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        05-20-2013, 07:46 AM
      #9171
    Banned
    Hey Alex?

    Hyperactive attention deficit disorder.

    My son's were raised mostly by his mother and step father. They became obsessed within their religion and paid little attention to them. Having only a month or so in the summers when they would visit so I never looked to "signs".

    It wasn't until their mother called us one day and said she could deal with them anymore so my wife and I took them. RED FLAGS everywhere but thinking it was a normal teenager transition we tried to work thru issues for awhile, until we could not stand it. Had them tested and the older son was HADD big time, lots of counseling and on meds that he wouldn't take and THEN it got REALLY BAD.

    Do you have access to any such information on your kids?
         
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        05-20-2013, 08:09 AM
      #9172
    Banned
    And HOW could I forget Roadyy? How is the trailer going?

    Or is it now being made into a man-cave? AC, lazy boy, fridge, BIG wide screen TV. Lol
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        05-20-2013, 08:50 AM
      #9173
    Green Broke
    Well, there has been a lot of postings since I logged off Saturday afternoon.

    I was excited to read all of the updates.

    CW, I saw the first couple of parade pics of the ladies and their horses and thought,,hmm a town with only 2 guys and ALL those women...I need to move there..But then thought how bad I would feel knowing if I feel a little bad for being turned down by one I would be suicidal after all those turn downs. Lol
    Beautiful woman, cars, trucks and horses.

    Hunter, I hope the pain in the toe goes away soon. I broke my big toe here at work a few years back even with steel toe boots on. I wear pull ons and some how my toe had gotten behind the steeltoe as I was dropping down into a tank. When I put my weight on the foot to let go of the entrance it rolled the angle and folded the big toe back on top of my foot as my foot slid back down into the boot. Ouch was heard throughout the 280' vessel.

    Koolio,, I will head over to the Barn Maintenance thread to see the updated pics if there are any..I'm sure the kids will love the barn party when the time comes.

    WG, I am still keeping Lizzie in my thoughts and hope the scores are better at the regional. Just keep setting your goals for the next show to be higher than what your last goals were and you will get there.

    Farmchic,, I hope you have success at whatever plan you choose to reach whatever weight goal you have set.

    Dave aka AnotherHorseDad, Welcome to our insanity where we embrace the new normal. Look forward to seeing you settle in with us and hope your daughter recovers quickly. Please keep us updated as we really do care.

    NM71, Speak of a mountain vacation without pics of said trip is forbidden. Pics are a must in your next post, dear..I hope it was relaxing and exciting at the same time.

    AlexS, I love hearing your stories with the kids and your stories of your infatuation with baseball.....players. The seeing eye butt in the really nice mirror was never seen here. I guess I didn't look far enough to the left...dunnoh...

    Sereno, Good luck on the PG, my friend. I would like to read the updates in the case of it happening.

    I was able to get a few hours on the trailer work Saturday when I got off work. The barrier wall between the 2 stalls and the tack room is in and welded and I got half the tack box floor cut. My sheets are only partial drops so I'm having to piece them and weld the seams to make it whole. In order to get the radius for the front wall I mark off in 4" increments around arch and took measurements from the middle of the border wall out to each of those marks around the arch. Transferred that onto the sheet metal and cut it out. I don't have a plasma cutter so this is all being done with a 4" grinder, cutting wheels, grinding wheels and flapper wheels.

    Here are the pics of the finished wall. I forgot to take pics of the sheet I cut for the floor and will get that this evening.

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    I ground the the welds down pretty smooth so there will be no hump in the indoor/outdoor carpet that will be put in there. The stall side will get plywood board with padding and will cover up the welds on that side, but I still like to have my welds look good.
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        05-20-2013, 11:22 AM
      #9174
    Green Broke
    As I was talking about the vessels we build earlier in this thread I thought I would post a couple of pics of the 2 we are in the process of building now.

    Theses are 290' vessels. You can see in the second photo where they are swinging the bow section over to be attached. Takes about 2 hours to get it positioned right then a day and a half before the cranes can release from the unit.
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        05-20-2013, 12:44 PM
      #9175
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    OMG AlexS I almost spit my coffee all over my keyboard, you are hilarious!! I think its pretty dang funny you wont post that on FB, but you'll post it here for all your "friends" to laugh at. Whats funny is I thought "shes so lucky she's got weather warm enough to wear a tank top!" instead of "oops theres a tatas shot"! And congrats on finding a new trainer! Wow spendy, but if she's everything you want in a trainer, it will be well worth the $. She's a dressage trainer? Sorry if I'm assuming, for some reason I read into that she was...

    Sereno - I'm so excited that your grandparents had a Morgan barn! Where were they located? I love knowing all about the breed and who's who in the Morgan world...and bloodlines. I spent days researching Kes's bloodlines. I spent quite a bit of time just hacking out with her when I first bought her, but as we moved to the show barn last Sept we haven't had much time outside the ring. She does get turn out on nicer days to kick up her heels and be a horse. I do look forward to days where I can just jump on and go where ever with her. She does enjoy the show ring though, there's no doubt about it.

