Sunday, August 31, 2014

AUG 31,2014

WHO KNEW???
--AND IT IT BEGINNING TO FEEL LIKE FALL-- EXCEPT WHEN IT IS 90 DEGREES...  BUT THERE AE LEAVES TURNING IN PLACES...
MY MOTHER-- OF PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE FAME-- SAID THE TREES THAT TURN EARLY ARE NOT HEALTHY.  

WE HAVE A LEAF CAMERA YOU REALIZE.... THERE IS A CAMERA ON THE END OF THE T TENT LOOKING UP AT THE TREES--- I HAVE NOT CHECKED LATELY-- BUT THE CAMERA IS STILL PHYSICALLY THERE...  AND  THE LITTLE PHOTO IN THE EXPLORE GROUP IS "LEAF FALL"  WHICH I JUST CHECKED- AND IT IS OFF CAMERA NOW..

THE BLURB ALONG SIDE THE  CURRENTLY BLACK SCREEN DESCRIBES THE CHANGE OF COLORS IN ONE SPECIFIC TREE....   NEVER NOTICED....NOW I WILL HAVE TO WATCH THAT...

LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY....
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I WAS VERY PLEASED TO SEE THAT MARALYN ( WHO WAS HERE YESTERDAY) HAD TRIED TO WRAP HER SANDWICH IN A PIECE OF WRAP THAT SHE HAD TORN OFF TOO SHORT.... AND SHE REMEMBERED THE NUTTY IDEA  THAT  I DID LAST FRIDAY OF TURNING IT MORE DIAGONALLY  AND  IT WORKED...
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THAT HAS "GONE AROUND" --- AS HAS THE REACTION TIME OF DROPPING A YARDSTICK BETWEEN SOMEONE'S FINGERS AS A TEST OF REACTION TIME-- THEN RYA DN DO IT WHILE TYPING ON THE PHONE WITH YOUR OTHER HAND..... REALLY DEMO'S WHY NOT TO TEXT IN A MOVING CAR AND I GET REPORTS ON IT'S USE.
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WE NEED TO STOCK UP ON FROZEN PEAS---ASIDE FROM THROWING THEM IN THE STEWS... THEY ARE VERY HANDY TO APPLY TO INJURIES...OF WHICH WE HAD ONE YESTERDAY
 STEVE WAS WEED WHIPPING ON THE ISLAND AND STRUCK A G ROUND WASP NEST--- THEY ARE REALLLLLLLY BAD  AND HE RAN OFF THE ISLAND BATTING AWAY -- BUT STILL GOT STUNG 4 TIMES-- THE ONE ON HIS EAR WAS PARTICUARLY PAINFUL.. I MUST DON A TYVEK SUIT AND GO HAVE A LOOK AT IT TODAY... IT WOULD BE FUN... IF I WAS YOUNGER AND MORE AGILE  TO THROW A NET OVER THIER EXIT HOLE, THE SCOOP THEM ALL UP AND THROW THEM IN THE POND.  I HAVE HAD VERY LITTLE LUCK WITH  THOSE AND  CHEMICALS... EXCEPT MAYBE  KEROSENE AND A MATCH

WHICH BRINGS TO MIND THE STORY......OF MOSQUITOS AND THE  OLD DEAGLE HOUSE 
 TO KEEP DEAGLE COMFORTABLE I PUT A FAN  BLOWING OUT THE DOOR-- TO WHICH I ADDED A  CLOTH NETTING  LIKE A BIG BUTTERFLY NET... SO I COULD CATCH WHATEVER I WAS BLOWING OUT...  AND I DID CATCH THINGS-- FAR MORE THAN THE MOSQUITO MAGNET ON WHICH I HAD SPENT CONSIDERABLE MONEY...
THE GAME WAS TO GRAB AND TWIST THE NET AND SPRAY RAID ON THE CAPTURED  MILLIONS.

