Wednesday, October 22, 2014

oct 22 2014
MY FLUFFY HAIRED SIDEKICK   HATH  RETURNED .. TOTALLY UNEXPECTED SHEILA ARRIVED AT MAIL CALL YESTERDAY..

IT IS A HUGE RELIEF TO HAVE HER AROUND-- SHE IS A BIG HELP-- STUFF SHE JUST CAN NOT DO LONG DISTANCE..   BESIDES.... SHE IS MY EXTERNAL MEMORY DEVICE. 

 PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY SHEILA  IS SO CRITICAL...
TAKE THE DOG FOOD PROBLEM   ...UNBELIEVABLE  DEAL... WALMART IS THE CHEAPEST PURINA AROUND-- AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO ORDER12 BAGS A DAY TO BE DELIVERED FREE.  SO 2 DAYS IN A ROW... I ORDERED 12 BAGS

ALL SOUNDS FINE SO FAR????? WELL " THEY "  DIDN'T DELIVBER IT... FEDEX DID-- AND FURTHERMORE IT WAS PACKAGED IN CARDBOARD  CARTONS-- NOT EVEN SIMPLE  CHINESE CARDBOARD-- BUT TRIPPLE THICK--- BIGGER THAN A 50 POUND BAG-- THE FEDEX TRUCK WAS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH THESE  24  BIG BOXES-- SO WE UNPACKED EACH BAG  GIVING US AN UNBELIEVABLE PILE OF 24 HUGE TOUGH CARTONS WHICH IN MY WORLD WERE BEAUTIFUL "BUILDING MATERIAL" FOR WIERD M AIL CALL PROPS.... AND ALL I COULD DO WAS  COLLAPSE THEM  AND STORE THEM AND AWAIT SOMEONE WITH ENOUGH IMAGINATION AND :"LATE IN THE DAY"  ENERGY TO DEAL CREATIVELY WITH THE PILE..... SHEILA

LIKE THE KEN ROBERTSON TED TALK.. IT IS ABOUT CREATIVITY.

I HEAR THERE ARE RUMORS THAT SHE IS BACK BECAUSE IT IS NEAR THE DATE OPAL WOULD HAVE HAD PUPPIES... NOT TRUE... SHE IS BACK BECAUSE HER DAUGHTER IS HAVING SURGERY FRIDAY---- IF OPAL MANAGES TO KICK OUT ONE PUP IT WILL BE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED-- I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING IN THERE.
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AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN  

SOMEONE WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS-- OR OUR GHOST FRIEND-- GOT HELPFUL AND TOSSED OUT 2 TRASH BAGS FROM MY ROOM- THAT CAN BE THE ONLY REASON ----AS OF THIS MORNING.... I HAVE NO UNDERWEAR,... AND RELATED ITEMS. THERE ARE NO BAGS OF TRANSPORT FROM DRYER TO ROOM AND  THE DRAWERS ARE EMPTY-
I AM SURE -- AS MUCH AS ANY 77 YEAR OLD IS SURE OF ANYTHING, 
I HAD 2 BAGS FULL-- AWAITING DISTRIBUTION TO THE 3 DRAWERS ALLOCATED TO ME.-- AND THEY ARE GONE.  TRACY EVEN WENT AND SEARCHED...  I HAVE THE FEELING PAM IS LOOKING AYT ME A LITTLE CROSSEYED WONDERING IF I THREW THEM OUT MYSELF-- WHICH I DON'T BELIEVE... WHATEVER REASON-- THEY ARE LONG GONE.

SUCH IS LIFE AT CRAZY ACRES..

BACK TO WALMART--- I NEED THE LONG UNDERWEAR AS JUST ONE MORE BARRIER BETWEEN ME AND THE PUPPY TOENAILS.
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I AM DELIGHTED WITH THE MATCH --- TUUKKA-- (AKA AGATHA)  WITH BRYAN--- HE IS A VETERAN  LIVING IN A GROUP HOME OWNED AND SUPERVISED BY  #2 PAM. EVEN WITH THE PROBLEMS BRYAN HAS, HE HAS AN INSTINCTIVE HANDLING OF A DOG THAT  MADE THIS MATCH POSSIBLE.
 HERE IS PAM#2's  REPORT


Hello Everyone! 

