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Well, this morning I decided to take the later train. The train I normally take is at 07:21, and the next train is at 07:30. That meant I could sleep in a little longer.

So what happens? I overslept. Then I got to the station and realised that I had left my ticket at home, so I had to drive all the way back home, and then back to the station again. I got to the station only to discover that there were no more parking spots, so I had to park in a nearby street. Read more about My fun friday morning...

This is a bit of a late post... I've had a bit of a hectic week. I'll probably post another entry about this week later today or this evening.

Well, Friday night I decided it was time to clean out the fish tank. I needed to move it off the floor for winter, and you need to empty it in anycase, so why not clean it at the same time. However, this was more of a palava than it sounds. Read more about A weekend of cleaning - Friday night...

Well, Harry seems to be getting better. I took a good look at him while changing the water of the hospital last night, and the fin rot seems to be receding once again, so I'm confident of his return to health. In other words, the fish medicine seems to be working. This time however, I have decided to wait until I can't see anymore fungus on him before releasing him back to the tank. Read more about More fish saga & Mom's arrival...

Hannah has a cellphone now. I mean, a South African cellphone. Yesterday I bought a starter pack for my old cellphone, which I'm giving to Hannah to use. Now I just need to get some airtime for her new phone.

For those of you who are wondering what her new number is, here we go: 079 535 0081. Of course if you live outside South Africa, it's +27 79 535 0081. Just be aware that since it is still in my possession, I am not switching it on that often. That's if I remember to switch it on at all. Read more about Hannah has a cellphone...

Well, I put poor old Harry back into hospital. The poor guy's fin rot seemed to be coming back. I think I'd better clean out the tank, since I haven't had a chance yet, as it might be that the tank is what is aggravating the fin rot. In the mean time, Harry is getting a "treatment" in the hospital: some fish medicine. So far I haven't really seen much of an improvement, but then again he's only been in the hospital for a few days.  Shame, poor chap, I really feel sorry for him. Read more about Cars and fish......

Well, Harry is back home. This evening I put him back in the fish tank with the others. He was a bit wary and slow to move in the beginning, but after about 5 minutes he was swimming around like he'd never left the tank. Read more about Harry is back home...

I got my new cellphone on Wednesday! A Sony-Ericsson M600i. w00t. Just what I always wanted.

Ok, I'll stop with the short sentences now, and make the rest much longer. Read more about The new cellphone...

Well, I've decided to leave Harry in the hospital for one more week. Next weekend, it's back in the fish tank for him. He's doing well, the fungus on his back and dorsal fin is most definitely dissapating, he's lively, puts up a good fight when I transfer him to the bucket while I get rid of his old water. Read more about Harry's last week in hospital...

Well, Harry is still alive, and he's looking much better! He's still in "hospital" but the black of the fungus on his back and fins is fading, and he's holding his dorsal fin high. He's eating well and swimming around vigorously.

I've been monitoring his progress, and I've been cleaning the water every day (or almost every day), so I think that has helped to fight the fin rot. Read more about Harry is on the mend...

Life with a cat is fun. No, not really.

So today Keena decided that it was time to bring a live grasshopper in to show dad. Well, let me tell you, dad was not impressed. And Keena didn't just bring it into the house, no, she had to bring it all the way up to the bedroom.

As if it's not enough that I already have pieces of dead cricket on my bedroom floor, as well as elsewhere in the house, from where she brought those in and played with them. Read more about Living with a cat...