Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Broken Pane of Glass

When we found out we were moving, we decided to commemorate the event by telling Kevin he could have a fish.

Last night, we went to pick one out.

We may have gotten a little excited. In just a couple of hours, we had picked out a ten gallon tank, and everything that went with it, and spent almost $70. We almost bought the fish too, but the employees at Petsmart told us that it was a good idea to run the tank from 24-48 hours before we put the fish in so that some healthy bacteria could build up.

However, last night when we went to set up the tank, it turned out that there was a large crack across the pane of glass at the bottom of the tank.
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We were pretty disappointed. We had been getting pretty excited about our new fish, and it was frustrating to not be able to start the process last night.

However, it kind of turned out to be a blessing. The more I thought about our purchase last night, the worse I felt. Finally, I realized we were probably being over-exuberant. We had gone to purchase one fish, a beta or a gold fish, and we had been about to purchase 3+ (much more expensive) fish with a ten gallon tank. Grig and I talked about it, and we decided to just return the ten gallon tank and purchase a much smaller tank with a single fish.

I felt better once me made that decision.

It's not that we don't have the money right now, but we are trying to save up as much as possible for things that we're going to need to buy throughout the year.

A single fish will make Kevin happy. It was just Grig and I that wanted a larger tank and cooler fish.

We can probably get one at some point, but for now, we don't need to spend so much money. Simple is often better.

If it weren't for a broken pane of glass, I think that we would have made a pretty big mistake.


  1. I know the feeling! :) I have often made purchases impulsively, and then realized I was buying emotionally and have had to take it back.... I strugge with that a lot, in fact. btw, if you come here sometime, you should go over to Vicki Sanders' house and see her baby leopard spotted stingray.