Tuukka and Bryan are doing really well!  Bryan cried all the way home like a new dad with his baby and can't believe how perfect she is.  He even sends me text messages about what she looks like while she's sleeping or how her ear twitched.  Very sweet, but let's face it folks, give me a break!  :)  She is a very loved baby, that's for sure!  She is controlling herself with the squirrels...they went for a walk and saw three - one she didn't even notice and the other two Bryan told her to leave it and she did...what a good girl!!

When we left your place on Friday we stopped to get her some things for the house and she picked out the biggest bone she could find in the store.  When we got home Bryan brought her in the house and gave it to her and she immediately started chewing so he thought he had her busy enough to go out and bring the things in from the truck....fat chance of that!  Even with that giant delicious bone, as soon as Bryan left the room Tuukka was right behind him...the heck with the bone where's my dad going!  So, back on with the leash and out the door with Bryan to empty the truck.  Took longer to finish the task with her tagging along but at least she was happy.   Everyone that knows Bryan noticed an IMMEDIATE difference in his overall demeanor - he's so much more relaxed and comfortable.  Bryan even notices a difference.  He said he's no longer afraid of having seizures (which results in less seizures).  He is on a normal schedule now because of Tuukka which is already making a world of difference! 

Thank you for everything you do!  You are an awesome group of people!

I will definitely keep you updated!

Love, Pam.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

oct 21 2014
I THOUGHT I HAD SEEN IT ALL- 
 SOME DARN FOOL HA SPENT AN AWFUL LOT OF MONEY RE3DESIGNING A FLY SWATTER---  I  CAN NOT IMAGINE WHY, BUT THIS SWATTER HAS A REINFORCED HEAD WHICH PROHIBITS THE FLAP FROM WEAKENING MID SWING.. IT ALSO  PUSHES MORE  AIR AHEAD OF IT, THUS PUSHING THE FLY OUT OF THE WAY.

THIS BEING THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN  NOT ONLY THE RATS AND FERAL CATS COME IN OUT OF TH ECOLD,.... FLYS DO ALSO--- AND THEN THEY TRY AND FIND A WARM SPOT... LIKE IN YOUR NOSE--  AND TEHY ARE SLUGGISH... IF ONE DECIDES TO LAND ON YOUR ARM, CHANCES ARE IT WILL NOT GET TOO FAR AWAY AND WILL BE BACK THAT SAME SPOT TIL YOU PICK UP YOUR DEFECTIVE SWATTER-- THEN IT IS GONE AND UN-SWATTABLE-

I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED IF ANYONE HAS TESTED THE IQ OF A FLY.

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I AM TOLD WE ARE IN FOR A NOR'EASTER-- FOR WHICH I NEED A SOU-WESTER RAINCOAT.
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HOPEFULLY IT WON'T START TIL NOON... RYAN---( MEGAN'S SISTER'S  WHATEVER  THEY ARE CALLED ..?BOYFRIEND? EXCEPT HE IS A MAN)  RYAN  IS A HUGE ADDITION-- WORKING HERE BEFORE SOME JOB SOLIDIFIES..  YESTERDAY HE PUT CORREGATED ROOFING ON THE END OF THE T TENT--- SOUNDS EASY--- BUT THE RAFTERES WERE PUT UP IN A RUSH ON A SUNDAY WHEN WE COULD NTO FIND THE T SQUARE OR A MEASURING TAPE  SO HE HAD TO ARTFULLY RE-POSITION SOME OF THE RAFTERS TO FIT UNDER THE 26" CORREGATION.
ADDED PROBLEM--  I NEED TO GET MOE PANELS-   5 PANELS  26" WIDE DID NOT COVER 10'

