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post #14631 of 29438 Old 01-06-2014, 08:04 PM
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It's COLD here! -9*f as we speak....that's without the wind.....

I hope,the troops are warm enough...we added more plastic. It's holding well. I gave them plenty of hay too.

They called school off for tomorrow and late arrival for Wed. Looks like everyone in the area is off.

Maybe this is a good adjustment for DH... Stanley, I didn't see your post til now, but I did just what you suggested. FIL also stopped in and I guess my mom called to see if needed anything. When I got home, he told me although he appreciates the help, he just likes the quiet..... not sure what to make of that....but he is a private person...

I keep hearing loud BANGS outside. I went to see...there is nothing hanging or banging. The only thing I can think it is is the cold making our house/deck move or freeze or something....we have our baseboard heat on upstairs, the furnace and the gas fireplace running...worry about frozen pipes.

Speaking of...pipes busted in one of,our classrooms over break! What a mess!!

TJ, glad you got something accomplished. Hope,I do tomorrow...or not! hahaha

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post #14632 of 29438 Old 01-06-2014, 08:29 PM
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It's COLD here! -9*f as we speak....that's without the wind.....

I hope,the troops are warm enough...we added more plastic. It's holding well. I gave them plenty of hay too.

They called school off for tomorrow and late arrival for Wed. Looks like everyone in the area is off.

Maybe this is a good adjustment for DH... Stanley, I didn't see your post til now, but I did just what you suggested. FIL also stopped in and I guess my mom called to see if needed anything. When I got home, he told me although he appreciates the help, he just likes the quiet..... not sure what to make of that....but he is a private person...

I keep hearing loud BANGS outside. I went to see...there is nothing hanging or banging. The only thing I can think it is is the cold making our house/deck move or freeze or something....we have our baseboard heat on upstairs, the furnace and the gas fireplace running...worry about frozen pipes.

Speaking of...pipes busted in one of,our classrooms over break! What a mess!!

TJ, glad you got something accomplished. Hope,I do tomorrow...or not! hahaha
I also got a little touchy with well wishing folks. When I got back on the horse the ladies were forever turning around and asking if I was alright. Now I do understand there concern, they did not want me to kark it while riding with them but the attention did become a problem and I ended up telling them bluntly if I'm still in the saddle I'm doing fine and if i'm not then just bury me where you find me. They all ment well but it did become a problem for me.

One of the things that also annoyed me was I would get off Stella and walk awhile. There was nothing wrong I WAS GETTING EXERCISE, but I would be told to get back on. A MAN CAN NOT WIN. Another thing my disposition changed for the better I even noticed it myself. Things did not annoy me the same. Perhaps having a short fuse was just a symptom.

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post #14633 of 29438 Old 01-06-2014, 08:52 PM
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Yea, Stan I think it's the same for him. His sis and BIL stopped by yesterday and stayed over an hour...today FIL came with a book and had intended to stay ALL day! oops, I just wanted him to check on DH!! Lol. Scott finally just told him to leave! He felt bad about it, but with the nurse coming and all...enough was enough I guess.

I do notice he is more of a patient man. I hope that stays...he always tended to be a bit up tight! Lol

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post #14634 of 29438 Old 01-06-2014, 09:46 PM
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Yea, Stan I think it's the same for him. His sis and BIL stopped by yesterday and stayed over an hour...today FIL came with a book and had intended to stay ALL day! oops, I just wanted him to check on DH!! Lol. Scott finally just told him to leave! He felt bad about it, but with the nurse coming and all...enough was enough I guess.

I do notice he is more of a patient man. I hope that stays...he always tended to be a bit up tight! Lol

Up tight, we were cut from the same cloth. I'm better but can still get some what stressed out, but it takes longer. The bigest thing I had to deal with was the psychological spin off and not to make decisions for the future for a while. It was good to get those thoughts and feelings out of the way by talking to the psychologist. It enabled me to talk without hurting anyone. Some of the thoughts that I had would have been hurtfull for others as some anger was also attached.

