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      Default Catastrophe hits RedTailBoas - Clay and Judy English

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      This post was originally made to a few select people in my moderator section on December 15 2010. After some recovery time and after speaking with Jeff Ronne, and my close friends on this forum, I have decided to make this post public, so that all of you have the same information. You are reading the original post I made, only altered to remove moderator information. Please remember this original post was made 2 months ago.


      It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Judy and I lost ALL of our boas. It was the result of an electrical failure that disabled all heat in our snake building, including the buildings heat, and cage heating, during a record setting cold night here in Texas. As fate would have it, power was lost somewhere after 9 or 10 P.M. when Judy did her last walk thru. (I was away on a job site) As best we can tell by the time the building was checked, the next morning, the temperature had gotten down to somewhere around 20 to 25 degrees inside (16 outside)

      We have been simply sick for 2 days now, just now coming out of a shell long enough to focus on contacting folks.

      As my friends, please keep Judy in your thoughts and prayers. She is trying to place the blame directly on her shoulders and she has taken this very very hard.

      I certainly cannot think about the future right now, but don't worry about this website, it will remain.

      Thank you
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      There is nothing I can say that will make this any better for you and Judy. Nobody could have known this could happen. It's a horrible accident and nobody should feel anything but sadness about it and sadness I do feel. I feel terrible for you both. A very very sad day Clay and Judy. Call me any time.

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      Clay, you and Judy have my deepest sympathies.

      Unfortunately, bad things happen to good people sometimes, and this is just one of those sad situations.

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      i am flooooored! I am so sorry to hear about your loss Clay. PLEASE PLEASE tell Judy that she had NO CONTROL over what would of happened no matter who was home. I will keep you all in my prayers. Please keep us posted as to how u all are doing.
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      WOW Clay. I am so sorry that this happened to y'all. There are no words. It was a tragic accident and nothing Judy could have done about it. It is just sad. If there is anything that we can do please feel free to let me know.
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      I am sooo sorry to hear this. Judy, it is NOT your fault you couldnt have known about the power. Please dont blame yourself, this weather has caused issues for everyone. Best Wishes to all of you and try to have a marginally Merry Christmas.

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      I'm so sorry brother.

      Jeff is right, there are no words that could make it better. I do hope, however, that knowing that you and Judy are in our thoughts and prayers will help to get you through this...because you are!

      Please, please don't beat yourself up. Nobody could have forseen this.

      Few have been as important to this hobby as you AND Judy. I wouldn't be anywhere near where I am in this game today if it wasn't for you being in this hobby. I wouldn't have made the friends I've made and my life would be totally different as well. It's amazing to think of the impact people have on others and you've had that on me.
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      Wow.... that is so sad. It is noones fault. There is nothing you guys could have done to stop the electrical failure. She could have checked 2 hours from the last time and saw the power still working. While reading this my heart sank and brought tears to my eyes.

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      Oh my Lord what a horrible heart breaking catastrophe Clay, I cannot
      express how truly sorry I am for you and Judy.

      I've experienced some very very terrible circumstances so I can relate on some level
      but this is absolutely unbelievable.

      I feel sick to my stomach for you guys , there's nothing I can say I know that

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      I too feel sick to my stomach. I can hardly fathom the loss you feel. The whole RTB family is always here for you as you know, just like you are here for us, Clay. Let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help. I know this isn't something that will heal quickly for you all, but I hope that at some point you and especially Judy can understand that this was out of your hands. Bad things do happen to good people and it's always hard to swallow when you realize it's happening to you.

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      Holy cow I'm not sure what to say..... i am SO SORRY.... i can feel for you with the loss of boas nothing to this extent though.... i know that sunken feeling you have though you will pull thought brother.... I feel terrible for Judy i know she considered those boas her babies just as much if not EVEN more then you did.... you both are amazing people and like Erin sad sometimes bad stuff happens to good to people.... tell judy with love from all of us that she did NOTHING wrong.... you should even have her take a look at this thread to prove it....

      Thoughts and Prayers with you and Judy you will pull though i truly believe you will

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      Wow wow wow! I'm lost for words and sick to my stomach. You and Judy have my deepest sympathy and will be in my thoughts and prayers!! If there's anything I can do wether it just be an ear to listen feel free to give me a call.

      Tell Judy not to beat her self up,you could have never known this would happen!
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      Clay, I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am for you and your wife, and I realize there isn't anything I can say to make this better, but know that you're in my prayers.


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      So sorry to hear about this Clay. How awful! You and Judy are in my thoughts and prayers.

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      Thank you everyone. I really appreciate everything all of you said.

      We are still struggling to grasp the overall impact of this tragedy, but I am thankful for all of you and this community.
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      First of all Thanks Jeff for sending me an email about this. I've been so busy and MIA really all over the internet.

      Clay and Judy, I feel so sorry for the loss. There is some stuff that we just can't control sometimes and it is no way your fault Judy. 99.99% of the time this stuff never happens and it is just really bad luck. I wish I was in the US, as I've been thinking of thinning out my collection and I would give some boas to you two. I couldn't think of anyone else more deserving. You've been a huge help in the reptile community with this website and the awesome family/friendly atmosphere shared on this forum. As hard as it is, both of you should keep your head up and cherish this holiday season with the ones you love. This community is here for you whenever you two need ANYTHING AT ALL!

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      Unfortunately I have been away from the forum for a few weeks, but I was deeply saddened to receive this news from Jeff about the same time Shalena was talking to Judy.

      I'm so very sorry for your and Judy's loss, Clay.

      I hope that you received my voicemail and know that I'm available for you guys 24 hours a day. You and Judy are family to us and we are always only a call or text away.

      We love you both and will continue to keep you raised in our prayers.
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      I would like to thank all of my RTB Family, especially my moderator family, who have shown me that it is important to recover, and move on. I would like to thank everyone at the NARBC show who also overwhelmed Judy and I with support, both emotionally and with their gifts they presented.

      By seeing boas, ball pythons, and other reptiles at this show, it was easy to know we had to once again have reptiles in our care.

      Although I can never recover from the loss of my boas, I know that I have a lot of support to continue the hobby I love.

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      Good lord - What a nightmare! I'm so sorry this happened. Now that you have had some time to recover and think what are your plans? Is there anything we can do to help you start rebuilding with boas again?

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      Man, what horrible news. I can't put into words how truly sorry I feel for you and Judy. I am glad to hear you are recovering though. As has been stated, bad things happen to good people and it should be re-iterated that this freak accident was nobody's fault. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help.

     

     

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