My pet hedgehog’s ceramic heater went out last evening.
As an exotic animal, she has to stay warm or she could try to hibernate and die.
It was too late in the evening to go the store and get another one because all the stores were closed. I was glad the heater went out earlier enough for me to notice it but wished it had happened during business hours so I could replace it immediately. Since wishing doesn’t change things, I had to come up with a solution for the night. My house has central heating but we don’t like to keep the whole house over 75 degrees but the hedgehog needs temperatures over 75 degrees. So, instead, I dug through the garage and found a space heater. I then moved the hedgehog cage into the bathroom and set up the space heater. After that, I messed when the setting of the space heater until it would stay at an appropriate temperature for the hedgehog for the night. As an added bonus, when I got up this morning and brushed my teeth, the bathroom was very nice and warm for me too. I will get another ceramic heater today for my little pet. I wonder if this is what HVAC technician feel like when they solve our heating needs on a greater scale. I mean, I didn’t really fix anything, I only solved the issue for the night, but still it felt good to be able to solve the problem and know my hedgehog would be nice and warm again.