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        11-13-2013, 02:56 PM
    Brad let me sleep in today and spent the morning with the new kid running around doing errands. I asked Brad what he thinks of him so far, and he said 'he's great'.
    Not often that Brad's so positive about a newbie so quickly.

    Ccg, I was just re evaluated the other month, and the license is for a year. But every 3 months they do a quarterly safety check, which is basically checking everything they do on the license anyway. So that's pretty much constant.
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        11-13-2013, 08:42 PM
    Rick! I got your PM & responded (let me know if you didn't get it, not real experienced w/that aspect of this forum). BTW, I have some house plants you can "water", although it might mystify the cats.

    Oh, I thought this morning that I shouldn't post exact name of where I work & etc of doings, as regards to names. So, won't do that again...but you'all already know, past posts are in cyberspace, & I seriously doubt anyone associated w/my work place will ever come near this forum.'s CE mtg stuff went fine, was happy to see stuff getting consumed. It was the mtg I was scheduled to attend, & it was interesting, being about head trauma & presented by a doctor. When it was over I broke down the set-up & washed the dishes (most of those my own bowls etc from home that have been sitting around for eons, glad I can put them to use)& put away the cart & water-carrier I had borrowed from Activities. All good, some chips & leftover dips available for us grunts to eat up at will. Next Tuesday is the bigwig PI, so get to use my eon-stashed almost-crystal, plus other stuff I've garnered. It'll be a nice little menu, & I may just share it, for fun!

    Tonight I'm pooped. Rearranged my Tues-Wed sched for the past 2 days for the CE stuff, & have to be @ work 6am tomorrow, so am a little tight tonight w/that timing, but it's all ok. Spaghetti-on-the-wall, all documented.

    That's my "hi!" for now; for most of you Happy HumpDay, Stan already had his, & mine is tomorrow. Whatever works. Am hoping Monday is snow-less; it's been predicted off & on, so will see. Cold I don't mind, but can't do icy roads.

    Later. Hope all are having a good week.
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        11-13-2013, 08:46 PM
    Got to the barn tonight to find JayJay locked InHis first I am worried, then I get mad. I know my mom sometimes forgets to open his stall after they are done eating. She lets rainn's open, but he eats faster, so she keeps,him in til she is done. So I got to thinking, he must have been in all day! I'm getting more mad! I call into the house...nobody picks up the phone. I suspecting mom isn't home but her DH is...and he's not picking up. he's sitting on his behind watching TV like he ALWAYS does!!!!! Lazy!!!

    That also means he just did chores for the goats. The feed is RIGHTwhere the horses are....and he didn't see that Jay was in? I am furious at this point, the incompetence!!!!! How can you walk into a area and NOT notice an 1100 pound horse in his stall???? I left a very irritate message! My mom was apologetic, I was furious aT him mostly for not noticing. I mean really? What bothers me is if there was an emergency with the horses, he wouldn't have noticed....AND when I called, what if there was an emergency like when Jay got stuck???why not pick up the dang phone? And he chastises my mother for the same exact thing??? I so irritated right now.....this on top of junk at work...I'm ready for the weekend....and a drink! sorry for the rant.

    Alex, that sounds good with the new kid.

    TJ, glad your day was good,
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        11-13-2013, 09:06 PM
    Thank you, Alex, tossing hay to Beauty seems to work. Janice said this past Monday that I can't ever "have" Tommy, his owner will never give him up. I almost rolled on the, I could ever afford to own a horse! No, I told her, Tommy & I are friends, we have a "working" relationship; I know that I am not his person, & he knows that too, but..we're friends.

    Funny thing is, & I didn't say this to Janice: if I had tons of money & could be out there very day, I'd buy Beauty. Not that I like her so much, & am always aware w/her of her youth & my inexperience when am in her's just that her owners don't want her, she's not the performance machine that they want. Here's a very pretty black filly, bored, frustrated, & untrained, & going to waste. If I was rich, I'd take her over, hire Janice to train her, w/me in attendance & helping where I can. It just seems a crime that she's where she's at, in some kind of limbo. She's smart, she reminds me of the filly in Sibyl's book log, only not getting the training & attention she deserves. One good thing, is that Janice moved here from a back pen/stall area to the front, so she can get more attention.

    Forgive the rambling, she's just been on my mind, & there's nothing I can do, except to attempt to greet her on Mondays, & get around her w/hay-gift to clean her stall. You'all should see her, she's so pretty; won't ever be big or tall, but her conformation is so graceful.
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        11-13-2013, 09:10 PM
    DANG Nicker!! Sounds like time to kick some booty...good luck w/that, but bet you'll do it.
        11-13-2013, 09:28 PM
    Alex, sounds like kid 5 may end up being a good one. He is probably very happy to get away from that last foster home and that crazy foster mother!

    Nicker, I would be mad too.

    I stopped by the farm on the way home from work and a young girl that boards there was there. I wasnt going to ride but she was riding bareback so I decided to join her in the arena.

    Isabella loves to ride with other horses in the arena. I guess it is the polo pony in her coming out. I was bareback too and we were just both walking around on our horses and chatting. I don't like to trot bareback because I am afraid of hurting her back and I have only cantered bareback a few strides before but tonight, being with this young girl gave me courage.

