Friday, October 24, 2014

oct 24 2014
boy did i get emails from recipients
i have einough to last me a week ( not a bad thing)

here goes the first-- all i can say is 
lynne and renee-- go get 'em

HI CARLENE,

WELL, YESTERDAY IT WAS 11 MONTHS AGO THAT I BROUGHT IVY HOME AS MY SERVICE DOG.  EVERYTHING IS GOING SO WELL.  OF COURSE, WE ARE BOTH STILL LEARNING.  THIS IS AN ONGOING PROCESS BUT ONE THAT I CHERISH EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE I HAD THIS PAST WEEKEND.  I HAD A MEDICAL EMERGENCY WHICH REQUIRED DREW CALLING 911 TO GET AN AMBULANCE TO COME AND TRANSPORT ME TO FALMOUTH HOSPITAL.  THE AMBULANCE STAFF WOULD NOT ALLOW IVY TO GO INTO THE AMBULANCE WITH ME STATING THAT THEY HAD NO WAY TO RESTRAIN THE DOG.  I EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT SHE WAS A SERVICE DOG AND DID NOT NEED TO BE RESTRAINED.  STILL, THEY WOULD NOT LET HER INTO THE AMBULANCE.  THIS NOT ONLY STRESSED ME OUT, BUT IVY MORE SO.

THEY SAID SINCE DREW HAD A TRUCK THEY COULD TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL TO MEET ME IN THE ER.  THIS WAS DISHEARTENING TO NOT ONLY ME, BUT DREW AND IVY AS WELL.  DREW SAID WHEN THE AMBULANCE DROVE OFF THAT IVY WAS EXTREMELY STRESSED OUT.

WHILE IN THE ER, DREW ARRIVED IN THE ER WAITING ROOM WITH IVY AND TOLD THEM I WAS THERE.  THEN, A VOLUNTEER CAME INTO THE ER AND TOLD MY ATTENDING NURSE THAT MY HUSBAND WAS THERE WITH MY SERVICE DOG.  WAS IT OK FOR THE SERVICE DOG TO COME IN.  APPARENTLY, EARLIER IN THE DAY, SOMEONE ELSE CAME IN WITH A SERVICE DOG AND THE EXPERIENCE FOR THE ER STAFF WAS VERY UNPLEASANT.  THE "SUPPOSED" SERVICE DOG WAS JUMPING ALL OVER PATIENTS, NOT OBEYING COMMANDS FROM THE OWNER AND BEING EXTREMELY DISRUPTIVE IN THE ER.

WELL, I HAVE TO SAY, THE COMPLIMENTS I RECEIVED FROM THE ER STAFF REGARDING IVY WERE SUPERIOR.  THEY PUT DOWN WARM BLANKETS FOR HER AND SHE JUST STAYED IN HER DOWN STAY THE WHOLE TIME I WAS THERE.  I AM SO PROUD OF HER, AS YOU AND EVERYONE AT SDP SHOULD BE.  SHE IS A TOTAL ROCK STAR IN OUR EYES.

I WAS EXTREMELY HAPPY WHEN I WAS REUNITED WITH IVY WHEN DREW BROUGHT HER INTO THE ER WHERE I WAS BEING TREATED.

THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE EDUCATED ON WHAT SERVICE DOGS DO AND WHY THEY CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM THEIR HANDLERS.  NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT WAS A VERY TRYING DAY FOR IVY, DREW AND MYSELF.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK YOU ARE DOING AT SDP AND FOR HELPING PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO NEED THESE SERVICE ANIMALS TO GET US THROUGH OUR MOST TRYING TIMES.

WITH MUCH LOVE,

BETTY, IVY AND DREW TINGLEY
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Hi Carlene. 
Harry potter and Beth here.  We have been keeping busy with work but always find time for some fun! There was a bit of a cookoff event here and Harry went to show off his great skills in crowds. We ran into some great people/and veterans and handed out several cards. A dog trainer working for a local dav chapter thought Harry was just wonderful and we will be emailing about promoting SDP! He was a total star and we hope that we brought in some new fans and followers for the group. It is adorable how when Harry hears a video of Megan he just lights up! He is amazing with voices. hers will get him every time. He tends to be funny when strangers try to get his attention and he flat out ignores them. He has such a funny personality . We can't wait to head back up there to see everyone again. It has been far to long to be away from home. While Harry still won't get on a couch, he still has so much he wants o show you so you can see what a great boy he is!-   
Harry and Beth

Dear Carlene,
I am one who is remiss in writing to you. I never know what to say.
Fiona is doing well and I love her dearly. We do the chicken donor wall together each month.
Fiona is there for me every day and in every way. 70% of Parkinson's patients experience depression, but although I have had depression in the past, I do not have it now.
I attribute this to Fiona who keeps my energy up and is my wonderful companion.
She is really funny. She does not like the Service men who come to the house. I explain to them that they have to wait until she comes to them, but they don't listen too well.That is when I use my exasperated voice and there is no question.
Fiona loves going to the hair salon, where she greets everyone coming in and the hairdresser just love her. I did not take her once and I thought that they were going to throw me out.
We play cards every other week and she goes around the table sniffing everone's hair then lays down for 3 hours! They say that they do not know she is there.
Fiona and you are so prescious to me and I promise to write, even if it seems like there is nothing happening, but she is there for me everyday and in every way, what more could I want to write about.
Fiona and Mary Lou
P.S. So many people take pictures of her when we are out, it is amazing, but she is a pretty, pretty girl
now i can go ride around on my new golf cart !!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OCT 23 2014
HERE'S me and the fruit fly speech

GEORGE SWIPES/SCRATCHES  AT THEM ONLY TWICE-- MY COUNT WAS MORE LIKE 5
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HOW COME NO CUT AND PASTE   REPORTS TODAY?????

