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Discussion in 'Personal Promotion' started by Tidgy's Dad, Jul 14, 2015.

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  1. EllieMay

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    I’m sure your aware that diabetes is very serious.. please stay on top of this Ray. Prayers.
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    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I agree, my A1C has been high for 2 years now. So to be honest I only check my blood now and then. Because the numbers are always in the 180 to 220. My doctor keeps increasing my units of insulin and scolding me to lose some weight. This morning I was 107:). I am going to check after I post this.
    With being on this diet. I think the doctor might have to adjust my morning insulin.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I guess I'm suffering from a bit of the lazies today. I seem to be looking for things to occupy my time to keep from going outside and starting my day!
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    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Lazy is good. I am sure you need it.
    Plus it looks like rain:)
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    No rain in the foreseeable future here. They're predicting high winds, and are worried about the fires in Northern California with such a wind. This fire is very near Yosemite and quite a few homes have been evacuated. Roads are closed. The fire is on steep cliffs and hills and the last fire in this area was in the '20s, so there's plenty of scrub to burn off. The power company has turned off electricity to thousands of homes due to fire danger. I don't know if you've heard, but our power company (Pacific Gas and Electric) is in Chapter 11 because of all the $$ they've had to pay out due to the last fire in NorCal. It was decided that trees near power lines was the culprit and the power company fell down on the job of keeping the branches clear of the power lines. So the power company is (entering MY thought here) teaching people a lesson. If you want your power on, don't sue the power company when there's a fire.
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    Do take take care! We don’t want you hurting yourself!
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    I didn't know you had another fire. I heard PGE got blamed for that last one. Didn't know they were going Chapter 11. Seems like big companies that get in trouble with the public run to chapter 11. I believe the pharmaceutical Purdue just did it also to get away from paying out to much money.
    Stay safe Yvonne.
  8. Ray--Opo

    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Thank you, I am glad I feel backwards on the bed and not forward. My wife was in front of me and she would have tried to stop my fall.
    350 lbs against just over 100 lbs. She would have gotten hurt.
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    G’day all.

    This morning we worked on the base for Sully’s indoor nightbox. His outdoor nightbox is just too bulky/heavy for wifey and me to move inside & down steps. So, a new build is on.

    I plan to use Sully’s current Kane heat mat and thermostat, but buy and use a new Reptile Basics 120 radiant heat panel overhead in the roof.

    A few pix of a work in progress.

    Dimensions are six feet long, three feet wide, two feet high.

    I need to determine entrance door width and get that framed out. Add the bottom and engineer a roof that will easily lift when needed.

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    Impressive
  11. Ray--Opo

    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Nice job! Do you think I could get away with a 3'x6' for Opo this winter. There will probably be only a handful of times he would have to stay in for 3 days at a time.
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    My mate the male Kestrel. We’re besties now. He very quickly worked out that I was the source of dead chicks.
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    And this one of a nest of 5 adorable field voles being fed by one of the staff. They were orphaned when a cat got Mum :( They’re about 9 days old and need feeding every 2 hours day and night
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    I love to watch them fly. Then they decide to take a dive into the waters. It's beautiful. I'm glad to see they've been coming back.
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    Well it is fall and all...daylight is a bit later.
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    Remember, this is just a night box for sleeping and staying warm. Not an enclosure. Once I cut the entranceway, you will see. Sully will have room to wander in and out of her new “sleeping quarters”.

    But on to your question. For a “few” cold nights n days, sure. But not the only space. But, 3 x 6 better than sub-par temperatures and catching a cold.
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    Rose could do it. I was helping a nine hundred pound woman take a shower in the bathroom and she passed out. I managed to protect her head and landed on top of her. I only weigh around 90 lbs. It was funny as heck...medics came from the fire dept. and helped get her up and into bed. Her and I had a laugh together. She wanted a shower so it was worth it
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    Well...we need them all. Osprey is just a favorite of mine. Buzzards aren't bad either.
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    I was wondering if you were near that area with their power out. I saw it on CBS news today.
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    I think we have established before that the bird many Americans call a Buzzard is a Turkey Vulture.

    The Common Buzzard looks like this and is slightly smaller than an Osprey
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    Ok. The bottom piece is now measured & cut. I’ll use some liquid nails & screws to fasten to the bottom frame, then flip it over to work on the roof/lid. Later, I’ll seal the seams with some waterproof silicone caulking.

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