Monday, November 24, 2014

NOV 24,2014
THIS IS THE LAST HP PRINTER I WILL BUY-  ASIDE FROM ALL TH E NORMAL PRINTER PROBLEMS, NOW THEY HAVE IT PROGRAMMED TO TELL ME HOW HORRIBLE I AM FOR USING AN INK CARTRIDGE THAT IS NOT THIERS--
THERE ARE ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT MESSAGES.. flash up randomly  ON MY MONITOR AND THEY ARE TOUGH TO GET  WHEN YOU ARE IN A HURRY...  AND SEEING AS USING A PRINTER  HAS TRAINED ME TO HATE THE PROCESS IN THE FIRST PLACE, I AM CERTAINLY OVER JOYED TO BE TOLD I AM GOING TO GO STRAIGHT TO HEII FOR USING An ink carteridge thAT IS NOT THEIRS.

THEY DO NOT APROVE OF REFILLING THEM EITHER... 

THE DANM MACHINE KNOWS AN AWFUL LOT-- ALL EXCEPT HOW TO FUNCTION WITH EASE.

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WALTER NEWS---WELL... CLOSE BUT NO SUCCESS YET--CLOSE-- WE ARE TALKING FRACTIONS OF AN INCH OFF THE MARK... TODAY WE REALLY MUST... MEGAN WILL BE AROUND.. WE HAVE BEEN EXACTLY HERE BEFORE---  HE HAS HAD 2 LITTERS-- SO EVENTUALLY HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO...

 AMAZON HAS A "PUPPY STARTER KIT" --- I THOUGHT OF ORDERING ONE FOR WALTER  BUT THEN THAT IS NOT THE START THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT.
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I WENT OUT WITH JANINE CAR /TRUCK SHOPPING LAST NIGHT--- I HAVE NOT TRIED EBAY-- WHERE YOU SEE A PICTURE SEND THE MONEY AND YOU GET THE PRODUCT... WITH TRUCKS YOU SEE THE VEHICLE IN AN AD- ONLINE   - SAYING THAT THE TRUCK IS  SO CHEAP IT IS NEARLY FREE
BUT YOU JUST TRY AND FIND OUT WITHOUT GIVEING ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION ETC,, SO THEY CAN CALL YOU BACK...
BRIAN( SHEILA'S HUSBAND) FOUND US A GOOD DEAL ON A NEW 150 FORD...AND JANINE CAME UP WITH A 2011 TOYOTA WITH 18000 MILES AND HAS A 100000 WAARENTEE

PROBLEM BEING THE NEW FORD NEEDS A TOW PACKAGE-- THE TOYOTA IS ALREADY ALL SETUP

FORD SAYS WE CAN JUST RUN IT OVER TO THE TRAILER SHOP AND HAVE A HITCH INSTALLED... BUT I ALREADY KNOW THAT THE TRAILER SHOP   IS OVERBOOKED WITH WORK BECAUSE OUR TRAILER IS THERE WAITING FOR A NEW AXLE SO WE PROBABLY COULD NT 
GET A FORD FOR ANOTHER 10 DAYS--- AND SHE HAS THAT HORSE IN TH E KILL PENS  IN PENNA TO PICK UP THIS WEEKEND.

LIFE GETS SOOOOO COMPLICATED-- SO THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO SAVE MY CAR FOR ME--- IS TO  HELP HER GET HER OWN TOW VEHICLE BY FRIDAY.

THE FINANCES ARE EVEN MORE COMPLICATED--- SHE ALSO RUNS A 501 C 3 CHARITY OF DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM OF TOO MANY HORSES-- SHE TRIES TO WATCH ONLINE WITH SOME COHORT IN PENNA-- WHEN A NICE HORSE COMES IN, THEY TRY AND GET IT OUT OF THE SYSTEM -- JANINE THEN BRINGS T BACK TO THIS AREA TO BE ADOPTED  WITH SOME OF HER HORSEY FRIENDS HERE.

 SO SHE OFTEN NEEDS A TRUCK TO TOW A HORSE TRAILER WITH UP TO 3000 POUNDS OF HORSE IN IT.

THAT SOUNDS EASY TOO  BUT THEN COMES TH E MATTER OF THE SNOTTY NOSES -- OR SHIPPING SICKNESS THAT THEY ALL GET COMING FROM  THOSE PENS.  SO A HORSE OUT OF THOSE PENS HAS TO BE QUARENTINED FOR 28 DAYS-- WHICH IS WHY  THEY LAND IN OUR BARN--- BEFORE GOING TO A   "COMMERCIAL" BOARDING STABLE.