THE PROBLEM WAS--- THE CAN OF RAID DID NOT KILL THE BUGS AT ALL--- SO I STEPPED ON TH E TWISTED NET...  THAT WORKED..NEVER AGAIN TO SPEND MONEY ON THE RAID TYPE PRODUCTS..
SO MY MILLLION DOLLAR INVENTION THAT I WISH SOMEONE WOULD TRY ----IS TO  RIG A LAWN MOWER   INTO A FAN  ABOUT 6 INCHES OFF THE GROUND....WITH AND EXIT NET-- AND TRY "VACUMMING"  THE YARD BEFORE COOKOUTS INSTEAD OF SPRAYING-- WHICH I FOUND A USELESS EXPENSE.. THE ADS KEEP TELLING YOU THOSE CHEMICALS WORK-- SO MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE THE ADS-- I NO LONGER BELIEVE A WORD....WITH MY METHOD-- YOU GET TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE CAUGHT..

DOW CHEMICAL WOULD BE REALLLLY MAD IF IT WORKED...  BUT YOUR DOG WOULD NOT BE LICKING DEET OFF HIS PAWS EITHER...

GRASS CUTTING IN SHORTS ( IN MY YOUTH) ALSWAY GOT ME MANY MOSQUITO BITES ON MY ANKLE\S... SO I HAVE ASSUMED-- IF THEY ARE RESTING IN THE GRASS   I COULD  BEST CAPTURE THEM AS THEY START TO ATTACK,   YOU MIGHT HAVE TO EXPIRIMENT WITH  THE ANGLE OF THE FAN... 

  DON'T LAUGH-----REMEMBER THEY ALL LAUGHED WHEN I TRIED TO INVENT THE SHEE WEE WITH MY FEET POINTED THE WRONG WAY IN THE LADIES ROOM STALLS... NOW IT IS SOLD TO WOMEN ON POLICE DEPARTMENTS.. 

SO THERE. 
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TO WORK---   I MUST WORK ON THE DOGFEST IDEAS... I BOUGHT ALOT OF PAINT FOR COLORS...  IF ANY OF YOU HAVE TINY QUANTITIES OF BRIGHT COLORS     YOU MIGHT .....  JUST TRY AND EXPLAIN THAT TO THE SECURITY AT AIRPORTS...  WE HAVE PLENTY--- AND THEN THERE IS ALWAYS MIXING THOSE...

I HOPE EARLENE WILL BE HERE TODAY-- SHE HAD SAID SHE WOULD WORK TIL SEPT 1 WHEN SHE STARTED BABY SITTING HER GREAT GRANDCHILD.

SOLD OUT CELEBRATION  TODAY  -- THE BOARD  MUST BE SOLD OUT-- LAST NIGHT THERE WERE ONLY 16 BRICKS LEFT.

I WAS SHOCKED TO HAVE SOMEONE COME HERE APPLYING FOR A DOG-- NEVER HEARD OF THE CHICKEN BRICKS AND THE $10 DONATIONS THAT KEEP US AFLOAT  -- KEEP THE WORD CIRCULATING--  IT TAKES MANY THOUSANDS OF $$ TO RUN THIS OPERATION-- BUT THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY OF YOU , THAT  THE $10  BRICKS DO WORK....   CRAZY ACRES IS  SOMEWHAT  OF A COOP...  BB'S ( BRICK BUYERS) ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

Saturday, August 30, 2014

aug 30.2014
DOGFEST APPROACHETH....

i need to get supplies for  some of the jobs... like painting--

and get some squares of plywood prepared  for  painting numbers on them to label all the doors around here.... the chicken coop used to be door 40  because i found a big sign with  a 40 on it... and we had another-- long gon  number 29=

i would like just random--- 2 digit  numbers--- painted on the plywood squares..   in prep we should get a base coat of a solid color--- and use up some of the odd paint we have.  numbers to be chosen at random...

if we get going,, proper numbers of the kennels would be good--- 1-10 on one side and   a b c d   on the other...  then the deagle and nutt house need labels too.  ( smaller  plywood...)-- and the gates to pastures.  the "v" pen is the only one labeled ... 

and then the tidy types can have a picnic with what was a nice tidy wood shed--- it needs to be emptied and re-loaded  

and if it rains-- the wall storage of the arena could stand some help-- along with  hanging bush clinton and perot...

so we should  have fun-- 

project of the day-- get the bees out of th e teepee- apparently some have moved in...
and go to home depot for supplies-- 2x4's for the laundry bathroom-- jack said he might be able to frame it tomorrow...

grace is moving to boxford sunday---to tracy's apt...  she is going to need help... she will  not be in to work today--- 

so if anyone has the time.... come on down...

