I headed out to Indiana to stay with family since everyone I could stay with in Ohio was also without power. My BF drove, I had a nice visit with my parents then we all headed out to dinner.
We got back to their house and were about to start making beds and settling down to relax when my BF got a call that power was back at his work. So I checked my messages and a neighbor had called earlier to let me know power was back at my place. Sooooooo, we packed up and headed home.
The house smells funky and the AC is working overtime to cool things down, but thank HEAVEN I have lights/AC/ cable!
Also, thank heaven all my fish seem ok. I haven't fed them in a couple days. I'll do a water change tomorrow; I'm too tired to risk it tonight I'd probably muck it up.
Ok, I must rest! I'm thinking of all you that are still being impacted by this storm. Posted via Mobile Device
Of course now my AC broke, but I still have power, water, and some fans. I finally got a chance to see the Columbus local news and it's bad around town. Really nasty. I'm so thankful I have power back, even if I am really, really warm. Posted via Mobile Device
I use a home-made sponge filter that lets me put the bio-media from my tanks in them. Couple that with a battery-powered air pump, you can keep a tank afloat (lol no pun intended) for a while. The only battery-powered air pump that I have seen for aquariums is like $80. You can find much cheaper ones in the fishing section of your local walmart being sold for bait bucket aerators. But I only pull those out after the power has been off for 24 hours. The bio-bugs are pretty hardy things, but I'm more worried about my fish. Goldfish are messy little buggers.