Friday, December 14, 2007

WOOHOO!

Well, the semester is...FINALLY over! YAY! Most of the tests went well...I don't know for sure on some of them...so, there you go!

A small update on the fish. It was devestating. Clay's parents lovingly bought us more fish (clay got to pick them out of course) like I said: 4 tiger barbs, an angel fish, and an algae eater. Well, let me tell you- the result of the combination was a shock. Clay did TONS of research saying that these fish all went well together. The people at PETSMART told him that these fish would go well together. EVERYTHING SAID that these fish would be peaceful together. Within 48 hours, all were dead except the tiger barbs and algae eater. The most devestating was Rosemary. Clay and I have really become attatched to her. She seriously had SO much personality for a fish. She was pretty, funny and we really loved her. It was the most horrible thing. Clay took it really hard. Especially after they were all dead. Now that it is just the tiger barbs and the algae eater in the tank, another situation has arrived. Our tiger barbs are acting slightly....drunk. I know that sounds funny but it is true. The word 'tipsy' PERFECTLY describes how they are acting. They swim perfectly normal and then all of a sudden fall upside down and float down upside down and then start swimming normally again. It is SO WEIRD. We don't know if we should worry or laugh. They are really just acting like lunatics. So...what are we going to do about these assasins of fish? The angel fish died the day we put it in basically so we can return it and get different fish. We are kind of scared that the tiger barbs will KILL anything it comes in contact with and we are fearful to trust any source having to do with them now. Last time, all sources and signs pointed to friendliness with other fish, but obviously that was wrong. I just hate this because Clay is doing EVERYTHING he is supposed to do. Bad luck I guess. Well, we found a PERFECT tank at the DI for $10 that includes a light, filter and everything. We snatched that sucker right up (clay is kind of charging it on his future Christmas gift money account...ha..ha) well anyway, we are putting the tiger barbs in their own tank and getting new fish with the money from the angel fish and clay will probably have some money from christmas he will buy more fish with. We are probably just going to get CALM NON-AGGRESSIVE fish this time for our big tank. They really do have categories of aggressiveness, and yes, we have been following all the rules. By the way, the tank we got at DI we saw at Walmart for 30 bucks! YAH! We got a deal. Man, we really didn't realize going into this whole fish business would cause such a drama in our life! Clay is still happy though...kind of. I mean, he is still determined to have this hobby. Sad though, when his fish die.

It has been snowing like CARAZY! Today I walked home from school and my face felt like it was going to fall off. I almost wished it would have fallen off. It probably would've felt better. My ears too. I forgot to wear a hat. I heard on the radio today that we are supposed to have snow for 7 straight days. Interesting. It's pretty I guess. I just hate driving in it.

Tomorrow we are going to Idaho Falls to run a lot of errands and of course, spend time with Clay's family. It will be nice. We have planned to get there by 11:00...I HOPE that happens.

I have so many goals to get done this break. I bet most of them wont get done. That's not a very good attitude huh? Well, I really want to get them done. One is to redo our entire budgeting system. I need to make it as easy as possible for me to keep track of things. Any advice or ideas? I'm thinking of trying the "envelope system".

Today I cleaned for like 3 and a half hours! Can you believe I could work that long in my small apartment and I could've done even MORE! Geez. I guess we have just let it build up a lot these past couple weeks. Oh well. Now that we have a clean apt, it feels and looks so good. We all know what that feels like.

Well, I am going to go do...something. Something else anyway. I don't know WHAT yet. Love to you all! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

11 comments:

AMY AND MIKEY: said...

Hey Danielle! I'm so glad you are done with school! YAY! I am so sorry about your fish, I had no idea it would be this stressful, I feel really bad for you! I can believe the 3 1/2 hours in a little apartment, it's scary to think of what it will be like when we have real houses! YIKES! Things can just pile up so fast! That will be so fun to go shopping and spend time with family, and eat treats, cause I know Patty will have treats. Be safe in that snow! There is no way Mike and I could have traveled in that weather! I bet it's pretty though. I can't imagine things being that cold and snowy! I love you!

AMY AND MIKEY: said...
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AMY AND MIKEY: said...

Hey danielle-I accidently commented twice- that's why there's a deleted comment :)

Sharon/mom said...

That was a great blog! I feel so bad about your fish. It's weird how we can become so attached to something like a fish, huh? It's a living thing and has a spirit. I hope the new tank thing works. I'm glad you got such a good deal!!! I bet you won't forger your hat again!! The envelope system works pretty good. What I have learned over my 51 years is that budgets are like chores, it seems like there is no perfect system, so we change them all the time. You will probably go to the envelope system, do that for a while and then think that isn't the best and then try something else until you think there has to be another way. As far as time, the envelope system will definitely save you time. So that might be the best for college. I heard you called, I am sorry I missed you! I miss you very much too. Love you!!!!

Sharon/mom said...

Oh, I forgot, congrats being done with school for now!!!!

Janell, Grandma, Nonnie said...

I'm so sorry about your fish. Who knows what fish will do, we had a lot of fish when Ed Jr was growning up and it was very stressful at times. I never got used to all of the drama. I remember we had 2 or 3 tanks at a time, and it was a lot of work for Ed. I can believe your apt takes that long to clean as this small mobile home takes a lot of time. I get tired just thinking of it sometimes. Amy and Mikey are going to come on Sun. Soooooo I need to clean a bit. Tell Clay not to dispair it will work out and there will be fish that can get along. I hope your break is good. Have lots of fun. We're supposed to get RAIN this week-end:( not what I want. I love the snow, but I only want to look at from inside with a warm fire and a hot cup of cocoa:) I love you grandma

Megan and Greg said...

Man people always say the pets become you kids, I didn't realize it happened with fish too! I'm so sorry! I can't imagine scooping their bodies! OH!!!!! My heart aches for you! So how do fish kill other fish? I don't get it? Is maybe the water poisoned if all the little ones died and the big ones are now drunk? It just popped in my head, if so, it's probably too late. Smart thinkin' with the new tank and I LOVE GETTING GOOD DEALS!!!! MAke you feel SO not bad for getting it! I really hope the fish mess is behind you and you can enjoy each other. And I'm sorry about Rosalie. I can totally understand that.

Megan and Greg said...

I mean Rosemary :)

Susan, Blain & kids said...

Sorry to hear about your fish, just like kids they are, fight all the time, fortunately my kids don't kill each other though. Congrats on school. I hope that you accomplish everything you want over the break. I am jealous that you get to go to Patty's house I want to but it will have to wait until next weekend. Have fun and have a good weekend.
Love Aunt Susan

Susan, Blain & kids said...

I love the look of your blog it is sooooooooooooooooo cute how did you do it.

Lizzie said...

Do the tiger barbs really deserve their own tank? Maybe it's time to get rid of the assasins. I don't even know them and I'm mad at them. I'm sorry about Rosemary.

How fun that school is out. We're so excited to see you next week!!!!!