HOW COME WITH DONATING 70 DOGS TO  RECIPIENTS DO I HAVE TO BEG  FOR REPORTS????
COME ON YOU LOT..... !!!~  
LYNNE GETS THE DAY OFF BECAUSE SHE GAVE A LIVE  BIT LAST NIGHT WHICH WAS VERY GOOD... SO GOOD THAT THEY CONTINUED TO RUN IT ALL NIGHT-  BUT THE REST OF YOU..... 

GRRRRRRRRRRRR,

COULD BE IT IS MY FAULT FOR NOT INSISTING-- OR MAKING THE DUE DATE DEFINITE.. NEXT VOLUNTEER WHO I S LOOKING FOR AN INSIDE JOB   COULD HELP WITH THIS..

HOW ABOUT... IF YOUR LAST NAME BEGINS WITH A THRU J   YOUR REPORTING DATE IS THE 10TH OF THE MONTH    K THRU   P IS THE   20TH  Q THRU Z  THE 30TH---    AND IF YOU DON'T ,....DON'T ASK ME TO SIGN YOUR  YEARLY RECERTFICATION-- WE WORKED HARD TO DONATE THESE DOGS TO  YOU...  THERE ARE ADI MEMBERS WHO ARE CRITICAL OF US FOR NOT CHARGING  MANY THOUSANDS FOR THEM--

CASE IN POINT-----  ANY OF OUR RECIPIANTS WHO LOOSE A DOG ARE MOVED UP ON THE LIST FOR GETTING A NEW ONE...   I HAVE A WOMAN WHO GOT A WONDERFUL DOG FROM US--- WAAAAAY BACK  IN 2005 OR 6--  JUST LOST THE DOG, NOW IS FINDING HOW MUCH THE DOG DID FOR HER AND WANTS ANOTHER...  SHE IS A VERY BRIGHT WOMAN-- AND DELIGHTFUL COMPANY---  BUT------ AND IT IS A BIG BUTTTTTT-  SHE IS A "SNOW BUNNY"  TYPE-- SUMMERS IN MAINE AND WINTERS DOWN  SOUTH-- GOING UP AND DOWN RT 95 MANY TIMES A YEAR-- AND ONLY STOPPED IN HERE ONCE.   I REMINDED HER SEVERAL TIMES....  WE ARE 2 MILES OFF RT 95  I MAYBE HAD  8 EMAILS FROM HER IN THE 10 YEARS.  i am sure the dog had a wonderful life with her----  I HAVE A  FRIEND WHO LIVES IN THE SAME TOWN IN MNAINE AND HE USED TO REPORT... BUT........

SOMEHOW THERE IS SOMETHING I MISSED IN COMMUNICATING WITH HER.  THESE ARE TEH "CHILDREN " OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND CAMERA PEOPLE... TO HAVE ONE JUST DISAPPEAR
IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.  THESE ARE NOT ITALIAN SHOES OUT OF MACY'S....
SO ALTHO I EXPECT TO BE GETTING A DOG FOR HER EVENTUALLY, I HAVE TROUBLE REMEMBERING HER NAME---- yOU KNOW WHat senior memory is like--
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TWO BITS OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE DAY....

TEH NEW  GOLF CART IS TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 9 AND 10  WEATHER PERMITTING ( AND I AM TOLD WE HAVE TREES DOWN IN THE STREET- BUT OUT DRIVEWAY IS CLEAR SO FAR...)  MANY THANKS TO THE 3 DONORS WHO FUNDED IT... I WILL CERTAINLY  ENJOY IT... AND MY GREEN ONE CAN BECOME THE "BEATER" WITH THE TOOLS ON IT...

I NEED TO CLEAR OUT A DRY PLACE FOR THEM TO WORK-- BECAUSE IT IS SHIPPED WITHOUT THE TOP--- THE  GARAGE IS A POSSIBILITY IF IT DOES NOT STINK OF OLD BEEF---  THE DOOR HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR WEEKS  NOW...

OR THE HORSE ALLEYWAY/ ARENA IS PROBABLY A BETTER CHOICE.....
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EXPLORE IS SENDING A NEW TECH TO SEE IF WE CAN IMPROVE ON  THE PICTURE A ND SOUND TYPE PROBLEMS... HE IS DUE HERE SOMETHIME THIS MORNING...   SO EXPECT CAMERA   STRANGENESS.
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 AND I OBVIOUSLY NEED TO REDESIGN MY LAUNDRY PROCEEDURE... LAUNDRY BAGS DID NOT CUT THE MUSTARD  BECAUSE I COULD  NOT THROW THINGS IN THEM FROM ACROSS THE ROOM... GETTING RID OF THE GOODWILL INDUSTRY PILE WOULD BE HELPFUL-- AND JUST MAYBE I HAVE TO GO TO A LAUNDRY BASKET SCHEME

I WILL GO TO  WALMART AT SOME POINT TODAY
IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO AT LEAST DRIVE AROUND THE BLOCK IN MY CAR.. I AM ENJOYIN G IT SO...  TO BE ABLE TO PRESS ON VARIOUS PEDALS AND HAVE THE CAR DO AS EXPECTED IS   SUCH A JOY !!  EVEN IF IT DOES TELEPHONE RANDOM PEOPLE BY MISTAKE NOW AND AGAIN...


I HAVE EVEN BEGUN TO ASSUME THE BLINKER LIGHTS WORK... THIS IS NEW TO THE CARS I HAVE DRIVEN.

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....