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post #1 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Aubie’s Friday, May 29th Conversation

I hope @aubie is ok, as he not been here in a day or two.

Soooo - herrrrre we go!! Let’s get his Friday night conversation started!

Supper - who’s fixing, who’s carrying out.

Work - back to work? Is it a new normal? Like it or not sure?

Horses - whose riding and where.

Barn & yard work and repairs - How much fun have those been.

WEATHER - how “lovely” is it where you live:)

Last but not least, add your own things.

I can’t believe last week’s Friday night conversation went strong all week.

@aubie I hope all is well in your world

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post #2 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 11:53 AM
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I also hope @aubie is OK.

Weather. It's been pretty nice, considering. We've had highs in the mid to upper eighties, now trending toward 90, and lows in the upper 60s and low 70s. The previous three weeks were a mix of really hot (lows in high 70s, highs in mid-high 90s) and severe thunderstorms (including large hail and tornadoes) so this is a nice break, and probably our last one before the heat settles in permanently.

I'm still sore from my back-to-riding ride on Tuesday, but I'm almost better. Which is great, since I have a lesson tomorrow.

I typically work from home, so nothing new there. My husband's work is thinking it will be August or September before they are back. My work is planning on letting people come back at 25% capacity starting August 1. They had a survey, and about 75% of employees said they'd rather not come in until this is over. They figured with 25% of people wanting to come in, they could properly social distance.

Everyone loves to hate video calls, but I wonder how much worse it will be to have an in-person meeting where everyone is wearing masks, so you can't really understand what people are saying, and you can't properly see people's faces.

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post #3 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 12:00 PM
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I was on here earlier today and was looking for this thread. Hope all is well with @aubie !!

Supper?? Who knows. Last night I picked up a deli pizza for dinner - we work outside so late that by the time I get into the house I have no motivation to cook anything. Although, I really am craving a pasta salad, so might whip that up right after work. We had this dill pickle pasta salad a while ago and it was delicious.

Work has been insanely busy, but this week I finally was able to get somewhat caught up. I work from home normally, so this is not unusual for me. I guess things are opening up - a co-worker of mine visited a local pub for lunch, but says not a single soul was in there. Really tough on restaurants and have heard of a lot closing their doors for good :(

I have actually been able to get out nearly every weekend for a trail ride. This week I had lesson with my mare and have plans to go trail riding off-site tomorrow. Our weather has actually been really nice, but the mosquitos are horrendous. High temps around 18-19 celsius is pretty warm for where I am. LOL.

We have a few projects to get done around here -but of course all take time & money. And i find I am bad at setting time aside for projects as I'd much rather just go riding. I have been trying to weed the garden as much as I can - even just an hour every night helps to keep it looking better. By the time I finish one section the weeds will be back from where I started!!!
We started building a hay shelter 2 years ago. It has sat unfinished and our goal was to get it completed this year. But with me on the hunt for a new trailer, I am not sure I will have any extra funds to put towards the shelter :( I really need to rethink my priorities I think!

Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe!
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post #4 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 12:06 PM
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Hey Hey It's May 29th Friday Night Conversation

Hello and welcome to this weeks Friday night conversation. That's especially for you who have only read, this is your week to post.

How is everyone? Hope all is well with you. How are those in the Carolinas?Seems we are getting a little rain from yalls storms.

How is the meat supply where you are? I got everything I needed this week. Including shrimp. Supper tonight is up in the air.

A sincere thank you for the shout outs last week. I love doing these. And I love seeing people enjoy things .

Plus where they end up. Just fantastic.

So here is where you put what your plans are for the weekend. What's for supper of course. How things are in your area. How you are doing and what's on your mind. Big or small, funny or serious.
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post #5 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 12:18 PM
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Dinner-Probably eat a frozen pizza or something easy, we're going riding this afternoon!

Work-Never changed for me or DH, small town and both work at essential businesses so we've been going in every day. My work has had the door locked since March and we aren't meeting with any clients in person though which has been nice. We've had a few people working from home and half are coming back Monday which will help. It's been really busy since they extended the tax deadline.

Riding-Going today to the park that our July ride is usually at (about an hour away). Hoping to get some decent miles in! Probably going 2 hours away tomorrow to meet up with friends to ride at a nice hilly park.

Projects-Roof is done, waiting on the siding until our windows come in. They were back ordered due to the COVID shut downs. Hoping to have my house back in one piece someday (for those who don't know a tree fell on it and we got bad hail damage during a storm last Labor Day).

