So my job in Peoria has ended and I was able to move back home. Hurray!!! But when I got home I recieved a rude awakening. The box turtle cage was starting to mold really bad. The fire-belly toads had been moved to the hottest room in the house (reptile room) and had no lights or anything so their cage was really dark and the temp was in the high 80's. All the tortoises were inside in tiny little cages which were only meant for hibernation and yet they were all awake. The torts outside pens had been taken down and I dont know where the bricks are that separated the yard for the pens. All the cages were gross, probably hadnt been cleaned since I was home 2weeks ago. Tais cage was bad. The temp on his basking was 108, cool side was 88, and the humidity was a whopping 42% and the humidifier was bone dry. He also seemed to be having a difficult shed. And on a side note all my dogs reek. The terrier has long hair and its crusty in places which is really gross. So Friday night I went shopping for new supplies that I need for the reptiles. Threw all the torts outside. Then upgraded Harley from the 40 breeder to the 90gal. before after then I added Tai's old climbing pipe. Then I worked on the Box turtle cage since the babies and adults were in it and I don't like mold. I emptied the pond. Took out the rocks and got to work shoveling out the dirt one trowel full at a time... Couldnt use a shovel because the only one I had was ridiculously long and I didnt want to risk hitting anything and cracking any of my nice cages or make the 500 crack worse. Then it was time to refill the cage. The before new supplies. the digging..so not fun. the cracked and empty cage. I also removed all the silicone that was covering the crack since it didnt seem to be doing anything. I just piled the dirt along the back wall so that I could pick through it and get all the bugs out. I now have a large colony of superworms and pods and beetles. as well as earth worms. All the boxturtles thought it was a wonderful idea to climb the mountain. There was a trail along the backside of it from them going up and down, up and down. Then Dozer thought it looked fun. She didnt make it far though she kept trying. To be continued...I have more to show but the laptop is dying. Once it charges more I will show the completed photos.