    Roaddy - I'm so impressed with your welding, can 't wait to see the finished project. Thanks for thinking of Lizzie, I think for now she's ok so the prayers worked. She's walking around happy and not crying as much. I know I have a limited amount of time left with her, so am just spoiling her every chance I get.

    Koolio - is there a link to your barn thread? I'd love to see how it's going!

    Nothing new going on here, was supposed to be sunny, but of course living in the mountains we get all the clouds stuck right above us and when everyone else has sun, we've still got grey.
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        05-20-2013, 01:12 PM
      #9176
    Started
    Good morning all! Phew! My goal was to have the house redd up by noon so I could ' play' and I made it!!

    Our trip to the mountains was fun. Fast and furious, the time flew....but we did a lot of laughing and got about 64 miles in! Not too bad considering we wait a bit waiting for a few newbies to arrive and then one of them broke down only 5 miles into the trip! There was a decent amount of riders. Very dusty but warm! That's good, we've rode in ALL kinds of weather.

    I ended up coming home last night and left my DH up there! We had talked about staying earlier in the week, but decided not to.....but as we were up ther he kinda wanted to stay. My mom was feeling lousy with a cold, and I just needed some time to be ALONE, so I said stay and I'll drive my mom home.

    It worked out well.....I think it was NVR that said she is in a bad place right now...and I can certainly relate. I try very hard to stay positive, but lately I feel, I've been surrounded by WACK-A-DOOS or just plane mean, spiteful people. I am a bit of a loner anyway, so I like my time.....hence why I love going to the barn....but as of late, my moms DH ( doesn't mean DEAR here) always come running out when I get there to bad mouth my mother!!!! I can't stand the guy, never had, and don't know how much more I can take of him telling me my mother is stupid, idiotic waste of air, drunk..... I have always been taught to respect my elders, but he is so disrespectful. He tries to play her and I against each other. It's awful!!!!!. I really don't know what do do.. ( she's not a drunk either!)

    Anyway, I know my DH knew I needed to have private time.....so he stayed. Plus, he needs time away from ME.....I take my frustrations out on him.....he's the best, he doesn't deserve it!

    Was it Sereno or Stan that was talking about their sons..saying they tried....I'm on the other end.....my dad never accepted me! I've tried and tried, did what he wanted, became successful like he wanted us kids to be.....was the only one who went on to college, the only one of us kids with a decent marriage, respected in the community......and he still can't stand to look at me.....I spent nearly 40 years trying to,please him, and finally I gave up. My sibling say I'll regret it....but I've found my peace, and when he passes I will feel sad, but I will NOT have any regrets as I TRIED very hard to get him to accept me....I'm a good person, so if that's not good enough.....well so be it!

    Here are some pics of the weekend. That's my DH leaning back relaxing. my mom is second in the row. She's tough for 69 and bad arthritis in her hands. Got the nicest quad too!!! Hahahaha

    Alex, sorry to hear your friends backed out.....come to my side of the state and I'll hang with ya!!!
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        05-20-2013, 01:13 PM
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        05-20-2013, 01:13 PM
      #9178
    Green Broke
    I wasn't impressed with the welds since it has been over 5 months since I last ran a bead with my machine. I had to do some adjusting to set it up for the thinner stuff and still blew through in a few spots where I welded too long in one area. I filled them in and spot welded the rest of it so it is taking a long time to do each replacement piece. This next area which is the floor of the tack box will take the longest since I am going to be building a saddle stand in there that wasn't in the original design.

    I'll be basing it off the design in the red trailer I just acquired where it slides out to remove the saddle instead of the swing design I was going to do.
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        05-20-2013, 01:16 PM
      #9179
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    Here is a bumm shot! Rainn's skin condition is healing up. No hair, but at least they aren't open sores like they were. Going over now to give her a medicated bath!!

    Just about done with the steroids! Yea! Well see what happens next! I want to get back to riding!!
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        05-20-2013, 01:25 PM
      #9180
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    Critter, we have a 'critter sitter' who visits 2-3 times a day while we're out of town, to give the old horse and pony their special diets twice a day and let the dogs out for a run 3 times a day. She's worth far more than she charges! Last year we were gone during the really severe heat and one of our sheep succumbed. Our critter sitter flagged down a neighbor farmer to help her transport the ewe to the shady overhang of the barn and spent probably half a day with her to try to save her. The ewe lived until a day or two after we got home but she just never came out of it. She gets along great even with our "short bus" collection of rescued border collies that have their special quirks and don't always get along with everyone.
    It is great to have some one you can count on to care for your animals. I have no one :( next weekend Hubby and kids are going camping and Off roading and I am staying home to care for my and everyone elses pets.. I will have 2 extra staying with me .. A former foster Border Collie and my Daughters yorkies Pup are coming for the weekend. I will also have 3 homes to Care for away from mine.. and the Ranch. I will be super Busy. But I do plan on relaxing some too. Between Running
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