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post #16031 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 12:40 AM
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TJ, a riddle for ya...about my birthday....

I fooled my mother and came two days late. my birthday is on....
April 3. 1948 and still kicking
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post #16032 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 01:17 AM
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Welcome SueC! BTW the only thing you can do w/wrinkles is smile alot & make sure the smile is heartfelt & in your eyes, 'cuz smiles & eyes are the two things that never age.

Nicker, is your birthday this coming Thursday or April 3rd?

Oh, Stan, it's an absolute given that we will accompany one another on The Last Great Ride, that's understood. And if one or the other gets to the gate first, we'll wait for the lagger to show up. Deal?!

In reading the various age comments, I'm reminded of what my mother (83 y/o) said not long ago (& it's a comment that has been affirmed numerous times by "elderly" woman I've queried @ work): "The odd thing is, no matter what's happening to & with your body, inside you always feel 30. It must be the soul's 'age' ". A little food for thought, ya'll. Another good quote is "Never stop 'till you drop".

And for Forrest Gump again, "And that's all I have to say about that"(well, besides ..you beauty, what a ride...").

Have to stop playing on here now & go pay my bills (which I'm pretty sure isn't the biggest thing to do I was set on earth for, lol!...follow the heart, follow the heart..) It's being a nice stolen day off (i.e vacation mental-health day). Sun is shining, 42*, went to the petstore for the cat's favorite food (pricey, but keeps them healthy & happy..Acana out of Canada, for our Canadian friends..thanks!)

Once I get done w/the bill thing, I want to google "how to sit the Missouri Fox Trotter gait" & see what I come up with.Yesterday's attempt was interesting, want to try & understand more.

Later, everyone.

That's a deal, you are aware I have no intention of kicking off for at least another 20 plus years, so you had better get into the frame of mind to hang around and wait.

Talking about the pearly gates a bus load of Dargavillians (people I work with) had arrived at the pearly gates. St Peter rushed up to God and almost out of breath he blurted out, they're here, they're here, a bus load of them, who are here said God The Dargavillians replied St Peter. Well let them in God said.

So St Peter walks back down the gold covered drive and arrives at the entrance. He stands there, mouth agape, then runs as fast as he can back to God yelling they're gone, they're gone, what replies god, have the Dargavillians gone. No St Peter replies, the pearly gates. They're gone.

Keeps me employed.
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post #16033 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 05:13 AM
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tragedy

In the kaipara harbour which is a breading ground for all manner of fish. The kaipara is one of the largest salt water estuaries in the southern hemisphere and a very important breading ground on the coast of Northland NZ. It is on the west coast and is fed by the Tasman sea, The kaipara is where I fish and in the forests around it we go horse trekking and pig hunting.

Today a tragedy happened and it has taken me some hours before I could share as I have been greatly effected by what unfolded in the waters and in front of bathers and children.

While collecting shellfish off one of the beaches in the estuary mother McCready was, while in only 3 feet of water, attacked by a 16 foot white shark.

Mother McCready fought for life and some horrendous injuries were inflicted. Locals braved the situation and rushed to help, separating Mrs McCready from the shark and rushed the victim to the emergency services where professionals laboured for 3 hours trying to sew back together the torn body but to no avail. The shark died.
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post #16034 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 05:25 AM
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Good one, Stan!

Welcome Ellen!-We may be a "older" group, but maturity doesn't always go hand-in-hand w/that-LOL!

I booked a flight yesterday to go visit my sister-this time I will make the 5-hour drive back to the Ontario CA airport, as it's only 10 minutes from my friends house & I can leave my truck at her place while I'm in Portland-I am so done w/fighting the L. V. Airport-rather do an extra 3 hours driving each way & feel comfortable instead of stressed. But going in April means I'll probably see a lot more rain & it will be cooler, but that's OK.

Happy Hump Day, everyone!
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Aw, Roaddy, that place is GORGEOUS!!! I must say...I felt a twing of jealousy when I first viewed the photos.....but I am super happy for you. I tell ya what...someone's lookin' out for you, this is a great opportunity.

Now...when can I come down to visit and ride them there trails???

TJ, right date...wrong year. I don't mind being 'older', but let's not push it now...

Quiet here....that's a good thing, gives me a bit of time to 'breathe' deep. Thursday weather looks conducive to ride. Woke up this morning to SNOW. geez.....when will it end?

Happy hump day!
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post #16036 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 06:25 AM
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post #16037 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 06:50 AM
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I get moved in the weekend of the 12th next month so any time after that you are welcome to come down and hit the trails with me.

Stan, you might enjoy a hunt back there in the lease. There are 12 people on it to cover 850 acres and he said he has only ever ran across 2 people while riding the horses year round. His wife said she feeds them at the edge of the property and has seen several in the 190 lb range which is big for down here.


Oh, almost forgot. The pond is stocked with bream and catfish so we gon hafta havus a shindig fish fry one dim weekins cumin soon.
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post #16038 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 06:58 AM
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Wow, Rick, that's some property! Looking forward to pics of the boys enjoying the spread.

Welcome Helen! Hope you return, w/pics!

Ms Nicker, if you're going to talk "western" it's "them THAR trails", lol. Happy Hump day, ya'all.
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post #16039 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 07:18 AM
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Sue, we need to know more about you.
Well, if you like photos you can just click on the link in my signature, to get to our website where there's a video of our horses and donkeys 18 months back, and a couple of photos with another link to a strawbale building blog also illustrated with lots of photo of animals and local wildflowers.

We are building an eco-farmstay near Albany on the South Coast of WA. We make all our own electricity and collect our own water, and we have compost toilets so that all our nutrients get recycled into the fruit trees instead of causing pollution. (These are not yucky BTW, the most annoying thing is that the air extraction fan isn't inaudible.)

I have a background in science research and education. I had to stop teaching fulltime five years back when a flu virus shorted out one of the nerves to my voice box. At first I couldn't speak at all, now I'm OK conversationally most of the time, but I can't project or shout, or talk all day (which probably makes my husband secretly happy ). Hence the eco-farmstay idea: I had to do something not to go crazy or destitute from not being able to continue in my profession! It's a one in a million ailment, but do you know, the founder of Google has it on both sides and now has to use an amplifier.

We've just spent the last two weekends lime plastering the last coat of our living room interior and my arms feel like jelly, so I'm spending a bit of time reading and doing forum things!

I gather you all have "Hello" posts in the Community section many aeons back?

Cheers all

Sue
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post #16040 of 29437 Old 03-26-2014, 07:32 AM
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Thanks TJ......Roaddy, I'll be down to share them THAR trails wits yinz guys! (added a little Pittsburgeeze.....)

Oh, and yes Roaddy, I WILL want to take off when the new trailer arrives, but for now, I will have to borrow my mom's vehicle to tow it....so I don't want to be asking all the time.

DH just won't give in on the truck thing. He's bond and determined to wait this jalopy out....it's already lost two tires, the door is barely hanging on....ugh. Sugar in the tank maybe??? I'm ready and will to take on some payments just so I have my own truck to haul things around in!

Someday.........

Gotta get to work.....good day all.
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