Sunday, August 16, 2009

Easy Come / Easy Go

Sunday, August 16, 2009
We celebrated our 5th Anniversary last night. (Our anniversary was actually Aug. 5, but this was the only time we were able to procure a babysitter.) We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe - Niagara Falls USA and gambled at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Some interesting things:
  • Cathryn was up $50 within 5 minutes. She lost it minutes later and was down $20.

  • In order to get free drinks at the bar, Brian played the video poker at the bar. He ended up winning $65. He had lost $40 previously.

  • Cathryn was jumping machine to machine while Brian liked to play the same machine longer. She came up to Brian 3 minutes after leaving his vicinity with a ticket saying she was up $135.

  • Brian was up $33 and was ready to leave because Cathryn was up $100 and it was smart to leave at that point. In order to be up an even $30, he decided to play the quarter machines instead of the nickels just for the fun of it. Five spins later, he was up another $40.

We ended the night up $170 and decided to leave before we lost it. We were excited. We were planning on ways to spend it on the way home.

This is us at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Our puppy Hankaroo woke us up at 5:00 AM. He spent 30 minutes going potty before we called him in. He had to go back out soon afterwards. Cathryn went to check up on him and saw he was having trouble going potty. She then put him on his leash and tried in the front of the house. She discovered he was peeing blood.

We took him to the emergency vet clinic. They ran a urine analysis and took an x-ray. He has a severe urinary tract infection. Luckily, he did not have any stones. (If he did, we would be having a very serious discussion which neither of us wants to have.) He now has to take anti-biotics for the next couple of weeks. Our bill was $365.

So, after celebrating our anniversary and going to the emergency vet clinic, we are down about $200 for the weekend. But, hey, it could be worse.


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