MINE IS NOT TO REASON WHY, MINE IS JUST TO GO BUY MORE.... QUICKLY
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HE GOT   THE 3' X 6' RENDITIONS OF BUSH , CLINTON, AND PEROT HUNG IN THE ARENA-- BUT IT NEED REPAIR-- PEROT IS SAGGING...  PRETTY FUNNY.. BECAUSE.... IN THE PARADE IN SALEM MASS WHERE I HAD THE 8 DONKEY HITCH PULLING THE 4 FLOATS  ( BUSH CLINTON PEROT AND A 4TH WITH BUCKET AND SHOVEL AND SIGN "THEY ARE ALL FULL OF SH#T")  AS WE CAME INTO SALEM SQUARE ONE WHEEL FELL OFF THE PEROT WAGON AND WE HAD TO PULL THE PIN AND LEAVE HIM BEHIND--- KIND OF LIKE HIS WHOLE CAMPAIGN...

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ALL OF A SUDDEN I AM FACING A LONG LIST OF THIGS TO DO  BEFORE FALL... AND  THEN FALL FELL.... LEAVING ME WITH THINGS LIKE BOTTLED WATER THAT NEEDS OT GET INSIDE SOMEWHERE--  THE POWER SPRAYER  AND THE "MISTERS" HAVE WATER IN THEM...  THINGS LIKE THAT.

BLESS BUD- WHO HAS ALL THE FIREMAKING STUFF READY-- I GET A FIRE GOING AND DON'T WANT TO GO OUT AND DEAL WITH THE "BEFORE FALL"   STUFF... EVEN IF THE TRACTOR HAS AQ HEATED CAB.

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WILLIAM HAS SENT US THE COMPLETED 13 PHOTO'S FOR THE CALENDAR-- AND AS GOOD AS TEH 2014 CALENDAR WAS-- I THINK THIS ONE IS BETTER..  HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET IT DONE AND FOR SALE SOON....

IN THE MEANTIME --- THANK YOU TO ALL THE NEW COMERS ON THE CHICKEN BRICK WALL
THIS IS REALLY A CO OPERATIVE UNDERTAKING--- WITH OUT THAT WALL , WE WOULD NOT SURVIVE  SO PLEASE-- CONTINUE TO TRY AND GET PEOPLE INVOLVED AND BUYING THE $10 IF THEY CAN--- IF YOU CAN FIND ONE MILLIONAIRE TO BUY OUT THE WHOLE THING... EVEN BETTER...
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I HAD A PHONECALL TELLING ME AGATHA  IS DOING WONDERFULLY WITH BRIAN ( VETERAN IN A GROUP  HOME)
ACTUALLY I DID NOT HAVE A PHONE CALL,  I FELL ASLEEP IN THE NICE WARM CAR IN THE PARKING LOT WHILE WATCHIG THE ROOF PROGRESS----, AND WHEN MY HEAD HIT  THE STEERING WHEEL IT CALLED  PAM--  WHO GAVE ME THE REPORT...

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 THAT CAR IS WAY OVER DESIGNED
LIKE THE FLY-SWATTER.

Monday, October 20, 2014

oct 20 2014
late start -- enjoying my new shower.... with water...

i think  i finally figured somethinn out--   i know i have another showerhead somewhere.. i have alot of other things somewhere... what happens is i go and buy something---( today it is breakfast bars that are missing...)  i come home--and something is happening which demands my attention-( often  like running to the rest rooom) and some helpful soul unloads my car for me--  they don't know where to park thisgs so i can sort and deal\  so they stash things in the overflow room-- actually in one of several overflow rooms--
then i, in my advanced age- cant find something,and assume i must have forgotten to buy it - and go buy another...  this is a self perpetuating problem.

i know i bought those breakfast bars-- to try and get away from my favorite breakfast of broiled trout and eggs over medium- i really think i bought 3 small boxes of them- and they are gone.

  i don't think i can get out to buy more today because my head does not turn either way.    saturday i got hit in the head with a 4x4 post-- consequently by sunday  i could not drive anywhere that involved "looking left"  but i made it to  home depot ( all right hand turns)
today i can't turn either way-- so i guess  i will have to stay home and eat trout ( which by the way i get from omaha steak....  i don't care for their steak, but the trout is great -- the lasagna is perfect for 3 people, and the  cut corn is an easy fix too.)

i have the speech both george and i gave... it is fun to watch us deal with the fruit flys-- he was much more casual about it than i--- and i did not know they were all over the room- i thought it was my new hairspray..apparently i shold be able to transfer it to ?cloud as soon as the computer literate crowd arrives...

the only part i forgot was to suggest anyone training anything, watch the movie miracle worker about  blind and deaf hellen keller's discovery of communication.

things are moving fast around here-- several dogs out on overnights--- and i can't ell that litter apart..which would be fine if they were all the same temperment and training---  but they are miles apart- and not interchangeable...

oh that i had megan's memory....

