*sigh* I need to go ride Lucas. I haven't been in a week. It's been raining like crazy so he hasn't been out. Which is even more reason for me to go ride him since he's not going out to play. But I haven't had time and now I'm just dreading getting on him and fighting with him because he's feeling fresh and doesn't want to listen. I don't know if I can stand 2 more months of this. I was hoping it would stop raining for long enough that things would dry out and they would go out and he could run his crazies out. But I don't know if it was dry enough that they would've been out today, and it's going to start raining again. For days. Oh, and he's afraid of the sound the rain makes so I can't actually ride him when it's raining. And I hate going there by myself. No one is ever there and I'm just not comfortable being there alone. And my only horsey friend is Lucas' owner so I don't have anyone who wants to come to the barn with me for a couple hours. My one friend will come with me but I can tell she is bored and doesn't really want to. I wish there was a way for me to explain this to my friend. She said she's coming home for a weekend at the end of this month. If I could explain this to her maybe she'd agree to move him when she comes then. But she said she's not telling her parents she's coming home and they would need to be involved in moving him. GAHH!!! It's just so frustrating!! I hate that barn so much. The isle lights have been broken for 2 months now. I know that has nothing to do with anything, but honestly, what the hell is up with that? I really can't stand being there. I just need to find a way to make it through.
I'm supposed to be getting a raise at work but I'm looking for a new job so that doesn't really matter. I've applied for a bunch but that was only last night so I probably won't hear anything for about a week or so. There was one really well paying job that I had been hoping to get. I applied a week ago and had been waiting for them to get in touch with me. Well I hadn't realized the position was full time. I definitely don't have time for full time. I go to school full time and have my job at the barn. So the only thing I would have time left for is sleep. I literally would have time for nothing else. So when they called to talk to me about my application I had to tell them I hadn't realized it was full time and couldn't do it. I was so upset. I so wanted that job. It was overnight hours so they were going to pay a lot more than other people will. But at this point, with how my current job is, anything more than what they are paying would be fine. They could even pay me the same as what I'm getting now, as long as I don't have to make an hour round trip for a 2 hour shift. Hopefully I hear something from one of the jobs soon. And I still have some places to apply to. I might go over to Dover and see if they are hiring. Though I'm not sure I want to work retail again, especially with the holidays coming.
Things at the barn are going ok. We got a new barn manager; she's nice and seems to know what she's doing. I've offically got one month til my first show ever. It hasn't really sunk in yet so I'm not nervous. I'm sure I'll feel like I'm going to throw up or pass out the night before/morning of. I am excited for it though. Getting to go to barns I've never been to and ride horses I don't know is going to be an awesome experience.
Two more boarders left. I don't want to think things are still going downhill but I don't think they have anyone looking to move in except for me, and that's a ways away. On one hand, I hope we get more boarders, as it's obviously not good for bussiness to not have boarders. On the other hand I am worried about a stall being available for Lucas come December. Not that I think all the stalls will be full (there are quiet a few empty on both the boarding and lesson sides) but people are going to want the bigger stalls. Lucas is a big horse and the smaller stalls will be too small for him. I don't think people would be happy about moving to a smaller stall so he can have one he'll actually fit in. Hopefully everythign continues to go ok. I would hate for them to keep losing business and have to close.
That's about all for now. I will definitely be out to see Lucas tomorrow so I'm sure there will be a lot to say then...