Two questions

Two questions

1) I wear contacts. I SERIOUSLY cannot afford to pay a few hundred dollars for another eye exam and a supply of contacts right now. I have about 4 or 5 pairs (with one extra for one eye for some reason). How can I make them last longer before a buildup? That stuff is calcium, right? I feel like my current ones are at the end of the line. It seems like I can't wash the stuff away with my fingertips or anything. Any pointers other than the obvious, don't wear them so much and always keep them in solution? 2) What is a good way to invest maybe $250 online somewhere? I am thinking of ING's mutual funds, but I want something that is a) completely online, and b) somewhat aggressive. I use ING for my banking but their investment site is so uninformative I don't want to use them. Anyone know reputeable places to invest online and have any experience with them?
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My new bedroom!  Formerly the TV room.

My new bedroom! Formerly the TV room.

babies.

babies.

Garden pics

Garden pics

tiny kitchen help

tiny kitchen help

More roses making an appearance and my first lilies of the year

More roses making an appearance and my first lilies of the year