Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Streamlining

I need a better process.

I was talking to a friend about this yesterday, and I have several things I wish I could incorporate into my snake breeding situation.


  1. I wish I had a better water source. Right now, I am filling up gallon bottles and going thru the room and filling up water dishes this way. It's great for those few you need to do, but when you do a complete change, it gets to be a complete pain in the ass.  If only I had a sink in the room, or maybe a hose...
  2. I wish I had more space. I don't have enough room in some places to even turn around. It makes life that much more difficult. Tubs don't come out easily because of the lack of space, so maneuvering in the room has become another skill I have acquired.
  3. I would LOVE help. I can't see the possibility of hiring help, but it would be nice to have some on hand when times get complicated. I do have friends that help when they can, but on days when I am swamped and alone, it is what it is...
Now of course, these things can all be solved with a few changes in life. The problem is, that can't happen yet.

So I continue to fill up gallon water jugs (I think I have 8 on hand during a round, and that usually isn't enough), squeeze thru rows, and do a lot of twisting and turning in the snake room on my own.

In times like this, when it is 80+ degrees outside, and seemingly hotter in the snake room, I think of things like this, and trudge on.

One of these days, I will get all that I need.

But for now, this is what I got.

And I am grateful for that, and for the friends that help me out when they can.

Have a blessed day, my friends.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

You know you can always exchange goods for services. Someone wants a snake but doesn't have enough money and you need help, you can always trade. I've traded geckos for logo design and such so it's worth thinking about.

Heather Wong said...

Bryan,

I have done that, but there are only so many animals that people may want before the well runs dry and they want cash.

I do trade animals for rats occasionally.