Thursday, December 13, 2018

dec 13 2018

I AM SURE I HAD A REASON TO LOOK UP "THE PROPHET OF DOOM"---- I MUCH PREFER TEH  COMMENT OF THE GUY FALLING OUT OF TEH 70 STORY BUILDING..   "IT'S OK SO FAR"-- RELATED ALSO IS  THE FACT THAT I AM MUNCHING ON  THOSE COOKIES SOMEONE SENT...-- THE VERY THIN ONES THAT HARDLY HAVE ANY CALORIES. I HAVEN'T GAINED WEIGHT SO FAR........ today.... 
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MISCHA WENT HOME LAST NIGHT WITHTHE IDEA THAT SHE STAY OVERNIGHT-- UNLESS..... AND TEH UNLESS KICKED IN SO THEY BROUGHT HER BACK FOR 3 MINUTES DRAINING BY THE PUPS AND SHE WAS READY TO LEAVE AGAIN
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LAURA  and  BELLA CAM FOR PUPPY FIX YESTERDAY... LAURA  SAID SHE HAS SOME TIME OFF TIL JAN
 I DON'T KNOW WHAT BELLAS SCHEDULE IS-- BUT THOSE 2 WEREE CERTAINLY A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES...
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JUST COUNTING....... WE HAVE 31 INDIVIDUAL KENNELS  1-10  11-6 IN THE BARN 2 LAUNDRY  4 ICE HOUSE 5 DEAGLE AND 4 NUTT. 

KENNEL 8 IS SET UP WITH A LONGER/LOWER RAMP FOR A  GERIATRIC DOG.. KENNEL 10 HAS VERY LITTLE FLOOR SPACE TO ENCOURAGE OUTDOOR "FACILITIES FOR POO"   ICE HOUSE IS TOTALLY WASHABLE-- WITH KURANDA BEDS INSTEAD OF RAISLED LOFTS...  AND TEH NUTT HOUSE HAS ONE FOR A LITTER'S INITIATION TO GOING IN AND OUT OF THE DOOR-- WITH USED CAR LOT STREAMERS OVERHEAD TO WARD OFF THE HAWKS... OTHER THAN THAT  ALL TEH KENNELS ARE THE SAME SLEEPING 42" OFF TEH FLOOR IS SOOOO MUCH WARMER. 
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buildings  --- my engineering disasters- last night re-ran the one with the skyscraper in new york city  that tehy thought might tip over in a wind... but didn't keep people out of it while they "fixed it up" ----  the red cross said if it did fall it would kill about 200,000 people  and they did not evacuate teh building but repaired teh weak joints overnights..  doesn't that give you great confidence????
601 lexington ave... it is teh building with the posts inteh center of teh sides not in the corners... because of some church...
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mythbusters is coming back-- well one of them--- the goofey one. and dr. pol... 
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tracy k will be doing " the bray" - time yet to be discovered... she will tell you what she is doihng with teh donkeys...
and did i tell you betterscotch is not prego...

now we only have to worry about lilly...  rumor has it  she was on her 20th dy-- which should be too late.. except geroge always tells me if mother nature is willing  all is possible.-- if she has pups  did i figure out they would be 75% straight from europe??? lilly is  walter  x lainie and mac is watson and  reese 
should be good pups... probably all black /white marks.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

