I wonder if Alice slept as bad as I did last night? Probably not cause she knew her babies were ok. So after I turned off the computer last night, the lightning was still happening and then the wind kicked up and was blowing dust and stuff around. We had the pen covered with a tarp on half of it where we figured she would go lay where I had that bed set up, but no she huddled in the corner that was not covered with the tarp, with the babies under her.
So I got a fitted sheet thinking I could hook it somehow and if I cut it the elastic would help. Then to find something to tie it with, Jeff was sleeping he gets up at 3am, when I woke him up to tell him the wind was blowing, he said "turn out the light they will be ok", but I just kept remembering Gertie with the wind and what if we got so much rain it flooded and the babies drowned.
So I found some pieces of wire and they were all rusty but they worked, I just had to keep telling myself to not poke my finger cause I need my tetnus shot but the doc wanted to wait till my shoulder was better. Later I found some of those fuzzy metal long things, pipe cleaners I think they call them, for crafts. So I was out there tying those around the coop and the sheet. Eric came out to see if I needed help, what a guy. There was quite a bit of lightning and I said "let's go in, this is all we can do". Then I prayed till I fell asleep.
So in between sleeping I got up every now and then with the flashlight to check on them, I got up when Jeff did and went out and all was well, and no more rain or wind, so then I really fell to sleep.
This morning they are running around having a grand old time, Alice is checking out more of the run and it looks like she has messed with the shavings I put in her bed. So I think we just need to get another tarp for the night in case of more wind and rain, and leave them. I need to move Fiji's old pen they were in away so she can't see it. I am wondering if Sammi's old dog crate would fit in there for them to use at night for more shelter, but I think it is too tall for the pen, and I hate to make more changes.
I can hear MAMMa, "don't waste a worry",and my sweet friend Rhonda who I called on the phone crying to "they are God's creatures too and we have to trust He will look after them" I think that is how she said. I love you Rhon.
Maybe God knew what he was doing giving us a special kid like Eric, only one to worry about, and no grandkids, I would be a basket case.
Thanks for all the emails and facebook messages, you are all the best.
Sorry for the extra post, but I wanted to let you know.