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post #21 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 08:44 PM
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I have Husqvarana weedeater and blower, don't let the orange fool you- get stihl.
Funny you say that...
Back in the day when my dad worked in the woods Husqvarna was the saw to own.
When my brother went to the woods Stihl was the saw.

I have a Husqvarna riding lawn mower yet eyeballing the Stihl weed eater but scared to pull the trigger. I guess you get what you pay for!
Thanks for the recommendation!

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post #22 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 09:16 PM
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I have a Husky chain saw and Stihl and Husky weed eater/brush cutters and am very happy with both. Had chili for diner tonight but, tomorrow is the biggie! It will be our 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow and we can't go out to eat so I'm fixing rock shrimp and crab clusters with a salad and rice. Wife had a cruise planned for us and all our kids and grandkids and that got canceled. She is bummed, maybe this fall. We also were doing Symphony in the Flint Hills of Kansas and that was canceled today too. Have only rode twice since last Friday with rainy season here. My girl was really showing off the last ride and starting to neck rein. We worked cows that ride taking some into the pens and back out and crossing creeks very well.
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post #23 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 09:16 PM
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@tinyliny I'd happily share a bottle of syrup with you!

Hubby was not happy about the syrup, and let me know he was not happy. Over and over again. Also, supper was a dud. The sushi was supposed to be vegetable only for my vegan daughter, but hubby bought the wrong kind. The salad was also a dud. So no one was happy.

But we zoomed with my parents because my dad is turning 75 today and that was hilariously entertaining. Afterwards, I was on FB video chat with my 27 yr old niece in Ottawa for an hour so that was nice. Feeling a little better now.

I don't know anything about chainsaws, but hubby has a Stihl. I am happy with my little folding hacksaw which I use to chop off the occasional large branch on trails.
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post #24 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 09:59 PM
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Boy, have we been slammed at the vet hospital. When PA first told everyone to close non-essential businesses and activities, we canceled an incredible amount of surgeries and appointments. We furloughed two employees whose families were high-risk. All was quiet for a couple weeks, then BAM...

In just two nights this week, we had an emergency neuter (testicular torsion!), an emergency hemoabdomen surgery, an emergency foreign body surgery, another emergency foreign body that the owners decided to wait out and re-check the next day (ended up doing fine), and an after-hours necropsy of a 2 year old cat whose owner found her unexpectedly dead when she came home from work. I know there were more emergency surgeries and general emergencies than that, but I honestly cannot remember them all, it's just been so much. We're not even an emergency hospital!

So now, the employees that are still here are being called in left and right and most are making overtime. My vet is actually trying to hire another person or two to pick up the slack.

Today had only one emergency, but the rest of the day was packed full with appointments. Three patients diagnosed with lymphoma in one day. A lot of misbehaved and aggressive dogs. Even a bunny with some unusual urine. However, something did make today and this week a lot better: KITTENS! Five six-week-old kittens!
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post #25 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 10:05 PM
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@COWCHICK77 - We have a Stihl brand weed eater. I can use either "string," poly blades, or metal blades.

It's cuts some pretty serious saplings and weeds. I've used it a couple days a week during growing season for two years. And it's ready to go this year ,too.

It even starts pretty easy!
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post #26 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 11:01 PM
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I have two weed eaters that are self propelled, self starting, and recycle! Equine brand. Drawback is they miss most of the weeds.

I may have to adopt a goat.

Today was my biweekly run to TSC. They're out of Bermuda until June. I have 3 bales left, so I'll be making some calls tomorrow to get enough to get me through spring.

I made a crockpot full of beef stew last night thinking it'd last us two days at least. I did too good a job of it. It was gone that night! So, since I was out anyway, I picked up Popeyes spicy chicken for tonight's supper.

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post #27 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 11:10 PM
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This was a long read but I made it:):)

@lb27312 , good thoughts coming your momís way for a safe and speedy recovery:)

@Acadianartist , holy crow, I am so sorry about the loss of your maple syrup and even sorrier it was due to a 3-1/2 hour zoom meeting - 3-1/2 hours?! Iídíve been ready to strangle someone.

@ksbowman , happy 50th anniversary!!!!! We all want to crash your dinner party tomorrow!:). I know your wife is disappointed about canceling the cruise but I would be waiting at least a year before I ever set foot on one of those cruise ships. They may clean stuff down but Iíll betcha the air filtering systems get neglected and thatís how all those virus travel when they donít have humans to attach themselves to.

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@Aprilswissmiss , the vet facilities in my area have remained open but with curbside service, which is tough on the techs and office staff as they have to bring the critters into the facility and deliver them back to their owners, in the parking lots, again.

I took my Rottweiler back for her two week follow-up visit. The tech complimented her on what a pretty girl she is, and thanked me for insisting she be muzzled. The tech said they have been bit more than once by all kinds of dogs whose owners said they donít bite. Freyja is a gentle-natured dog but my philosophy has always been ďif it has a heart and pumps blood itís unpredictable.

The best part of the visit was while waiting for Freyjaís return. A city truck parked beside me - I didnít pay attention to which city department but, Freyja did when she got back to the car.