DEC 12 2018

poor mischa --- the minute the blender goes the pups start screaming  for breakfast,  and she gets down off teh sofa and tries to do a motherly thing  but the pups are not focused on her-- just the bowls..  it is very confusing....  in wolf life it is about teh time she would empty her stomach for the pups to eat the partially digested -- whatever she ate last--   so i too  wish the process went quicker BEFORE HER INSTINCT TAKES OVER.....  with  a recovering spay in teh kitchen it is a little tight for teh post breakfast pooing ---.  grace is teh  "overnight" and orchestrating the maneuver. 
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kanga is teh recovering spay- and she is one nice dog.  i do think we have a way of raising these dogs  with just enough freedom to play mixed with  insisting on good behavior, so they turn out well.   i wish i had a penny for every time i hear a basic comment from our recipients is " that dog is very well behaved."
people are shocked to see a well behaved dog.....---- just as i am often shocked to see a well behaved kid... but don' t go there... there are a few.... ---
i remember...... i was about to walk on the street in ipswich-- with thumper very correctly by my side- when a woman came up and said  "don't  you know we have a leash law in ipswich?" i kept her taLKING FOR A MINUTE WHILE I FISHED OUT A PIECE OF DENTAL FLOSS I KEEP IN MY WALLET FOR JUST SUCH EPISODES... I PUT IT ON AND SAID "I SUPOSE THE LAW IS THE LAW..." COURSE THUMPER HAD NEVER MOVED. HE WAS DARN GOOD... SHE WAS SHOCKED.... HE WAS BIG... AND IF I HAD A COLLAR  AND LEASH ON HIM HE COULD DRAG ME TO THE OCEAN- FAR BETTER THAT HE LEARNED  , HE BETTER BEHAVE-  

I WAS THRILLED LAST NIGHT TO SEE TEH 1/2 HOUR TV SHOW IN NEW MEXICO WITH ONE OF OUR DOGS- I WISH I KNEW EH NAMES -- A MERLE LYING SO PEACEFULLY FOR TEH ENTIRE SHOW . AMID TEH " SMALL HORSE...   AND ONE THAT
"HOW DO YOU TRAIN THEM WHEN THEY ARE SO BIG...??
" IT IS HARDER TO TRAIN WANDA THAN A DANE...  WHEN WANDA MISBEHAVES YOU JUST SCOOP HER UP AND RUSH ON.. SHE LEARNS  TO MISBEHAVE TO GET CARRIED...  NO?????

THERE IS SOOOO MUCH OF DOG TRAINING THAT IS DOMINATING THE DOG...  SOMEONE YELLS "SIT" AT THE DOG ---THE DOGS SITS---AND TEH PERSON LOOKS PLEASED WITH THEMSELVES- AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE... THE  PERSON NEVER TELLS THE DOG IT'S OK TO GET UP THUS UNTRAINING AT THE SAme time. eventually the dog learns to just touch thier tail to the floor and get up and leave- and teh person says "my dog is wierd-- he won't stay sitting" -- if it is a dane some  medical type would say "must be their hips- danes  all have hip displasiaq you know- we better xray"  and you are off and running to the bank...

you laugh??? one of our dogs  who was not in new england--SUDDENLY STOPPED GETTING INTO THE CAR.
THEY HAD TO PICK HIM UP AND PUT HIM IN... AND AT 170 POUNDS IT WAS ELIMINATING HIS USEFULNESS AS A SERVICEDOG.-- THEY DID ALL KINDS OF XRAYS AND EXAMS.. AND ANIMAL  PSYCHIATRIST- TO NO AVAIL.. FINALLY COMING   TO NEW ENGLAND AND LANDING AT  HOTEL WHERE THEY WERE STUCK AND COULD NOT GET THE DOG IN THE CAR TO COME TO IPSWICH..  SO I WENT THERE- SURE ENOUGH-- THEY COULD NOT GET TEH DOG EVEN NEAR THEIR CAR.. I SAID  "LET ME TRY"
AND I LED HIM TO MY CAR AND HE JUMPED RIGHT IN.- EVERYONE THOUGHT I WAS SOME KIND OF TRAINING GENIUS-- AND I WAS HAPPY TO LET THEM THINK  THAT... HOWEVER THE DOG HAD JUST CLEARLY TOLD ME IT WAS THEIR CAR AND NOT A TRAINING PROBLEM.
I DROVE HIM TO IPSWICH AND THEY FOLLOWED... COME TO FIND OUT.... THE HUSBAND HAD DONE AN EMERGENCY STOP  THROWING THE DOG  INTO THE  "HOLE" BEHIND TEH DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS SEATS UPSIDE DOWN..LEGS IN THE AIR... TERRIFIED HIM...
I DID 2 THINGS ---- FIRST FILLED THAT HOLE WITH NEWSPAPERS AND COVERED TH WHOLE THING WITH FLUFFIES... AND set A wine glass filled to the brim with water on teh dashboard  . and drove around with both  explainig if tehy spilled tHE WAter, they were training their dog not to get in the car.  the dog was fine.  THE HUSBAND EXPLAINED TEH WHOLE EPISODE HAD COST OVER $5000 IN TRAINERS , VETS, ACCUPUNCTURE  AND MIND READERS.---  PROBLEM  WAS... NOBODY ASKED TEH DOG... 
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my father did that water glass thing with me when i was leaRNING TO DRIVE-- ALONG  WITH TELLING ME TO KEEP THE CAR ROLLING EVER SO SLIGHTLY  BECAUSE MOVING FROM A COMPLETE STOP  WAS EXPENSIVE-- THE INERTIA BIT.
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 FROM ERICA:

