The Big Picture
In what would only be normal in a Marvel comic, Martha enters the laundry room and the creature "The White Tornado " emerges. This thing is unbelievable, it could take down Mr. Clean with 7 of it's 8 arms tied behind it's back. After a flurry of activity, the mound of rubble is reduced to this.
And just as mysteriously as it appeared, the White Tornado vanished into the laundry room and Martha emerges for a complete inventory of the situation.
One fish tank missing: good
Plethora of wires: bad
Dangling den dimmer switch: not of immediate concern, we won't be using that for a couple of days at least
Exposed plumbing from my powder room: bad
Exposed pantry chests: bad
One missing wall: bad, no, very bad
Ok, let's get the guys from design and mechanical in here for an assessment.
One planted tank given up for adoption: but we do get visitation
Plethora of wires: looks like 30amps to ourselves already, and we are only 20 feet from the main
Dangling den dimmer switch: well, sometimes you gotta take one for the team
Exposed plumbing from THE powder room: this is soooo coool, the boys in maintenance will buy us beer for life
Exposed pantry chests: we really didn't know they were back there
One missing wall: no problem, we add a structural beam and replace it with two walls.
Honey(with EXTRA emphasis), step back here and let me explain what they are trying to say.
Look, from YOUR side we will have a framed in wall with only the front of the tank showing. No wires, no plumbing, no smells. Picture it?
From the back side, we enclose it with a closet. Entry door for maintenance, it will be totally enclosed. Picture it?
She ponders the data for a moment, and then pops THE question. How much is this going to c.........
And in the brief period that it takes to get to the inevitable vowel that is to follow, I have the innate ability to slow time. I review specifications and pricing for an incredible list of mandatory mechanical devices, uv, ro, co2, cannisters, mh...........
I answer honestly. "I don't know, but we have a lot of stuff laying around that we can use. I'll dig it up and we can look at it."
Her answer again reveals her amazing powers of perception, "Yea.......right."