I just remembered, too, that I can keep an aspiration active if I want. The next time Benjamin shows up in the aspiration panel I will keep him there so he doesn't get shoved aside by her greedy desires for fancier equipment.
All that said, of course, I did upgrade her place again. SHeesh. Now she has a cooler bathroom and larger kitchen with a food processor. ANd a snazzy new fridge. I also got Mary enough body points to advance in her career. I wonder what's next.