Every case is different and we all deal with things differently. Scott will work through his thoughts in time. Having to deal with survival brings home to one what is important, and what is not, and then it changes. Its a rollercoaster of piorites that keep on changing as time passes and health returns.
Nickers, Scott knows how lucky he is and he also knows how much you care for him. Dont be afraid to tell him you love him, it helps. Words speak louder than actions.

Has he gone out to see the horses yet. Stella was an insprition for me, and a reason to get out doors. Looking after her redirected me and built my confidence in my ability to get around.

And you go and ride the horse, that is when the weather settles.
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post #14635 of 29438 Old 01-06-2014, 09:56 PM
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Schools cancelled here too... All horses are bedded down and blanketed. Even the old dog has a blanket. He lives in the basement now because his old bladder can't make it through the night but he has a baby crib mattress, a space heater, and a blankie so he should be ok... Even the fluffy collie dog decided it's too cold to play outside...

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post #14636 of 29438 Old 01-06-2014, 10:07 PM
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So sorry to hear about all the cold weather & the problems from it. NM-I know what a mess a broken pipe can make-that happened to our library last year-it was closed for a few months for repairs.

Today Maverick got his rabies shot & a 3-year license, He was so good & everybody thought he was a great dog-he got weighed-102 pounds-W/no fat! And he is getting more muscle tone-he was able to climb into the truck w/out assistance today & I don't have a stepboard! I was going to get one, but since I'll be selling that truck soon, that will be up to the next owner.

I got my Carhartt jacket today-I bought it as a second on ebay & it fits like a glove-I really like it, especially it's soft pink color. So, I'll be ready for our next cold spell.

Got a couple of bales while I was in town today-their goat is still pg-I was kinda hoping to see kids, but she might go awhile longer yet. They were out of alfalfa, so had to get alfalfa/grass mix bales, when John unloaded them he said they were much lighter.

That's about all that's new here.
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post #14637 of 29438 Old 01-07-2014, 12:12 AM
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Is it a full moon or what?

Koolio cut his leg today. Luckily, not serious. My daughter was working at the stable and noticed Koolio was continually whinnying at her and staying by the fence. When she went over to see him, he had blood down the back of his hock, so she spent her lunch hour cleaning him up and checking him out. (I owe her). The cut is fairly superficial but he also has some swelling lower down on the other leg so he must have been goofing around and kicking at the other horses. He's such a ridiculous baby as he really plays it up when he has a little "boo boo". I did go out to check on my little drama queen and spoil him a bit tonight, and he is just fine.

I am sorry to hear the weather has been so bad for everyone. It warmed up to -8 here today, which was a nice break, but going down to -20 again tomorrow and up the day afterlife. It seems temps go up and down like a brides nightgown lately. It would be much easier on everyone if they would either stay up, or stay down.

It is always strange to hear how schools get closed and school days are delayed in the cold. Here, the schools never close. At best, they will cancel busses if the roads are nearly impassable, or will call an "inclement weather day" if it's -40 without wind chill. Even on these days, the schools are always open to students who show up and staff are always expected to be there.

It was first day back to school for me which went OK until the last period when I had my most challenging class (colossal understatement here). This class has 22 very rambunctious boys and 12 girls, all 13 years old. In that group about 6 boys are chronic mis-behaviour problems and another 6 students are very low academic ability or require some kind of additional programming or intervention. Well, today student number 35 was added to my class. I literally have no physical space to put her short of having someone sit on the floor or putting a desk (which I don't have) in the only exit to the room. This is a class that makes me question weather I even want to continue teaching and that 35th body feels like the straw that is about to break the camel's back. Needless to say, I think I needed as much therapy from Koolio as he wanted from me tonight.
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post #14638 of 29438 Old 01-07-2014, 12:18 AM
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So, I shouldn't mention it was 77 here today? (Ducking for cover)

Seriously, I hope everyone in this crazy weather stays warm and safe.
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post #14639 of 29438 Old 01-07-2014, 07:10 AM
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Dear Jack, I have thought long and hard about what to say in this letter to you. I am trying to keep my emotional additives in this as minimal as possible, so please keep that in mind while reading this letter.



TURN OFF THE AIR CONDITIONER!!!!!






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2 degrees this morning.
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