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post #7581 of 29438 Old 03-21-2013, 10:41 AM
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corgi-prayers for your Dad & his health issues. Hope you have encouraging news soon. Glad you got a little ride in.
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post #7582 of 29438 Old 03-21-2013, 08:11 PM
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Where is everybody? I've been retired since Dec. of 2011. I'm just rattling around at our new home, & the lack of $$ is troublesome.I have heard of an opening-graveyard-2 nights a week. A neighbor is doing it & they need another person on different nights. Yes, she's 20+ years younger than me, but I think I could get my fitness level back fairly quickly. And w/just 2 nights I should be able to make up the sleep as I adjust to the hours. It's a baking job, have to be able to lift 40 pounds (which I can) & I'm hoping there would be a good discount on the food as DH has lost 40 pounds over the last year. The biggest advantage is it's close-about 5 miles away-town is about 20 miles away. I can get there on dirt roads or freeway-so no traffic jams, unless I make the wrong decision.Also, might be able to add in a 3rd day sometimes-just want to keep the hours down so I don't run amuck w/S.Sec- Again!
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post #7583 of 29438 Old 03-21-2013, 09:11 PM
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Shhhh..... I just bought an $83 pair of jeans....
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Never let your prayin knees get lazy
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post #7584 of 29438 Old 03-21-2013, 09:24 PM
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Cacowgirl....i'd go for it. The extra cash would be nice and if you don't like it, you can always quit. That's the beauty of being retired. :)

Farmpony.....do tell. What kind of jeans?
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post #7585 of 29438 Old 03-21-2013, 09:33 PM
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Wranglers Rock 47's. I'm in love with them.
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Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
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post #7586 of 29438 Old 03-21-2013, 10:06 PM
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Wranglers Rock 47's. I'm in love with them.
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post #7587 of 29438 Old 03-22-2013, 12:10 AM
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Corgi, so sorry to hear of your dad's aneurysm. Fingers crossed for you. He and your mom are a sweet looking couple; that picture just makes me want to give him a hug!

Cacowgirl, I'd go for it. Retired means you can decide if you like it or not... it might work out great for you! You certainly can't find something closer to home... that alone makes it great. Plus, lifting 40 pounds a few times a night will be great for core & upper body strength....

As I know you'll understand if I start with the end of the story, so to speak, about the old gelding -- we have poop. I think he just felt icky and didn't want to eat. Hubby bought the more expensive feed and he perked up, ate a little, and had poop within a few hours. We fed him half rations to make sure and then put him on full feed 24 hours later. He's cleaning up most of his meals and running from us when we try to catch him to listen to his guts. So, I think that's a good sign, the little rat. Note to self - change the program of shots next year. I read in one of my horse mags today that Rhino vaccine gives them malaise for several days (feeling yucky and sluggish) and that for horses that stay home, it might not be needed. We'll maybe drop that one and see if he gets along better.

Country Woman, how are you these days? You've been greeting and encouraging the rest of us, are you still on the mend with your knee? Is your husband feeling stronger now that spring is a bit closer?
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post #7588 of 29438 Old 03-22-2013, 12:21 AM
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Where is everybody? I've been retired since Dec. of 2011. I'm just rattling around at our new home, & the lack of $$ is troublesome.I have heard of an opening-graveyard-2 nights a week. A neighbor is doing it & they need another person on different nights. Yes, she's 20+ years younger than me, but I think I could get my fitness level back fairly quickly. And w/just 2 nights I should be able to make up the sleep as I adjust to the hours. It's a baking job, have to be able to lift 40 pounds (which I can) & I'm hoping there would be a good discount on the food as DH has lost 40 pounds over the last year. The biggest advantage is it's close-about 5 miles away-town is about 20 miles away. I can get there on dirt roads or freeway-so no traffic jams, unless I make the wrong decision.Also, might be able to add in a 3rd day sometimes-just want to keep the hours down so I don't run amuck w/S.Sec- Again!
Sorry to hear about the troubles going on at the moment but on a brighter note Cacowgirl here is an exercise to build up the strength for employment.

Take a 30 pound potato sack in each hand and start lifting untill you have them out at shoulder height arms must be stretched out to your sides. I know it will hurt a litle but you must keep at it.
Once you have mastered the 30 pound potato sack move on up to a 50. Now that is going to start to work those shoulders but it is worth it keep at it Cacowgirl.

Next is to move on up to the 80 pound potato sack. One in each hand and stick with it. I know it hurts and is stretching all of the fibre in your arms, neck shoulders but it is building your fitness.

I have been doing this for some months now and have made it to the 100 pound potato sack I can now lift of the floor, arms out stretched from my sides, and I can get them to shoulder height. Without bending my knees.

The power I now feel in my arms, neck. shoulders, and my back has grown in strength. It has improved my horse riding no end. I have been doing this exercise each day for three months now and feel very confident I can tackle the next stage.

I am going to try it with a potato in each sack.
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post #7589 of 29438 Old 03-22-2013, 12:02 PM
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I made I Long post and then lap top ate it or Cyber space UGGGG


I bought a $95 pair of jeans a few months back Ariats turquoise strech I LOVE them but wont pay that much again that was a bit much.

I have been Stressing out all week My BM is leaving and I am scared am the horses Future at our current barn. I think I may have to go too. I don't want her to go and I don't want to go. I may have total dislike of the Owners But I love the barn and Most of the boarders. I had such a sweet deal with the current BM I pay 110 per horse instead of 270. in turn my daughter and I help out and do chores and feed when needed. I have 3 options that I see.

#1 Stay and pay full board.
I really don't have the $$ right now for this and also the owners are a$$es

#2 leave and go to new barn that is further away from home but could be less $$ here is the link to that place I still need to go look http://riverviewarena.com/index-5.html

#3 offer to become the new BM and have to deal with the owners and there non Horsey stupidity. and control freak ways. if I did that I would either get the same deal on board plus make money off the other boarders.


UUUUG I am sick to me stomach over this.. My poor horses I worry most about them..

What to do what to do :((


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post #7590 of 29438 Old 03-22-2013, 01:04 PM
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Bhaaaaahaaaaa Stan good one

Wow Critter that's a toughie. I don't think I would want to be barn manager. How many boarders are there now?
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