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post #1391 of 4299 Old 10-05-2013, 07:36 AM
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Apachie - just checking in that things are ok??!!?

This thread seems to have died down - whats happening with everybody?

I'm still flat out. Its 3 years this past week since I was last home... feeling incredibly homesick :( I'd give darn near anything to be getting on a plane at the moment! Its frustrating working so many endless hours and still not being able to afford the "luxury" to visit my family and friends... none of which have met my 2yo and they have only met my 6yo once. *giant sigh*

This week our washing machine packed it in.. so any extra cash had to go to buy another one - if its not one thing going wrong, it's something else eh?!

DD's bestie at school got a new horse over the summer. The child came down and rode our pony once, the childs instructor had built the child up with praise and they think the world of her. She couldn't control ol nod AT ALL. I told the mother if they were going that route, to get something with miles on the clock and plenty done. They have now bought the child (who is also 6) a 4yo (broke for 3 months) 14.2hh pony. The instructor, who I had negative things about before, found the pony for her (and by the pricetag I'm certain turned a very nice profit). I'm somewhat frustrated that ANY instructor would think a 4yo suitable for a child with no experience bar school horses.

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post #1392 of 4299 Old 10-06-2013, 12:48 PM
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Maple, things are definitely not okay. He has moved into his mothers basement for now. It took him four days to even speak to his children. I am beyond angry. Luckily for them, they are so used to him not being here, that they are handling it much much better than I anticipated. I have gotten my old job back working at a show barn close by. They are willing to work with me, I am working during school hours, and they will let me have off whenever I need for my kids, as they know I am responsible for it all now. They are real friends and are doing all they can to help me. I am pushing the trimming, trying to get a website built, trying to get myself secure so that if things go any more south, that I and my kids will be covered. But it is very much overwhelming at this point. I feel like he just wanted his freedom, and left me holding the bag. He just completely abandoned us. He thinks that paying the bills will make up for that. It doesn't. And how long he does it is anybody's guess.

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post #1393 of 4299 Old 10-06-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, Apachie, I'm so sorry!

I've picked up more hours at work. My old production manager when I worked at the other Goodwill is now our store manager, so that helps. She's a friend of my family and she was Robert's manager, so she knows that we need all the help we can get right now. Last night was crazy at work. We were insanely busy (had one of our infamous 50% off Saturday sales, when everything in the store is half price) and our store was completely trashed. We ended up having SEVEN racks full of go backs, as well as two carts. We didn't clock out until 10:54pm (for reference, we close at 9pm and we are technically scheduled until 9:30pm). So tired and lazy today.
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post #1394 of 4299 Old 10-06-2013, 09:47 PM
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Things are going decently around here. About fed up with work and the little friends circle going on. They keep hiring and promoting their friends so now you have family working directly under each other and some getting crazy promotions while people who have been there +20 years are finding themselves pushed off to 2nd shift. Getting blatantly obvious. Thinking its well past time to find something else.

Good thing this weekend though - finally sat on my mustang I'm training an no bucking or anything. He was perfect.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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Apachie I'm sorry Really horrible to hear how things have gone and I'll keep you in my thoughts. It's funny the way life plays out, but remember that something good will come out of this - I know it is hard to see it like that at the moment but it will.

Drafty - delighted work is picking up. Hope it keeps going that way.

Cat - I'd be looking to go elsewhere :( That's ridiculous. Amazing how people can be so shady.

Well guys and girls - I've landed myself a new horse. Work has given him to me. He is a 4yo TB (obviously) gelding and an absolute sweet heart. He hasn't the best wind in the world, and he had fractured his pelvis as a 2yo. They treated him, got him back right and he ran a few more times but wasn't able for it. I'm contemplating getting him going under a western saddle (which I will need to buy) as people are starting to catch onto western now and I think?! he has the right look for it. This is an old photo from last spring when he was racing fit, he's out in the field at the moment so no new ones:

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post #1396 of 4299 Old 10-08-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Maple, he's a cutie! Love bays. I think he'd look handsome under a western saddle.

I'm not gonna go into details cuz it's TMI (if you want to PM me, that's fine), but I'm just gonna say that I am SO done with being a girl!!
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post #1397 of 4299 Old 10-08-2013, 01:35 PM
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I like the new guy! Bet he would look great Western.

Yes - I'm really debating on going back to school and working on getting certified as a vet tech. I just don't know right now. Talking with a lot of people at the moment and getting conflicting thoughts and feelings. Going to talk to a couple vets I have working relationships with and see if I could even shadow them some and see if that is an area I would want to go. Its a pay cut but might be worth it if its something I will find more purpose in.
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Thanks guys! I'm excited bout him. I'm going to be able to pop down at my lunch break and ride him since he's going to be stabled there... the girls in the yard have already said they will throw him on the walker for me before lunch.. Very handy :)

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Sending job jingles for everyone! If anyone wants mine, I can show you where everything is at in my barn. Losing Hondo & Missy this year has kind of put a damper on my desire to ride. Merit is about ready to start but I've not been feeling it. Sigh.

Maple, I really like the new guy! I could definitely see him sporting a western saddle.

Been a bit hectic around here, seems like things appear to start slowing down (yay!) and then bam, something else comes up. Between sports, school functions, family stuff, just been busy. Planning a couple of vacations, I've looked at so many cruises, beach houses, plane tickets that it's kind of a blur. Planning a beach spring break with DD (cruise to bahamas and a visit with my grandparents in FL for a few days after) and a not sure where we are going 10 year anniversary trip with DH next summer. Right now for the anniversary trip we are debating between a couple weeks in a beach house in St. Maarten or a cabin in the middle of nowhere out west and doing yellowstone or glacier nat'l.

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Thanks MHF, I'm leaving him alone til after the weekend and then will start bring him in for a week on the walker - partly to get him used to coming in and out of the field, and partly to get him started into a fitness routine. Yay for walkers, makes life very handy. I'll get some pics of him as I get him in and tidied up.... and then we have to reprogram racing brain. In fairness, they don't "microwave" our horses at work... they are all broken and broken well. They can all w/t/c around a grass field and the lads spend ALOT of time long reining. As our TBs dont live ontrack, a lot of them don't have the lack of steering that many US/CAN tbs do... ours don't have a lead horse to get down to the start so have to be trained well enough to get their on their own accord.

Went out to Bandit and Nod today. I bought them rugs last month but the weather has just turned - last night was dramatically colder than it has been . I bought Nod a rug the same size as the one I bought her in April - HUGE mistake. I had to squeeze it onto her. She has come on that much physically that she defo needs a size bigger.. if not two. Bandit was brought in, and has managed to throw not one... not two but THREE shoes! WTF was he at??!

Moving the horses closer to home next weekend, no nice arenas but they will be only 5 min away. Bandit fell apart in the pen last year and he was only in it for 2 months so I need to stable him this year.

MH - I an understand how hard it must be. Time will help, and Merit will help you get past the loss you feel. If all else fails... I'm sure I'll be picking your brain regularly on what I need to do with the new pony!!

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