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Seriously, all last night and today Shane & I have been looking at fish online. After he picked out the lionhead last night he said I should go for it and get the crystal ranchu I have been wanting from FishSempai.. Then we looked around more and noticed the adorable crowned pearlscales ( a calico and a black) and after thinking for a while and going through EVERY single past goldfish connection auction fish to get an idea of what is out there, and what could be coming up, shane said that he really liked the three I had chosen from Fish Sempai and I should just go for it... Saves on shipping to get three at once and would be a fun holiday treat. I wasn't sure.. Sounds soooo soooo tempting but then I am maxed out again!!!! And part of me said it would be fun to do one at a time, but part of me LOVES these three fish!!! So after a lot of consideration and fish searching I finally added ALL three to my cart and clicked buy! I was sooo excited.. (Anytime Shane says YES to ANY fish, especially expensive ones, it's really hard for me to resist!)

So I call them up and said "well, when will you be shipping this month?"... And he says he can't.. They can't ship to US right now. Some sort of issue with getting the boxes accross the border.. I was devastated!! It's like I finally convinced myself this was the way to go, and got my hopes up and thought "yay these babies are mine" just to find out they couldn't be.....

However, here's the good news... My house is 8 hours from his fish farm... And along the way is Niagara Falls... Which we have been talking about visiting for a long long time...I told Shane what happened and he said "come on. Let's do it... We'll drive up on a Saturday, stay the night, see the falls and go to his fish farm and come home Sunday!" WHAT?!

AWWWWWW.. How sweet!! Gas IS the cheapest it's been in AGES... Only concern is the weather. If it's really snowy...

But other than that, AWWW! It sounds really fun.. Plus on the phone he said that he would hold the three fish I ordered, but then I can always look around the whole farm in case there is something I want instead. WOW.. Now I am just wondering WHEN I should go... lol Before Christmas or after... (I have a million things to do, but I can't pass this up!)

See Shane IS being weird lately.. he even said "it sounds fun to check out a fish farm".. Where did my boyfriend go?! Was he afraid I was going to leave him for a fish lover? Cause this is NOT the same guy... But whoever he is, I really like him a lot : )

:::passes out:::

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Hehehe, that is a fun story, Sue! :rofl3 Thumbs up for Shane, the new old boyfriend! First we try to convert them, and when they finally do, we can't believe it. :D

I can just imagine you two walking through the farm, not being able to decide what else to bring home. I know I would have a HUGE problem on my hands, going to a fish farm like that. There is this and that, and this one over there, and that one in this pond, etc. Yeah, uhum, yep. Maybe it would be better not leaving the car, and just having the fish handed to you through the car window. What do you think? :rofl3

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:rofl ...poor Shane...what have you done to him Sue... :rofl

Ohh but I love his plan of driving up there...and holding the fishies for you while you look around like a princess...Awwwww....how sweet....Do it...would be a wonderful break for the two of you enjoying the falls and the fishies...and the drive... :heart

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Holy wowow!!! This is fantastic :heart ! First you convert him and now he takes the reins..before you know it you'll be building that extra room at the side of the house to fit all the extra tanks lol :rofl

I am so envious, what a dream to see the falls first and second to see afish farm. It will be the double experience of a lifetime! Amazing Sue! Now does Shane have an older brother- oops no, I am definitely smitten & taken....can I persuade Fumi to do the same trip when I visit him heehe.

Seriously I am thrilled for you. Its always best to get all the new fish at the same time. QT is a breeze like that rather than one at a time.

Can't wait to hear ALL about it :nana

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Holy smokes, when he switches gears he goes all out, lol. That really is wonderful. The trip sounds great. Think of me as you check out all those beauty's at the fish farm if you do go. And for heaven's sakes, take your camera, lol!!

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Sue, that sounds like a fun trip! I love going to Niagrar Falls, and the casino. I was devastated when I found out Andrew could no longer ship to United States. What a bummer!!!

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You and Shane will have such a fun time! And I'll be surprised if you just come home with three fish...maybe Shane will pick out his very own fish! I wouldn't be surprised. And I know I don't have to remind you to take pictures...but just in case....TAKE PICTURES!

