some members.


( or for those who want to ‘borrow’ images)
edit on 2-9-2019 by Sheye because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 08:39 AM
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😂




posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Sheye

Here is a Finnish singer for you (Don't worry about the "devil" hand signal in the image, it is only an image)




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