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        10-24-2013, 08:03 AM
    Green Broke
    Thanks everyone. It was a welcomed gift for sure. I had it spent before I got it in my hands. I am on the church board and we are planning a weekend getaway to help us bond as a group so we can be able to work more in tune. The place we are staying at is $60 a night and the church is paying half so each member and their spouse pay half. I will use $60 of it for ours then spoke with another couple and offered them the remaining $40 to go towards theirs as I know they are tight on funds as well. They are truly great friends to us and have been there for us in ways that would draw tears to your eyes.

    Alex, glad you had a peaceful sleep and bonus for being able to spend the morning with Brad..Hope you didn't make him late..hint..hint...haha

    Stan, keep those steel toe boots on and she can never hurt your

    NikerMacker17, one upped me again did ya.

    Congratulations darling, you have worked hard and deserve it. Hopefully things work out with the other super and you can build a career going around starting this program with teachers in other schools. If that is something you would be interested in as I'm sure you would still be able to work with the kids as you teach the teachers this system.
    Snow?? I don't understand this thing you mentioned. What is snow? We woke up to 49*F with all the windows in the house open and I loved it. Ask me again after a couple of days of it and the answer will not be the same. Windows will be closed after a couple of days.

    I got a few more hours of tractor work done. Finished bush hogging the pasture to the right of the barn and collected all of the fell limbs in the first and second pasture. Will try to get the weeds cut down tonight after the meeting at church.

    Wife called me yesterday and had the other back tire go flat on her like the other rear tire did the day before. She changed the tire and continued on to taking her mother to work. I looked at it last night and it looks like she ran over a broken off knife blade in the road as the cut is shaped like an ~. She is taking it by a tire store when she drops her mom off to see if they can patch it from the inside. Hopefully they can and I won't have to buy 2 matching tires.
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        10-24-2013, 09:52 AM
    Green Broke
    Oh, I hate tire issues-all our trucks have fairly new tires (just got the last set paid off!), but now the trailer tires are showing their age. DH needs some for the trailer that hauls our water (& atv/quads for his camping/day-trips),& next will be my horse trailer & squeeze in there somewhere the (2) horse trailer he is remaking into a water hauler. Which I also want to use to get hay-so tired of having to clean out the truck bed for only a bale or two!

    Tried my roping saddle on Wendy-it fit her nicely, as did the breast collar that came w/it. Also the mohair roping cinch that I bought in CA while I was there was a great fit, too. Luckily, the stirrups were adjusted correctly for me, as they have a very odd adjustment system. I even had Millie (the donkey) come along w/us on a short ride-she does come when called & & she did a lot of cantering-she is just so cute! I have had them for a month now-time sure does fly! I have 2 Western bits coming, seat savers for a couple of saddles, a snap-on leather fly veil, saddlebags, a fringed saddle pad, and an oval hoof knife. Love on-line shopping! Still waiting for our Tractor Supply Store to open.Open. Open. Do you think they will have any super-great opening specials?

    Nicker-isn't it nice to know you will be a lovely senior citizen, since you look to favor your Mom? When the time comes-you certainly don't want to rush it-LOL! Good genes are important! And good-fitting jeans are great, too! (Couldn't resist!)

    Rick-Congrats on the win-glad the windfall was a help to you & your friends. Great friends make life easier. ( & lots more fun)

    I have a lot of projects for today, so better get busy-have a great day, everyone!
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        10-24-2013, 10:11 AM
    Congratulations on your award Nicker, and congrats to you as well Roadyy!

    Very busy week here. After travelling this weekend to the birthday party, I've had parent-student-teacher conferences the past few nights. Long days but very productive. DH is out of town again, so I am chief cook, chauffeur and bottle washer until Friday. A weekend without big commitments will be welcome!

    Unfortunately, I haven't seen the ponies in the light in a few days. Koolio has runny eyes that aren't getting better, so I will have to have a good look and maybe a vet trip this weekend. They aren't cloudy, just always watery. Maybe seasonal allergies? I'd like to get it cleared up before he goes to the stable at the beginning of November.

    We continue to enjoy nice fall weather, but expect some snow on Sunday. Last year winter started on Oct 10, so every day without snow and temperatures on the + side of zero are welcome. My riding club is having a trail ride on Saturday that I hope to make if the weather holds. I also need to get my water troughs winterized and insulated this weekend.

    I hope everyone is having a fantastic week!
        10-24-2013, 10:34 PM
    Congrats Nicker, it's awesome that you are getting the recognition that you deserve.

    Rick, he was late for work (wink).

