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post #13771 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 07:46 AM
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Cool idea on the cash box. Sounds like somebody at your church kinda missed the whole point, huh? I would want to know who was doing it in order to get them counseling. It could be a kid on drugs.

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post #13772 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 08:41 AM
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They actually narrowed it down to the AA meetings as to when it is coming up missing. I agree that the person needs to be caught and confronted so they can get more help than the AA meeting is apparently giving. I wanted to put a note over the box that read " If you need money so badly that you are willing to steal from the kids these funds are for then please contact me(my name) at (my number) and I will provide you with your needs to keep these kids from suffering any further". They didn't agree with it and I just don't understand that.
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post #13773 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 08:42 AM
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I guess they want to be politically correct.

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post #13774 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 09:09 AM
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I don't see it as politically correct.
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post #13775 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 09:18 AM
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Wow, how low some people will stoop! The new box looks great. Amazing how much more work 1 more horse is! But the return is worth it. Got a 2nd mat in the new corral & will buy some more later this month. Lucked out that the feed store has a few in on consignment so the price is a bit lower & no tax! When those are gone they will get new ones in-more expensive & taxed-Yikes! My tack shed is quite crowded-want to get a feed shed here soon, so the two don't have to mix. But a roof for ChaCha is top priorty w/winter coming on, & maybe a shelter for the donkey as I hear that they don't shed water as a horse does so need more protection. She has a roof, but she may need more.

Hubby went to his brother's today along w/his Dad, so I will be doing house cleaning as this is a very cold day-the pellet stove is going & the coffee pot is on.

Even coming home yesterday from town w/hay, pellets, etc the truck had a hard time w/a couple of hills, so I need a bit more horse power now & probably the 4-wheel drive option, too. Hubby said it is geared too high for what I need to do now. It has served me well, so I will figure out my options before I have a breakdown. The Trans Temp light coming on when I had a young horse in the trailer was a bit scary.

Anybody riding this week? I plan to tomorrow and/or the next day, as we will be a bit warmer.
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post #13776 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 10:09 AM
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This evening I'll be installing the box so it will be well after dark before I get home.

Tomorrow and Thursday I am hoping to trim some hooves that are overdue.

This weekend is a working weekend so no other plans and hoping that leaves me with the opportunity to ride after work and church. If Jems is still on property Saturday after work then I WILL GET ON HER BACK!. Lol

After that I will spend more time with Little Man getting him back into work and riding. Trusty will have most of the winter off to hopefully be completely healed for the spring. Doc will get his riding in sporadically as well to keep in shape for Amber to ride.

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post #13777 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 12:12 PM
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I like your idea of leaving the note Rick. Too bad it was vetoed!

Cacowgirl, sounds like things are moving right along with your horses and their surroundings!

Tj- yep, you got it bad. The horse bug. We know we have it when we don't even need to ride to feel good. Just being around them enough to brighten my mood!


That happened last night. I had him down as scheduled for 5:30pm. Sometimes he is early, so I got there at 5:00pm. I hopped on Izzy bareback as she grazed and talked to some of the other boarders. Then it got dark and cold and the other boarders left..and I waited and waited.

I called his cell at 5:45 and then again at 6:30pm. He called back at 6:45, apologizing profusely. He never wrote down our appt. In his book. He swears this has never happened before. I hope I made him feel guilty by telling him I never expected to have to be outside this long and wasn't dressed warm enough. (Hey..remember this is "hot cowboy" farrier. He needs to feel guilty every now and then!!!)

Anyway, he is now scheduled for today at 4:30pm. He has been my farrier for almost 2 years and Has never even been late before so I will let this one slide.

And while I am ranting about things.....I had managed to get up to 3 carrots and now only have 1. There are some cold hearted people in this world that would steal from church money boxes and carrots from people that only had 3!!!!

As far as riding plans this weekend: our barn is having their last "playday" of the year where people come to work on any issues they may be having. Sometimes we ride to music or work on trail riding issues sich as creek crossings. Sometimes we work on rider biomechanics and balance. Just a hodgepodge of things. It's fun and a good time to try things you normally wouldn't try with your horse.
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post #13778 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 07:58 PM
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Hi all!

