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        08-15-2014, 03:21 PM
      #19771
    Green Broke
    Sorry about the no call. Hope the pt barn crap works out. Hehe

    I took a few pics of a signature sailboat we are building. It is getting rigged and ready for sails this weekend then launched next Thursday in time to make the Boat Show in Tampa Florida. They are in the process of hoisting and installing the main mast as I type this. The one in the pic is the bow mast installed. Sorry the quality isn't better. I will get better pics tomorrow when there aren't 50 white hats standing around watching the work.

    BTW, this is a replica of the Columbia sail boat from the 1800's. There have been 4 or 5 replicas built over the last 100 years because it is such a beautiful design.

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    Those brown logs at bottom of pic are the masts waiting to go up.
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    I will try to get on board to snap a few interior pics with all of the state of the art in there. Luxurious!!!
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        08-15-2014, 04:58 PM
      #19772
    Trained
    Blue, Bart looks great!! I think he will hang on a long time. Very pretty boy.
         
        08-15-2014, 05:14 PM
      #19773
    Yearling
    Thank you celeste. As we all do, I just hope for an easy retirement for him.
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        08-15-2014, 11:07 PM
      #19774
    Yearling
    Hey all!

    Blue, glad your guy is doing better!

    Celeste, do you still have the little doggie?

    HP- I hate that you haven't heard back from the first job. Hang in there!

    Tj- I am happy to hear you had a good convo with your friend.

    TX- great surprise you have planned!

    Stan, MR, Roaddy, NS, Ellen, Sue, Eole, Koolio,- Hello!

    Ccg- I am thinking about you and am hoping you are just too busy with visitors to check in.

    Sorry if I missed anyone.

    Yes, MR- my job is going well. I am loving it. The morale is amazingly high for a public school system. I actually don't mind going to work. I didn't dislike my other job but I guess I didn't realize how stagnant I felt there. I may feel like that at this new job in 8 years, but by then I can retire!!!

    I stopped by to see Isabella on Wed and her back was hurting her. She flinched whenever I touched her and when I pressed harder, she actually swung her head around like she was going to bite me. She didn't try but it was a sure sign of pain. Needless to say, I didn't ride that night. I have come a long way, a year ago, I would have panicked and called the vet. Instead, I made sure she could flex to both sides. She was grazing with no problems and was sound. She had gut sounds and lots of poop in her stall, so I decided to just wait and see what happened.

    Tonight, I went out and when I touched her back, there was no reaction. I pressed hard, and she did nothing. So I saddled up. I told the BO that it could be a very short ride because if her back was hurting, I could be on the ground as soon as my bottom hit the saddle. Luckily, I mounted with no issue and we enjoyed a nice stroll around the farm.

    She probably faked it wed night! LOL

    Thought you may enjoy this video I took tonight as I turned her out. Her best buddies were still in the barn and she was not pleased.

         
        08-16-2014, 03:17 AM
      #19775
    Yearling
    Can't help but pop in for a minute, even 'tho way late (already "tomorrow" & just barely got home. I do hate swing shifts, as am a morning person. I should just pretend I'm "in NZ for a day" as it's totally upside down to me! Next month, when the new guys are on board after training, should be better).

    So happy, Ladona, that the job is good! That's mystifying about Isabella. Have you tried an equine chiropractor by chance? (Janice swears by hers). Maybe Isabella did have something a bit out of whack, then it got readjusted between one day & the next.

    Blue, very nice pics of Bart (& you!) Is he a dun? Asking because one pic he looks like a light bay & the most recent a dun. Glad he's doing better. I see you live in Arizona; we're almost "neighbors". I like Arizona (& New Mexico, even better).

    Better find food & go to bed. Being up in the middle of the night is really not my thing.

    Same thing tomorrow. Relieved it's my "friday". Happy weekend to all.
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        08-16-2014, 08:03 AM
      #19776
    Green Broke
    Good morning everyone. Hope the night was good to you.

    Ladona, glad to see the lively feeling with the new school and hope it continues for 8 years. Isabella could have rolled to get reset with her back. I have heard a few people say that they will roll and twist to give themselves a treatment to straighten out kinks. Or she was faking it.lol She was definitely not giving you respect since you turned her out without her friends. Walking away each time you came up to her. Lol

    Terry, hang in there hun. One more day. I'm here for 8 hours then should be the last Saturday for a couple months if the rumor stands true. We have just signed several contracts and work should pick up around November as we are down to 1 1/2 boats on the yard.
         
        08-16-2014, 09:19 AM
      #19777
    Yearling
    He's actually a bay as in the first picture. That second one that looked like a dun, I think my camera is messing up and changing colors on some things. But he gets a little lighter in the summer. And thank you!
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        08-16-2014, 10:13 AM
      #19778
    Trained
    I still have the little dog. She is growing hair and gaining weight. She is totally full of energy! She is a tiny little package of wiggles and love and bounce.
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        08-16-2014, 10:46 AM
      #19779
    Yearling
    Celeste..Yay! What a lucky little dog she is to have you.

    Tj- I have called 4 equine chiros over the last month and all are either booked for months or won't come out our way. I did find one that will come but I am waiting on a call back. It's been 2 weeks. Uggggggg...

    Roaddy- maybe she did put it back in place by rolling. She's a smart girl. And yes, she was not showing her respect for me. Don't know why she was acting that herd bound last night...ony thing I can think of was that it was dark and she was feeling insecure being out there without her friends. She also didn't like the bright light on my camera that was filming her. She was respectful when I first turned her out but once I shut the gate, and was on the other side of the fence, she snubbed me good!
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        08-16-2014, 03:23 PM
      #19780
    Yearling
    Celeste, the little dog sounds really sweet. Have you named her?

    Rick, hope your Saturday work day is going well I'll be at work 3 hours from now...TGI"F".

    Yoo hoo, Ellen! You be ok? How did the look at a potential instructor go?

    How's it going, Happy Place?

    Bet MR & nicker are having fun on their respective horse-weekends. Looking forward to pictures.

    Blue, your Bart IS pretty. Glad again he's feeling better.

    Ladona, that's a long wait for a chiro for Isabella. They must be in high demand in your area. Janice finally found one she likes, after 2-3 tries over the past year.

    Well, better stop playing around here & get ready for work. Later, then. All be safe.
         

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