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        12-10-2013, 09:07 AM
      #14141
    Weanling
    NM: I wish your DH had no heart condition at all, but in the circumstances, it's really good news they found it in time. Keep us posted and you can pm me anytime...

    TJ: sounds like a weird Monday indeed. Sometimes we wish we just didn't get up that morning and just skip a day.
    What Roadyy said:
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    Maybe there was something bad waiting for you on the way to the muck or back and this car issue stopped it from happening.
    I actually use that thought when I'm late and and getting frustrated, stuck behind a slow driver: maybe he saved my life delaying my passage at a certain place, who knows...

    Hunter: will your snow stay?
    Ours is here to stay. We had 6 more inches yesterday and today is "shoveling snow day". DH does the large spaces-parkings-entrance road with his ATV-snowblower. I'll do sidewalks, stairs, alleys with the shovel. This year, I'll try to maintain the riding ring ridable for the winter. I haven't figured out how. DH doesn't have time for any extra chore, so I have to manage myself. I'll try to just compact this snowfall as my base. I need something heavy to drag behind.
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        12-10-2013, 03:52 PM
      #14142
    Green Broke
    Wow Nicker I hope DH will be OK glad they found it now.

    Nah the snow will be gone by tomorrow. Its a skating rink on the roads today. At least it will warm up for our barn Christmas party this Friday! Sounds like fun. Door prizes, games, food, wine!!!

    We haven't had a white Christmas in quite a few years. Although, we did have snow on the ground for about 2 months a few years ago and that is rare for uas. We usually just get rain.
         
        12-10-2013, 05:13 PM
      #14143
    Yearling
    Hey everyone! We got our first batch of winter this week. We had ice all day on Sunday and I had to take a vacation day from work on Monday. They canceled school but administrators were supposed to go in at 10. I decided to stay home. Well, actually I stayed home until about 11 and then went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping and then out to the farm to check on Isabella and Scuffy..and the trailer. I am happy to report that the trailer was dry inside. I was worried about it possibly leaking.

    Today we were supposed to get 4-8 inches of snow so they closed schools again but this time we were told we could stay home. We ended up getting about an inch. LOL oh well. I loved having the day off.

    I spent the day transferring very old home movies to my youtube channel. I also transferred my wedding video. I am happy they will be preserved now and I don't have to worry about the VHS tapes getting broken or torn. The oldest videos were actually transferred from Super 8 film to VHS about 15 years ago. Now, everything is on youtube...or will be. I got through about half of it all.

    Loved seeing video of my Dad from when I was a little girl. Can't believe it has been 2 months today since he died.

    We hired a moving company to move my mom from southern virginia, up to maryland on January 3rd. It was expensive, but will be worth not having to load and unload a truck and also not have to pack anything. My aunt and uncle and going down to get her on the 28th and take her to their house in MD then hubby and I are going down on the 3rd to be there when the movers arrive. I will be so relieved when she gets up to MD. She will only be 2 hrs from me and only 10 minutes from her sister. I also have to go down to southern virginia on the 23rd because Mom has to go to go to court for some legal stuff. Merry Xmas, huh?

    She is going to stay down there until my aunt and uncle get there on the 28th. She stopped celebrating XMas a few years ago when she became a Jehovah's witness. (Don't get me started on that..it is a sore subject with me) So, being down there alone on Christmas day really doesn't mean anything to her. For the past 10 years, Dad worked on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so I don't worry about memories bearing down on her

    Ironically, one of the videos I saved today was Christmas morning in our house in 1977. We used to have the best holidays. Brought back such great childhood memories.

    Tj- sorry your horse monday wasn't a good one. :(

    Lori- I hope Bre is doing better. Raising a teen is so difficult.

    Rick- did you find a chainsaw?

    Nicker- sending healing thoughts and prayers to your DH.

    Hope everyone is doing well. Looks like I will actually have to go to work tomorrow. Darn. :)
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        12-10-2013, 06:51 PM
      #14144
    Yearling
    Quick pop-in,scanned posts: Nicker, many & much prayers for your husband, I can't say how many.

    Engine light was off this very early a.m. When started the car to go to work. Called tech when I got home, he said musta been a software-error/msg-glitch in comp system (oh, that's a shock). So...a big relief. I think the comp just had to resort itself w/the battery dead/in-out issue. Relief 'tho.

    Ladona had a productive & hopefully peaceful day!

    Later gators.
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        12-10-2013, 08:49 PM
      #14145
    Weanling
    Hello All:

    NM: I will say a prayer and I wish for a speedy recovery.

    Roadyy: Never go cheap on a chain saw, it will cause pain when you most need it.

    grinch.jpg
    It's getting closer, 15 days left.

    Today's weather forecast was poor, school closed, I stayed home to avoid the nightmare.
    Nothing went as planned, I plugged in the welder to finish up wood stove repairs
    And half of the power in the house died.
    Called electric company and now @ 8:30pm they left after repairing connections on the pole.
    Although not my fault still threw havoc into today's plans.
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        12-11-2013, 12:10 AM
      #14146
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    Nickers, I know how your husband feels and his thoughts. I am thinking about you both, and putting out thoughts for a good result.