Roaddy, that's awful about the cash drawer. who ever is doing must be such a desperate state....

Around here we still have people who sell things on the honor system....corn, fore wood, honey. You leave the $$$ in the jar. Hoping people don't dip into those things!

Critter, I took your advice and emailed the people today to see if they wanted to try again for the ride again. I am not expecting anything this time...but I would throw it out there.

This is my busy week. Tomorrow I get hay delivered, and then I go for 'a clean up' at the beautitian. My coauthor is coming to visit Thursday, dinner at our house that night. PT conferences Friday, the off to the university to speak with coauthor on Saturday. . Sunday...hoping for a ride with or without people! LOL. So, no riding until then.

CCG, how cold does it get there inAZ where you live. I mean...what is 'cold' to you? Just curious.

TJ, glad you,got some horse breath in. I was thinking of,you tonight when I stopped to bury my nose in each horses coat. The softness of their winter coat and smell was great. I hated to leave.

Roaddy, congrats on the horse selling!

That's it for now. Have a good night everyone!!
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post #13779 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 09:30 PM
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Nice to read everyone's stories.
Roadyy, congratulations on that almost done-deal on the horses. I think they are going to be loved. How many will you have left when they go? That money theft is a sad thing, sad for the wrong-doer and the ones the money was destined to. Sad to have to bolt a charity cash box...

Corgi: hopefully that was just a mistake from your farrier. It's actually one of the reasons we went barefoot: tired of waiting return calls from the farrier or waiting on no-show, again and again. He was very good, but arrogant. We treated him like royalty, paid on the spot etc. He still didn't come regularly enough and horses' feet were degrading between visits.
Have fun on your playday, seems like you are surrounded by fun horse people.
NM, good luck on your speech. Nervous?
CCG: your energy amazes me. The new horse is ChaCha? Cute name. Please share a picture when you can.

I rode yesterday. Fantastic relaxed ride on my mare, except for a super lateral spook when someone started banging on a huge container as we walked by. It was such a deserted road, I am sure they heard us coming, so I wonder if it was on purpose... Anyway, stayed on so it's all good. Turned them out then walked the dogs.
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post #13780 of 29437 Old 11-05-2013, 11:41 PM
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Cool idea on the cash box. Sounds like somebody at your church kinda missed the whole point, huh? I would want to know who was doing it in order to get them counseling. It could be a kid on drugs.
I'm good at counselling those that wander off the straight and narrow And I can be touchy touchy feely feely as good as the next person though my touchy has been noted as a little heavy and my feely has been a little wanting they say I have no heart but that's not true, I locked up one of my relatives on home detention last week. He could have gone to jail and on thursday I'm fronting court for the department I get to address the Judge and tell him the truth about the person in the dock. Not the lawyers version of how hard done by they are. How about the victims, they seem to get a worse shake than the crims and all offenders make the choice to offend Only a few are born to offend and a percentage learn from their parents.

Don't mean to stand on toes but they have become so used to the system bending over backwards to help them get back onto the straight and narrow it has become a game. In NZ the Govt wants offending reduced by 25% by 2017 guess how we are going to achieve it. Well the order has come down from on high don't prosecute give written warnings while the victim picks up the pieces and the baby boomers (my vintage) are dying off, or can't run fast enough anymore, so are giving up crime. But watch out for the up and coming they are more violent, drug crazed, don't have any consideration for them selves or us. And don't know what the word no means. Even Bugs knows what no means or gets confused because it sounds like whoa so I use the word leave.

And talking about Bugs he has fattened up somewhat and is looking good. This weekends trek is now cancelled so if the weather is fine its a ride over the farm and down to the beach or at the least some ground work he is full of beans at the moment so the next ride could be interesting. But that's my boy he can do no wrong. Another trek the weekend after then a break for a week and then the two day event up at the bay of islands at the end of the month. Not taking SWMBO I have not been doing as I'm told lately.

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