This particular Sunday was a "never stop' kind of day. Right now it's 7:42 and I've finally had a chance to sit down.
In the morning we packed up the car with changes of clothes and Ferdie and headed for Collinsville. Dropped Ferdie at the house and went to church.
After church Dale started weeding the back yard in Collinsville and I mapped out the route to Effinger's nursery in Belleville so I could pick out some pond plants for the seminary's Academic Quad pond which has developed and algea problem. We have fish in there and we can't even see them for the green right now. Nothing we've tried has eliminated that green in the water and from what I read last night, water plants are amazing at this. Effinger's isn't exactly a quick trip but their website said they had what I needed.
Well, they did and the two women working there knew their stuff, problem was they were out of some of the things we needed. But I did get a number of plants which could work.
When I got home I made a list and headed for 1. Walmart 2. Home Depot for window shades to help block out the upstairs blinding sun and 3. Creekside Nursery to see what they had in pond plants. Frankly, I walked and lifted and carried and pushed all day. Creekside did have different types of pond plants so I bought a bunch there too. For a healthy pond you need submerging plants, floaters and oxygenators. We now have all 3.
When I finally got back to the house I watched the last of the Cardinal game and then headed over to White Castle for dinner carry outs. We haven't had White Castles in a long time and they kind of hit the spot tonight.
Finally Ferdie and I headed back to campus so that I could drop those plants into the quad pond. Several trips from the car to the quad and that job was mostly done. I still have two large water plant tree type things which I need help with.
Now it's tv time, nothing much on, but at 8:30 I'm planning to watch the live stream of the LCMS Youth Gathering from New Orleans because Lizzie will be speaking at 10. Last night the live stream did not work because there were so many people from everywhere trying to log on. Hopefully they have this fixed tonight. There are 25,000 Lutheran high school aged kids down there this week along with college age and adults as sponsors. They have taken over the city and it's been fun to see all the updates on facebook since it began yesterday.