YK has called back twice in 5 days, all very brief and hurried calls. Here's a typical conversation:
Me : Hello. Everything ok there?
YK: Yah. Is everyone alive? (referring to all his pets of course)
Me: Yes. All alive and kicking.
YK: Sure? Even my Naoko? (his favourite fish)
Me: Yes. The Laboutei, your corals and doggie, they're all fine.
YK: Ok, gotta go.
Me: What about you? What have you been doing?
YK: Tell you when I return. Call charges very expensive. Byeee.
I didn't think it was necessary to tell him about the chiller incident yesterday. The chiller, which delivers cool water to his tank to keep the corals alive, stopped working in the afternoon. Thank goodness it was nothing major, just a loose plug. Luckily I was quite vigilant.
I spent the weekend cleaning up the house. It seems alot cleaner (and quieter) without YK around. I've chucked his favourite shaggy rug into the storeroom to minimise dust.
SK is quite happy that I have more time to bring him to the aquariums. While his brother is crazy about marine fish, he prefers ro rear crystal red shrimps (CRS).
As you know, I'm against keeping animals in captivity but I can't stop them from pursuing their hobbies.
According to them, these creatures are better off under their care than living in over-crowded tanks in the shop. Well, they have a point there too. But it's good to know that they both love their animals and are very disciplined when it comes to taking care of their own tanks. Of course when they're away, their hobbies become mine.