I thought this picture post would be appropriate the day after my dad's birthday. My dad has always been a handy guy, working on various home improvements. Ever since moving into the new house years ago, the place has been a work-in-progress. The last tenants loved everything about wood and the outdoors. My parents did not. Every time Charlie and I visit, parts of the house are under construction or Dad is showing us the latest project he completed.

Anyway, one of his latest projects was building a fish tank in a wall in the downstairs family room. Yup, he built this by hand. Carved a hole in the wall, threw some glass in there, and the completed project is a beautiful fish tank that I could look at for hours. Seriously I could.

While building the tank, Dad always had the plan to take all five grandkids to the pet store and have each of them pick one fish. Coley picked a black fish and appropriately named him Blackie.

I think this guppie is pregnant or she just put on a few pounds. I stood in front of the tank several times during my last visit, hoping I would see her give birth. She didn't. I was disappointed.

And I believe this fish is Goldie (picked and aptly named by Gavin). Even with fish, I think each animal should have a name -- not sure where this belief came from. Anyway, Tova named her fish Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" -- a suggestion made by yours truly. And Ethan was ever so kind and let me know his fish -- I named it Harry after the boy wizard. I have yet to name Tate's fish.


Categories: Jennifer Elliott, Picture Posts

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  1. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

    I’m starting up a ‘Critiquing Crusaders’ program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form critiquing circles. If you’re interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!

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