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Old 04-17-02, 02:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What a night....

Well longer than a night.


My power has been out for over 38 hours now due to a MASSIVE wind storm that left over 70,000 without electricity...there was 17 downed power poles in the valley....AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! It has been HELL!!! I am at work right now(thats how I can write this) and hav'nt slept in...you guessed it... over 38 hours. We have a back up generator running 1 heater and 1 humidifier in each of our snake rooms and I placed 1 40 hour heat pack(which I use for shipping....and thank the lord I just barely ordered a new case of em) in with each of my smaller snakes(2-3 for my gravid femaled depending on the cage size) and 4-5 in a pillow case with each of my larger constrictors. Ive managed to raise the ambient air temp. up to 82 and SLOWLY rising if at all(good considering its only about 40 degrees outside right now). My incubators all dropped down to 80 degrees for about 20 mins. while I was hooking the generator up. Im sooooooooooo scared.worried.frusterated.
I must say its a good damn thing I bought a generator the same day my power went out....thanks to my tax return. If I had'nt bought that generator, everything in my incubators would be lost....whew.....but maybe they will all be lost anyway due to the temp drop....


THANK GOD FOR GENERATORS(well thanks to whomever invented them...lol)
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Old 04-17-02, 04:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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damn!!! hopefully by the time you get this reply your power will be back on and everything back to normal again!!!
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Ah!!! That's awful. I panicked when it was only out for half a day. Hope it comes back soon! Lol... you can have my heat...lol... I woke up yesterday and the ambient in my room was 86! Everyones hot spots were through the roof... not sure what happedened, but it gave me a scare! :firestart
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AHHHHHHHHHHH

Its still out and its been over 48 hours now.......AHHHHHHHHH
My poor snakes. The rooms dropped down to 76 degrees last night. My poor gravid females...........they were all coiled up in little balls trying to stay warm. What a disaster....well It could be worse....but im ready for it to end. OMG
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Hmm

Last January I came home on a Sunday afternoon to find my furnace fan had packed it in, it was about minus 44 outside and the temp inside was less than the 50 degrees marked off on the thermostat, I bagged all my snakes and put them in a box incase I couldn't get it working.. I had 2 electric heaters going and a blow dryer set on low in my Green Tree pythons tank as I searched for parts for the furnace,,.. I'm not exactly sure what the temp got to in the house but my water pipes froze and almost all my plants died..was a few stressful hours there.. all my herps came through with no problems.. but it scared me enough to make sure I have backup heat in place now... so Kolleen, it could be worse
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