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last night's nutty prof was a last minute deal i had forgotten about...  in scotland, we ate kit-kats in the math dept meetings.. because..
this will be difficult to descrobe--- but if you sat a  rectangular kit kat  on it's foil wrapper squarely, there was not enough foil to cover it...  but if you sat it  almost diagionally there was enough-- so they were saving foil by their clever wrapping... it does work-- try it.
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Hi, Carlene!

I did some research and it looks like McDonald's does do employee matching funds.  The link below has details about how who they support, and how the employees can request matches.


Thanks for everything you do!

Sorry I won't be at Dog Fest, but I hope I can make it up there for a visit in the fall.

Warmest Regards,

Alicia De Sena

Friday, August 29, 2014

aug 29 2014


CARLENE,
 I LOOKED UP ON THE INTERNET ABOUT THE HUM IN THE CAMERA AND IT SAID THAT WITH THE PANASONIC GH4 CAMERA, THE HUM IS EVER PRESENT EVEN WITH THE MIC TURNED OFF. IT COULD HOLD TRUE WITH OTHER CAMERAS AS WELL, SO IT IS NOT FROM ANYTHING IN THE HOUSE. IT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE AND NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT. IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL FOR ME.............JOHN

wow-- that is the best news in ages...  i am really tired of  "to hum or not to hum-- that is the question..."  conversations.  we all lived for a very long time with no sound.... if it is as earth shattering as some find it-- shut the sound off--- 

 you are  listening to  just us--- a cacophony -- not a symphony.. 



HI, CARLENE,
 
I SAW IN TODAY'S DOGGIE DAILY THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE.  I AM A VOLUNTEER WITH A CONSERVATION GROUP IN THE MIDWEST.  YOUR MOTHER WAS RIGHT; THE NON-NATIVE PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE (WHICH IS LIKELY WHAT YOU HAVE) IS NOT EASY TO GET RID OF  (SEEhttp://www.invasiveplants.net/plants/purpleloosestrife.htm).  YOUR COMMUNITY SHOULD HAVE ACTED WHEN SHE SOUNDED THE ALARM (BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW AS MUCH BACK THEN ABOUT INVASIVE PLANTS).
 
IT WON'T WORK TO PULL OUT THE PLANTS AND SOW A FEW WILDFLOWER SEEDS.  IF YOU HAVE A FIELD OF IT, THEY WILL OUTCOMPETE ANY WILDFLOWERS IN NO TIME FLAT.  SAVE YOUR TIME AND BACK.  RESIGN YOURSELF TO ENJOYING A FIELD OF LOOSESTRIFE. . .IT IS YOUR COLOR, AFTER ALL.
 
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THE DANES.
 
DONNA (AKA BOBOLINK-IL)  
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FROM THE WEB
  • The plant was introduced both as a contaminant of European ship ballast and as medicinal herb for treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, bleeding, wounds, ulcers and sores.
oh really??  i thought it was no good for anything--- there certainly are fields of it
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yesterdays discussion ith anne resulted in our building a shade shelter in the puppy pen.. apparently the reason there are no dogs on camera there is the heat/sun... they are in the shade of the hill on the other side... so we are trying to put up a shade "umbrella" mostly out of available materials--- like 3 good posts and one very bent one.

people carrying levels and right angles are not welcome near it.

keep in mind-- one of the biggest concerns is that it not be eatable... otherwise i would put up a rendition of th e old teepee.
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so that is the project of the day
along with bank statements... yuck

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AUG 28 2014
WONDERFUL DAY... LOTSA CUT AND PASTE SO MY BRAIN CAN DEAL WITH THE NORMAL STRESSES OF DAILY LIFE...
 LIKE THE PRINTER AND IT'S %*&^(*((*& INK..
I HAVE AN INSTINCTUAL HATRED OF PRINTERS BECAUSE THEY SELL THESE MARVELOUSLY COMPLICATED MACHINES THAT SCAN AND FAX AND COPY   FOR SUCH A BARGAIN  $9.99  AND THEN THE INK CARTRIDGES ARE $432.00 EACH.. THAT LAST 4 DAYS.

