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Old 11-25-2018, 11:54 AM
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How is your wife feeling? My wife is doing okay, still doing the retuxamia infusion treatment. She is slowing down, but so I am, and I don't have MS!!! We moved out of Queen several years ago, and now in Northport. Seems like you are enjoying Long Island just as much as we are. I went from a 40X100 lot, to over 1 acre, and a quick bike ride from the water. Are like me now, I hate going West, and never really leave long island now. My 20 year old reef is almost getting boring, nothing to do really do, I have not
bought anything in over a year as my corals have spread so much. Have you checked our Country Critters yet, on 112.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:26 PM
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I think I went to Country Critters but I am not sure of the name. I don't do names well but is it in a shopping center with real old tanks? If so, I was there.

My wife has her moments and never feels very good. The juice stopped her pain but this electric shock she gets down her leg constantly is taking it's toll. We may go back to California for another stem cell treatment as soon as my new knee heals and we get back from the Caribbean.
We are waiting for tests to get back as she also may need another back operation. The last back operation they inserted 2 rods and removed 2 cysts on her spine. MS is not fun as you know.

Our elevator should be in in a couple of weeks and it can't get here too soon as we both need it.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:15 AM
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Vermont was fun but cold. They have a huge fireplace there and unlimited wood. The only thing in the tiny town is a fair held in the school, I think everyone in the area from miles around goes there because it is the only thing that ever happens there. I don't think I could ever get used to living in such a small, rural town. They don't even have a restaurant.
This is the view from the window.



Today I finished my Christmas lights and installed a central vacuum cleaning system. We had one in our last house and my wife, who is a cleaning fanatic loves them so I installed one here. The thing is so powerful it will suck the ear wax from your head from across the street.

You get this 30' hose which is very light that reaches all over the house. The hose has electric in it so it also runs the brush over any carpets you have but you can also brush your teeth with it.
In this new condo I only needed one outlet in the center of the place and it reaches everywhere.

On a fishy note, my male bluestripe pipefish will probably die. He has something that is very common in pipefish and seahorses. Sometimes when they get very pregnant, one or more of the babies die and gets infected killing the rest of the fry. They decompose and form gas pockets which eventually kills the fish. It's a mechanical thing with these fish because males were never designed to give birth and they can't expel the dead fish.

If I could catch him I would do a C Section, or in a pipefish a P Section and clean out the pouch. But unfortunate, he is not a fish that is catchable. I have performed that operation a few times on seahorses when their insurance paid for it and never lost a patient. It's a shame as these two are really into each other. She had a brief fling with the Janss pipefish but I think that is over.

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Old 11-26-2018, 11:30 AM
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I am so excited. I went to Home Depot where I am 4 or 5 times a day and I needed some tools. I have all DeWalt tools and when I got them they were American. Then they went to China which I have a very hard time even looking at. But my friend talked me into buying a couple of Ryobi tools which are all made in China and I cringe when I use them.
But now DeWalt tools are made in America so I can get rid of my Ryobi stuff and again get American tools. I also got a battery that I can use on my older DeWalt tools.
I also went for boots last week and figured I would buy Timberland which also used to be made in America. Nope, no more, all Chinese so I will have to walk around barefoot.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:22 AM
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Yesterday my good friend gave me 2 dragon faced pipefish. (OK, my very Best friend, He reads this thread and I don't want to dent his feelings) I have had them before and really love them because they look kind of like me. (Hello Andy)
But they are much bigger than any dragon pipefish that I have ever seen and they are hungry. Of course they don't eat anything I have on hand so I started hatching brine shrimp again, something I have not done since I moved here. These pipes are much to big and I know I won't be able to supply enough food for them and I should have only taken one. I really have way to many fish and will have to start thinking of better ways to keep the water fairly clean because I have to feed so much. In a couple of weeks I will be getting my knee replaced so I won't be able to collect water. I also don't want my new knee getting rusty in the sea. I opted for a cheap knee made of cast iron.

My elevator is coming today so I won't have time for a while to collect water and the surf is high now, not that I am a snowflake but if I backed my car up to the sea, it would get washed away.
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How did the elevator go and I'm surprised the pipefish wasn't eating the PE CALANUS
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:21 PM
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The elevator is all in my garage and hopefully they will start installing it Monday.

The Pipefish are looking for food but my brine shrimp didn't hatch yet and my hatchery leaks like a sieve. I don't have time to build a new one right now because i am working on the elevator shaft so those fish will just have to deal with it for a while. They don't eat the PE CALANUS so i put a little horseradish on it and I ate it myself.
But they look very cool. I think they are too big even for new born brine.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:48 AM
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Last night I had to go to a Knee replacement class. No really!. You have to go to a class now for a knee. It's not like I never had a knee before, I have had 2 of them for almost 70 years and I know how to operate them.
Yes I know it is going to be painful and I shouldn't go bungee jumping for a couple of weeks and you can push the button on that pain relief thing all you want but it only dispenses a little morphine or LSD every ten minutes depending on how loud you are screaming.

They also don't use stitches now, they glue you together, I think they use that stuff we glue corals with, maybe they can give me some to take home.
They say I will also need a walker for a few days. They don't know that I am not a Sissy, Girly Man and I will pogo stick out of there.
Walkers after surgery are for Jibonies, Liberals and Snowflakes.

There were three of us in the class. Me, an Older Lady and a very old Asian gentleman who didn't speak English so I am not sure why he was there.
The Lady just kept asking questions about how ugly the scar was (I don't think she was going to wear a bikini any time soon) and if she could wear nail polish on her toes, and if she could, what color. She also asked a couple of questions about underwear and thats when I left.
I mean, Like Really! That is what you are concerned about!

I asked intelligent questions like when can I go SCUBA diving (we have a trip coming up) and when can I make it downstairs to feed my fish. Those are really the only two things I am concerned about
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I am going to try to collect some water before this surgery but I am not sure I can find the time. My elevator is going in next week, my wife has a bunch of doctors appointments and I want to exfoliate.

I collect right near here but am very busy. I only changed some water once and my tank is very overcrowded. I also went away for a few days and left someone to feed them so the food wasn't rinsed and when I get my new knee I will be screaming too much for a couple of days to get down to them so my wife will just throw a T Bone steak in there and I would like to change some water. The water is very cold now and it will take a day to warm up and I have to filter it to get out any penguins or Walrus fur.

This is where I collect so I may need to call the Coast Guard to bring an ice breaker to cut me a path.

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Old 12-01-2018, 12:46 AM
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Um, why no elevator to the fish room Paul? Isn’t that a priority?
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