WHICH IS WHY WE DO NOT HAVE OUR MINI DONKEY YET-- BECAUSE SHE HAS THE SHIPPING FEVER/NOSE IN SOME OTHER QUARENTINED SITUATION 

IT IS VERY COMPLICATED

I SAID I WOULD HELP  WITH THE TRUCK PROBLEM  IF SHE WOULD BAIL US OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACCREDITATION MESS...
IT WOULD BE WORTH IT.  AND SHE KNOWS HER STUFF - SHE TEACHES IT !!
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MY MAJOR JOBS TODAY--- 

#1 TRY AND FIGURE OUT THE GEOMETRY OF WALTER'S PUPPY PRODUCTION ( WITH MEGAN)
#2 GO TO WALMART FOR PAPERCLIPS IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG BONE ( JUST A NICE TOUCH WITH THE CALENDAR PROJECT)
#3 BUY A TRUCK (ME HELP JANINE BUY--- NOTHING TO DO WITH       SDP FINANCES,,,)
#4 BUY A FROZEN TURKEY AT COSTCO.

 ( SOME DAY I AM GOING TO WRITE DOWN EXACTLY WHAT I DO ALL DAY)

AND THAT IS ANOTHER FYI CONSIDERATION......
ONE OF MY AGRICULTURAL FRIENDS HAS A JOB AT THIS TIME OF YEAR OF DRESSING TURKEYS FOR THE THANKSGIVING MARKET..   SHE SAYS TO BUY FROZEN-- BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY ORDERS FOR FRESH KILLED THAT THEY START 3 WEEKS AHEAD WITH THOSE... SO THE FRESH  ARE NOT NECESSARILY FRESH, MANY 3 WEEKS OLD.
SHE COOKS A FROZEN BIRD. 

I WOULD SAY   "I COOK A FROZEN  TURKEY" ----BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE--
WHAT IS TRUE--- I WILL GO BUY A BIG FROZEN TURKEY AND HOPE SOMEONE COMES ALONG TO COOK IT  AND  SHARE IT WITH WHOEVER SHOWS UP  TO  HELP WITH CHORES AND EAT TURKEY ON THURSDAY....
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THE OTHER ODDITITY
THERE ARE SOOO MANY PHOTO'S OF ME FALLING ALSEEP IN ODD PLACES  THAT IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED WE DO A CALENDAR OF THOSE/

 THE LATEST ON GOERGE'S XRAY TABLE WHILE WE WAITED FOR SOMEONE..
THERE ARE SOME GOOD ONES.
PROBABLY A LIMITED MARKET....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WE ARE PACKING JANE UP FOR THE TRIP TO NEW JERSEY-- -- I HAVE LOST TRACK OF ALOT OF OTHER TINGS GOINN ON -- DOGS HAVE BEEN BARKING FOR 2 HOURS AS THOSE PEOPLE GET UPA DN OUT.
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WITH THE PERFECT CALENDAR ANYONE ORDERS , WE WILL BE GIVING AN EXTRA CALENDAR OR TWO OF THE "SECONDS... FABBULOUS FAILURE"  SO WE NEED TO QUICK MAKE LABELS AND  THINGS FOR THAT PROCESS..  SOUNDS LIKE NOT MUCH... EXCEPT THE NUMBERS--- WE HAVE 2000 OF PERFECT AND FF CALENDARS--- EVEN STORING THE 4000 IS A PROBLEM-- THE WEIGHT ALONE IS SIGNIFICENT..  GETTHEN THEN STICKERED SO WE DON'T MIX THEM UP IS ANOTHER PROJECT.... WHICH MEANS GETTING THE PRINTER TO  PRINT STICKERS ---3/4 INCH CIRCLES  -- IS A WHOLE NOTHER PROJECT..
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GEORGE IS WITH BELLA  FOR THE WEEKEND---- BELLA WANTS TO KEEP HIM TIL T'D AY BECAUSE SHE ONLY HAS 2 DAYS OF SCHOOL-- NEXT WEEK-- I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT WAS RESOLVED BECAUSE THAT IS 2 DAYS WITHOUT SUPERVISION????  CAN'T LEAVE THESE BONDED DANES HOME ALONE-- THEY PANIC AND GO LOOKING FOR THEIR PARTNER.  AND IF THEY CAN NOT GET OUT, THEY EAT THE SOFA.
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I AM TOLD SHEILA IS GETTING ON THE ROAD  THIS MORNING-- FROM FLORIDA--- I WILL TRY AND KEEP TRACK OF WHERE SHE IS.. 
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HAD A LOVELY BREAKFAST OF CORN FLAKES WITH WHIPPED CREAM ( NO MILK IN THE HOUSE)   NOT A BAD SOLUTION... WHIPPED CREAM CURES ALOT OF THINGS.
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SPEAKING OF ICE CREAM-- I THINK WE SHOULD UNDO ONE OF THE BEN AND JERRY TUBS TODAY-- IF NOT NOW.... WHEN?? I AM TOLD BY THE B&J EXPERT-- IT IS 2 HOURS IOUT OF THAT FREEZER BEFORE YU CAN SCOOP IT.. MEGAN ON THE CONTRARY TELLS ME SHE CAN CHIP OUT SOME WHILE  STILL IN THE FREEZER,,'
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FROM MARK
Funny, I just got a call from Thomas Ford in Beverly; for some reason they
have my home telephone number INSTEAD OF YOURS..  
REST OF THE STORY-- I WAS ASKING FOR A QUOTE ON A TRUCK JANINE WAS INTERESTED IN....--YOU CAN NOT ASK FOR A QUOTE ON ANY VEHICLE WITHOUT GIVING THEM YOUR FULL ADDRESS ETC - I DID NOT WANT MY PHONE TO RING OFF THE HOOK--- SO WHEN FILLING THAT OUT, I THOUGHT I WOULD LEAVE THE SUB SHOP'S PHONE  -- WHICH WITH THE IPSWICH EXCHANGE TURNS OUT TO BE MARK'S PHONE.. SO WHEN THEY CALLED AND ASKED FOR CARLENE- HE PASSED THE CALL ON TO ME !!   
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Hello from Pa. I hope you all are staying warm! Just wanted to let you know  that Khaki and I were invited to Centre Hall elementary school. 
They had just finished a segment on disabilities with service animals I was asked if I could bring Khaki in to make it more real for them.
The children were great. They were so attentive, curious, and respectful and asked alot of great question. 
I was not sure how Khaki would handle all of the kids, but he did great became bored quickly. I have to tell you what some students said. 
Student 1. "When does Khaki stop working?"
(Before I could answer the question)