The driver also complimented Freyja on what a pretty girl she is ó Freyjaís tart and rude reply was to growl at him - twice. I apologized saying he may remind her of someone she wasnít fond of in her previous life. He replied with a slight chuckle, saying ďno, itís the truck- all the dogs growlĒ.

In taking a closer look at the truck, I realized it was Animal Control, lollol.

Freyja is released from vet visits but I still have to try and curtail her house cat chasing, as that is what gets her into the most trouble.

Supper was cheese sticks from Sonic. I figure something going from the fryer right to a container canít be too dangerous.

DH may bush hog this weekend, if we donít get rained on. This is late for the first bush hogging and it really isnít that tall yet. We have had enough cool weather to slow the grass down a bit.

Chains saws - DH is in love with his new Stihl.

Weed whackers = heís in love with that too, but I have to ask him what it is. He bought it 2-3 years ago. I want to say itís a Husqvarna but Iím not sure.

Weather = unbelievably fickle no matter where one lives. Iím with @aubie in hoping that we donít get anything more serious than wet. Annnnd here comes the rain as I write - blah.

I did get my horses de-wormed this past Wednesday and theyíre still standing. I found these little ďthingsĒ in Jokerís manure. I didnít have my glasses on so I was trying to figure out what I was looking at. Thankfully it was pieces of bird seed he scooped up from under the bird feeder and not some pieces of some strange new worm óó

I hope every has a great and safe weekend and the folks who are cooking and baking more than normal donít start complaining their jeans ďmustíve shrunk in the drierĒ, lollol lol

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post #28 of 49 Old 04-17-2020, 11:35 PM
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@Aprilswissmiss , the vet facilities in my area have remained open but with curbside service, which is tough on the techs and office staff as they have to bring the critters into the facility and deliver them back to their owners, in the parking lots, again.

I took my Rottweiler back for her two week follow-up visit. The tech complimented her on what a pretty girl she is, and thanked me for insisting she be muzzled. The tech said they have been bit more than once by all kinds of dogs whose owners said they donít bite. Freyja is a gentle-natured dog but my philosophy has always been ďif it has a heart and pumps blood itís unpredictable.

The best part of the visit was while waiting for Freyjaís return. A city truck parked beside me - I didnít pay attention to which city department but, Freyja did when she got back to the car.

The driver also complimented Freyja on what a pretty girl she is ó Freyjaís tart and rude reply was to growl at him - twice. I apologized saying he may remind her of someone she wasnít fond of in her previous life. He replied with a slight chuckle, saying ďno, itís the truck- all the dogs growlĒ.

In taking a closer look at the truck, I realized it was Animal Control, lollol.

Freyja is released from vet visits but I still have to try and curtail her house cat chasing, as that is what gets her into the most trouble.
We're doing the same thing, curbside only. We only let people inside the hospital if their animal is being euthanized, as it only seems fair to the animal and its human to let them be together at that moment. Then we bleach every surface they could have possibly touched once they leave. Curbside service does make things tricky, especially for more complicated appointments, since we have to call them back and forth to give them updates, approve doing the next steps in testing, etc.

Last Saturday, we had a very quiet morning for the first 45 minutes. No calls before appointments began, pretty unusual. Someone drove in the parking lot, and never called us. Eventually she got out of her car and started walking toward the door. We stopped her and asked her what she needed, and she said she was trying to call us, but it didn't seem they were connecting for some reason. No biggie, we talked in the parking lot. Then, an hour into the day, the receptionist goes to start making recheck phone calls, and she realizes... The phone lines are down. They were down all morning! Needless to say, we had some very upset clients when they were able to get a hold of us again. One of them was an emergency that they had to take to an emergency clinic because we wouldn't pick up.
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post #29 of 49 Old 04-18-2020, 12:28 AM
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We're doing the same thing, curbside only. We only let people inside the hospital if their animal is being euthanized, as it only seems fair to the animal and its human to let them be together at that moment. Then we bleach every surface they could have possibly touched once they leave. Curbside service does make things tricky, especially for more complicated appointments, since we have to call them back and forth to give them updates, approve doing the next steps in testing, etc.
I was told I could go in when Iggy was pts but I had to stand in the doorway. I didn't see the point as she would have been wanting to get to me. I looked at it as, for the dog it was no different to them being given a general before an op.

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post #30 of 49 Old 04-18-2020, 02:00 AM
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I have cabin fever so we are going for a "Sunday" drive sometime this weekend. Hubby has always resisted this tradition that I grew up with but I told him I needed to get out even it was just to drive around and look at stuff. I suggested exploring some little out of the way nearby burg we've never driven through before but someone told him about a burger joint in Paoli so that's where we're going. No plans of getting out of the vehicle or interacting with other people except going through the drive-thru at the restaurant. Him and his burger joints! LOL

Tonight he had leftover smoked sausage, green beans & potatoes and I wasn't very hungry so had popcorn and coke. That was a treat because about the only time I drink a coke is with popcorn these days and my taste buds miss it even though my acid reflux doesn't.

I think the first place I'm going when things open back up is to a hair salon. Bangs are now down over my eyes and driving me crazy but I'm a lousy stylist so trying not to get so frustrated I chop them off myself. I've been threatening to shave my head but hubs says he's going to make me wear a hat if I do and I hate wearing hats. LOL

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