As I type, they are installing a new to me furnace in the basement so that I’ll have heat on the main floor when I get home. This means the menagerie can move back down to their normal area. I love our birds but it’s a good thing they normally live away from where we sleep. The lizard is no problem. Tiamat, the leopard gecko, is quiet, pretty, and costs us about $56 a year in crickets – 50 degrees was just too cold for her so she was the first to move upstairs when the furnace died. The birds followed soon after.
Now that the main floor is warm again, I may get my sewing machine out and work on piecing some quilts this weekend.