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        08-24-2014, 04:54 PM
      #19941
    Yearling
    I like generic, I do generic. Generic a good thing.
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        08-24-2014, 05:00 PM
      #19942
    Yearling
    MR those pictures are great! All beautiful.

    I'm here alone at the moment. Taking a break from the paperwork. Will go tomorrow to the bank. Spaghetti-on-wall, will see what sticks.

    Pretty day outside. Have been having lots of rain, if sporadic. Not usual August weather, more like mid-Sept.
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        08-24-2014, 09:52 PM
      #19943
    Weanling
    I really like Aldi. I have noticed that some of their products have more salt and sugar than their brand name counter parts. I like a lot of the Kroger generics and Meijer isn't bad either. Holy cow $300 at Aldis? LOL that's a lot of groceries!!! I went to Meijer today. It was a nightmare. Honstely, it was like the week of Thanksgiving! So crowded.

    I went to a horse show yesterday to see some old friends. It was nice to see everyone and watch a few classes go. I don't want to horse show anymore but I sort of miss it too. Weird?
         
        08-24-2014, 11:00 PM
      #19944
    Weanling
    Totally forgot to talk about that free horse. Very cute follows like a puppy dog. Had a little time in a round pen as a 4 year old and nothing since! Also noticed ring bone developing. Shame, such a kind and pleasent soul.

    I lost a chicken this afternoon. I was gone but dh said they were free ranging and all were making a racket . He went out with a shot gun but couldnt find anything.Not sure what got her. She was a young one, just starting to lay. ****.
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        08-25-2014, 02:43 AM
      #19945
    Started
    $300 for groceries. Including meat that would not fill the grocery cart here in NZ. Its an expensive country to live in. If your earning under $70k a year and paying rent or a mortgage you are not doing to well.

    Rent medium quality flat two bed Start at $300 week In Auckland $450 week.
    Diesel $149.9 a litre
    Petrol $220 litre for standard
    Bottle of Coke $3.50 for a small bottle from subway
    Meat leg of lamb around $40
    Steak $14 pound dependent on the cut. That's the cheep cut the kind you throw in an old boot and when both cooked throw the steak away and spend the night beating the crap out of the boot to tenderize it

    Come on over

    Cheers all
         
        08-25-2014, 08:07 AM
      #19946
    Green Broke
    Been a busy weekend and only have a minute to visit at the moment before getting things started in the shop. Wanted to share Amber and Jenny's riding lesson from Friday night. Amber is still getting used to being on Trusty's big barrel compared to Doc's Narrower frame. I'll be back in a bit to try and get caught up. Oh My dually is up and running and I am jumping around like the old Toyota commercials had the new owners doing. Some will remember my reference. Lol

         
        08-25-2014, 09:01 AM
      #19947
    Started
    Hi all

    Believe it or not, I'm still on the planet!

    We've been busy, moving into our complete bedroom - last night was the first night in it! It took me ages to figure out how I was going to attach a curtain rod to a plastered straw wall without wood backing - ended up doing 30cm sharpened pegs of 19mm dowelling, driven into the bales via a 19mm hole, like a giant wall plug. That was pretty solid. One for each screw, so that made it two left, two right (the centre had the window lintel as wood to screw into). Now the curtains are up, but I have to re-hem them when I get the sewing machine out! Had to let the hems out.

    Photos soon.

    Would you believe an old classmate from primary school whom I've not seen since I was 10 emailed me recently (via a message board), and we were comparing notes! That was so interesting. We used to do lots of outdoor-based play together as kids. We rode our bicycles with "reins" on the handle bars and they had horse names, haha. We went to the same riding school too. She, like me, is married but children have not eventuated. Turns out she was in Australia a few times in the last 32 years to visit an aunt but we hadn't each other's contact details! However, she may now well make another visit, although her aunt died a few years ago.

    Strange weather continues: After the biggest drought since the one I bought my mare in during 1983 (funny, she grew up in a big drought, died in a big drought), we've had a very dry year so far - less than half the rain we usually get by August. This month has been so dry, in the middle of winter, that the soil is drying out and some grass is drying up - we have only had 20mm of rain in the last month, and should have had over 120mm in that time.

    The dog had a scuffle with a nesting emu and sprained her hock, is running on three legs with a sausage of a lower limb and asking me to lift her into her armchair. She is so lucky she didn't break anything or get killed. Nesting emus are pretty ferocious. I think it will be about a week before she starts using her leg again, but she has an undiminished enthusiasm for running around shaking her soccer ball and growling, albeit on three legs at present!

    That's my news. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
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        08-25-2014, 01:09 PM
      #19948
    Weanling
    WARNING Pity party for one..

    I've been fighting the good fight and keeping my chin up. Today is not that day. I went on facebook and saw that all my teacher friends are going back to work today. Still no job for me. I have 14 weeks of unemployment left. After that, no pay. I have thought about signing up to substitute teach. If I was lucky enough to teach every day, I would make about the same amount as unemployment, less gas money to get to work and still no health care.

    I am widening my search to include Human resources. I have done that before education. Not loving the idea but I'd rather do that than loose my house. DH is working but can't keep us afloat by himself.
    So here is is WAHHH BOOHOO POOR ME!!!! I'm smiling and crying at the same time. It is truly not a good day for me. I have not been unemployed since I was 14. It feels awful. I don't want to do anything, not even go out to the barn. I will allow myself this one day. Tomorrow I will muck stalls and keep myself too busy to think of anything else. Today, I will eat ice cream, watch movies and nap. After I finish cruising the job sites one more time, of course.
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        08-25-2014, 02:55 PM
      #19949
    Weanling
    Pity party for 2?

    HP, May I join you in your pity party? A perfect job is awaiting you somewhere, hang in there. You are good at keeping your chin up. I'm convinced that positive attitude combined with taking action results in positive outcome.

    So, my mare Mistral was put to sleep this morning. I let her feast on fresh grass and clover as much as she wanted as she went peacefully. We got her as a yearling, 13 years ago. So sad. It's my last day of vacation. I had planned to ride Eole, but he feeds on my energy: not a good idea. So I'm chilling out of the heat with the dogs, cleaning tack and barn.

    Sue, nice to hear from you.
    Stan: how can anyone explain why the lamb from NZ I eat here is cheaper for me than for you? It makes no sense, considering it travels around the world to end in my plate.
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        08-25-2014, 04:26 PM
      #19950
    Green Broke
    I have decided that with my busy plate today that I should respond page by page as I read them.lol

    Tracey, I hope you had a great trip with your DH and DS to the reptile Expo and enjoyed quality time with something your son is so interested in. Also glad the horse workout made a positive response for you and the horse. Hopefully next time will take less time to get the end result.


    Stan, I am glad something I said finally was a positive for someone in this group.lol I'll have to go back and see what it was so I can write it down and remember it for future reference. Hahaha I do hope you are able to get that great connection with him that you need so the joy of horsemanship can last throughout your summer season of riding.


    MN17, I hope what ever it is you are experiencing is not too draining on you to where it becomes an infected thorn in your heel. As for the dog I think you will see it in DH's eyes and the dog's eye's when its the right time and fit.

    Ok, on to read the next page if time allows.
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