So I got up and started looking at fertile eggs from hatcheries. Oh my gosh!! They actually cost MORE than ordering live chicks! I went to MyPetChicken.com and put 7 eggs in my cart. The cost of those eggs were $42. I worked on it and thought, yeah, I could do this for the breeds I really wanted. Then the shipping and handling came up and it was $39!! There is NO way I'm paying $12 an egg for eggs that are NOT guaranteed in way! Craigslist here I come! I found Black Copper Maran eggs, 19 miles from my house for $2 an egg! Oh yeah!! Maggie, Kay and Bug loaded up in the van and we headed out.
I got back and THEN started reading the incubator instructions. LOL I was sad that it had to run for several hours to stabilize before I could put my eggs in. :( Well I set it up and plugged it in. I was going to the Atlanta temple for Branch Temple Night. This was a fabulous way to distract me from the time going by until I could put in the eggs. <3 I spent the evening with Cindy, Luke and Mandi.
When I got home at 11:00 I didn't even take my shoes off!! I checked the incubator and it was running just fine. I put in the 6 Black Copper Maran eggs and my one Easter Egger egg. It was amazing to look at it and know that in just 3 weeks little chicks should be pipping out!
Then it was time to get settled down. I was on the phone with my dad. He wanted to know if I would be interested in admin'ing his facebook page for his mystery business. I told him I would probably be able to do THAT! LOL Now I had to get Bug and Maggie to settle down and go to sleep, so I could do the same! It was a blessed day!