Sunday, October 19, 2014



OCT 19 2014

HAPPY 19TH---I SUPPOSE I SHOULD SET GOALS FOR TH E19TH...LIKE DO SOME SPECIFIC CHORE THAT I JUST NEVER SEEM TO GET TO--- LIKE UNCOVER MY DESK-- WHICH IS NO FUN

MAYBE TODAY I COULD GET TO HOME DEPOT THIS MORNING AND GET MYSELF A NEW SHOWER HEAD-- YOU HAVE NO IDEA THE ONE I HAVE NOW...ON THE END OF A 8' HOSE...- BUT FOR SOME REASON IT IS NOT A SHOWER, MORE LIKE A  A DRIP 'n DRIBBLE.. THE PROBLEM IS... WATER DOES COME OUT OF IT-- SO I MAKE DO-- AND AROUND HERE IF  YOU CAN MAKE DO, IT IS PERMANENT.

WHICH IS SORT OF LIKE THE COLOR OF THESE BUILDINGS.... STARTED OUT ALL ORGANIZED-- NICE BRIGHT PURPLE BARN SOFT YELLOW TRIM--- BUT THEN WE NEEDED MORE PAINT-- AND I GUESSED AT THE COLOR MATCH... SO WE ENDED UP WITH SOME NEARLY NICE PURPLE AND BRIGHT YELLOW...- AND AT HOME DEPOT THEY HAVE A $2 A GALLON MISTAKE RACK-- SO TO DO THE NUMBERS AT DOG FEST, I BOUGHT A GALLON OR TWO OF THE "OFF " COLOR RACK...
 LIKE A BLUE GALLON.
AND TO DO THE NUMBERS I BOUGHT A FEW OF THE SAMPLE JARS TO DECORATE NUMBERS AT  DOG FEST.
 
YESTERDAY WE WANTED TO PAINT THE RED TOOL SHED--- AND THE MOST PAINT WE HAD WAS THE SOFT YELLOW--  BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH-- NEITHER WAS THE BRIGHT YELLOW-- PUT TOGETHER WE HAD A LETTLE OVER A GALLON

YOU HAVE TO GET THE PICTURE---  WE NEEDED MORE THAN A GALLON FOR TWO SIDES AND YOU CAN'T MIX A HEAPING GALLON OF ANY FLUID...  SO ANNIE AND LINDA  STARTED AT ONE END  AND AS THEY USED SOME, I ADDED AND MIXED MORE OF THE  BRIGHT YELLOW.. WHICH STILL MIGHT DO THE 2 SIDES... SO WHEN THEY GOT TO THE CORNER  I DUMPED IN A FEW OF THE LITTLE JARS WHICH VAGUELY RESEMBLED YELLOW- AND CAREFULLY SRIRRED IT UP WITH THE FLY SWATTER WHICH HAD JUST STIRRED THE LAVENDER TRIM ( WHICH HAD STARTED OUT BLUE WITH RED ADDED.)

SO 2 SIDES OF OUR TOOL SHED ARE VERY INTERESTING--- PERSONALLY I CAN NOT SEE THE DIFFERENCE-- BUT I AM SURE IT IS THERE...

TODAY WE COULD PAINT THE 2 BACK SIDES OF THE SHED--WE HAVE A GALLON OF BLUE-- AND ALOT OF SMALL QUANTITIE WHICH FROM MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE FRONT 2 SIDES...  1 GALLON IIS NOT ENOUGH FOR 2 SIDES.  

