Babies!

I can’t believe how fast these past two months have flown by. Exactly 55 days ago, one of my female cornsnakes laid a clutch of twelve perfect eggs. I’ve been excited all week, because cornsnakes usually hatch between about 55 and 65 days, depending on temperature. As temperatures have been on the higher end thisContinue reading “Babies!”

Running out

Day 8/9 of covid. Slowly there’s light at the end of the tunnel. My throat ache is softening, and although I still cough, it seems to hurt less. I am tired at levels I don’t recognize, but I understand this may last for a while. Although Rafa and Lara no longer have clear symptoms, theyContinue reading “Running out”

Friday findings – volume 7?

This week was horrible, so I excused myself and write this blog on a Saturday. I’m on day 7 of the covid ride and after feeling very sick but physically capable the first five or sick days, today the fatigue and brain fog kicked in. I feel like I’m moving through molasses and that wheneverContinue reading “Friday findings – volume 7?”

This one doesn’t learn

My tiny Monstera deliciosa ‘variegata’ is doing well lately. She’s tiny compared to some of my other plants, but she’s growing better than some others in terms of new leaves. This week she showed and unfolded her third leaf for the year. At this rate she might even pop another one or two out beforeContinue reading “This one doesn’t learn”

Why would someone do this? (Answers welcome)

This is going to be a short one. More of a question really, because I need input. What does it mean if your grumpy and somewhat off downstairs neighbor places half a strip of Benzodiazepines on your flight of stairs? They did just that. Context: we live on the top floor of our building. NoContinue reading “Why would someone do this? (Answers welcome)”

Such a positive family…

Yesterday evening, after writing my blog post, I was met by a rather unfortunate event. I found my wife in the living room, a bit confused. She told me her test was positive. I hardly even registered that she had done a test. This happens sometimes when many things happen at the same time. YouContinue reading “Such a positive family…”

We watched birds

We planned for another weekend getaway in the close surroundings. However, fate decided otherwise. Yesterday, our baby daughter developed a nasty fever that comes and goes. The poor thing goes from being almost normal to a little drunk idiot within a matter of minutes. Crazy what fever does to a brain. Of course it hadContinue reading “We watched birds”

Friday findings – volume 6

Trust me. I’m aware that it’s a Saturday. But I don’t care. Yesterday I wanted to write about my son’s special day. Today I want to share highlights of my week in ecology. It’s my blog – stop whining! 1) Accepted – An important paper got accepted this week. This paper is the first paperContinue reading “Friday findings – volume 6”

The cure to heatstroke?

What a day today. In the morning I started off developing a mild heat stroke, as we were labeling and sorting plants in the absolute blistering heat. What can I say. It’s not great labeling in blistering heat, but it was important! The alternative was labeling inside the greenhouse. In that sense we used theContinue reading “The cure to heatstroke?”