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        05-20-2013, 01:47 PM
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    Aw Mandy... my heart goes out to you and her. It must be hard trying to discuss with a child what has happened. DD every now and then questions me about my Mom's death - she never met my Mom. I couldn't imagine having to deal with that. The entire situation really puts things in perspective, and my moaning about things is so trivial when myself and my family is blessed to have our health and each other.

    Kids are resilient, she will find her way through this... even if she will be a bit down for a while. *hugs* to both of you.

    I hope everybody in the parts of the US being hit with Tornados are managing to stay safe.
         
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        05-20-2013, 02:04 PM
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    Thats good to hear "well-known barrel racer" Still has all that really matters..
    I know what those storms are like I was born and raised in T.X.
    There they all worry about california falling off into the ocean, lol!
    And here we all worry about those tornadoes!
    We've had a lot of people from all over the country in our area due to oil fields and the nation's largest single-build wind farm. (Yes, in Kansas, we call it "farming" the wind, lol.) A lot of them would freak out as soon as a tornado watch was issued. I run a boarding house with my family, and I would have to go "babysit" the guests. We had tornadoes a few miles outside town once, and I loaded some of them up to go see. After that, some of them were hooked.

    The others were all about the "twirly storms." I thought it was cute!

    **Note: Those tornadoes were small, and miles away from where we were. I do not recommend storm chasing unless you are with someone experienced.
         
        05-20-2013, 05:36 PM
      #943
    Weanling
    Storm chasing would be so fuuunnnnn!!!!! I just don't like to see the damage that can happen..
    "farming wind" ha ha that's a way to look at it
    We kinda do that here to down in LA for power.
         
        05-21-2013, 10:36 AM
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    Weanling
    Where is everyone today??
         
        05-21-2013, 10:41 AM
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    I'm gathering supplies for Moore, OK, and letting folks down there know I can help with horses if need be.
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        05-21-2013, 10:57 AM
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    Showing
    We have wind farms here too. When DD was younger (4 I think?) she asked one year at Halloween if she could be a "Wind Meal" - windmill with a bit of toddler twang lol. It was cute but we've since gotten her to call them what they are, wind turbines. Those things are crazy huge. We have a rr track that runs along our property line, I have watched them come by here on train cars and am amazed at how massive those blades are.

    Love storms and think storm chasing would be fun but the devastation is so heartbreaking. I feel for everyone affected. We've had them here but on that scale is a rare occurence. My little town was wiped off the map before I was born. My mom has pictures from it that I have a hard time looking at. I wish I was closer to take in horses for folks. I think getting supplies together is a great idea Afton. I may propose to the team that we could do a HF fundraiser...will see what I can come up with!

    Thanks for the kind words. DD wants to go to the funeral, I am going to take her but the thought of seeing all of those kids that are grieving is gut wrenching. I am going to go to my aunt's salon tonight and have her measure my hair. If I have the 10" required, I will be going back to very short hair and donating to locks of love. My hair is thick enough to make 4 ponytails to donate. Cross your fingers I make the length.
         
        05-21-2013, 11:02 AM
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    I hope you do have enough hair. When mine gets long enough again (just took 4 inches off), I'll have to do that, too. I have TONS of hair.
         
        05-21-2013, 11:32 AM
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    Green Broke
    As hard as it is to see, the funeral will be good for her. A friend of mine in high school shot himself in the parking lot at the school after hours. We were all shocked. The funeral gave it a sort of finality and let us have closure. It didn't make it less painful, but it helped to know everyone else was feeling the same. I know she's much younger than I was, but it will still have the same effect, I would think. Hugs to everyone involved.

    Glad everyone is okay with all these storms. Scary stuff.

    I had my own adventure last night. I am **** lucky that Striker is such an awesome horse. He could have easily killed me or at least hospitalized me. I had him with Phantom in the arena eating grass yesterday, and when it was time to come in for dinner, I had him by the halter (first mistake, no lead) and was leading him down the hill to the barn first. I had closed my PVC gate to the arena to keep Phantom in until I came back up. Phantom blasted through the gate when I was about halfway to the barn. (second mistake, leaving him in the arena alone for a whole minute *eyeroll*) The path isn't wide, and rather than run into Striker, he plowed into me from behind. I was flung directly in front of Striker, hanging by his halter because if I had let go I would have gone down and been under his hooves. And of course, I screamed. Poor guy, already can't see a thing, and all of a sudden I am swinging from his head yelling, falling all over the place, and he can hear hooves thundering by him. He didn't move a muscle, just waited for me to get my footing back and casually strolled with me to the barn. He could have completely come apart, spooked, bolted, trampled and drug me, and who knows what else, but he didn't. He got all kinds of loving and scratches, and Phantom got to go back to the arena and stand tied until he could calmly walk in for feed when I chose. All I got out of the ordeal is a bruised foot, where I slammed it into Striker's hoof as I stumbled. Blind horses FTW! Just goes to show you, horses will put you in your place in a big hurry if you get to complacent and stop paying attention to detail...
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        05-21-2013, 11:41 AM
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    Glad you're okay, apachie. He sounds like he's worth his weight in gold!
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        05-21-2013, 12:20 PM
      #950
    Weanling
    Afford that's great!

    MHF How cute with your DD. Those turbines are big for sure. I am crossing fingers you make the length with your hair.
    I remember when younger seeing the tops of tree's touch the ground when there was a storm around...Scarry!
    And I also remember a tornado missing us by jumping over our block...Its heart wrenching seeing Oklahoma go through that.

    Apachie OMG! I always worry about my horse running into me like that just for meanness when I am working him..Not that he will just that I don't trust him..I always have one eye in the back of my head..
    Striker did so well to take care of you...Kudos to Striker! Glad you didnt get hurt.
         

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