    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Thankyou for sharing. My feelings are not dented, my pride is still intact. I can still smile and won't lose any sleep.

    You are slipping
    Dang it, I need to get back into my groove.

    Edit to add my driver is awesome, she was supposed to be here at 3, and I want to make sure we are ready, so I am window watching from 2.50. She texted at 3.01, 'behind a slow poke, but close'. And with that text she took every bit of stress out of the situation wondering if she would show up or not. I love her! It's really hard to let go of control.
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        10-25-2013, 12:03 AM
    Hi All
    Just checking in. Living vicariously through you all as I have not had time to ride! I WILL ride on Sunday. We've been busy cleaning and cutting brush. Big Birthday Bonfire is set for Saturday. We are having a cold snap. It snowed a little yesterday and sleeted for a bit today. I hope that bonfire keeps us all warm enough!

    I got money towards a new saddle for my birthday. I think I'm going to go with an Abetta Endurance. Seems to fit my girl well and it's comfy for me, so I guess Im going to pull the trigger. Ill let you know how I like it after I get some time in it!
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        10-25-2013, 01:32 AM
    Green Broke
    Thanks for the kudos & encouragement for my last Horse Monday...there IS progress, & you'all help me to see it.

    HappyPlace, when's your birthday? Sure hope you get your saddle!

    I've spent the evening reading manual & trying to learn about the .9 Ruger that I've borrowed from my Chief for duty weapon (sold my S&W .38 revolver). Tues 10/29 training supv is taking me to the range to qualify. Taking vac days last week of Oct, then another Nov 1 to go to a grammar workshop the Chief wants me to attend (paid for, TG). My "vacation" week has about 2 days for things for myself & home, otherwise pretty much work-related (except for my reg days off). This Monday, of course, is Horse Monday....

    Rick, I don't know what "special" Janice would have in mind, but I'll muck along 'till she lets me know! The ladies here that have recently tucked "yay, you go girl" into my heart: comments tucked & kept.

    Yo, Stan: 60 is no BFD is it??!! I feel like I might be gettin' better, despite the very weird stuff happening that is out of my control (no time to talk of that here). I'll keep on truckin'.

    Bless you all.
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        10-25-2013, 01:49 AM
    Green Broke
    A couple of pages back I mentioned Bugs getting into my man cave and slipping on the concrete. Here is a photo of the area he was in when it happened, all is as it was. The mess is because my wife took all of the storage in the man cave.
    So I have developed a fool proof system for my equipment, I store it on the floor, then, when I need something I know where it is. On the floor.
    The second photo is Bugs pruning the plants, and he does do a good job.


        10-25-2013, 02:04 AM
    Stan, that looks like a room I would want no part of, and I would close the door on - Brad might or might not be in there when I close that door. :)
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        10-25-2013, 02:26 AM
    Green Broke last thought before I go to bed: Stan, I like that room. My favorite place, when I was little, was my Dad's garage. Can see why Bugs wanted to investigate. I wouldn't have slipped on the floor, of course...

    And, flowers gotta be pruned, of course. I like this Bugs. I like this garage.
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        10-25-2013, 07:30 AM
    Morning all!. Thanks for the congrats...I'm still smiling.:) know I am all about one upping!! NOT!! You are the only ones I told...didn't even tell my colleagues....kinda forgot in all the hubbub.

    Today is an inservice. These are usually more exhausting than having kids.

    My up coming weeks look full....trying to chip away at things so I do t drown....grades due, my coauthor coming to visit , presentations.....the list goes on....chip, chip, chip....

    Roaddy, yes, I like presenting else where. I haven't done it in a while...with schools freaking about the common core, they don't want to put $$$$ into what I have to say....but the two supers I mentions just might....forward thinking people. I don't sell a gimmick....I sell how we think and learn....would help in any situation, but often schools want bandaids and fast fixes....what I have to offer takes effort.!!!! But it works....whatever....

    Our weather is damp cold, not ready or used to it.. I WILL get saddle time even if I have to wear a snow suit!

    I'm having withdrawal syptoms from no horsing around.. I would even like to brush, but I can't stand this cold!! I'll get used to it eventually. When I stopped at the barn last night, I think Jay had goosebumps! Lol. His fur was all puffed up? Lol. Not sure what is was like where he came from, but everyone complains of our high humitiy and thus damp, bone chilling coldness. He'll get used to it too, I guess.

    Well, that about it. Happy Friday everyone. Oh and Stan that is clean compared to our garage!!!! Hahaha. I don't even go there.....

    Have a happy day. TJ, when is the bday?
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