Weather-It's beautiful! 70 degrees and sunny with a breeze, can't wait to ride!
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post #6 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 12:51 PM
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Weather has been incredible here! Upper 60s to lower 70s, and always a breeze, which is nice this time of year, not so nice other times of the year. I work evenings the next 5 nights, so my husband gets to decide what him and our kids eat for the time being while I eat at work.

Had the past few days off and got a lot done! Fixed some fence, put some boards up and finally getting my small grass arena closer to done! I even went kayaking so that was nice!

Looking like its going to be a busy week! A lot of changes at work, not due to covid19, just a lot of new thing added and new people hired. Bella goes in for her 30 day ultrasound on Friday! How has it been 30 days since shes been bred already?!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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post #7 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 01:11 PM
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Baseball is starting back up and tonight is the first practice. Only kids and coaches - no onlookers allowed so... Don't know what dinner will be....

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post #8 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 01:23 PM
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Fried catfish is on the menu tonight along with homemade bread, veggies optional. The weather has been raining alllllll week, but sunshine today! So this weekend looks to be hot and humid, oh joy. Not to mention the mosquitos that will be out, ugh.

My work is considered essential so been working all along, hubby too. Also, been nursing a kick to the chest by one of my mares. No broken ribs but still a tad sore. Plan to start getting my gelding back in shape so we can get back to showing, he's been off while I heal and now he's just fat.

Finally I am impatiently waiting until next weekend so I can find out if my two mares are in foal!
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post #9 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 01:30 PM
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Takeout Friday! Dad's off to the GF's and I get the evening to myself. Probably sushi, it's usually sushi.



Work is as work does. The EMTs/BLS have slowed down some (fewer COVID transports, but still not many of the usual transfers/discharges), Paramedics/ALS it's not awful. My partner and I went to a nursing home last week for a COVID patient who was very clearly on death's door, and was supposedly DNR, but they "couldn't find" the DNR/MOLST form (he'd been there two weeks). I was furious with them, that they had to put this poor man - who was probably not long for this world even pre-COVID infection - through all the nonsense of being poked and prodded and shipped off to the hospital when it's not what he or his family wanted. There will be more work tomorrow, and Tuesday. I had long requested June 9th off, back when I was still going to go to DC, so I'll keep that off and take a week or so of freedom and enjoy myself.



The weather has been hot and humid - not super hot, but hotter than we've had in a while - but no rain, so it's been a good chance to get out and go do things. Sunday, I went for a hike. Monday, I went for a walk. Tuesday was work and PPE is HOT. Wednesday, I ... got stuck waiting for my car. :( And then went for a swim. Thursday, I had a nice ride. Today ... it's warm out, the clouds are a bit ominous but it's not supposed to rain til tonight, so I think I'm going to go for a swim.


Riding is good - Jasper and I went out solo yesterday and had a pleasant time. His recent mischief (and is when we're at The Speed Spots (they all know where we usually trot/canter) and he gets antsy, I hold him back to wait for my cue - and he trots in place. (it is a 2-beat, I can feel it). Knucklehead. Fortunately, this is useful mischief - if he'd like to trot VERY SLOWLY well, that's what we're going to do. I was pretty successful in getting him to go forward at that very collected pace, and it was really cool, like floating, very delicate for a lanky old man. Cueing him to canter from that trot gets a tiny (for his size), graceful little canter that is as smooth as glass. Holding him to that is... well, harder, but it's a process. We did have to go in the spin cycle once, but it was on the way home and he was excited from passing other horses, so I'll call the ride a win overall.



I am also SO GLAD the weather and water is warm enough to swim (we've crossed the 60F barrier at most inland waters! Good enough for me), now I have another activity to do and can work up my endurance in the desperate hope that at least ONE of the races I've signed up for will go off.
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post #10 of 51 Old 05-29-2020, 02:09 PM
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Happy Friday All!! Here it's raining... ugh so the weekend camping trip was cancelled. I thought it would be okay but everyone opted to postpone it thinking that it would be raining too much over the weekend... bummed. Seems like it's been a very wet spring here... hopefully that will help the pasture... it's looking good but the new growth still needs some time so horses can't go in that pasture yet. I know they really want to as that's connected to the barn but I just need to wait a little longer.

For supper I'm thinking baked potato with all the fixins...

I had taken today off due to camping so just working around the house as storms are popping up here and there and it's so wet outside. Horses are in, don't like that but it's just too mucky and there's lightening around...

For the weekend not much going on as what had been planned was cancelled... will get a ride in on Sunday as that is supposed to be a nice day.

Haven't went to the store in a while so not sure on the meat situation... though I think about a little over a week ago the beef section was scarce, come to think of it there wasn't much bacon or sausage...

Not much else going on....
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