BESIDES THAT ... I AM SO BUSY TRYING TO GET IT TO PRINT AND COPY -- ON PAPER-- WITH INK---THAT I NEVER HAVE LEARNED TO FAX...  A HUMILIATING SITUATION AS I HAVE TO LISTEN DAILY TO  SOME PERSON ON THE OTHER END OF THE  PHONE SAY  INCREDULOUSLY    "YOU DON'T HAVE A FAX?" AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I DON'T KNOW HOUS TO USE THE  ^^&*()*)(& THING-- AND THEN PUT A DOLLAR IN THE SWEAR BEAR.

 SCANNING IS MARGINAL-- IT WILL SCAN... BUT THEN IT HIDES THE FILE SOMEWHERE TAKING ME HOURS TO FIND IT.
I HATE PRINTERS--- PERIOD.
THANK HEAVEN S FOR THE CUT AND PASTE TODAY.. I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHY THIS  HAS DECIDED TO PRINT IN BLUE...  JUST MORE OF THE SAME....A VERY WILLFUL COMPUTER....
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AND EXPLORE'S TECH GUY IS DUE HERE TO SEE IF THE MIC IS AFFECTED BY THE UPSTAIRS TOILET ...

I HAVE HEARD OF SINGING INTHE SHOWER-- WE ARE ONE BETTER -- WE HAVE A TOILET THAT SINGS ON I'S OWN.... 
THERESA MAY HAVE FIXED IT... SHE STUCK SOME GUM IN IT'S BLOW HOLE..  I HAVE NOT CLIMBED THE STAIRS TO ATTACK THAT PROBLEM-- BESIDES-- I CAN'T HEAR IT.

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Ellen & Bruce Pittluck WIN THE BRASS RING OF THE DAY-- I BOUGHT A BENCH FOR GRACE ON EBAY  -- A SADDLERS BENCH THAT YOU SIT ON AND IT GRABS WHATEVER YOU ARE WORKING ON TRYING TO SEW... I HAVE WATCHED HER STRUGGLE WITH THAT--- SO I BOUGHT ONE ON EBAY AND DID NOT BELIEVE WHEN EBAY SAID THE POSTAGE WAS $300... SO I ASKED FOR HELP FROM THE CP NETWORK AND ELLEN REPLIED, PICKED IT UP --- BRUCE SPENT THE DAY DEALING WITH IT- TAKING IT APART TO REDUCE THE  SIZE/SHIPPING COST -- AND UPS'ING IT.
IT USED TO BE THE POWER OF THE PEN... NOW IT IS THE POWER OF THE FINGERTIP....
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TINA ---  ASKED WHAT CHORES NEED TO BE DONE...
 YARD WORK -- HAND PULLING SOME OF THESE HUGE WEEDS/ WE CAN NOT GET TO WITH THE TRACTOR-- LIEK THE CHICKNES OR DONKEY PASTURE

THEREBY LAYS A TALE--- 
WE ARE GETTIN G MORE OF THE  PURPLE LOOSTRIFE (?SP?)-- THAT BEAUTFUL PURPLE WILDFLOWER---- THAT MY MOTHER IN 1945 VIOLENTLY OPPOSED LETTING IT BE IMPPROTED BECAUSE IT WOULD TAKE OVER ALL THE MEADOWS AN WIPE OUT THE BLUE AND YELLOW TYPE WILD FLOWERS.---  SHE WAS A GARDEN PARTY TYPE-- BUT WROTE LETTERS TO THE --- HERALD TRIBUNE (  OLD NEW YORK PAPER) TRYING TO BAN THE IMPORTATION...
SHE LOST THE ARGUEMENT -- AND NOW WE HAVE MEADOWS WITH ACRES AND ACRES OF PURPLE...