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Ok Sue, my jealously has just increased a thousand fold!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl

That sounds like SO much fun! I've spent a lot of time in Ontario but never managed to get to the falls, that should be a great trip. And FishSempai looks amazing, that's the only goldfish auction site I really look at since I know if I ever decided to order a fish online that's where I'd get it from. You do realize you have to take a bizzillion pictures to post right?

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Seriously, all last night and today Shane & I have been looking at fish online. After he picked out the lionhead last night he said I should go for it and get the crystal ranchu I have been wanting from FishSempai.. Then we looked around more and noticed the adorable crowned pearlscales ( a calico and a black) and after thinking for a while and going through EVERY single past goldfish connection auction fish to get an idea of what is out there, and what could be coming up, shane said that he really liked the three I had chosen from Fish Sempai and I should just go for it... Saves on shipping to get three at once and would be a fun holiday treat. I wasn't sure.. Sounds soooo soooo tempting but then I am maxed out again!!!! And part of me said it would be fun to do one at a time, but part of me LOVES these three fish!!! So after a lot of consideration and fish searching I finally added ALL three to my cart and clicked buy! I was sooo excited.. (Anytime Shane says YES to ANY fish, especially expensive ones, it's really hard for me to resist!)

So I call them up and said "well, when will you be shipping this month?"... And he says he can't.. They can't ship to US right now. Some sort of issue with getting the boxes accross the border.. I was devastated!! It's like I finally convinced myself this was the way to go, and got my hopes up and thought "yay these babies are mine" just to find out they couldn't be.....

However, here's the good news... My house is 8 hours from his fish farm... And along the way is Niagara Falls... Which we have been talking about visiting for a long long time...I told Shane what happened and he said "come on. Let's do it... We'll drive up on a Saturday, stay the night, see the falls and go to his fish farm and come home Sunday!" WHAT?!

AWWWWWW.. How sweet!! Gas IS the cheapest it's been in AGES... Only concern is the weather. If it's really snowy...

But other than that, AWWW! It sounds really fun.. Plus on the phone he said that he would hold the three fish I ordered, but then I can always look around the whole farm in case there is something I want instead. WOW.. Now I am just wondering WHEN I should go... lol Before Christmas or after... (I have a million things to do, but I can't pass this up!)

See Shane IS being weird lately.. he even said "it sounds fun to check out a fish farm".. Where did my boyfriend go?! Was he afraid I was going to leave him for a fish lover? Cause this is NOT the same guy... But whoever he is, I really like him a lot : )

:::passes out:::

the weather here is not that bad ...but we do have snowbelts..you may drive into and out of crap weather ...and we get lake effect .....latley the worst of our winter is January - febuary ..but it's been a weird year here ..I say Andrew is about 2 -2 and half hour drive from the falls .... :D

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I agree -I seriously wonder if I can come home with just three fish! Last night I started planning my fish amounts and where they would go and said "you know ONE more 55 gallon would really do the trick"! LMAO Shane came down just now and said "Well where would you put it?" and I told him I would put it on the stand i have two ten gallons on now. It's a 55 gallon stand, but I just keep my two 10 gallon hospital tanks on it, since it's there. And he was like "OH JUST Get ONE"..Seriously, I dunno what happened to him.. But that would mean I'd have to buy more filters, a tank, and decorations.... I have a heater, air pump, bubble bar, extra thermometers and stuff... But also I would need a hood/light... So thats at least another $300-$400...total.......Normally I can resist these crazy urges but with Shane encouraging them, it's REALLY hard... It's like when Kathy tells me to "go for it"... But noramlly Shane is my voice of reason saying "no no you have enough..no no we can't afford that right now".. With him saying YES..... I don't know what to DO!!!

