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post #14001 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 12:20 AM
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talking about heart warming stories

Spent ten minutes working Bugs.
He did not run away when he saw the halter and rope. He settled down fearly well giving consideration to the strong wind that is blowing at the moment. No pawing the ground and no flicking of his head, a little spooky but not to bad
A good few moments were had so a little more tomorrow and i'll present him to the float again.

Noticed his droppings after 24 hours are fill of fungas threads which to me means he has indegested fungas spores, so perhaps the mico toxin absorber is working. Hope so, cause if he stays as he is Ill take a chance and go to the trek on Friday. He won't be fit but, one day is better than no day. And all i'll have to do is hang on for 30 minutes and he will be spent I hope.
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post #14002 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 06:24 AM
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50* cold? Lol Celeste, that's sweatshirt weather here!

Phone is saying it's 14* right now! Wow, that's cold this early in the season here, they predicted a very cold winter,

Three days...only three days!!

Happy Monday all!

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post #14003 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 06:28 AM
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Check this out, you can send in your own horses tail hair and have something made! I'm asking for a bracelet for Christmas from DH!!

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post #14004 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 08:54 AM
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Read all the stories, but too many to respond to them all.

Happy birthday Stan and glad things are looking up with Bugs.

Cold is cold is cold is cold. Doesn't matter much to me if it is 32* or -40*. Lol

We moved stuff til 10:30 Friday night, til 11pm Sat night and til 8pm last night. I lave one more trip to get our material items other than the shed and horses to be done with moving. I will not move furniture again. I'll pile it out by the road and post a curb alert on CL then buy all new/used stuff for the new place.

I am thankful we are buying this house and will sell my limbs to pay for it just to not move again.

Sounds like everyone seems to be doing well and glad to hear it.
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post #14005 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 09:46 AM
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Yes, moving is tough! I'm not doing it again-we are here to stay. Was in my last house for 35 years-don't think I have another 35 years in me-haha. DH has worn out the recliner he got from his Dad, so we have to replace that soon, & I have my eye on a small cabinet for my sewing room, but that will be it for furniture for awhile. May want to get a bigger dining table down the road, but we're ok w/the little one we have for now. It's trash pick-up day, so have to go open those double gates soon, but it's pretty cold out there right now-to me, I don't do well in the cold-which is anything below 60 degrees!

Glad the move is almost done-when are you going to move the horses?
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post #14006 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 10:18 AM
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As soon as we get everything to the house then I will be starting on the temporary fence at the new place. Should have it completed by the end of the holiday weekend. Hoping to haul them to the new place first of next week.
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post #14007 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 03:10 PM
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Stan: I like your sense of humour. That elephant story, still laughing as I was teary eyes expecting of fairy tale ending... not! You totally deserve Bugs, all cute and naughty as he is.

Roadyy, nice to hear you survived the crazy moving marathon.

Corgi, congratulations on the new trailer.
NM, weren't you planning to buy-share a trailer with your mom?

OK, I win: -20C (minus 20, yes, you read right) this morning when I walked to the barn. Since DH's surgery, I've been up very early to clean the stable before work. I love the morning chores: horses happily munching on their hay, freely walking in and out their stall while I clean it. It's work, but it's also relaxing, like a meditative state. Do I make any sense?
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post #14008 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 06:31 PM
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Looking good Hunter! Scotty is a handsome boy.

Rick, good luck with the move tomorrow. I know moving can be a real hassle but it is also exciting!

I had a very interesting day. One of my responsibilities with my job is to act as the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist. The 7th grade at one of our middle schools took their students to the Marine Corp Museum at Quantico today and I went as an extra chaperone. I was given a group of three boys, all very well behaved and fun to be around.

The museum is amazing. Very informative and interactive. The actual flag flown at Iwo Jima is there. While we were looking at it, a volunteer came up and starting talking about when he fought at Iwo Jima. He is a 88 year old former marine named Frank Matthews. He landed at Iwo Jima on the first wave. He was 18 years old. The boys listened to him talk about his experiences so respectfully. And when he was finished, they all shook his hand. I did too. There are not many WWII veterans left alive and it was a gift to be able to hear him give a first hand account. I am truly honored to have had that chance. It was worth the 1.5 hour ride on a school bus!!
What a great experience for your students and you! There definitely are not many WWII vets around. They are so interesting to speak with. Glad you got that oportunity.
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post #14009 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 07:07 PM
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I had exactly 30 minutes of day light at the barn after work. It was 18 F. Brrrr. I was happy that the girls kept their blankets on. After tomorrow, I have 5 days off, Yippee! Surely I will get a ride in longer than 1/2 hour.

DH got a deer yesterday so tonight I get to process it. I'm jsut cutting up some steaks then the rest will get ground for burgers. I've got about 3 hours of work ahead of me and right now I am only procrastinating! Good night all!
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post #14010 of 29437 Old 11-25-2013, 08:20 PM
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Happy Place, my hubby got a deer last weekend but I won't touch it so he ends up having to send it out to be processed. LOL. I guess I am not a very supportive wife. ;)

Stan, glad Bugs seems to be settling down a bit.

Rick, happy the move went ok. We are facing moving my Mom up to Maryland by the first of the year and I am sooooo not looking forward to it. I want her to be closer to family and out of the town she is living in, I know she is lonely since Dad died, but gosh, I wish I could snap my fingers and everything would be moved.

We picked up the trailer today. I went to the bank earlier and got some money from our home equity line to pay for it. (That's how I bought my horse two years ago). The trailer hooked right up to hubby's trailer hitch. The lights all worked. I followed him home in case the lights went out or something else bad happened but he said it towed like a dream and the lights shone brightly the whole way home.

We may be getting some winter weather in the morning . If it isn't too bad, we will take it to get inspected. I have the title and need to find some time to go to the DMV and stand in line for hours to get it registered in my name and get new plates and tags.

I am so excited about being able to take Izzy and Scuffy off property whenever we want. There is a local farm that does team penning every Friday night Spring-Fall. (Actually, it is Tom Seay's farm. He hosts "Best of America on Horseback" on RFTV if you have ever seen it). I look forward to being able to see what Lady Isabella does when she sees a cow.

Oh, I just realized that I have some pictures that a photographer took when hubby and I did the judged trail ride last month. I will post them and hope they don't show up sideways. LOL. In all of the pics, Izzy's ears are forward and happy. She loves being in new places and being beside her best friend, Scuffy.

One more day of work and then five days off. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
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