    Chin up girl
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        12-11-2013, 07:11 AM
      #14147
    Green Broke
    TJ-the engine light on my Dodge is off also-self-fixing things-I love it-LOL.

    We are supposed to get up in the 50's today. We are planning a trip to the next town over for some shopping today. As tomorrow rain is predicted, but the temps will climb up, so that we are in the 60's by this W/E. Every little degree of warmth is appreciated in the winter, especially those night temps. The outside decorations are up-even the cat house has lights on it!

    Shopping on ebay is tough right now-people are just snapping things up & running up the prices, maybe the week after Christmas will be good. But I did get a new pair of nippers-they are coming from Colorado and are US made.

    So, now to get new wipers on my Ford & a bumper on it, then I can re-register it & get serious about selling my Dodge.

    Keep warm!
         
        12-11-2013, 08:53 AM
      #14148
    Green Broke
    Good morning to all.

    Ladona, glad you were able to get all of your home movies transferred and saved for all time. I know how it feels watching the old tape and reels of years past. Always put smiles on my face seeing my dad again running around playing with us.

    My mom's family were Jehovah Witnesses until she met my dad. He gave her a Christmas present and the church threatened to remove the whole family if it wasn't returned. Her dad couldn't get over that and they walked away from it. Glad things are coming together for her and her new living arrangements.

    I have not decided on a chainsaw just yet. It is kinda on the back burner til I finish the other chores like getting the temp fencing done, Christmas lights put up, faucets replaced, etc. lol

    MR, sorry about your power outage. Hope you are able to get the repair welds done soon.

    Tj and Ccg, glad both those CEL's went out for you ladies. Ccg, if you were closer I would gladly build a bumper for the truck. I have built several for my jeep and some of the local trucks and jeeps.

    Nm17, still praying for you and your husband. Please keep the spirit up and keep him uplifted.
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        12-11-2013, 11:12 AM
      #14149
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    Hi all! Just a quick pop in.

    Thanks for all the prayers and positive thoughts sent! I KNOW they work, and I appreciate it...and so does my DH.

    Things are rolling along here. Trying to stay positive, and VERY thankful that this was caught!!! Someone is looking out for us!

    Tomorrow is the catherization (sp) and hopefully that is successful and we can come home...but they told us to bring an over night bag 'just in case'.

    I think the worst part right now is making sure all my ducks are in a row here at work, and getting things set for Chrismas. (although nobody expects me to finish shopping and whatnot) But I need to stay busy!

    Gotta run, talk later!
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        12-11-2013, 08:19 PM
      #14150
    Yearling
    Fun times at the barn tonight. Not!

    I went out there tonight to put Izzy's heavy weight blanket on her and to let her out to graze on the good grass. She came to the gate when I called, which made me happy, because my last 3 visits, I had to go fetch her. Of course, I had also been doing a lot of trailer loading practice and she was sick of it. So, seeing her come to me when I called picked up my spirits a bit.

    Anyway, as she was grazing, I walked around to all of the paddocks to say hello to all the other horses. There are 29 horses at the farm. Three of them are in a paddock that is a self-care paddock. Our BO usually doesnt allow self care board but this was a special case to help a young lady out. She has three young horses, all two years and under. She made the paadock herself far away from the barn. It has an electric fence.

    As I was walking down the hill toward that paddock, I noticed the two year old pony, was standing on the wrong side of the fence. I called the BO and told her that he got out of the fence again (he has done it before) and that I would put him back. She told me that she would tell the owner and thanked me for putting him back. Before I could hang up, I noticed he was acting strange and then noticed he was caught in the fence. Oh no!

    The BO said she would be right out to help me. I went over to the pony. He was bery calm for having his legs tangled in the bottom two strands of fence. I assumed it wasn't hot since he was so calm. It didn't seem to be shocking him. As I was waiting, I rubbed his head and found I had a treat in my pocket. I gave it to him. I have fed this pony treats before without any issues.

    We have no idea how long he had been stuck in the fence, but he must have been hungry because he got very rude, looking for another treat. Nudging me and then biting me!!! I hauled off and hit him in the nose and said something like " I don't care if you ARE stuck in a fence, that is no excuse for biting."

    He bit me so hard that he broke the skin. I now have a wound and a bruise on my forearm. I like to think that the stress of being stuck is what caused this normally docile pony to bite, but OUCH!

    But wait, it gets better....

    BO gets there and the two of us are able to untangle his legs. We lead him back in through the gate, commenting that the owner must have turned off the electricity.

    The pony went right to his water trough to drink...like I said, we have no idea how long he had been stuck. The trough was frozen, so I reached over the fence to break the ice and my chin hit the top line of the fence.

    Oh my!

    It was electrified!!!!!

    Every filling in my mouth buzzed. LOLOLOL

    I yelled and jumped back. The BO came running up, not knowing what happened. I was able to laugh it off but geesh....you try to help out a trapped pony and this is what happens!

    Life is never boring at the barn, that's for sure!
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