ASHER IS FEELING SO AT HOME DURING OUR FINAL EXAMS. NO, LITERALLY! WE LOVE THAT THE ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW LIBRARY IS STREAMING THE SERVICE DOG PROJECT PUPPY CAM OVER THESE WEEKS OF FINALS - IT'S THE PERFECT WAY TO UNWIND!
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I BETTER GO WATCH THE PUPPY CAM... 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DEC 11 2018

ONE OF THE FUNNIER FEW MOMENTS OF MY LIFE WAS THE TIME I WAS VISITED BY 2  MATRIARCHS OF  TWO OF THE OLD MASSACHUSETTS   FAMILIES- ALLOW ME TO CALL THEM MRS A AND MRS W- BOTH  PRESIDED OVER  WHAT ARE RUMORED TO BE 2 OF TEH OLDEST FARMS IN CONTINUOUS  USE BY ONE FAMILY... OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT...  THE PART THAT ALWAYS IMPRESSES ME IS  I HAVE MEASURED EACH FARM AT OVER ONE MILE ON 2 SIDES-- THIS IN AN AREA WHERE A TRUCKLOAD OF DIRT CAN BE PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE... 
 I HAVE ALWAYS HOPED TO BECOME AT LEAST PART OF  WHAT  MRS W COULD ACCOMPLISH-- THAT WAS TO BE CARRYING HER OWN 5 GALLON WATER BUCKETS  FOR HER PONIES  AS SHE APPROACHED 90 YEARS OLD. - I AM WORKING ON IT....

AT ANY RATE THESE 2 OCTOGENARIANS  ARRIVED IN MY DRIVEWAY ONE DAY WITH A PROBLEM... IT WAS DURING MY PHASE AS ANIMAL EPISODES- AND I DID HAVE VERY MANY (150 BY ACTUAL COUNT) ANIMALS HERE-- I DID HAVE A VERY SMALL COLLECTION OF BELGIAN HARES FROM A COMMERCIAL THAT NEEDED A WILD RABBIT-- AND THOSE hares  ARE THE CLOSEST I COULD GET.-- I HAD BOUGHT4 OF THEM AS YOUNG RABBITS- WITH LITTle  Regard for   their sexuality - as that part was not to be in the photograph...
NOW  MRS A HAd a female hare and wanted to have a litter- hearing i had some( they are not easy to find)  she and her friend, mrs w ,  drove  to crazy acres-- where for  the next half hour  we 3 stood in the yard turning  over one bunny after another trying to figure out which one might have the necessary equipment to father a litter for mrs a.
it was one of those moments that was 100% real and could never be duplicated-

