February 3rd, 2004

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I'm battling with myself and my desire for instant gratification. I'm getting a bonus from work and I want to spend it all. In fact, there are a lot of things I've been saving for that I could outright purchase if I spent the money. But my better sense tells me that the most efficient use of the money is to pay off one of the cars as insurance against getting laid off. Getting rid of one large payment a month means its easier to live on one salary, if it comes to that.

So I've compromised. I've splurged and paid for next seasons opera tickets. And I'll use the rest to pay off a large chunk of the car. But let me tell you, if I get a job soon, things will change...
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Both of my aquariums have gone berserk. Last night, this fact nearly sent me into a frenzy. The 29 gallon has decided to become covered in algae. It had a pleco in with the goldfish. But at some mysterious time it died. I know this because I found the skull in the tank. Yuck. So then the hubby came home with snails that ate the live plants and not the algae. So I took them back and was promised that a whiptail catfish would be available on Friday. It wasn't. So now my tank is just all icky. The promised when I called yesterday they'd have them this Friday. I'm not holding my breath.

The other tank is tiny and has the goldfish who can't seem to stop trying to commit suicide by eating air. I can't stick him in the other tank because they think he's dead and try to eat him. And since his tank was covered in algae, I stuck a snail in there. Everything was fine until I discovered that he has ich. So now I'm treating his ich and setting up a larger tank to get him someplace safe.

But argh! All at once, everything goes berserk!