It’s time to go on holiday again, I and my wife. This time we’re flying into Richmond, Virginia, to explore and gape for two weeks.
We have a car and usually cover a pretty high mileage and on previous occasions have been satisfied that we have seen that which needs to be seen. Here’s hoping this one is the same.
I’ve prepared my reef aquarium as usual. A seawater change has been done, pumps etc cleaned, skimmer cleaned, timers checked for the correct time and the like. I’ve also put cover glasses on the aquarium to cut down on evaporation. They aren’t usually on, only when I’m on holiday, the rest of the time they’re in storage.
Peter has kindly agreed to keep an eye on the aquarium. All I’ve done is left plenty of RO (reverse osmosis) water and a jug, a couple of cloths, food, a couple of supplements and a note. Peter doesn’t really require a note but it’s just a reminder of the amounts of supplement to add really. I’m lucky that Peter is a marine aquarist.
One thing I didn’t do is feed the fish ‘extra’ because I’m going away. They have been fed normally – they will only eat normally and the ‘extra’ would just be a pollutant.
Peter will obviously be handling matters on this website on his own for two weeks. He does all the maintenance and computer wizardry anyway. I assist with blogs – Peter also does them. It could very well be that the blogs will slow down for the period, instead of one a day the flow could reduce temporarily. I’m sure everyone will realize why this is.
Going on holiday nowadays is a double-edged sword. Going is great and we really enjoy ourselves, but we don’t see our three grandchildren and we miss them. However, though when the holiday is over we feel a tiny bit ‘down’, we know that on return we don’t have to go to work and we’ll see the family – including three very young much loved children. Can’t be bad!