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post #101 of 4299 Old 04-02-2013, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Back2Horseback View Post
Oh Maple, so sorry about your vehicle!! :0(

That is the absolute worst (auto trouble!...Yuck.)

What is interesting is that DH and I were JUST TALKING last week about how it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to buy a 5 spd anymore, how every vehicle twenty years ago was manual, but now, people ONLY WANT automatic, so that's what is sold! I love manual...I don't get so bored while driving, and I feel like I'm ACTUALLY DRIVING the car, you know?

He said, "No one feels like that, people hate shifting, so that's why only Jeeps and some trucks are 5-spd anymore!" (clearly NOT ALL JEEPS! Your's isn't! I thoughr they all were five-spd, too!)....they do tend to break a LOT though, and finally, after a bunch of other little things went wrong with it, we actually got rid of our Jeep Wrangler when the water pump broke, and it was '05, & it was nearly ten years old, thus we thought it was time! In retrospect, we should have just kept and fixed it (I loved that Jeep!)....oh well...

Anyhow, I hope you're able to get it repaired in short order!! In the meantime, are you close to work so you can ride your bike or walk or the like?? At least that will be good exercise! (thinking positively)!

Good luck with the call about the lessons, also!! So exciting!! Keep us posted, and be well!!

B2H :0)

Well bro in law took a look at it, and it's the transmission. Yesterday I got the "would you not start drivin a regular car" and in fairness to hubby he very abruptly said "No, if she isnt drivin one at this stage she wont ever drive one!".. so thank god for him stickin up for me. I don't take enjoyment out of driving, i drive because I have to. I know lots of people who are into their cars, and like driving, but to me its just a necessity I'm pretty car dependent, I'm 30km from work, 7km from kiddie's school, about 4km from the nearest town which is walkable for me... but a real struggle for my oldest (the youngest can go in the buggy).

Welcome to the page and Happy Birthday CCH! I don't feel like I have achieved anything either.. all I ever wanted was a house with land/stables I could keep my horses on - when we were buyin a house with a few acres would have set us back at least 500k so was no possible

Hope everybody had a good easter! We went off to watch the Irish grand national yesterday, I hadn't been in about 5 years but we were given free tickets so the only money we spent was a few 2 bets. The only winner on the day was kiddie, she walked away with 16.20 for her 2! (Ireland doesn't have a min age for gambling) so she was delighted with herself. WHo knew pickin a horse who looked like your pony was the way to go - I'd have some job findin a TB who looks like my Bandit though Only downside of the day was that is was FREEZING, it was about +2 but Fairyhouse must be the coldest place on earth. We left early, before the last two races, as the kids were just too cold. So since I'm housebound today I'm going to compensate and have the fire lighting since 7am :)
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post #102 of 4299 Old 04-02-2013, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by egrogan View Post
Speaking of "thirty something"- did anyone else's mom ever watch this show when they were young?

I remember 30 seeming so OLD when she would have that show on. Yikes.
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I don't remember that show at all. I do find myself watching a lot of the programs my mom used to watch though I know I'll have crossed the line if I ever turn around and say Rod Stewart is sexy though!!! haha!
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post #103 of 4299 Old 04-02-2013, 06:03 AM
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OMGOSH! I LOVED "30 Something"!! It was the best! And, when I turned 30, I said the SAME THING..."DIDNT the people on the show seem so old??" (And now I'll be 40 in less than 6 months! ;0)

I just keep hoping it will make me SEEM wiser (age!). Don't sweat'll seem like nothing at 35! ;0)
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post #104 of 4299 Old 04-02-2013, 06:28 AM
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Hi CCH - Welcome to the other side. Don't worry - those feelings will pass and you will realize its just a number. BTW - Happy Birthday!

As to driving a 5 speed - I miss my manual I used to have. Loved it. Hated the one in my husband's truck though when we started dating - his was a finky sticking thing that never quite worked right for me. My current car has this pseudo-manual shift option on it and it is just NOT the same. Anyone who has really driven a stick shift will not be fooled. Maybe makes the younger ones who have never driven a shift feel special?

Only exciting thing that happened yesterday is I went out to our new property and saw grass growing. A real accomplishment since the day after we seeded it there had been heavy rain and we figured it had all washed away off the hill side. But it doesn't look like it.

Also had the vet sign my papers for my mustang's title application and not its just a waiting game till he is officially mine.
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post #105 of 4299 Old 04-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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So, I feel completely cheated and ****ty right now.

My husband gave me the go-ahead to buy another horse.

only goddamit, the guy I emailed hasn't bothered to get back to me, it's been three days. And the other lady I asked about sending my pony to for training hasn't called or emailed. And the other horse I asked about (not hubby approved) is possibly sold pending pickup. Lessons for me lady got back to me (which is good) but is out of state.

I thought about going to Camelot or New Holland to look but hubby bitched, about all things...GAS. And on top of everything I'd probably get screwed for a messed up old nag on Bute.


And then of course hubby and I got into a nasty argument which happens very very rarely, so now of course, everything is crap, *AND* I'm probably not going to get another horse. ='(

Oh and my ex is playing his game again with his temp custody and not letting my talk to my daughter but his "approved" times and days, since we're TEMP not on a real detailed down to earth order (mostly because this judge didn't bother listening or reviewing our case history to know that DETAILED IS NECESSARY WITH HIM). Which is to say, that really, really, really SUCKS.

I swear, nothing ever goes my way anymore. Am I too young for a midlife crisis???!! Because I'm starting to feel very midlife crisis-y....

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post #106 of 4299 Old 04-02-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Awwwww, *hugs*!

I know how you feel. I can't win for losing, either. Just had to put two new tires on my old piece of crap car. Scary part? Paid almost $200 for the tires...and only paid $875 for the car. With all the problems this thing has, I'm lucky that my dad is a car guy and my uncle is a mechanic because otherwise I'd already have as much sunk into it as I paid for it. *sigh* It'd be different if once fixed up it would be worth something...but 1983 Ford Thunderbird Heritages just aren't in that much demand.
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Aw Demon, major hugs comin your way! It'll all work out somewhere down the line.

Drafty - I'm thinkin we should all go back to horse and cart lol! We've got the expense of keepin a horse anyway, it'll be cheaper in the longrun. I have no update on my car, I know another mechanic collected it yesterday but we've had no word back - a little part of my brain is hoping that means hes ordered the parts and it'll be fixed soon (wishful thinkin!) . So we're housebound - the skys are blue and clear over the last two days - would be great to either get out to ride the horses or take the kids off somewhere nice since they are on school holidays.

Hubby is workin in Dublin this week, which means he was gone at 5am and it will be easily be 7pm before he gets back - last night was 10pm. He forgot to pick up another bale of brickets for the fire so I have to wait til later today to light it :( It's a backboiler system and the only heating we use as we stopped getting kerosene because it kept getting robbed! :(

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post #108 of 4299 Old 04-03-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Maple, I'm all for that! I've got the perfect cart horse, too.

Funny thing is, Arizona has a law on the books that says that if an employee's only mode of transportation is a horse, that their employer has to accommodate them and provide a stall (with at least adequate water...not sure about feed) at the workplace for the employee's horse. Unfortunately, Arizona is also a "right to work" state, so an employer can fire you for little (or no) real reason, which forcing them to comply with the horse law above would be a valid reason (in the employer's eyes...cheaper to hire someone new than build a stall and provide water).
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Drafty. That would be awesome! I'd love to stroll into work on my horse! Except turning the rain.
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I'd love something like this:
Horse drawn cart

Or this:
Beautiful Solid Wood Oak Meadowbrook Cart
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