i think of mrs w  every once in a while...  there was a day when i-- at 60 offered to help her by carrying the heavy 5 gallon bucket, and she  quite definitely said--  " i will do it myself, thank you" 
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speaking of rabbits-- i do watch CHANNEL   fios 132 which seems to bee veterinarian stories- and  there was a story last night aBOUT A RABBIT IN BAD TROUBLE BECAUSE  OF NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER- SO WHEN SLIGHTLY DEHYDRATED HER GUT BECAME "STATIC"? SO THE VET HOSPITAL GAVE IT IV'S ETC WHILE THE VET DESCRIBED THAT DEHYDRATION  CAN CAUSE EXCEEDINGLY LARGE PROBLEMS QUICKLY IN AN ANIMAL WHICH LIVES ON VEGATATION...
I WONDERED IF I SHOULD PASS THAT ON TO THE VEGATARIANS IN THE CROWD.... I DO TRY AND BE HELPFUL...
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I FINALLY MADE A PATTERN FOR TEH STALL DOORS... LIFE SIZE -- WITH STRAPPING ( NARROW WOOD) I JUST COULD NOT DO IT GEOMETRICALLY  ON PAPER -- TEH DOORS ARE 47.75  X 51  AND IF I MADE A 51 INCH TRIANGLE WOULD THE SPACE BETWEEN THE DOORS ACCOMODATE THE HIPS OF ONE OF OUR BROADER DOGS... LIKE CHAOS???-- BETWEEN MAKING IT EASY TO BUILD AND STURDY, CHAOS WILL HAVE TO SKRINCH DOWN  A BIT TO GET IN...-- I DRAW MY STATS FROM----- WE HAVE ONE DOGGIE DOOR WHICH IS 12.5" WIDE BECAUSE OF TEH LOCATION  OF A PEOPLE DOOR - ALL TEH REST ARE  THE USUAL 14.5"  WIDE--(16" ON CENTER) AND I KNOW SHE HAS TROUBLE SQUEEZING THRU- BUT SHE GETS THERE... AND I THINK SHE IS OUR BROADEST--( LINDA WILL NOT LIKE THAT ) 

I ALSO KNOW THAT  IF I PUT SOME  BOILED CHICKEN ON THE FAR SIDE, SHE WILL MANAGE... 
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PAM HAS JUST DONE THE 2ND  OVERNIGHT IN A ROW  --  WE DO NEED MORE PEOPLE WHO CAN DO AN OVERNIGHT-- PARTICULARLY SUNDAY NIGHT...   SHE GETS SOME SLEEP-- BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH.
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WONDERING IF  WE HAVE A PREGO DOG... AND DONKEY.. I DID NOT HEAR ABOUT BUTTERSCHOCH'S BLOODWORK...... I WILL CALL TODAY.. THO IT SOUUNDS LIKE IF THE TEST WAS POSITIVE, I WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO HEAR.
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I WILL TRY VERY HARD TO PUSH TEH RIGHT BUTTONS TODAY AND GET THIS OUT,

Monday, December 10, 2018

dec 10 2018

OVERFLOW AGAIN   !!!  i am overwhelmed by papers i have to pull together by wednesday....



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DEAR CARLENE,

I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR DONKEY BAGS ARE BEING ENJOYED!  I GOT ONE FOR EACH OF MY NIECES AND NEPHEW....THEY ALL GOT TO GO ON A TROPICAL VACATIONS TO BEACHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  SO I HAD THEIR NAMES PUT ON THE BAGS AND FILLED THEM WITH CRAYONS, COLOR BOOKS, AND TOYS TO KEEP THEM BUSY ON THE PLANE.  THEN THEY USED THE BAGS FOR TOWELS AND SHELL COLLECTING / SANDY THINGS ON THE BEACH!  

THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO!
JENNIFER PURDON
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I have Ella eating now real good i guess she just had to settle down and realize that she is safe and at home. We went out shopping and she did unbelievable with me pushing a push cart and she stayed right next to me i love her so much i feel like a new man now that i have her with me. I take her out as much as i can even if i don't have an appointment we are out now my says where are you giys goimg now out we have been to city hall and the fire department and police station court house and stores she is so good i don't know how to thank you for her she saved my life. I have to go to sleep we are going out tomorrow to Walmart good night i love you all Ella and John. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

dec 9 2018
AAaaahhhhhhh  coffee -  what better reason to get up in the morning.--
i have to complement linda on the running of the "doggie bag gift shop"   she is doing a fantastic job...  and our donkey feed bags / carryalls/USEFUL POUCHES...  are selling very well... we are on our second 500 from CHINA'S  mr. moon- they are handy as carryaLLS AND ARE USEABLE  AS FEEDBAGS IF YOU HAPPEN TO NEED ONE OF THOSE-- THEY ARE MADE OF MESH SO IF AN ANIMAL/HORSE/DONKEY GETS LEFT WITH ONE ON, THEY CAN GET A DRINK OF WATER WITHOUT DROWNING IN IT.  WE REEALLY SHOULD HAVE A LITTLE TAG IN IT DESCRIBING WHAT AND HOW... BUT NEVER GOT ROUND TO IT.  $20 --THEY ARE ON OUR WEB....AND ARE A UNIQUE GIFT FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS EVERYTHING.... I BET THEY DON'T HAVE ONE OF THOSE... AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW TEHY NEEDED ONE TIL THEY HAVE ONE. AND LINDA Is AN AMAZING COLLECTOR OF MAILING DEVICES AS  TOTE AFTER TOTE GOES OUT THE DOOR FULL OF BOXES AND BAGS ( AND CALENDARS..)
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OUR 4 X 4 STALL DOORS GOT INADVERTANTLY UNLOADED...  BUT NOT ALL BAD... WE WOULD BE BEST TRYING TO SCRUB A LIMITED NUMBER ? 12? EACH TIME-- IF WE CAN GET TEH INITIAL GRUNGE OFF THEM WITH THE SOAPY CAR WASH DO IT YOURSELF  "WAND TYPE"  THEN IF WE NEED ANYTHING MORE WE CAN STRUGGLE WITH OUR POWERFUL HOT SPRAY CLEANER .. ALREADY WITH THE 3 COMMERCIAL WASHING MACHINES GOING ALL DAY I HAVE A $900 watter bill a month !!  SO TEH 18 QUARTERS FOR THE CAR WASH SEEMS MINIMAL...  I THINK TANNER IS HERE TODAY... I DUNNO...
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MATT- RETIRED MAN WHO IS OUR  TRACTOR/MANURE PILE SPECIALIST---  HAS SOME KIND OF COMPUTER PILOT  PROGRAM ON HIS MACHINE...  HE SAYS IT IS PRETTY REAlistic-- and it apparently was what the guy practiced on whostole that plane out or ?seattle and ditched it in the pacific...  at any rate... it sounds like it might be fun for someone like tanner who likes to drive things and is not old enough for a drivers license.. well -- he is darn near. but a pilot's lic has no age--- or it didn't in 1959....
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speaking of learner's permits  todays FYI-- in Britain - aT LEAST WHEN I WAS THERE-  DRIVERS WHO WERE LEARNING  HAD TO CLIP AN   "L"    PLATE ON THE LICENSE--  BOY IS THAT A GREEAT IDEA-- AND WOULD BE SO USEFUL IN MANY OTHER SITUATIONS-- PEOPLE FROM IDAHO WHO RENT CARS IN BOSTON AND ARE LOST-- OR OLDER PEOPLE WHO JUST DON'T WANT TO DRIVE ANY FASTER.  YOU KNO W THE KIND WHO CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY 80 MPH IS NOT FAST ENOUGH. THEN THERE IS THE COMIC ELEMENT WHERE AN "L"  PLATE GETS PUT ON SOMEONE'S CAR INSTEAD OF "JUST MARRIED" -- welll... that may be out dated too...
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EVE AND FINN  
 I CAN NOT PUT THE LINK IN   but YOU CAN PUT THIS TOGETHER    WITH THE  https  then teh 2 dots: and //www.facebook.com   and attach /onegoodthing1 and then  /videos/2258076401148222/   where finn carefully takes eve into what looks like dance class and carefully steps up a ramp.
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This is John with Ella last night Ella and I went to church together and she was excellent the sound of music was a little loud we sat in the back. Ella stayed with me in church for about 2 hours so U am ok now, I don't have to depend on someone to come with me anymore I am safe with Ella thank you all for taking so good care of my girl and training her well and now I have a life again.
We love you all John and Ella
God bless you all.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