AT THE MOMENT I WOULD GUESS THE BACK WILL BE SOME SHADE OF BLUE-- AND THE END FACING THE BARN GETS THE REST OF THE COLORS ALL DUMPED IN TOGETHER AND STIRRED WITH THE FLY SWATTER

ALSO I  WAS THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO PROVVIDE LINDA  WITH HER FIRST PAINITNING EXPERIENCE-- SHE HAD NEVER PAINTED BEFORE-- CAN YOU IMAGINE????  ANKLE ANNIE WAS A PRO--- AND BY PUTTING JACKIE'S HUSBAND UP IN THE BUCKET  OF THE TRACTOR - WE GOT THE HIGH PARTS DONE BY ADDING SOME "CREAM COLOR" TO THE MIX.

NOT A PLACE YOU WANT TO WORRY ABOUT PERFECTION-- 
OR INVITE OSHA FOR A VISIT EITHER.
BUT IT WILL GET A COAT OF PAINT.

I AM TOLD ADDING ENOUGH COLORS TOGETHER YOU GET BLACK..
WE WILL SEE--- I HAVE THA T BLUE AND ABOUT 10 CUPS OF A VARIETY OF COLORS LEFT.

I WILL NOT BUY MORE PAINT AT HOME DEPOT
IT IS AGAINST MY RELIGION... UNLESS THEY HAVE 2 MATCHING GALLONS OF YELLOW ON THE $2 RACK.  THAT WOULD GIVE US A SECOND COAT ON THE 2 FRONT SIDES AND I WOULD STILL SCREW AROUND WITH THE BACK 2....
IT IS MY NATURE.

ALSO IT IS WHY I AM NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE DROOPING MOBILITY ON THE SIDE OF THE COA VAN---  IT WOUDL BE NICE BUT... THOSE LETTERS DO NOT COME OFF EASILY-- SO THAT FAX GETS PUT ON THE BACK BURNER.
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I WAS  DELIGHTED TO HEAR FRM A CAMERA PERSON  WHO TOLD ME WITH GREAT AUTHORITY THAT  IN BRAZIL THEY HAVE  THE SAME SITUATION WITH BRIDGES THAT WE DO ON THE CAPE AND  THE DIRVERS COPE WITH NO PROBLEM...  THURSDAY  ONE BRIDGE GOES OUT  BOUND AND SUNDAY IT GOES IN BOUND.   SHE SAID IT WORKS WELL.
HOW COME WE CAN'T DO THAT???? 

MAKING ME WONDER HOW MANY CAMERA PEOPLE WE HAVE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATOR????  CAN WE GET A COUNT????

OFF   TO HOME DEPOT----FOR A SHOWER HEAD,. 
CONSULT TOMORROWS DD  TO SEE IF I GET THERE...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

OCT 18 2014
FIRST REPORT  BUD WAS THE PERFECT DRIVER-- WE DIDN'T HIT ANYTHING, WE GOT THERE, AND I  WAS SO RELAXED I ALMOST SLEPT WHILE HE DROVE.. HE INHERITED THE PROJECT OF TRYING TO GET BENTLEY TO PEE--( BENTLEY WOULD HAVE NO PART OF THAT AND DIDN'T TIL 12 HOURS LATER AT HOME)

THE AWARD CEREMONY WENT FINE--- I DID MAKE IT THRU IN 18 MINUTES-  THE EXCITING PART WAS, THERE WERE FRUIT FLYS--- EVER TRIED TO THINK WHILE BEING BOMBARDED WITH A FEW FRUIT FLYS???  IT REMINDED ME OF THE SCENE IN ? FATE IS THE HUNTER? WHEREE THE PILOT IS LEARNING TO FLY AND HIS INSTRUCTOR STARTE D LIGHTING MATCHES RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS NOSE TO SEE IF HE CAN STILL CONCENTRATE..  I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS ME--- WITH SOME HAIR SPRAY I DON'T USUALLY USE.. BUT WHEN THE SECOND PERSON GOT UP SHE COULDN'T STAND AT THE PODUIM AND STEPPED ASIDE.

BENTLEY BEHAVED VERY WELL...WORKING THE CROWD A BIT...

MORE THAN ONE VETERNARIAN THERE COMMENTED ON WHAT A GREAT DANE SPECIMIN BENTLEY  WAS--- AND HOW FIT...