SO I NOW-- HERE--- PULL IT UP AND SPRINKLE WILDFLOWER SEEDS...  -- THERE ARE PROBABLY 10 PLANTS I SEE HERE TODAY... GOTTA GO.

PAIINT   THE CHALANGE WOULD BE-- THE LAUNDRY--SO WE ARE NOW ARGUING WHAT COLOR??   AND WE WILL NEE SOME LONG HANDLES--- BUT WITH ENOUGH PEOPLE......
  THE SHOP--- NOW RED--- NEEDS TO BE CHANGED...TO SOMETHING...

AND THE FUN ONE....I REALLY NEED TO HAVE  BUDS WOODSHED CLEANED OUT AND REPACKED-- THERE IS AN AMAZING COLLECTION OF  STUFF  FROM OLD PARADES-- I KNOW THERE ARE 4 TRAILERS WHICH I BUILT TO FOLLOW INTHE TRACKS OF THE TOWING VEHICLE--   BOTH FRONT AND BACK WHEELS ANGLE ON TURNS SO WE DID NOT WIPE OUT THE CROWD WHEN WE TOWED   3X6 CARRACTURES OF BUSH - CLINTON - AND  PEROT  WITH THE 8 DONKEYS.  THERE WAS A 4TH SMALL TRAILER WITH BUCKET AND SHOVEL AND A SIGN THAT SAID "THEY ARE ALL FULL OF IT"

AND HANG THOSE  PICTURES OF BUSH CLINTON AND  PEROT  IN THE ARENA...  THE CHALLENGE THERE??? LEVELING THEM.

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Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

Because you signed up on my website and asked to be notified, I'm sending you this special recall alert.
On August 26, 2014, Mars Petcare US announced it is recalling specific lots of its Pedigree Dry Dog Food due to the possible presence of small metal fragments.
To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link: 
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HI CARLENE,

AS THE HUSBAND OF A RECIPIENT, BETTY, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOMETHING THAT I WITNESSED ON TUESDAY MORNING THAT ABSOLUTELY BLEW MY MIND.  I WOKE BETTY UP AT 5:30 A.M., LIKE I DO EVERY MORNING, SO WE CAN FEED THE ANIMALS BEFORE I LEAVE FOR WORK.

AS USUAL, BETTY NEEDED IVY TO GIVE HER A BRACE TO HELP HER OUT OF BED.  UNFORTUNATELY, BETTY WAS EXTREMELY SORE AND THE BRACE WAS NOR WORKING FOR HER.  WHAT I SAW NEXT, WAS NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING.  

IVY, SENSING THAT THE BRACE WOULD NOT WORK, PUT HER TWO FRONT PAWS ON THE BED SO THAT BETTY COULD WRAP HER ARMS AROUND HER SHOULDERS TO GET HERSELF UP.   I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT I HAD JUST SEEN.  IF I HAD NOT SEEN IT WITH MY OWN EYES, I WOULD NOT HAVE BELIEVED IT.

WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR BETTY IS AMAZING.  SHE IS SMILING ALL THE TIME, DOING THINGS SHE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO AND GOING OUT.

THE LOVE, DEVOTION AND DEDICATION IVY HAS FOR BETTY AND VICE VERSA IS IMMESUABLE.  

WHEN I SEE THEM TOGETHER, MY HEART IS FILLED WITH SUCH EMOTIONS IT IS HARD TO EXPLAIN.  SEEING THEM WORK TOGETHER IS PRICELESS.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE TRAINING THAT IVY WAS GIVEN TO HELP BETTY.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AUG 27 2014

