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        06-23-2012, 01:15 PM
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    Lots of Changes here...

    Kellie, my 19 year old, is joining the Air Force. Her twin sister, Katie, joined a couple months ago so now Kellie is sure she wants to go to. I am crushed as Katie is stationed in Texas, and who knows where Kellie will end up. I am going to MISS HER... she rides with me, hangs out with me, and is a great friend as well as a great daughter.

    So that left Scooby - her black and white paint I have posted videos of on occasion. He's a goof, and a speed horse, and a trail pony, but not cut out to show, so I never ride him. I told Kellie if she was sure she was enlisting that we would sell him now while people are buying. He went to a new home on Thursday, letting them do a week trial as I want to make sure he gets the best possible home... she had rode him twice before taking him home, but wanted to see how he would do over there - she has already texted me twice saying she is loving him, so I think that is he will stay there (I have her cash already - just holding it for a week so she can be sure).

    So now Ivy and Whiskey are left. I was going to take Whiskey to Paint Horse Congress, but I am looking at my finances and have decided to pay off my credit card instead. Bummer, but I just do not want to have debt hanging over my head, and with these big, expensive shows, it is too easy to "put it on the card". I felt bad that I had to pull out as I was going with a show buddy. I am relieved at my decision but feeling kind of sad as well. Luckily plenty of breed shows coming up in my area, smaller shows that are less expensive.

    I went out to feed this morning and I missed seeing Scooby hanging his big lug head over the gate. Kind of a downer day today sigh.
         
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        06-23-2012, 01:28 PM
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    Ya, one of those times in life where things aren't necessarily going bad, but you feel sort of down due to little things. Hope Scooby loves his new home!
    When will you know where you're daughter will be stationed?
         
        06-23-2012, 01:47 PM
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    Yearling
    She'll have to go through boot camp first, and she goes to the recruiter tomorrow to look at career choices. The wait for the right school may be long, so she may not even be leaving for boot camp until winter - so it's a little ways off (thank goodness).

    I didn't want to be in the position of trying to find Scooby a home in the middle of winter though, and I believe horses are too expensive to keep if you aren't using them, plus he is way too nice to just hang out in the pasture, he is only 5. I really hope Jessie (the girl that has him) is the perfect home. I'll breathe a sigh of relief when that call comes in saying she got the vet check done, is good with the results, and is happy with him...

    You are right, things aren't bad - it's a good feeling to be getting control of my finances, it was much easier cleaning up after two horses, and I am happy Kellie is pursuing the military (I was Navy and still work for the Navy)... just everything is changing - luckily I still have my 6 year old and 3 year old daughters- I would be a nut job if Kellie was my last 'baby' in the house...
         
        06-23-2012, 02:16 PM
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    Haha yes with two more young girls, you still have time before you have to worry about them leaving and flying away. ;) My mom was depressed when my two older sisters got married and moved out (just 6 months apart from each other). However, she got over it quickly. I probably helped though, seeing as I won't be moving out until quite a while. :)

    Don't worry though, when your last "baby" leaves, you'll be sad, but then you'll also be happy of the freedom once you get over it. And who knows! Maybe by then you'll be a granny with a different "baby" to fuss over.
         
        06-23-2012, 02:31 PM
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    Haha ... I am a granny :) I have two baby grandsons already - from my oldest daughter who is 22 - I have 2 year old and 6 month old grandsons :)

    I bet you did help, Hildalgo - I would LOVE if Kellie decided to stay with us for another 4, 5, or 10 more years :)
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