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Old 11-29-03, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What Do I Do!!!?!?!!?!?

Yesterday they installed this brand new super duty furnace to replace the one that's been in here since before my folks and I lived in this house 22 years ago! Well with the old one I had to crank it to btwn 25-30 just to get 20 degrees.. IF I got that temp at all! Well with the new one I've got to keep the thermostat set to OFF, and have all the fans running...all the afternoon yesterday the furnace was comepletely, as in flipped the main power switch in the basement, off. I came home from groceries last night and checked the temps in here.. about 15.. so I turned it back on thinking it would be ok.. YA RIGHT.. after 20 minutes of being on again it was back to 30 degrees!.. So all the fans went back on and the vents got closed from the basement, which is now all nice and warm too.. heck even my kitchen floor that was ALWAYS cold is warm. I don't need to use any UTH heating for my snakes or turn on the heat light on the firebelly toads/fish tank. Last night the cages/tanks were all 28-30 without heating.. not too bad.

Well about 9:45 this morning I headed into the basement to do some laundry and it was over 50 degrees! Let's just say I know the smell of COOKING SNAKE.. 2 hatchling corns, 4 hatchling grey ratsnakes, 2 adult female cornsnakes are all DEAD.. I managed to (hoping here) save my adult male corn, and my 1.1 coastal carpets. They are moving still, and breathing.. but JUST BARELY alive..

I see a small claims court issue with the heating company for improper installation (it's not even connected to the thermostat!) now that over $600+ in family PETS are dead..

I am horribly upset.. Any ideas on what I can do to possibly help the snakes that are still alive? I put them in a tub of warm water then slowly cooled the water down as I don't want to shock their systems any more than they've already been.. turned all the heat off..

*trying not to cry here, but those were my son's Xmas gifts and my pets..* I don't have money to be throwing around like that..

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