BUD AND I DECIDED WE REALLY OUGHT TO REDESIGN THE TRAFFIC ONTO AND OFF THE CAPE--  IT NEEDS SOME ATTENTION.. WE SAT FOR A GOOD HOUR  IN ROLLING TRAFFIC AT THE BRIDGE--- TURNS OUT--- ALL THAT FRIDAY OUTBOUND TRAFFIC HAD TO SQUEEZE INTO ONE LANE TO GET OVER THE BRIDGE--- WHILE THE INCOMING TRAFFIC- MUCH LIGHTER ON FRIDAY --HAD 2 LANES ALL TO THEMSELVES..
IT IS AN ORANGE BARREL SELLERS DREAM TO ADJUST THAT FOR THE DAY OF THE WEEK...
 AND THEN WE THOUGHT MAYBE MAKE ONE OF THOSE BRIDGES ( THERE'S TWO)  OVER THE CANAL BE ONE WAY OUTBOUND ON THRUSDAY THRU SAT  AND INBOUND SUNDAY MON TUESDAY

AND BLESS THE GPS-- WE NEVER WOULD HAVE GOT HOME WITHOUT IT.

BACK TO WORK....

Friday, October 17, 2014

oct 17 2014
  
daily brief
the chicken bricks are 1/3 sold --- 
and i need to polish  the 15 minutes i have to talk tonight

george gets to introduce me-- and i know he will tell the story of the mis-matched shoes-- so in his honor i did not even try to match my sox..

thank heavens for the cut and paste...


Hi Carlene,
 School has been going well and Wendy and I have been taking the bus most of the time, except when it's raining ;). The bus driver was super nice and got Wendy a mat just for on the bus. 
Dad is only having to come in to school for recess, otherwise Wendy and I are doing things solo! We got our school pictures back and they came out good, but the company didn't put Wendy on the class picture, but the teacher called and within 24 hours they had it fixed and her picture is part of the class picture. 

 I visited Children's and saw 3 of my doctors. They were so impressed by how well we are doing and how much stronger I have gotten with Wendy, they are postponing my major surgery until I plateau.
 I am able to kick my legs out some when I'm sitting, which I never was able to do before! I am walking so much better with Wendy and am even walking better when I don't use her.
 I only fell twice the whole time I was at Children's, and it was a very long day! We were both so tired that we fell asleep in the car for over half the trip home. We hope to visit the farm soon! Love Hunter & Wendy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

OCT 16 2014
NOISY DAY --
  CHAOS IS CONVINCED EARLENE MUST BE HERE, SHE IS HANGING OUT THE WINDOW BARKING.
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SOME OF YOU WATCHED THE LETTERS BEING PUT ON THE VAN BY OUR 2 AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALISTS  KATI AND TRACY-- AND THEY DID EVRY WELL  --- ONE LINE ON THE DRIVERS SIDE DROOPS CONSIDERABLY-- BUT IT GIVES THE VAN THAT TYPICAL DANM GOOD 98% PERFECT WHICH IS CRAZY ACRES ANYWAY..  IT IS NOT READILY FIXABLE  SO WE WILL LET IT RIDE AND SEE HOW WE FEEL WHEN WE FINISH THE REST OF THE VANS ( AND MY CAR  GETS 2 VERY SMALL  PAW PRINT/LOGO'S).. WE MOVED THE VAN SO THE PUPPY HILL CAMERA COULD WATCH/SUPERVISE....

LIKE THOSE PEEP HOLES IN BARRIER PLYWOOD AROUND NEW YOUR CONSTRUCTION WHIC H SAYS "SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENT." THESE CP'S DON'T MISS MUCH !!!
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JACKY AND HUSBAND  TOM   ARE HERE FROM INDIANA-- STAYING  UPSTAIRS BECAUSE THE GUEST HOUSE IS FULL--- 

 BRYAN IS HERE BONDING WITH  WHAT WILL PROBABLY BE HIS DOG...  DAVE#3  CHECKED HIM OUT   LAST NIGHT AROUND 7PM AND ALL WAS WELL-- HE  AND THE DOG WERE BOTH FED AND ON THE COUCH TOGETHER-- ALWAYS A GOOD SIGN...
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YESTERDAY WAS VERY EXCITING--- I WENT TO THE DUMP--- ALWAYS A BIG DAY IN MY LIFE....