    I cantered bareback all around the arena. It was so smooth. There was no bouncing around and was so comfortable. Much better than trotting bareback. I think Isabella could tell how happy I was because it didn't take much encouragement to her up to her canter. It was more like a lope. It was so much fun.

    This horse has taught me so much.

    Now on to non horsey stuff. I am going away this weekend and participating in my other hobby. I belong to a pretty well known paranormal research organization. We have been on the SciFi TV Show Ghost Hunters and a couple of episodes of "A Haunting" on the Discovery Channel. It's funny. If you google my name, more paranormal stuff comes up than things connected with my real job.

    Not many people know that I do this. I never know how people will take it but I feel I can trust you guys by now not to think I am crazy. LOL

    Actually, I am probably the biggest skeptic in the group. Our group is made up of doctors, police, educators, engineers, and other professionals and our beliefs are as varied as our careers. We range from full believers to me, the skeptic.

    We use strict scientific methods to investigate claims of paranormal activity and this weekend we have been granted full access to an abandoned sanitorium that many believe is one of the most haunted locations in Virginia. We shall see. :)

    So, hopefully you don't think I am crazy. Very few people at work know that I do this but I always make sure my supervisors know. Especially since a simple search of my name will bring it up. My suoervisor's supervisor, the Superintendent of Schools for our county called me into her office not long after she was hired. We talked about a few school related things and then she told me to shut the door. She looked at me and said "tell me about this ghosthunting thing". I thought this was it. She was going to tell me it was not proper and that I needed to stop but instead she said " Because I think it is so cool that you do that. My daughter and I watch all those TV shows anout ghosts". Whew...that was close. LOL

    So, no horsing around for me this weekend. I leave early on Friday and will return Sunday night. I'll let you know what we find or what explanations we are able to come up with for what people experience there.

    Take care everyone and happy riding!
        11-14-2013, 06:19 AM
    Corgi, sounds SO fun!! I'm into the whole ghost thing. I watch all those shows too! . I have an 'experience' I'll share when I am on a regular keyboard, and not my iPad.

    Have FUN!!!
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        11-14-2013, 08:35 AM
    Green Broke
    I've had some "experiences" also. Have a great W/E, corgi, I'll be watching for your post. Sounds like you & Isabella have a great bond!

    NM-sorry that happened to Jay-poor guy. At least you caught it before morning. Make that drink a double!

    Went to the horse meeting-it was a good turn-out. There won't be a Dec. Meeting, but a ride, short meeting, voting on next years' officers & a potluck Turkey dinner after the ride. It is in a community about an hour or so away, at a member couple's house.

    We looked at the UTV that is available-DH is willing to trade in his old one & his dirt/street bike, which would help to make it more affordable-I would love to see the last of that bike! A part should be coming today for the old Polaris, then it will be ready for trade-in after we put a new battery in it (from TSC). So maybe this Saturday!

    I have to do some ground work w/my youngster-she needs to just see all the objects around here & be calm when being led through tight spaces w/shadows, etc. Some of her nervousness is most likely due to being in a new place.

    This month is just going so fast! And next month will really be crazy.

    Happy horse time to all!
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        11-14-2013, 01:40 PM
    Green Broke
    Alex, glad you got some rest and that Brad made a positive connection with #5. Hope it continues to grow in positive way.

    Terry, glad everything went so well with the meeting and hopefully a positive direction towards your new position. I think your connection to the filly is a natural one in that situation where we root for the underdog or less fortunate.

    Corgi, I have watched a couple of those episodes a few years ago. I don't watch those types or those shows like finding bigfoot. They seem so fake and set up that it doesn't seem realistic.

    NM17, sounds like her hubby needs a ctj moment. Please film it for us to enjoy. Lol

    Ccg, good luck on the ground work and leanto hope to see some pics soon.

    Been steady here at work and dark when I get home now that I'm back on 10 hours that sends me home at 5. The people we were leasing this house from had the property foreclosed on them. Freddie Mac bought the deed and sent us a letter with three options.
    ..move in 30 days and receive a relocation voucher for $3000 7-10 business days after the place is considered satisfactory clean.

    ... move in 60 days for $2000 voucher with same stipulations.

    ...stay month to month with agreement of allowing potential buyers and realtors to come show the property until sold. The rent will be adjusted after seeking a fair market value. We must prove the ability to pay said amount monthly.

    If we choose to stay and then cannot afford the set rate then we will not receive anything to move. We have til Monday to give them proof we are a legitimate tenant and which chose we wish to seek.

    Please pray or keep us in your thoughts as we try to find another place quickly to house us and our animals. I have a couple of places we are checking on and if they fall through then we can leave our horses where they are for a couple of months and stay with my cousin til we find something. So we aren't going to be out on the street or anything.
        11-14-2013, 02:35 PM
    Rick, that is horrible. I am so sorry. Hopefully, you find a wonderful new place that will be perfect for your horses and your family and you can take advantage of the money the bank is offering you for moving costs. So frustrating I am sure. Did you have any idea the owners were going into foreclosure or did this just come from out of the blue?

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