The past 9 months or so has been difficult for me and my fish tanks.  The carpel tunnel surgeries put a damper on how much I could work on my tanks.  Between the complete immobilization to the wound healing to working up my grip strength up to an acceptable level, I was letting everything pretty […]

A short lesson in customer service

Most of my employment experience has been centered around customer service.  In person, on the phone, whatever.  I’m actually very good at it; that and technical writing, believe it or not.  Which goes to show that just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you like it. I sent out two emails today inquiring about […]

Look at all the fish I killed!

Okay, first, the bad news. I’ve had 2 deaths, and they were horrible.  HORRIBLE. Since I have the new 40 gallon tank up and running (more on that in a bit), I put the 10 gallon tank downstairs so the kids could have a couple of betta fish.  We spent time deciding what type of […]

The Day-That-Must-Not-Be-Named

Fathers and mothers alike shield their children from it. It looms, growing ever larger by the hour. Minute. Second. Panicked whispers. Just be normal. Everyone, just be normal. Regular day, right? Right? NO NO NO don’t say that! Dear God, you fool! You’ll doom us all! La, la, la, anyway…so much to discuss!  Our house […]