Despite having seeded the aquaponics tank this go round with an assortment of lettuces, basil, watercress, peas, and such... Again, only the basil came up. Don't get me wrong, I do love our home grown purple opal basil. It's my secret ingredient to make all pasta sauces sing. I can't have enough of it. But I'd also like to have some salad, and maybe some chives or peas too. Last time we tried tomatoes and peppers, and they didn't come up either. Probably for the best, since the basil tends to grow so rampantly that it takes over the entire system and chokes out all the other roots in the underwater area.
The fall exotic auction is coming up. I really want to go, but I couldn't figure out for the life of me why. I don't need any more critters. I'm trying to downsize. There's nothing I can think of that I'd be looking to get. Until I looked at the consignment flyer. They have hairless hamsters! I always wanted one years ago when we bred hamsters, but none were to be found. Now that I've sworn off indoor caged pets I finally have the opportunity to buy some. I'm sure they'll go for well over my frugal budget. But hey, one could wish, right? I still have all of our old hamster supplies tucked away in the garage. Well, the ones that weren't destroyed in the flood anyway. It's tempting.
Ditto has found a potential home through the rescue. I'm so excited! She's set to leave on the 22nd after her vaccinations. It looks like Mercy has a home lined up too, but she may be heading off sooner. Possibly this weekend at the earliest. Yay for new adventures for them. I'm so glad we got to love and spoil them for a while before they go off to new homes. Now if we could just find suitable homes for the four remaining kittens. I say four because I'm still discussing keeping Lucio with my husband. That just leaves Tracer, Hanzo, Genji, and Mei.
Tony has requested the days off to go to Galaxy Con. I've never been to a convention before, but this is what #1 wants for her big 18th birthday gift (though Galaxy Con is not on her actual birthday). Grandma is going to pay for most of it. My daughter has been trying to explain to me how other conventions she's gone to have worked. Panels, often led by celebrities, photo shoot times (for an additional fee), autograph opportunities (again for a fee), vendor areas, Cosplay contests, and all manner of other things. I'll be honest, as much as I love some of the celebrity line up (cast of Doctor Who, members from the original Star Trek, etc.), I do not do well in crowded places with a lot of people, nor do I do well in big cities. I am scared out of my mind to have to go to this convention. I keep checking their website hoping they'll release a list of available panels so I can at least feel a little more prepared. Asperger's anxiety kicks in and I spin my wheels. I just hope he gets the time off and we can go. It will be fun, even if I'm stressing about it now. It's a new experience that I can learn from and say that I've done.