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        11-18-2013, 10:45 AM
    Green Broke
    Wow, a lot of posts made over the weekend since I left on Friday.

    See some delicious deviled egg recipes, thumbnails, gifts, attitudes, spooks, trips, death and safe arrivals.

    Glad everyone is doing well. I didn't make it to the tour we had planned to attend Saturday due to reading the fine print to find the airline tickets can't be used during Christmas so they would be useless as we were going to give them to our son and his wife to come visit. Instead we stopped off at Gulf World on the beach for some sea life entertainment. My wife and kids have all been multiple times through field trips with the home school group, but I have never been. The crowds were non-existent due to the season so getting around to all the different shows was easy and quick.

    My 13 yr old daughter had tried to get picked for the volunteer every time they visited and never got picked. Well, Saturday she got picked for three different shows as the volunteer and that made it worth the cost of admission to see her face lit up.

    Here are a few pics from the shows..

    Amberand the Sea Lion.jpeg

    Amber,Jarret and birds.jpg

    Dolphin shake.jpg

    Sea lion show.jpg

    For the house hunt. We went and talked to a guy about a house we initially wanted when we ended up with where we are now. The house is still available and the owner is super excited that we are looking to take it. It is 2260sqft, 3/2 on 5 acres in town. I am not thrilled about being in town, but this is a great set up. The house needs some serious TLC due to the last tenants(we are lease option purchase on it if it goes through) and all the carpet is pulled as well as one of the bedrooms needing holes in the walls fixed.
    It is annexed as city, but because of it's location off the beaten path I am going to set up the back part of the property for the horses anyways. Shhhhh. I contacted the broker for the house we are moving out of and hoping to get the choice changed to 30 days $3000 instead of 60 days $2000 cash for keys.

    Here is a link to the CL ad on the house, btw I'm getting it for less than the posted price. I can see the house all fixed up and with it being in town could easily become a $300,000 property in a few years.


    Let me know what you think...
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        11-18-2013, 11:45 AM
    I think the house is awesome. I would check on zoning laws. You might move in only to have your horses kicked out. You could board them somewhere else I suppose.
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        11-18-2013, 12:44 PM
    Green Broke
    We thought about that, but due to it's location and the horses not being seen from the road that those who do see them wouldn't even realize a code has been broken. I am making plans to have a back up plan incase that worst case scenario happens though. There is property across the main road that is set up for horses and we are going to contact the owner about a possible lease of it if the need arises. There are several homes within a couple of blocks that have horses on property so we are hoping anyone who sees them will think nothing more of it than seeing those.
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        11-18-2013, 12:46 PM
    Green Broke
    The people who had the house built had it annexed into the city for the water and sewage service. I can appeal for it to be annexed back into the county and have it go before the community for a vote to approve the request.
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        11-18-2013, 03:14 PM
    Maybe since other people have horses, that part of town allows...I know the township I live in allows horses...although most people do not have enough property to house one!

    In addition, living in 'town' isn't too bad. We live in town, but it's so super quiet, but super close to the stores. I could wlak if I really wanted! We own almost an yours sounds GREAT!

    I love the looks of the home! Wishing you best of luck!
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        11-18-2013, 04:52 PM
    Got back from the 'li' ranch a bit over an hr ago (the place where Happiness Has A Smell, thank you Happy Place! (luv the cartoon pic, Nicker)! I stuck my nose deep into the winter fur of everyone I could. BTW Celeste: I prefer plain ol' tabby cats, they're smarter, usually (well, yes, they are), generally than the overbred expensive breeds. Short of feral, I'll take a plain ol' kitty anytime.

    This bein' HorseMonday, the first lovely odor to greet my nose was fragrant poo; which I like the odor of, but Janice had txt'd me last nite that all pens/stalls had 2 days worth...but, another lady was coming out 9a-ish to help, so she could "pay" for a lesson for her son. I met her, later in my day there, very nice woman. So, I just cleaned 4 stalls & cleaned the water troughs/filled them. There's several empty areas now, & one woman is on own-clean for her four horses. So the other woman & I had the same amount to deal with.

    Will be back in a few. Need to log back-in so my post doesn't get eaten w/time-out (my comp...)
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        11-18-2013, 05:24 PM
    Ok, am back (enjoyed the pics of the trip, Rick!).

    Another thing Janice txt'd was the sad news that she had to, this past Friday, put her old & ailing Buccaneer (Buck) down. She knew it was time & the vet confirmed it. It was hard, & will be so 'till it isn't. Janice is a strong woman. Loves her horse, & her little herd is getting old. Buck was the first to need to go. Gave her this morning a red heart-shaped Christmas ornament, to put on her tree for Buck. She found an appropriate feltpen, & I wrote his name on the ornament. Glad I did that for her.

    I had lesson #14. Took Tommy to the arena. Had told Janice I really need to work on the hands/reins/legs thing. We put on him a bitless headstall, & found another set of rubber reins that were better than the thing we tryed last week. We did pretty good for awhile, but Tommy kept wanting to go to Janice, which frustrated me, which frustrated him, & a whole little circle of frustration developed.

    We went to the round pen & tried again. Did ok, then the same thing happened..but inbetween I think I finally got the connection: "open the door" (reins, w/leg), don't pull back, don't let my hands wiggle all over the place (I am SO not ready for a bit). Janice went & got her Flicka (28ish y/o mare, barely 13 hands...cute!), on a bareback pad. Showed me, while I sat on Tommy, how it's done; she did some neck-reining, too, as Flicka is trained, & explained the difference between right & wrong w/that.

    Then I got on Flicka, as Janice wanted me to feel what my hands/legs do w/a very responsive horse, & warned me to be subtle w/legs cues, as Flicka would take off on me. Dang, it was awesome; her rein response was like holding a butterfly. Taught me ALOT of what it's really supposed to feel like. As for leg cues, lol..did make her trot a few times, but just sat it (bareback pad, remember), & got to practice a soft-handed, sit-in-the seat whoa. Cool.

    All this lesson was over an hour. I did start to stiffen up, & knew my body, so dismounted & took Tommy home. Janice said she has figured out a bit of my instruction needs. She said I get to over-thinking (which is true), which tightens my body, which tightens whatever part in Tommy that corresponds, which frustrates him, so he goes to Janice for relief, which frustrates me...a big circle.

    I think I repeated things in this post, but the lessons got repeated. I have alot to think about.
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        11-18-2013, 06:42 PM
    Rick, I sure hope this is the new home, & that the horses can stay w/you..
        11-18-2013, 09:17 PM
    YEEHAA TJ!! Sounds like you just had yourself an epiphany lesson!!!. Woohoo!!

    Sounds like you need to ride flicks more often and the 'right' feel. Why does she alWays have you ride tommy. Is there a reason? I say more flicka time!!!
        11-18-2013, 10:51 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    The people who had the house built had it annexed into the city for the water and sewage service. I can appeal for it to be annexed back into the county and have it go before the community for a vote to approve the request.
    In new Zealand at 152k US is around an extra 24K So in funny money(ours) 176k nz would not buy any land with a house on it.

    My property with a house half the size as the one you are looking at but similar size land is $400k and I'm miles from town and not much of a town. All we have going for us is there are some lakes very close, and a west coast beach just over the rise. My property appeals to horse people so in my opinion do your homework and if it will do what you want grab it. A mortgage is better than rent. At least you get to own it in the end. And its some place we can all converge on without you knowing we are coming. Something to look forward to, a knock on the door and there is an old fart in a wheelchair with a wooden horse called Bugs tethered to the hand rail. Gidday I'm Stan.
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