I have had trouble in the past using up my moderator points, and so tended to just ignore them. Threads I am interested in I comment, making myself ineligible, while threads I am not interested in I ignore. Now I am going for the use them all up on one thread strategy. Much more satisfying to let them all go in one frenzy.
These posts do not seem to have years on. So this now is 2007.
Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.