DEC 12 2018

COLLEGE CLOSING?? APPARENTLY 70 SMALL COLLEGES AFFECTING 19,000 STUDENTS AND 1400 STAFF CLOSED AT 5PM YESTERDAY  IN A VERY CONFUSING MESS. IT IS IN USA TODAY AND NBC NEWS... BUT NOT "FRONT PAGE OVER THE FOLD" -
 FROM USA TODAY
ECA spokeswoman Diane Worthington said that at most locations, Friday would be the last day of classes, and students would get academic credit for this term. One ECA institution, New England College of Business, is not closing. 

 ONE HEARS OF THINGS LIKE THIS AND FIGURE  HOW CAN IT AFFECT ME? WELLLLLLL DONNA'S DAUGHTER AND HALEY --BOTH HAD STUDENT LOANS INVOLVING THIS MESS -- AND WERE TOLD THE GOV'T WAS TRYIG TO " DO SOMETHING" 
EVEN THO JANINE'S N.E.COLLEGE OF BUSINESS WAS NOT CLOSED, SHE LOST HER MEDICAL COVERAGE AT 5PM YESTERDAY. THAT IS NOT EASILY SOLVED EITHERE.

 i could have this all wrong.... but that will not stop me........JUST ONE MORE "BUSINESS" TAking over  a viable institution,  i have see soooooo MaNy.. starting with "Partners"  who bought my husband's medical practice along with 1/2 the hospitals including mass general  hospital --- who decided  to redo the appointment books to accomodate 2  patients every 15 minutes... along with a very strong "keep 'em coming"  "let me book your next appointment in 1 week so i can look at the wound to be sure there are no complications- which is medically correct so you can't sue me"   the other  1/2 teh medical world around here is lahey and teh competition schemes  between lahey and partners are almost comical. at lahey you are allowed a 15 minute appointemet  but may only  mention one ailment--  so help me... it happened...there is none of this "while i am here..." - no... you need to book another apt for left toe analysis... you are only scheduled for right shoulder."

MEDICINE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BUSINESS-- BUT LATELY IT SEEMS MORE BUSINESS THAN MEDICINE..--long ago-- i heard a conversation between 2 doctors........ "how tHe hell did you get 12 stitches in that little wound?"   the background of that was... blue cross paid by the number of stitches.... and people...  ALWAYS BRAG ABOUT HOW WOUNDED THEY WERE.... " I NEEDED 12 STITCHES !!"

THIS BUSINESS TAKE OVER-- COLLEGES  OR VETERNARY HOSPITALS-- DANVERS ANIMAL HOSP.. THE KENNEL UP THE ROAD  -KENNEL CORP OF AMERICA- OLIVE GROWING AND BOOT REPAIR....   IT ALWAYS SOUNDS GOOD AT THE START AND THEN THINGS CHANGE AS THE BLOOD OF YOUR PROJECT GETS DRAINED TO SUPPORT THIS ARTIFICIAL "BUSINESS" OF OWNING BUSINESSES...

