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post #14401 of 29437 Old 12-29-2013, 09:23 PM
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I apologize in advance for yet another sad post from me.

One of my best friends had a massive heart attack last night. She is currently in a coma with what the doctors suspect is brain damage from a lack of oxygen to her brain.

Rena is part of a group of 5 of us that all used to work as gifted resource teachers at different middle schools in a local school system. We became fast friends about 15 years ago, and even though we have all gone to different jobs, we have remained closer than close. We travel together at least 3 times a year. These ladies are my closest friends. Rena's son was married in September and we were all seated as "family".

The doctors are not optimistic. They have tried to wake her up but there is no response. She is on a ventilator and is now in a medically induced coma while she is in therapeutic hyporthermia. Lowering her body temp will hep minimize any brain damage. They will warm her back up tomorrow and try to wake her up again.

We spent the day in the ICU waiting room with her family. Her husband made sure we were allowed in to see her. I thought I would be prepared because of seeing my Dad in a coma all those weeks, but it is different when it is your good friend.

We were all together on the 21st at her house. She cooked for us and we played cards for hours.

This whole thing is just surreal.

I just said to myself that things were looking up. My aunt and uncle are down with Mom and she is going home with them on Tuesday. The moving company is coming on Friday. I was thinking that things were finally going to settle down...and then I got the call this morning.

There are 2 more days left in 2013. I am seriously considering telling everyone I love and care for to stay in the house for the next two days.

Take care everyone.
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post #14402 of 29437 Old 12-29-2013, 09:32 PM
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Had a long well written post and it went off into web outerspace.


I responded to all and don't have the wit to remember all of it again.



I will have pics of the mostly cleared property for you tomorrow. I know it isn't as beautiful to look at as you ladies and your horses, but I'm excited about the accomplished work. I still have some clearing to do, but he needs the tractor back tomorrow to move some hay around. Not sure when I will get it back to finish.

Will be back to regular posting again tomorrow.

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post #14403 of 29437 Old 12-29-2013, 09:53 PM
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Oh! Corgi, don't apologize for sharing. It's such a sad situation. Hang in there and let's hug the people we love. 2014 can only get better...

Koolio, Koolio-the-horse is a cutie!
Happy Place: is Tommy a haflinger? Lovely head and mane.
CCG: I also have a leather punch that is a pain to work with.
TJ, if you have the name of Janice's punch, I'm seriously considering getting a good one.

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Eole, beautiful horse, how tall? He looks leggy.
NM, my mare Alizť is just 14.3 (so am I ) Probably the tiny saddle makes her look taller.

A few days off ahead, yeah! More snow and shoveling on the program, end of year paper-work and fun horse-time for sure.
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post #14404 of 29437 Old 12-29-2013, 10:22 PM
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Corgi...prayers for you, your friend, her family and friend.
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post #14405 of 29437 Old 12-30-2013, 08:43 AM
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Have a few minutes before I leave for Janice's...Ladona, I'm so sorry about your friend. That's heartrending. 2014 BETTER be better.

Ok, Nicker, you asked for it: I'll post pics after I get home today (& if there's too many...blame Nicker, lol!). No, not plaster of paris. Am making a flexible thing to practice soft hands. I have the rope/weights(horse shoes)/little pulley thing that janice showed me how to make, but I want to attach that set-up to bridle & reins on something more "real" so I can visualize the action while on my exercise ball w/the thing in front (actually "make believe" is a better term for my head, takes the "grown up" pressure off the concept of visualization, & I can have more fun. Effect will be the same. As mentioned previoulsy, I made the base last month, & got it to approximate height of where a horse's head would be to my body, scaled down to me in the exercise ball.

(oh, Nicker, I think this is the week Stan went deer stalking w/his son). AND, I thought my Project was a little weird 'till I saw the shadow of a goat in the shower, lol! Love it, what a great shower curtain!

Have to go put myself together to go now (hope I feel better when I get out there, still kinda funky). Will try to remember to ask Janice about her leather punch.

Later, all. Corgi, hang in there.....you've had way too much this past year. Many hugs to you.
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post #14406 of 29437 Old 12-30-2013, 08:46 AM
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ooops, typo, that's "on" the exercise ball, not "in". That would be a trick. 'Course, if I did manage to get inside the ball, I might just stay there till 2014..

Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...
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post #14407 of 29437 Old 12-30-2013, 09:10 AM
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Ladona - I am so sorry to hear a out your dear friend. Hang in there and have faith host things will turn out OK. This year is almost finished and hopefully next year will bring much better things for everyone.

Nicker - Awesome shower curtain!
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post #14408 of 29437 Old 12-30-2013, 09:15 AM
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Corgi, I did not see your post after hitting send on mine. I am truly sorry for what has happened to your friend. I will add her, her family and all friends to seek him for comfort and guidance through this troubling time.





To all the other ladies who posted pics of their horses and family, they are beautiful. The goat shower curtain brought a giggle, the new dog for Ccg brought a smile and the pig hunt sounded lazy,,lol



Here are the updated pics of my work on the property last week:

CL9.jpg

If you look close at the next 3 pics you can see the pile of trees I pulled out of the ground, piled up against the back of the shed. They have been moved to another spot at the back corner, just to the left of where the tractor is in the last pic.
CL10.jpg

CL12.jpg

CL13.jpg


All of the under brush in this pic has since been bush hogged. Some of the trees are gone too.
CL14.jpg

My friend is coming after the tractor around lunch today and not sure when I'll get it back to finish clearing the last section. I have plenty of work ahead just cleaning up the cleared area.
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post #14409 of 29437 Old 12-30-2013, 11:29 AM
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So sorry to hear about your friend Ladona.
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post #14410 of 29437 Old 12-30-2013, 11:29 AM
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What hides behind the curtain......??????





I bought this shower curtain for my mom for Christmas. Makes me LOL.

I want this!
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