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post #7451 of 29437 Old 03-08-2013, 09:32 PM
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Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't been around. The snowstorm we got on Tuesday night knocked out our power and we still don't have it back on. I couldn't take one more minute of sitting in a cold, dark house, so I fled to a hotel tonight.

We have a small generator and it is keeping our fridge and freezer running. We have some propane heaters but are almost out of propane and everyone is sold out. Hubby stayed at home tonight to,guard the generator and keep it going. It has been so miserable. He is used to "roughing it" since he is an outdoorsy type guy. Me, not so much.

Power company says they hope to have power back on by Sunday night, I think I can handle one more night and plan to go home tomorrow after relaxing and taking hot showers this evening at the Hampton Inn.

The storm wasn't even that bad. Only 7 inches of snow but it was very windy and it was a wet snow.

The barn owner had to kick one of her own horses out of his stall because Isabella was shivering and shaking so bad she refused to eat during the storm. She stalled Isabella overnight and she recovered nicely. Not many barn owners would do that. I am very lucky to have her someplace that takes such good care of her.

So, this was Isabella's first big snow. (She was in Argentina and Florida before) and we have discovered she doesn't like it.

Please send positive power thoughts my way. I will be back on when the power comes back on!

Take care everyone and welcome to the newbies!
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post #7452 of 29437 Old 03-08-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Corgi
I Hope everything is ok and that the storm will pass

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post #7453 of 29437 Old 03-08-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by The Ultimate Alibi View Post
Here is a pic of my Arabian! His name is KUPID......I am new to this forum and find it hard to navigate around! Be patient I will get with the program sooner or later!

Nice to see pictures of your horse
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post #7454 of 29437 Old 03-08-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by The Ultimate Alibi View Post
Thanks for the likes on my horses! I love them! This is Smoke, my other horse that really is not mine.......He is a 16 yrs old. QH.
Cute horse Alibi

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post #7455 of 29437 Old 03-09-2013, 06:57 AM
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Stan, If you had asked for some rain here a week or so ago then I would have gladly obliged you. We had 5" Friday a week ago, 3.5" on Saturday and another 3-4" on Sunday. We are still soggy all over the back yard, but finally drying out across the front. My property slants from the very back and very front down into the middle where the pond is. By Sunday afternoon there was 6" of water standing between my back porch and the pond.

Corgi, I hope the storm passes and Isabella gets back to being comfy as well as you and hubby getting power back..We also live a bit out from town and every time the rain and wind gets a little above average rain then the power goes out. I have a 6250 watt gene so it carries a fair amount of load to stay comfy in the house. The fire place can double as a water heater for baths after we run the water pump on the gene to build pressure to get

If nothing else then Isabelle is welcome to hang out here in Fl. With us til winter is over.....

Oh, I passed on the tow pig last night. We drove 2 hours over there to find a truck that hardly fit the description given about it. It was a decent price, but I have enough yard ornaments that need mechanical attention I don't have time for right now. I'll continue to add to the savings and find something more reliable later.

Hope everyone wakes up to beautiful skies and smiling equines...I'll be off work at 12 CST and heading to join the family for the b'day party.

P.S. Don't forget to change your clocks tonight!!!
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post #7456 of 29437 Old 03-09-2013, 07:14 AM
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I'm a number of years north of 40 so I thought I'd do a little investigating into the best option for my retirement and look what I found

No nursing home for us. We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble
. I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn.
For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $59.23 per night.
Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon.
That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.

$5 worth of tips a day you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There's a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).

To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there.
While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.
And you're not stuck in one place forever -- you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.
Want to see Hawaii ? They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem.. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they'll call an ambulance . . . Or the undertaker.
If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation.

The grandkids can use the pool.
What more could I ask for?

So, when I reach that golden age, I'll face it with a grin.

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post #7457 of 29437 Old 03-09-2013, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by The Ultimate Alibi View Post
Has anyone heard of or experienced siezures in horses? My Arabian is suspected to of had one last fall...Any input would be great! He seems fine now and my denial is diminishing a bit......I know I should not ride him anymore but I still do once in awhile. He has not had another episode so I hope it was a one time thing......
if it only happened once and it's been a year I would say riding is not bad. Did you have a vet check him out?
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post #7458 of 29437 Old 03-09-2013, 08:00 AM
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EHV1 is an equine virus that can affect neurologically. Some horses do not survive it, but some do. It can go dormant and you may never see another episode.
A blood test for titre count can be done.
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post #7459 of 29437 Old 03-09-2013, 09:30 AM
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Yes I had the vet out to see him the next day. He was as puzzled by what happened as me..He treated him as if he had a stroke...Blood thinners and had him on Bute for a week. His gums were a bit white and his heart rate was high. He seemed off on his left side. But he did not display all the classic signs of stroke so he said it could of been a siezure and to just keep an eye on it. He also said we could do alot of testing that would cost alot of money and still not know the cause. It is hard not knowing what really went on in his head that day. Thanks
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post #7460 of 29437 Old 03-09-2013, 09:58 AM
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Well bre rode Doc last night YAY. They did great.

Hope to ride again today. After we are done at the no bull just horses great Nebraska horse fair. Charmayne James is going to be there. We are excited.
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