IT IS CLOSELY RELATEED TO BANKS ENCOURAGING YOU TO  BORROW MONEY- YOU ARE THEN WORKING FOR THEM- AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO  DO A THING... LIKE COMMUTE ... TO EARN A BUCK

I FIND IT VERY ANNOYING.
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IN THE MEANTIME... WE  ARE NOW TEH PROUD OWNERS OF ABOUT 30 STALL DOORS- AND I WONDEERED LONG ENOUGH TO THINK "HOW TO GET TEH HORSE  STALL CRAPOLA OFF THESE DOORS SO WE CAN PAINT THEM...   AS I WATCHED..  A CAR WASH CAME TO MIND..  THE KIND WHRE YOU PUT IN A QUARTER AND USE A WAND WITH SOAP THEN PLAIN WATER.-- WE DO HAVE A POWER WASHER.. BUT TEH CAR WASH  WOULD BE ALOT EASIER..
FROM MY PAST.... I THINK THERE ARE CAR WASHES THAT HAVE A SIDE WASHER FOR TRAILERS ETC...  NOW TO FIND ONE... TODAY... SO MAYBE IF TOMORROW IS  EVEN A LITTLE WARM I CAN GET TANNER AND KEAGAN IN TYVEK SUITS SLIDING AROUND TEH DUMP TRAILER WASHING THOSE DOORS...

ONE OF TEH DOORS IS ON EXHIBIT IF THE PUPPY HILL CAMERA SWINGS AROUND-
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PUPPIES ARE 4 WEEKS OLD AND LOUD.

Friday, December 7, 2018

DEC 7 2018
so i was 11 hours 59 minutes late with yesterdays dd-- i got sidetracked-  i wrote it and mailoed it to  myself aS I DO JUST IN CASE IT  SCREWS UP , I HAVE SOMEWHERE FROM WHICH I MIGHT COPY AND PASTE..  SOMETHIGN MUST HAVE HAPPENED AT THAT POINT AND I FORGOT TO PROPERLY POST AND SEND...
CAN'T WIN HTEM ALL...
I WAS "WORKING" -- I HAD TO SIT AND GUARD THE LAST 1/2 OF THE WALLS IN THAT BARN- AND A GOOD THING I DID...  AS OF LAST NIGHT THEY  WERE GOPING TO NAIL THE BARNS SHUT-- PARTY IS OVER UNLESS I GET HOLD OF " THE GUY IN THE WHITE TRUCK"  FOR ANYTHING SPECCIAL...  LIKE THOSE DOORS....  
THIS COUDL BE A VERY LONG DD WITH  2 BASIUC CONCEPTS
"IS COLLEGE A WISE ECONOMIC CHIOCE?"
AND "WHAT DETERMINES THE PRICE OF LUMBER" 
 SHOULD BE VERY UNINTERESTING  TO 99% OF HUMANS ( AND POSSIBLEY NOT 100% CORRECT)
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COLLEGE....
I HAD THE TOOLS... ALL I NEEDED WAS A COUPLE STRONG BODIES---
I DID NOT GO TO HOME DEPOT AT 6 AM AND HIRE  WHOEVER IS STANDING THERE  WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR GREEN CARDS....AND I ASKED "AROUND" -- THE ONLY ONE I COULD FIND WHO COULD TAKE DOWNTHOSE STALLS AND LOAD THEM FOR ME WAS AT JANINE'S  CUTTING DOWNT BRUSH AND TREES-- CRITICAL PART.... HE IS FROM RHODE ISLAND    HE IS $40 PER HOUR AND HAS MORE WORK THAN HE CAN POSSIBLY HANDLE- INSTEAD OF COLLEGE,   HE DID AN INTERNSHIP WITH ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING AND NOW HAS A BUNCH OF PHD 'S WORKING FOR  HIM FOR $25 / HOUR- HE JUST GETS THAT CREW GOING AND GOES ON TO THE NEXT...  IN MY CASE HE LEFT 2  DIGGING POST HOLES AND CAME OVER  WITH ANOTEHR AND TOOK DOWN THE 6 WALLS IN RECORD TIME.  SO FOR $240  I THINK I HAVE $1500 WORTH OF LUMBER THAT I NEED-- I NEED ONLY IF I MAKE A DECIENT  "RUN IN SHED " OF THAT TANNERS BUILDING. AND MR. RHODE ISLAND.... SITTING THERE DRINKING COFFEE ON HIS PHONE IN HIS NEW TRUCK WAS LINING UP  MORE JOBS IN THIS  AREA MAKING  OVER $200 PER HOUR THAT I KNEW OF BECAUSE OF ALL THESE COLLEGE GRADS THAT WERE HAPPY TO HAVE A JOB AT ALL. HIS COMMETITION AROUND HERE IS A LOCAL GUY WHO CHARGES $95 AN HOUR AND  IS NOT CAPABLE  OF MUCH MORE THAN CHANGING LIGHT BULBS. THIS GUY HAS SOME EQUIPMENT  BUT RENTS TEH REST FROM HOME DEPOT. 

