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post #7781 of 29438 Old 04-05-2013, 09:24 PM
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Thought I would post a pic of my doggie.shes the love of my life. ( no children of my own) 😄. She's a border collie mix.. Very smart...too smart sometimes. 😊 She's aging, 12 yo. Has the beginnings of neuropathy in her back legs, a couple of tumors....but won't slow down....😉 Such a lovey.😘
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post #7782 of 29438 Old 04-05-2013, 09:45 PM
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Hey everyone. Just stopping in to update.

They flew my dad to University of Virginia medical center this evening. UVA is only about an hour from my house so I was able to come home today after being gone for 11 days.

Sitting here with my dog in my lap and hubby by my side. Went to see Isabella tonight and she was such a witch. Seriously, she was so out of control...not like my Isabella at all. I think she sensed my anxiety. I am very upset right now and I am sure she could tell. Luckily I didnt attempt to ride.

They flew dad to UVA because he still is not awake and they can't find a medical reason for it. And also, his liver is doing strange things with no visible reason why.

These last 11 days have been horrible. Wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy.
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post #7783 of 29438 Old 04-05-2013, 10:15 PM
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Oh, Corgi. I am so sorry to hear your news. I wish there were more that we could do besides keep you and your family in our prayers. It's good to know that you got to come home. Don't worry about Isabella; she probably was 'pinging' off your anxiety and I always think we pick up the cleansers and alcohol smells when we're spending time in the hospital; she might have thought your hair or clothes smelled like the vet's truck! Tomorrow she will probably be fine!

Nicker, your new girl is lovely. You should visit the gaited horse group here on HF. There's a lot of information on there and other new gaited horse owners have asked questions about how to do saddle fit, ride properly, etc. Check out a book called "Easy Gaited Horses" - it's great.
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post #7784 of 29438 Old 04-05-2013, 10:53 PM
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Hey All, It's been a while since I wrote. I've got my 'net hooked back up at home and am sooo glad.
NickerMaker71 what a sweet looking dog. She looks like the cuddling type.
Corgi, I'm sorry about your Dad. I'll add him to my prayer list, that he wakes up and that the doctors figure out his liver. Please take care of yourself. A warm bubble bath, wine, candle light and soft music. Try to take your stress down a little. Bless your heart, it's so hard to worry about parents, isn't it?
Nicker, your new mare is really pretty. I'm looking forward to hearing about your rides.
My Teddy (in the avatar) is at the trainer's for another 4 weeks. He's learning to pull a cart. And a wagon and a manuer spreader. Although I just have a meadowbrook type gig. I can't wait to have him back home. I sure miss him.
My 1 1/2 year old is growing so fast. Lars is Shire/QH cross. He's doing well, but needs better ground manners. I'm working with him. I don't have a round pen nor access to one. I'm just working with him on the lead in the barn yard and around the grove, etc. He's doing better, but not great. More work! He's so darn cute. Very friendly. Nothing much seems to bother him. I wish I could figure out how to put pictures on this site. I'd love to show him to you all. I can't remember how I got Teddy's picture on here. I can't wait to catch up with everyone. I've missed you guys.
Have a great weekend.

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post #7785 of 29438 Old 04-06-2013, 12:12 AM
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I think I have this riding thing all wrong. I managed to load Bugs into the new float after a few rough starts and he going down on his knees. Stupid horse is so uncordinated at times I think he forgets where his feet are which makes us so compatable as I often forget where my shoes are.

Got him loaded and took him for a ride. Now that is where it goes all wrong. I believe from reading the posts of you all, the horse is suposed to take me for a ride, not me take him. Ill reverse that on Monday and put him in a ring as he is getting a little stropy and trying to boss me. Been around Stella to much he has.

Sunday I'll try getting Stella into the float again and take her for a ride, she does not have a problem with the float, its a mare thing she wants to be the boss AGAIN. I have to admit I am getting tired of the mare go round. I need her to load without issue so I can get some work in for the trek next weekend.

I'm still not decided if I want to go through the riggors of training a young horse. Not sure if my body will handle it, I don't bounce any more. Trouble is when in the paddock with Bugs he follows me around and that pulls on the heart strings. I hate horses.

P R, the truck, nice wagon, if that was in NZ I would be moving heaven and hell to get it back on the road.

Time to put dinner on, Pigs hock and roast vege. Roslyn is due home at six and I'm the cook. My life is controlled by one mare or another.

Corgi my thoughts are with you.
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post #7786 of 29438 Old 04-06-2013, 01:17 AM
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Corgi....many, many (((((((hugs))))))). My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stan, thanks for understanding. . I've worked SO HARD to build that truck.

Good job on cooking! Lucky boss mare!
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post #7787 of 29438 Old 04-06-2013, 04:26 AM
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Corgi....many, many (((((((hugs))))))). My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stan, thanks for understanding. . I've worked SO HARD to build that truck.

Good job on cooking! Lucky boss mare!
From the photo of your truck is the tray/box only bolted onto the chassis if so why can't the pannel beaters take it off, pull the chassis into alignment, replace the springs and mounting brackets, the diff looks like it escaped to much damage and the drive shaft is not a big job to replace. Provided the rear of the transmission and forward of the rear of the cab is O/K. There is always more to the repair than what is first seen but given the cost of replacement, how would the cost of repair stack up.

Some of the best body rebuilders are those that restore old cars, they are experienced in fixing the unexpected and getting it right. A couple of my mates have rebuilt old cars one did an old 57 chev and another did a Corvet. I did a transplant of a 327 chev and transmission into a british Jag. Made a decent car out of it. Funny that, in the 2nd war the yanks built the P51 mustang, an awsome air plane, but it did not boogy untill they put in the British merlin engine and that made a fighter out of it.

Be careful as some panel beaters will write it off and buy it from the Insurance company knowing they can economically rebuild the vehicle and sell it for a good profit. Its quite common in this country.

And just in keeping with the thread I mentioned the 327 to get back to horse power, and they were big horses.

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post #7788 of 29438 Old 04-06-2013, 08:46 AM
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Corgi, been thinking of you and your situation. 😔 Sending prayers your way.

On a positive note, it sounds as if your dad is closer to you, a little less stress. I am wondering, are you the only child? If so, that makes things a bit more draining, as everything is on your shoulders in a way.😕 Here's to hoping you have someone to lean on at home, if not this board seems very supportive! Best of luck!
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post #7789 of 29438 Old 04-06-2013, 11:09 AM
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Stan,
You have it nailed pretty good. Craig thinks the mounting bracket on the passenger side broke and allowed the driveshaft to slide out of the tranny. He thinks the brake line is damaged, the shocks are bent. He doesn't think the frame is bent.....but until it gets into the shop and properly assessed, we don't know.

Oh boy---I so agree with you. I think someone wants to get their hands onmy truck for a song and a dance and turn a big buck on it. Me--I just want it repaired and safe and reliable again. I can not afford a new one--nor do I want a new one. I love the one I have. Hubby says that's why I keep him.

Craig has a 48 Chevy pickup. It isn't restored yet, but my youngest wants to. The truck runs and is solid. The original wood in the box bed is beginning to rot....I will find some pics later and show you that truck. Still in use on our place--it's a cool rig.

Way awesome on what you did with your Jag!
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post #7790 of 29438 Old 04-06-2013, 11:10 AM
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Hey Nicker---be sure to get some video of your mare's movement. I would love to see!
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