21hens-incharge

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Do you have evacuation plans?
Good question.....

We are on the east side of the middle of town so :fl that they don't let the whole town burn.

I think if we are evacuated it will be due to smoke levels.
For that....it will be us, a few critical files, the ammo and guns and all the animals.

The ammo and guns cause thieves take advantage of folks being forced to leave.
 

Fishychix

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Good question.....

We are on the east side of the middle of town so :fl that they don't let the whole town burn.

I think if we are evacuated it will be due to smoke levels.
For that....it will be us, a few critical files, the ammo and guns and all the animals.

The ammo and guns cause thieves take advantage of folks being forced to leave.
I gotcha. That would be on my list as well. Do you have a bolt bag? Its a change of clothes, etc.
How would you get all the critters?
Thats my biggest concern whenever the sirens go off. My kid gripes at me because i don't go chasing them. By the time i even find the cats the tornado would've already come and gone.
 

21hens-incharge

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I gotcha. That would be on my list as well. Do you have a bolt bag? Its a change of clothes, etc.
How would you get all the critters?
Thats my biggest concern whenever the sirens go off. My kid gripes at me because i don't go chasing them. By the time i even find the cats the tornado would've already come and gone.
We have an airline crate big enough to hold the 8 adult birds and the broody breaker can hold the bantams. The 8 chicks would end up boxed likely. The ducks....loose in the truck bed with the others strapped around them.
Hubs truck has a topper so the birds would be in the back.
The dogs would be split between my car and my sons car.
Guns in my trunk and "other stuff" in hubs back seat in his truck.

I really don't THINK it will come to it.....but.....:confused:

Oh and the parrots....one would be in a cat carrier the others cage will fit in the truck too.
 
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Fishychix

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We have an airline crate big enough to hold the 8 adult birds and the broody breaker can hold the bantams. The 8 chicks would end up boxed likely. The ducks....loose in the truck bed with the others strapped around them.
Hubs truck has a topper so the birds would be in the back.
The dogs would be split between my car and my sons car.
Guns in my trunk and "other stuff" in hubs back seat in his truck.

I really don't THINK it will come to it.....but.....:confused:

Oh and the parrots....one would be in a cat carrier the others cage will fit in the truck too.
Hopefully not, but at least you got things covered. No pun intended :lol:
 

Chickassan

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Good lord I can't believe you have such a good plan considering how many critters you have to juggle.
Im in awe,of your skills.
I'd be shoving derps in amazon boxes and trying not to have a nervous breakdown.:p
We have an airline crate big enough to hold the 8 adult birds and the broody breaker can hold the bantams. The 8 chicks would end up boxed likely. The ducks....loose in the truck bed with the others strapped around them.
Hubs truck has a topper so the birds would be in the back.
The dogs would be split between my car and my sons car.
Guns in my trunk and "other stuff" in hubs back seat in his truck.

I really don't THINK it will come to it.....but.....:confused:

Oh and the parrots....one would be in a cat carrier the others cage will fit in the truck too.
 

21hens-incharge

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Good lord I can't believe you have such a good plan considering how many critters you have to juggle.
Im in awe,of your skills.
I'd be shoving derps in amazon boxes and trying not to have a nervous breakdown.:p
I have had time to sort of plan it out. My "plan" would still involve crazy critter chasing and chaos.

I don't think it would be a "you have 5 minutes to get out" thing either. They are doing voluntary evacs and those go to mandatory as needed. We would go while it is still voluntary for sure.

Packing Derps would be far more challenging lol.
 

Chickassan

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You forget my younger derp herd is self packing now lol!
My poor cat carrier! :lau
I have had time to sort of plan it out. My "plan" would still involve crazy critter chasing and chaos.

I don't think it would be a "you have 5 minutes to get out" thing either. They are doing voluntary evacs and those go to mandatory as needed. We would go while it is still voluntary for sure.

Packing Derps would be far more challenging lol.
 

FlyingNunFarm

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Its 3 am here... I swear I heard that damn septic alarm going off. Its right outside my bedroom. I woke and heard beeping...waited and heard it again. So I got up and trudged outside but no alarm. I'm really losing it. But after all that effort my brain is awake.
Been in the 50s in the day and low 40s at night. I had to turn the heat on. It wasn't getting sunny enough to warm the house in the day so it kept getting colder inside.
Speaking of the house I did find out I can refinance. My original mortgage company screwed up their estimated amount I would need in escrow by almost $1000. So my payment went up $145 a month. Right after they sent a letter telling me they sold the mortgage. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I had emailed them asking how they possibly could have estimated so wrong and a month later they replied with "Thanks for inquiring. We sold your mortgage. Ask them." Not quite those words but that sums it up. I said it was like handing me ticking bomb and pushing me out a moving vehicle. "Heres a major problem of our making, Goodluck." I got the numbers back and even rolling in the cost of refinance and the back escrow from the mistake my payment will go down. Even from what it was! Interest is so low right now its about 1/2 what I got originally. (I about 💩 a brick when my mom said their first house was 14%)
In other house news I tore up my bathroom floor. The toilet started leaking into the basement. Not a lot but enough I noticed. This house was built like a bomb shelter I swear. On the floor joists they ran what look like 2 x 8 at a 45° angle. Then put subfloor over that. In the bathroom and kitchen at least. The rest if the house is hardwood. So I scraped up all the tile and found tar paper under it. Then when we cut out the bad section of subfloor there was more tar paper.
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So I have a partially working toilet in the laundry room for a day. The tank is broke so its bucket flush only. Of course the valve won't shut quite all the way so it drips a little. Hence the catch jug. The back corner to the left by the vanity was the worst. It's built in so no removing it. Can't even figure out how its attached. But Dad and I found solid wood all around so put a fan on it to dry just in case. Got filler pieces cut and ready. Even have tar paper to put down. 🤣 I also have flooring to put down but thats a new process to try. Thats the part that worries me. Not cutting holes in the floor or not having a toilet in the house. 😂 Putting down new floor over the old. Going to try and get that thin plywood filler sheet (like 1/8" thick) to put over the whole floor so its smooth and even. The bathroom is so narrow I can float the flooring without glue. Its sheet vinyl. Thats my plan at least. You use literal double sided tape in the doorway and in front of the tub. Then lay it against the walls with a small gap you cover with baseboard. I can't use baseboard nailed to the walls cause ....well.... tile to the floor. But I saved the little silver strip they used and it had a chanel in that I can put the edge in. I hope. If not I guess I'm gluing.
Have other things going on too but I'm chatty at 3 am (now 4) so I'll stop here. Haven't heard the alarm again.🤦🏻‍♀️
 

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