I DO ENJOY STUDYING THE COLLECTIONS OF THE OTHER TRAILERS THAT ARE BACKED IN TO TH E  PILE  -- ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO SOMEONE DUMPED A HUGE PILE OF PENNIES INTO THE MESS...  FROM MY EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF PENNIES --- (THEY ARE  ABOUT $60 A GALLON)-- MY GUESS IS THERE WERE ABOUT 10 GALLONS....     I LOOKED LONG AND HARD AT THAT PILE-- THE VALUS OF THE COPPER ALONE WAS PROBABLY SIGNIFICANT,.... BUT IT WAS RAINING... AND THE EFFLUENT THAT WAS OOZING OUT OF THAT HUGE PILE  OF MISC TRASH HAD AN ODOR TO IT THAT MADE ME RETHINK...   AND I WOULD HAVE NEEDED A SHOVEL..  I HAD CONSIDERED PUTTING THEM IN THE OPEN TRAILER AND DRIVING DOWN RT 95 N THE POURING RAIN TO WASH THEM OFF... BUT  SOMEONE TLAKED ME OUT OF IT.

HOW AND WHY WE HAD 3 SOFA'S PILED HIGH ON TH E DUMP TRAILER IS A MYSTERY--- BUT IT WAS GOING TO RAIN TODAY--- AND SINCE WE DUMP (TRANSFER) BY THE POUND  I WANTED TO GET IT  UNLOADED BEFORE IT GOT SOAKED AND WEIGHED 400 POUNDS MORE.
AS IT WAS   WE HAD $89 WORTH OF  JUST PLAIN TRASH  .

I CRIED WHEN THE 2 BABY BUGGIES WERE  LOADED WITH  THE SOFAS-- A RED ONE AND THE BLUE ONE FOR TWINS... THEY WERE REALLY  BRITISH "PRAMS"   WITH WHAT WAS A WHITE LACE LINING.... AND HAVE HAD A GOOD LIFE HERE TAKING PUPS INTO BROOKSBY SENIOR HOME FOR EXAMPLE... ( AND COSTCO)    BUT THEY WERE VERY TIRED--  MINUS A WHEEL OR TWO.... VERY SAD TO SEE THEM GO.. 

WE DO HAVE A PROPER PUPPY BUGGY SOMEONE GAVE US--WHICH WE TOOK TO COSTCO NOT LONG AGO... 
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B UD HAS OFFERED TO DRIVE ME TO FALL RIVER TOMORROW AFTERNOON...  THAT HAS TAKEN CONSIDERABLE COURAGE---- I AM SUCH A TERRIBLE PASSENGER-- I WOLD LIKE A STEERING WHEEL AND BRAKE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE....  BUT HIS DRIVING HAS NEVER CAUSED ME TO  FAINT OR CRY-- 

THERE WAS A POINT IN MY CAREER WHERE MY HUSBAND'S DRIVING MADE ME  SO NERVOUS I GOT OUT AND WALKED--   . EVENTUALLY WE WENT PLACES IN 2 CARS TIL HE FINALLY GAVE UP DRIVING.  I GET SCARED....

SO SATURDAY SHOULD BE " BE KIND TO BUD DAY"   BY THE TIME WE GET HOME FRIDAY , HE COULD BE A NERVOUS WRECK.

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NEXT EXCITEMENT-- SOMEONE HAS DONATED AN ULTRASOUND TO US--   THAT WILL BE FUN-- I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO MAKE HEAD NOR TAIL OF THE VISUAL AT GEORGES---   BUT IT IS ONE OF THOSE   WHY NOT'S ?   IT IS IN BROOKLYN AND WE NEED TO PICK IT UP... ?  ANYBODY COMING UP THIS WAY WITH AN SUV?.
I DO NOT HAVE ALL THE DETAILS YET.. 

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AND SO IT GOES...