HOLE DIGGING  FOR THE SIGN WAS DONE YESTERDAY-- THE SOIL IS SOOOOO ROCKY THAT THE HOLES GOT BIGGER THAN I LIKE... WE HAD BEEN TOLD 6"SONNA TUBE DOWN 30"  -- WE HAD 8" TUBES-- WHICH WOLD BE FINE IF THERE WAS NOT A RECTANGLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTS WHICH IS 11" DIAGIONAL...  SO WE QUIT--- EITHER HE HAS TO CUT OFF THAT RECTANGLE OR HE IS ON HIS OWN GETTING IT LEVEL AND SQUARE--- BUT THE HOLES ARE DONE.
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I WISH I HAD MY CAMERA, AS THE WALL COLLAPSED AND SHEILA WENT INTO TH E HOLE...
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WE SAT , HOT TIRED AND DIRTY WONDERING WHAT WE COULD  DO FOR MAIL CALL WHEN LARRY AND NANCY ARRIVED WITH RUKUS-- THEY AE FLYING ACROSS COUNTRY AND THOUGHT IS A BIT EARLY INTHE PARTNERSHIP[  TO TRY FLYING SO WE GET RUKUS...... THEY BECAME OUR DISTRACTION  FOR LACK OF ANY  OTHER BRILLIANT IDEAS....-- 
IT IS TOUGH TO BE BRILLIANT WHEN YOU ARE TIRED.

SOMETIMES IT IS TOUGH TO BE BRILLIANT  UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES..

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AS I TRY AND PUT TOGETHER A FEW WORDS FOR THIS VETERNARIAN THING IN OCTOBER. I DECIDED ANY TIME YOU HAVE A TIGHT LEASH YOU ARE NOT TRAINING---- YOU ARE BULLYING.
A QUICK SNAP TO REMIND THEM TO THINK SHOULD BE ALL THAT IS REQUIRED.

THE  TIGHT "HANG ON " THEORY OF DANE MANAGEMENT  MOST FREQUENTLY SEEN IN THE REAL WORLD...- IS AN INSULT TO THIER IQ-- AND THE HANDLERS TOO.  I HAVE A FEELING THAT IS WHY  THERE IS NOT ANOTHER DANE SERVICE DOG FACILITY ---  THEY JUST DON'T KNOW-- OR WON'T BELIEVE-- DANES ARE MUCH EASIER TO HANDLE THAN MOST ANY LAB I KNOW---  ALOT OF LABS HAVE A "RUN DEAD AHEAD RIGHT THRU THE PRICKER BUSH" MENTALITY  BRED INTO THEM THAT IS HARD TO OVERCOME .
I THINK THEY CALL THEM FIELD LABS...  WHATEVER... THEY ARE TOUGH.

THERE IS ALSO AN ELEMENT OF MICROMANAGEMENT  IN MOST TRAINING PROGRAMS--   SNAPPING TO ATTENTION WHEN YOU ARE ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY IS A BIT MUCH--

AND SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN HERE LATELLY COMMENTED ON HOW OUR  VOLUNTEER OPERATION JUST SWINGS INTO MOTION WITHOUT ALOT OF  MICROMANAGEMENT...
 I WISH I KNEW WHO  THAT WAS-- BECAUSE WHEN THIS ACCREDITATION BUNCH ARRIVE--- THEY ARE STUCK ON LISTS, DIRECTIONS , JOB DESCRIPTIONS ETC...  BECAUSE  JUST "GOING WITH THE FLOW"  IS NOT SOMETHING THEY  ARE USED TO.

IF I HAD TO MAKE A LIST OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS I WONDER UNDER WHICH COLUMN I WOULD HAVE TO PUT "SPERM WARMER"

I KNOW THIS ACCREDITATION BUNCH HAVE A DIFFICULT JOB---  BUT..... EVEN LISTING ALL THE
HAZARDS HERE WOULD TAKE YEARS.  


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I THINK TODAY A NEW TECH GUY WILL APPEAR---TO TRY AND DEAL WITH OUR MIC NOISE.. I HAVE HEARD SOMETHING ABOUT " BETTER PLACING THE CAMERA"... AS THEY MAY FEEL OUR COLLECTION OF DOUBLE ENDED SNAPS AND DOG CHAINS IS NOT SUITABLE...  I HOPE HE IS PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THE COMPLICATIONS OF  DOORS... GATES... AND OTHER BARRIERS THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH BECAUSE OF THE DOGS..... AND PEOPLE...

