Aww, Romad, you're making me blush. Thanks for the kind words. And thank you, Feathered. :)
Poor fishies. Cooold. Stay safe on the road, Tiki. I worries 'boutcha in the snow and ice. How's Bubbles and Chichiri handling things?
Pitluvs, no, you don't sound cold. Sometimes a longterm committment with fish is hard. That's why after Ling died of columnaris or something, I decided against getting another goldie. I realized a possible 20 year committment was too much for me. I think if you test your water and know the params of the kinds of eggs you want, it's not a waste. They're kind of cool, actually. Stick 'em in the dark for a month, then plop them in the water like JimJam said and wait for them to hatch. Rinse and repeat with the remaining peat a few times because not all eggs hatch the first time they are dampened.
I got off easy then, I didn't give Lupin any cheesecake. (it's in the mail now, Lupin, just in case)
Tisia, I'll take homemade cheesecake! And pastries and cakes and cookies . . .
EDIT: JimJam, shouldn't you be in . . . wait. Duuuuhh. Holiday. Sorry, Martin Luther King, Jr. Didn't mean to forget your birthday.