OK, first of all, please forgive my stupidity. Because there was a lot of that going on here. I borrowed a hovabator from an acquaintance. It has a fan and an egg turner. Everything works. The acquaintance hadn't had success in using it herself, so I didn't ask her any questions. It seemed like a simple process, and I had this site for help. The source for local hatching eggs I had fell through, but luckily my rooster started showing interest at 18 weeks old and I was able to verify that he was doing his job. So I started collecting eggs! I only have 4 chickens laying right now, so I couldn't collect a ton of eggs. I was able to collect 16 eggs. I had them in the incubator in my air conditioned house (70 degrees), in the egg turner (plugged in) in a room with no windows and not much temp change. After 7 days of collecting, I decided that it was time to incubate. This was Sunday (2 days ago). This is where it all went wrong. I'm hoping with help, I can turn it around. The one thing the lady who loaned me this incubator told me was that it takes 2 days to warm up. So I put the top on and turned it on. This was Sunday, Aug 3rd. I later read on someone else's post that you warm it up for 2 days and THEN put the eggs in. It was yesterday that I read this somewhere. So I quickly added some water to the tray, and have been worrying ever since. Also, yesterday after adding water I noticed condensation on the window, so pulled out a vent plug. I have come to the realization that I am in WAY over my head. HELP! I don't know anything about temp stabilization and why do you have vent holes? When do you use them? Are they unplugged all the time? Am I on day 1 today since I'm finally up around 99.5 or was day 1 on sunday? Can this thing be turned around? Please be kind.