SO NOW......---  I HAVE 2 STALL DOORS TO  EXPIREMENT WITH AND MAYBE MAKE INTO THOSE LITTLE DOGGIE DOOR "RAIN PROTECTORS"  THAT ARE  ON EACH KENNEL--- I WILL TRY THOSE TODAY....
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SO WHAT IS IT WORTH? THIS COMES FROM MY LONG AGO MEMORY--

LUMBER IS BASICALLY SOLD BY THE BOARD FOOT-  THAT IS A 1" THICK piece of wood  ONE FOOT SQUARE---JUST TO GET GOING... A 1 INCH" BOARD"   STARTS OUT-- ROUGH SAWED--  ONE INCH.. AND THEN THEY  PLANE IT  SMOOTH-- SO IT IS NOW 3/4 INCH THICK-- THIS IS WHY A  2 X 4 IS REAlly 1.5 x 3.5 inches thick.
CALCULATOR READY?? FOR THIS SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE........TOUGH WOOD....
HOME DEPOT HAS A 2 X 4 BY 4 FEET LONG FOR $4.06 SO A 2 X 4 X 12 WOULD BE  $12.18
BUT..... THESE ARE  2 X 6"   OR 1/2 AGAIN AS BIG AS THE 2 X 4'S    SO ADDING $6 THESE 12 FOOTERS ARE CLOSE TO $20 EACH

 EACH WALL WAS ABOUT 7 FEET TALL  OR  84 INCHES DIVIDED BY TEH 5.5 BOARD IS 15 BOARDS PER WALL-- AT $20 EACH IS $300??? NOW  6 WALLS GETS SERIOUS... $$$$$
AND WE DID BOTH SIDES THE BARN....  12 WALLS????

THEY MAY HAVE LEFT A BOARD OR TWO THAT WAS BROKEN-- OR THE BOTTOM BOARD MESSY.. I FORGOT  TO POST THE DD BUT WE HAVE AN EXPENSIVE PILE OF LUMBER....

AND WE HAVE 2 DOORS... I NEVER WOULD HAE BUILT THEM-- BUT BEING FREEEEEEE.......  I THINK THEY ARE  TEH SAME SYP  AND LINED WIT 1/2 INCH PLYWOOD... PROBABLY 4' X 4'  CAPPED WITH METAL( FOR NO CHEW)-- BIG HEAVY HINGE....
IF I CAN GET THEM INTO  A TRIANGLE- THEY WOULD BE INTERESTING  AND EFFECTIFVE RELLACEMET FOR TH E LITTLE DOOGIE HOUSES THAT KEEP THE RAIN/ SNOW FROM FALLING OFF THE ROOF  ON THE DOGS INHIBITING THEM FROM GOING OUT TO PEE IF IT IS RAINING. 
THERE ARE A BUNCH-- FREE FOR THE TAKING.

THAT IS TODAY'S JOB.
AND REMEMBERING TO POST THIS CORRECTLY..