IT CAN NOT BE THAT THE NOISE IS ACTUALLY THE WHISTLING TOILET UPSTAIRS THAT I HAVE YET TO INVESTIGATE
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THANK HEAVENS WE HAVE CUT AND PASTE TODAY

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Roo and I have been going about non stop.  We went up to Maine for a few days last week and he did wonderful.  We did uncover a new quirk , he was extremely uncomfortable around any live music. On our second night we found a venue with some outdoor music and a grassy patch a ways away and sat for a while he got comfortable enough after a bit.

He has lots of fun playing with my other dog when we are at home. We will be up for Saturday of dog fest at the very least...  BUD 2
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Hi Carlene just wanted to share more about my amazing girl..

Lydia CONQUERS the Moose!! :~)

As Lydia settles in with Me, her new Mom, and new town, she has met some unusual challenges.. Service Dog Project does and incredible job exposing these amazing service dogs to many every day scenarios, and even some not so everyday stuff..
So now she is with me, in Vermont. Vermont is known for their Moose, My town has Life size Moose statues in various locations as well as Catamount statues..It just so happens at the end of my street, there is a Moose that is painted the color of a real moose. 
My dear Lydia wanted Nothing to do with that huge beast living at the end of her street, so she really would really push me away from that beast toward the road..I had been chatting with Kati Sarosy Whitney about this moose issue, and she told to keep exposing her to the moose until she gets over it. 
Well Today we did it!! She Conquered her fear of that beast! I took the time to get a pic with her laying next to it. Not such a good pic but I was so proud of her! I will get a better picture another day..
We also visited an art gallery this morning as well as a corner convenience store to stop and visit. She was wonderful!!
It feels so good to feel confident to walk around town without fear of falling, and feeling like an old woman with a cane. She is doing so wonderfully helping me up and down the stairs to get to my apartment, she has learned my speed and stride going up and down..I don't have to give her commands anymore! SUCH a SMART girl! 
Today we have a physical therapy appt. to go to. I will let you know how that goes...
Oh, and I took her to a vet yesterday to get established and she weighed in at 118 lbs.. :~)

Annette :~)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

aug 26 2014
i never should have started--- but --- i need a house phone in the t tent-  and i got to reading about  this wireless home phone number-- 

i have outgrown my ability to understand tech things... i have asked veriazon to get my house phone in the t tent and it has not happened--- so i read this ad.. got on live chat-- and the first thing he/she/it asked  was why can't verizon do it??  how on earth do i know?   but they dont.
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so to add to that ........it is about our upstairs toilet---- i had no idea it was the problem that  i am now told it is...  apparently ... it  whistles-- constantly  like a fire alarm...... is this the problem tim is having with the microphone???... but being more than slightly deaf... who knew???

since sheila was here for the discussiion, it became a study in logic... she says the flap.....-- i do not see how  it can be the lower flap thing  because that is underwater, and to make a whistle sound, air has to be involved..  that w/c is the highest plumbing on the property, so my assumption is any air in the line is tooting out that little pipe...... my solution is to change the shape of the  end of that pipe-- and it should at least change the pitch of the noise...  hand a paperclip over the end... something...

if sheila thinks she can make a noise underwater,, it is going to be an interesting day with buckets of water.......

the rest of the story is that i have thought for years i have tintinitis-- now i find it maybe only a plumbing problem outside my head????
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Today's message from Dana:
I will have the sign ready for installation the end of the week. The two 6" wide holes need to be 58” apart center to center and 30 inches deep.
See you later in the week.
Dana
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other than that.......
we are off and running...

Monday, August 25, 2014

aug 25,2014
MONDAY AND NO EARLENE---   SHE HAS GOnE TO HELP HER SISTER MOVE  from nc...AND THEN NEXT WEEK SHE STARTS BABY SITTING HER  ?GREAT? GRANDCHILD...
MY WEEK IS DISRUPTED-- BIG TIME...  
MON IS EARLENE - TUESDAY SHELIA-+ WED AMY/JACKY ....THURS MEAT CUTTIN STEVE ....  FRIDAY PAULA /LAURA... and we make it thru to another weekend...cp linda sat pups ---cp dumble did well as an earlene "greeter" sub on sunday..

