Like The White Rabbit………….

I’m late. If TWR had a blog, I would be his secretary, and probably fired.
I’ve just posted something I was working on yesterday as I had so much trouble with it, I gave up. That was at 10 to midnight.
My system kept crashing, WP timed me out and then my screen started to flash like some crazy morse code messaging as if someone was trying to access my site.

The heat really got to me last night and Maggie was suffering terribly. I turned the fan on, opened the windows, and slept on the other side of the bed so that she had the one nearest the window. There was no breeze in the silence. In fact, I have never known it this quiet, no traffic, no bird song (we usually have at least one twittering Caruso) and no snores!
I couldn’t sleep, and at 2.30 got up and had a wee. It’s an age thing, hit 55 and the waterworks leak or loosen during the early hours.

I turned the fan off and got under the duvet. There was a slight draught now, and Maggie was at full stretch so that it blew across her tummy. She was fast asleep so that was good.
I was awake again at 5.15, rolled over and fell asleep until 7 when she wanted to go out. Again it was eerily quiet, no sparrows or blackbirds to greet me, so maybe they were having a lie in. She performed and we went back to bed.
Next thing I knew it was 9.30.

So the day started late, and we haven’t done very much.
Breakfast and housework as usual, then a walk round the park.
There’s a new sign up as we have the blue/green algae in the lake which is harmful to animals. By all accounts, they’ve put chlorine in the water, so this will not only kill the algae, but also the fish. We saw these near the surface trying to get oxygen in the heat.
We fully expect to find masses of dead fish floating on the surface next time as that’s what happened before. They didn’t dredge the lake afterall and as the lake ‘does not sustain fish’ as per other notices, I guess no-one at the Council is really bothered of the outcome.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Like The White Rabbit………….

  1. Sadje says:

    That is a brutal way of dealing with algae.

  2. I’m surprised they don’t put an oxygenating waterfall pump in the lake unless it’s too big. Our local one has several. It’s enough to keep fish alive during algae attacks.

    • Ours is a boating lake and has paddle boats, motor boats and rowing boats, so might be considered too big. It will be upsetting to see a lot of dead fish as some of them are huge mirror carp and there are some beautiful fan tails in there too.

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    So sad.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    I was going to suggest straw, but I see someone has already mentioned it.
    I cannot believe they thought chorine was a good idea!

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