Literally I think he just wants arby's! Because there is an arby's near one of the stores I go to to get alot of fish stuff, and I think he just wants an excuse to go their for arby's LOL Whatever the reason, I'll take it lol

Do you guys even NEED to tell me to take my camera? i just spent the last few days uploading all the pics from my camera to my computer.. Seriously it's like 200 of fish, then a pic of my daughter... 300 more fish, then a pic of the cat...500 fish... You get the idea LOL

It's getting my lazy butt to actually post them that becomes the problem.... Hey, I posted new pics of the teles finally LOL

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Is this the fish you're thinking about Sue?

http://www.fishsempai.com/product_info.asp?product=964

I think he's adorable :heart

and yes I'm looking at the available fish....and yes I'm thinking "you know, I do have room for one more and mail order would be so fun" :rofl

but realisitic me is saying "you don't have that much room and flights are very unpredictable this time of year"

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Yup that's one of them!! And then also go to the pearlscale section... there is a calico pearlscale and a black pearlscale..... Unless something weird happens, he said he is holding those three for me!! LOL

OHHH GET ONE CHRISSY!! DO IT DO IT!!! Or.... better yet.... MEET ME AT THe FISH FARM LMAO

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I noticed the black pearlie! I'd always wondered if they could even be found, I never see any. I can't wait for you to get back from your trip with updates :)

And no fish for me quite yet, I might be moving next year so until I know I won't be adding anyone else who I'd need to ship.

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Fine, but if you move next year, and this road trip goes well, then I am coming back and we are going to the fish farm together! LOLBecause of course by then I will have saved up for a 90 gallon tank so I can fill it with MORE GOLDIES.Ahhhhh it's good to dream.........Chrissy I feel lazy... Put links in this thread for me to my calico and black pearlscales so other people can see them LMAO LMAO LMAO

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Well, I just did a little google mapping...I'd be moving within a short driving distance of Fish Sempai!!! That settles it, I'm going :rofl

are you moving THAT close!!!!!?????...or are you kidding??..Sue let me know when you are going and I can tell you how the weather is or what they are perdicting...from the falls to the sempai :) ...I live probably about 11/2-2 hrs southwest from him

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Bad news... and good news....

Bad news:

No canada for me : (

I wrote to Andrew and right off the bat he said that the calico pearlscale was already gone... I know it's dumb, but part of me was excited to get those particular fish.. The crystal was my first choice, but the calico was my second.. With that fish gone, I wasn't sure.

Then, he actually said to me that he thinks if I have never been to Canada before, I may run into trouble carrying the fish, and that he honestly believes I will be better off getting fish from Rick. (Guys, check out this thread and you will see what I mean:

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/...ic=74402&hl=

Sooo you know me and "signs" and this seemed like a sign not to..

But..... ummm GOOD NEWS?

Umm.. well.. Shane SORTA said to go ahead and get another 55 gallon (since I already have the stand, decorations, heater, pump, etc) and umm get let's say 1, no 2, no 3, no... WAIT ... MORE THAN THAT GOLDIES..

I don;t wanna say too much yet... I feel like it will jinx it.. but let's just say, even without my canada trip.. I am a happy girl..

OH and Shane says he still wants to go sometime.. Maybe when the weather is nicer and we have saved up so we can go longer, and he still wants to see the fish farm.. HEY maybe it'll be once Chrissy is there and I can find a way to meet both Heidi & Chrissy at the fish farm!!!!

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Another 55 gallon!?!?! :wa ...that's just my jealousy coming out :rofl

Heidi, I found a PhD opportunity in Guelph. That's pretty close to Fish Sempai isn't it?

I'm still very very unsure about it, but I have to apply by Jan 31 so I'll be sure to let you know if I get it.

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Another 55 gallon!?!?! :wa ...that's just my jealousy coming out :rofl

Heidi, I found a PhD opportunity in Guelph. That's pretty close to Fish Sempai isn't it?

I'm still very very unsure about it, but I have to apply by Jan 31 so I'll be sure to let you know if I get it.

Guelph!!!....you could breathe on him !!!!!!!!...let me know!!!!!..we will have to meet!!!!!..guelph is really not that far from me ..about the same from here to the fish sempai..by the way Guelph is a very pretty town ..and you are in the midst of the Tri city ..the highways link London ,kitchener/waterloo& Cambridge....also not far from Brantford & Hamilton and about approx 1.5-2 hrs from Toronto. :)

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