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New Book!

NW: Homecoming Games

First Draft

70,500 of 150,000 Words (47%) complete

Battle of the Bulge

One day at a time

30 of 60 pounds (50%) complete

New Book on Hold


First Draft

3750 of 120000 words (3%) complete

Panows! Panows! Panows!

D'Day Has Comeded!



With all due respect to horses and turtles for whom they are just the most wonderful de-LI-ca-cy…surely there’s SOMETHING less objectionable in the ecosystem that can replace them!

I just hauled CJC out on a walk to try and sort out a transition problem in the book. Sometimes just talking about it helps you sort [...]

Timely Tank Woes…not!

When we upgraded the salt water tank, we moved the old one and made it freshwater. Now understand, it’s got holes in the bottom of the tank for plumbing for a gravity-driven overflow/pump. So, we’ve had a little ten gallon tank underneath for a “sump” for filtration and a pump. This worked fine, we found [...]

Tink gets color! and Musical Trees

Once I finished the covers, I began (finally) working on Tinkerboutit’s faceup and blush…in between some necessary garden work…more on that later. He’s far from done, but I’m pretty happy with the early results. There will, of course, be a (n extensive) slideshow with our resident soap opera queen house ef, but for now, suffice [...]

Freshwater Tank

We decided to go ahead and clean up the old marine tank and get it set up for freshwater. Like the marine tanks, freshwater has undergone enormous chemistry advances. They now have a great nutrient-and bacteria-rich “bedding” for plants, not to mention LED lights in the proper spectrum for plants, so you can set up [...]

Da Tank

Okay. Daylight shots. And one from today after we did a final slight rearrangement of corals

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Transfer complete!

Lots of photos for you. We got our cleaning crew in yesterday and today, the final batch of live rock came in and The Great Transfer began. Getting both the height and the airiness we wanted proved a bit of a challenge, but I think we’re both happy with the final arrangement. We had a [...]

Tank update

Since we’re about to actively start moving water and critturs, I figured I’d better bring you up do date with the activities thus far. I’ll be adding to this album later today, so check back…

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Today’s operations actually went pretty fast and smoothly. One run after a plumbing part, another after the [...]

New Tank Adventures: Day 2

One pic pretty much sums it up.

Scrape scrape scrape. Wipe and scrape some more. There’s some kind of film all over the face. We thought a simple wipe down with vinegar would take it right off. Wrong. It isn’t sticky and it’s not thick or brittle. It just ignored water, vinegar, and alcohol. [...]