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Thursday 17th Jan
Thursday 17th January 2008.
Well I suppose I'd better tell the tale of Russ, Tia and the dreaded snake. Russ' daughter, Tia, is an occasional visitor to our house. Sometimes she stays over which is a pain in the bum because I have to give up my bed to her and she and Russ have my bed while I get to sleep on our very narrow sofa. I don't like her staying when I'm at work the next morning because after a night of very little sleep it then messes with my morning routine of getting ready for work. I don't like her staying when I'm off the next day because it's my only day for a bit of a lie in and after aching and breaking on the setee all night the last thing I want to do is extend my sofa visit.
I have broached the subject of a fold up bed for Tia. I don't think at ten years old she should be sharing a bed with her father anyway.
But that's by the by. Tia loves the lizards but hates the crickets and locust so she refuses to sleep downstairs. I'd mentioned the possibility of getting a snake and unbeknown to me, a few weeks ago Russ had an early morning phone call from his ex wife.
Tia was in floods of tears. She hates snakes apparently. Russ promised her that we'd never have one in the house.
Russ had no fucking right to promise her that without consulting me first.
It's caused huge problems.
Russ and I live together ... but he does have his own house where he usually has Tia overnight. She comes to stay with us very occasionally. If we lived together properly and if he had nowhere else to stay with Tia, then of course I'd take the child's wishes into account and be a little bit more sensitive to her needs.
But, I'm buggered if I'm going to be told what I can and can't have in my house by a ten year old who doesn't even live here.
Hell she doesn't even need to know that we've got a snake. When she's coming we can throw a cover over the viv, plonk a vase on top of it and she'll be non the wiser.
Russ, who is bullied mercilessly by both the child and her mother feels that I'm being very unreasonable.
This is the child who prevented us from having Christmas crackers this year because she's got 'sensitive ears'. Well, we had the crackers, but we had to take the cracker bit out of them! However she can sit through a Mika concert, or a Lilly Allen concert at five thousand decibels.
Russ bristles every time the snake is mentioned. He has told me that he intends to have absolutely nothing to do with it because Tia's upset. The kid's never even seen a snake so how does she know that she's phobic? If it is a genuine phobia, more so than the selective sensitive ears is a problem, then we'll take measures to make her comfortable. If she decides not to visit my home any more then so be it. Russ has his own snake free house that she can visit in.
I've had to re-think the housing for the snake. I had intended to put him in the four cube. I was talking to Martin on the phone today and adding some last minute bits and pieces to my order including a heater for that viv. I mentioned that Stoker would be going in the four cube.
“Jane, that's huuuuge,”
“Is it? it's not that big.”
“Well it'll be all right in there but you know it's only half grown, don't you.”
Well, I'm doubting my judgement now. So instead of putting her in the four cube, I'm going to put her in the three cube. That doesn't seem like much of a come down but it's the internal capacity that's measured. She'll go into the old Frillie viv. It's been lying dormant for two months now. I gave it a deep clean when the Frillies moved out and I'm going to give it another do tonight. So that I know there's no underlying nasties in there.
I just hope that it's big enough. Stoker is a yearling. The vivarium necessity is governed more by girth and bulk than length of the snake. I would have thought by a year old she's have a good eight inch of girth. Oh well we'll see.
My newbies are coming on Tuesday and I'm beginning to panic that everything isn't going to be ready for them. My car is knackered though only temporarily, I hope, alternator... or fan belt... or head gasket, depending on which of my experts you seek an opinion of. Russ did a wood run and found some good branches of driftwood on the beach, however his dad wouldn't have them in the car so Russ had to stash them. With my car being off the road I have no idea how we're going to get them. Eight foot branches aren't a problem, you just hang them out of the boot, but nobody else seems to have that philosophy and says that they are too long to transport in a car. Russ says they are a bit dirty. Jesus, cars do come cleanable you know. Not only does the wood have to be got from the beach, but it also has to be cleaned in good time. My method is to soak in a bath of weak bleach solution for two hours, rinse three times and then leave under running water for ten minutes to make sure that there are no traces of bleach left. Then I put it in front of the heater for two days to dry out. I have four vivs to kit out, the monster viv, the three cube for stoker, and two 3x2x1 for the little water dragons, the last two aren't a problem I have the wood to do them. It's just the monster viv and the snake viv that are proving difficult.
I had planned to put the Iggy in the three cube, and the Chinese and aussy in the two 3x2x1 but the iggy isn't coming this time. It gives me plenty of opportunity to work something out for him. Once the monster viv is up and running I've got two six footers coming free. Assante will definitely be taking up residence in one. Chi and Merry may well go into the other. The uros, or Roma can move from a three to a four. That means that I'll have two three footers free in the stack.
It will sort. I have two temp glass tank convertibles to quarantine the new baby waters short term and a choice of two cubes for the snake. And if the wood has to wait a few days then they'll just have to manage on lesser wood than I would like for awhile. Tuesday morning I'm going to steal the ceramic heater from the frilies, they can live without it for a few hours, that way I can have stokers viv heated to temp before he gets here. I've ordered another ceramic from Martin.
As usual it's all fuss and hassle to prepare last minute and Russ is tearing his hair out. But all will be well.
It's all good and dead exciting, I thrive on the drama.
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