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post #14731 of 29437 Old 01-12-2014, 06:33 PM
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Nicer weather = Busy weekend!
I finally got all the manure in my poop cart transferred from the barn to the poop pile. The skidoo and the calf sled worked great for this job! Saturday I rode Koolio and had a great ride. We are working on getting him to move off his hindquarters more and soften and lift into a more rhythmic movement. Just by lightening my seat, he was a completely different horse; athletic, animated and happy. I am so proud of the progress we have been making lately. After riding, DD, DH and I went for a long cross country ski through the fields. The snow is about 2' deep so in places it was tough slogging, but we had a great time and the exercise and fresh air felt good. Saturday evening was off to a friends house for dinner and to see their slide show from a motorcycle trip to New Zealand. Now I am dreaming of faraway places... Hey Stan, are there any good motorcycle roads in your neck of the woods?

Today was a work day and started off with a 4 hour planning session with another teacher. This afternoon, DH and I got our son out for a cross country ski. He wasn't impressed at first, but I think he had some fun and got some exercise. After that, it's laundry, cook dinner, outdoor chores and back to work to prep for the week. I am teaching a grade 12 Biology review class to help students prepare for their departmental exams next weekend so I have to get myself caught up and a little ahead of schedule. It is going to be a little nuts for the next 10 days and I am doing everything I can to make sure I get at least a couple of rides in on Koolio.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!
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post #14732 of 29437 Old 01-12-2014, 07:30 PM
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Crazy weather down here! It was 59 degrees, the sun was shining, and it was really perfect except for the mud. We went on a nice little ride today. I was very proud of the girls for not getting upset with the mud.
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post #14733 of 29437 Old 01-12-2014, 09:15 PM
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Evening all!

Thanks for the Input on the saddle blanket. I agree CCG, I like them both too...and if it wasn't so expensive, I would buy both! but for now I think I'm going with the one that had tan on it. We held the phone with the pic on it in front of Jay, and mom and I both thought it would look fabulous on him!

Worked a little,on my resume for an adjunct position at the local college. A friend of mine is stepping down and recommended me for the class....may be too late...as she stepped down at the beginning of the month, and with DH, I'm just getting to it.

Spent most of my day out at the barn. In the morning mom and I took the dog and Rainn for a walk. We both need to get back into walking for exercise. Came home for lunch, to thaw out, and a little siesta, then back out to ride once the sun was out.

Today was a really nice relaxed ride. I caught both Jay and myself taking deep satisfying breaths. . It was cold, as it appears in this pic, but I dresses in my snow pants again, so being toasty made it bearable.

Tomorrow we head bright and early 5:30 am, to the city for DHs first appointment since surgery. He's a bit nervous. Wish us luck. He's been very well. Feeling a little pent up and depressed, but continues to remember what I said....he's not missing out on anything this time of year...but going to work!
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post #14734 of 29437 Old 01-12-2014, 11:54 PM
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Nickers good luck for the doctors visit No doubt he will be encouraged by the results.

Some photos of the Rodeo I went to on Sunday
And has any one heard from Rick.

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post #14735 of 29437 Old 01-12-2014, 11:58 PM
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NM: I vote for the blues w/browns or tan. It's a shame most colors will be covered by the saddle.

Stan: I see your trying to worm into the heart of everyone.

Not sure if its working, I have not had any private messages offering a home.
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post #14736 of 29437 Old 01-13-2014, 08:42 AM
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I have been busy since logging off Saturday at lunch.


I had planned to work til 3:30, but wife informed me of Jessa's b'day party with a friend so 12 it was. Finished the party up around 4 then headed to house to work on the doghouse and fencing for the other dogs. It got late so didn't get them finished Saturday. Went by Lowe's after church and picked up 100' of 3' garden fencing and step in fence posts to put up on one side of the pool area around the stone grill. Also put a gate up at the back side of the area to go out to the horses or whatever in the back area. Finished the doghouse and got it moved out to the area for Dolly, but she won't go in it. Lol I found her so tangled up in the shrubbery that she couldn't even stand up. I went ahead of put a loop in the cable to steal 4 foot of length out of it and told DW to check on her before she left. Now that those projects are done I can get back to pressure washing the rest of the driveway and around the pool.

We also spent some time in Lowe's looking at flooring for the living room to o with the fireplace and some vanities for the bathroom. This was obviously dream shopping for later, but found some great looks we are very interested in.

Here are some pics of the doghouse being built.

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Here are pics of the fireplace and the flooring options we were looking at. Some are tile flooring that look like hardwood.
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Then we saw this vanity and I suggested we put two of them in out bathroom and then find an old wooden box to put between them for a laundry hamper.
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There is no room in the bathroom now for a hamper as you can see in this picture. This is a screenshot from a video of the house before we moved in, but there is his and hers sinks in there.
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post #14737 of 29437 Old 01-13-2014, 03:41 PM
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Got a few more pics of the built doghouse, although it still needs coated. Also, a few pics of the fenced area we did to get the dogs out of the patio and screened pool area.
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And one extra just because she is so special to me.

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post #14738 of 29437 Old 01-13-2014, 03:41 PM
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Stan, those are great pics of the rodeo. Looks like you had a great time watching.

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post #14739 of 29437 Old 01-13-2014, 04:15 PM
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That's one cool doghouse, Rick, & fencing too! The flooring: that pic w/the 2 in it; the one on the left seems to match your fireplace well, has some warmer tones to pick up the warmer-toned brick. How fun, floor-look shopping! I love that pic of Jessa, I remember it from one time you posted it.

Nicker, hope all goes well w/the Dr's visit, & all good news.

Tracey, many kudos on all the hard work. Hope you get some rides in!

Great rodeo pics, Stan. Yeah, I can understand some bruising there...
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post #14740 of 29437 Old 01-13-2014, 04:29 PM
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HorseMonday: yup, I went. Don't believe on your country-wide weather scan of Denver area @ almost 50*. Oh sure, that's what it was it a sunny corner outta the wind I suppose. One ripping freezing cold wind out there today.

W/the weather stuff & freezing cold, Janice's pens/run-ins piled up. Her "paid" family finally could get out on Saturday, but couldn't get there until early afternoon. They did as much as they could (Janice said Tommy's space was awful; he poops enough for 3 horses anyway, & all over the place). The family did well. What had to be left, as it got dark on them, was 3 of Janice's 4...those hadn't been done since last Wednesday. I drug in shovel, metal rake,plastic rake for the "stages". Took 3 hours for 3 horses. In the middle of it, I leant backwards over a saddle stand to put my back together again (which is never in such hot shape). Good grief. One of those "sure feels & looks good when it's done!" things. I got pretty...pooped. Hauled & hauled back & forth to the manure pile, of course. The 3 horses were good about the whole thing,of course. Janice's Callie still expected her rub-on-the-withers-till-me-lips-quiver thing that she's trained me in, so that took a few minutes, lol!

Well, that's the "poop". Back in a minute for the lesson...
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