I am so glad I finally got my tank this year, I think it is the only thing keeping me from a breakdown. :shock: I have allways loved the ocean, and having just a tiny piece of it in my living room has been a form of therapy for me. \n \nThe past few years have been Hell for me but the past 4 months have about driven me over the edge. Here's the rundown\n \nMother's Day: My mom died of a massive heart attack in her sleep. We were very close, she was only 60. Complete devestation!\n \nJune 29: My father in law died of liver cancer, which nobody knew he had.\n \nAugust 13: my son (almost 21) in jail. He had made a seriuos suicide attempt 3 years ago and had been treated for depression, but last year properly diagnosed with BiPolar, unfortunately too little too late, it had pretty much destroyed his life. He has some minor legal troubles which prevented him from going to the University of Michigan as scheduled (they nailed him with a Felony for a senior prank) . Anyway, he went off his Bipolar medications, became suicidal, stole our handgun got pulled over (thankfully, so he did not complete his mission) they found the gun now he is in jail for Felon in possession, Felony firearm, Carrying concealed (because it was in a car) and habitual offender. (His original felony was grafiti on the school the day before graduation) My strait [COLOR=blue]A[/COLOR] student is now looking at Prison.:sniffles:\n \nMy hubby has blown 13 years of sobriety and back to being a full blown alcoholic again because he can't handle things. I don't drink so this is a huge problem for me.\n \nAnd to top it all off I took my 2004 Trailblazer to the mechanic for what we thought would be a minor repair.............is up to 00 rebuilt transmission and replacing Radiator from what is surely a defect (45,000 miles) but GM won't help with costs because my mechanic does not have a "GM certified" frickin sticker on the door. The closest dealership is 45 miles away and they SUCK so I don't use them except warranty or recall work when you have to. \n \nThat is the short version of the hell that is my life.:frustrat: Believe it or not, I left out a lot of "small" issues that have plagued me. I guess I just need to VENT and say that if not for the tranquility of my tank and my friends support I would surely be bouncing around a rubber room somewhere. I could probably fill a Shrinks schedule for a month with my problems.