It's well after midnight, very early in the morning of December 20, 2014. My annual Yule party is this evening, and although things are mostly ready I still have a bit of tidying to do around the house.
Okay, maybe a bit more than "a bit." (Springy G nudges a bucket full of drywall tools under the sideboard and tries to think of a more suitable place for 2 gallons of paint, a hammer drill, and a bag of floor-levelling compound.)
So what did I do instead? I brought out a siphon, a bottle of water conditioner, and a 5-gallon bucket and did a full-service aquarium water change. Not only did I scrub the gravel and clean the glass; I also disassembled the filter unit and cleaned fish by-products out of the pump.
Do you suppose that if I drop a hint or two, Algernon the Algae Eater and Paula the Pleco will get Me a gift certificate for maid service?
Didn't think so. (sighs heavily and writes "Clean the razzafracking house" in Her December 20 agenda, between "Wake up" and "Bake cookies")
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