MY DEPENDENCY ON ALL OF YOU IS OVERWHELMING...   IT MAKES ME NERVOUS NOT TO BE ABLE TO DO IT ALL MYSELF--  BUT I CAN'T. ALL I CAN DO IS PRAY ALOT...
SINCE I HAVE A PHD IN MURPHY'S LAW, I WORRY ABOUT  THE IMPROBABLES  THAT SEEM TO HAPPEN..

LIKE EARTHQUAKES IN CALIFORNIA--  DID ANYONE BUT ME WORRY ABOUT THE  COURTNEY AND CHARLIE IN THE EXPLORE.ORG OFF ICE GETTING WASHED OUT TO SEA?  OR OUR TECH HELP  TIM ?? WHO IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE TOO.  

PREPARING FOR  PROBLEMS - LIKE NO ELECTRICITY- IS NORMAL-- AND WE ARE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE WITH OUR INSTANT START GENERATOR IN THE BARN... LAST TIME WE LOST POWER ( ?3 DAYS AGO?) OUR BARN WAS THE ONLY THING WITH LIGHTS FOR THE 7 MILES INTO IPSWICH CENTER..
I WENT OUT TO LOOK, BECAUSE  I REMEMBER THE NIGHT WE LOST POWER- AND I HAD NOTHING TO DO -- SO I CALLED MY PARENTS IN NEW YORK ONLY TO FIND THEY HAD NO POWER EITHER..  IT WAS THE BIG NORTH EAST BLACKOUT.....
SO WHEN POWER STAYS OFF FOR MORE THAN 1/2 HOUR  I TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON.. BE PREPARED...

WHICH BRINGS TO MIND... TOM LEHER... I WAS LOOKING FOR MORE MUSIC AND RAN INTO HIS RECORD ON ITUNES..
BE PREPARED- THAT'S THE BOYSCOUT MARCHING SONG
BE PREPARED AS THRU LIFE YOU MARCH ALONG
BE PREPARED TO HOLD YOU R LIQUOR PRETTY WELL
DON'T WRITE NAUGHTY WORDS ON WALLS IF YOU CAN'T SPELL.

HE HAS SOME GOOD ONES--- ANTICIPATING THE LEGNTH OF WORLD WAR 3 TO BE ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF...

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ALL IS WELL ON THE DOG FRONT...  EXCEPT I FORGOT TO GIVE OPAL HER  PILLS-- IT NEVER MADE IT TO THE CHART SO IT DID NOT GET DONE--  IT IS THERE NOW  2 AMOX TWICE A DAY
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god bless the cut and paste's

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This mornings adventure with Lydia took me to my favorite place. Beautiful "Vermont" fields and views..She seemed to really enjoy all the new smells. We practiced our down stays and she tolerated my stopping to get some pics along the way.
I took her out of her vest and put her on a longer lead to see if she had to potty, but she didn't, so back in to her vest and back to work she went..
As we were headed back out, we encountered 4 other people in a group with 4 dogs OFF LEASH! I told Lydia she was such a good girl, and once the people seen Lydia and I from a distance, they began calling their dogs..3 of them were able to get their dogs back on leashes..As we stayed where we were and waited..I just kept telling her how good she was.
The 4th persons dog kept running toward us, then turning around toward them as they were really trying to catch the dog. The owner finally said, "OH, He's harmless"...I said "She is a SERVICE DOG", they all then started calling the dog and finally after probably 5 minutes they caught him and had him on leash.
Lydia stood tall and proud, and so good! As we walked by them I thanked them for doing that. They kept apologizing, I told them we were a new "partnership" and I wasn't sure how she would react, and I appreciated them gathering their dogs..They of course were amazed at how beautiful and well behaved she was.. 
Once a gain a testament to just how AMAZING Service Dog Project is, and how well trained their service dogs are!