Student 2." When he's dead!"

Out of mouths of babes!  I attached pictures of one of the classes. Have a great Holiday!

Marsha/khaki

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NOV 22 2014
OK.... here we go

NOTHING IS EVER SIMPLE- ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TRY AND MAXIMISE EVERY OUTCOME...

THE 2015 CALENDARS ARE  PERFECTLY WONDERFUL-- AND WILL BE  DELIVERED NEXT WEDNESDAY..
HOLD ON.... SO WHAT WERE THE 18 HEAVY BOXES DELIVERED  LAST THURSDAY?????

TURNS OUT.... THE PRINTER STARTED PRINTING BEFORE THE FINAL  CORRECTIONS-- AND HE ENDED UP WITH A --- PROBABLY 2000--  RUN OF  "MISPRINTS" -- SECONDS..... FABUOUS FAILURES.....

 KITTY TALKED TO HIM, AND HE OFFERED THE "RUN" TO US .. UNSTAPLED FOR $1000-  KITTY AND I TALKED ABOUT IT AND FIGURED WE COUDL DO SOMETHING WITH THEM-- THE PICTURES ARE PERFECT  BUT THERE ARE 18 TYPO KIND OF THINGS.. SO SHE SAID WE WOULD TAKE THEM- FIGURING WE COULD BUY  PHOTO MATTS AND SELL THE PRINTS AS WORKS OF ART-- WHICH THEY CERTAINLY ARE...

SO I EXPECTED A HUGE BINCH OF UNSTAPLED PICTURES--- HOWEVER HE STAPLED THEM  INTO CALENDARS FOR US.... SO NOW WHAT DO WE DO???

KITTY PROPOSED WE SEND THEM OUT WITH THE PERFECT CALENDAR ORDERS  AS EXTRAS- TO BE SHARED WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES-- WHATEVER..

PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY ORDERED WILL GET WHATEVER THEY ORDERED OF PERFECT ONES  PLUS A COUPLE  OF THE "SECONDS"

I REALIZE THAT COULD CUT OUR SALE OF THE PERFECT ONES...., BUT I HAVE TO TAKE THAT CHANCE... ASKING THAT YOU TRY AND ORDER WHATEVER YOU NORMALLY WOULD - AND TREAT THIS AS A BONUS------  HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A WAY TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES TO MORE PEOPLE  WHILE GIVING ALL OUR CP's A  GIFT TO  GIVE...

AND -- PER USUAL-- ALL SYSTEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  BEST OF ALL WORLDS WOULD BE TO  RUN OUT OF BOTH PERFECT AND FF CALENDARS... WORST WOULD BE CARTONS OF CALENDARS GETTING DUSTY AND DIRTY IN THE HAYLOFT .
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SO HERE WE GO.. SEND IN YOUR ORDERS.... 
( AND KEEP BUYING  THE CHICKEN BRICKS-- I SEE WE ARE OVER 1/2  SOLD AND ON THE HOMESTRETCH...  I WILL UPGRADE THE THERMOMETER ON THE FREEZER  AFTER BREAKFAST)
 
THIS MAY BE THE NOTICE WE PUT ON THEM..  MAYBE.....
Congratulations!  along with your perfectly wonderful  2015 calendar , you have received  this  SDP "fabulous failure" calendar. All of the photos are fabulous, but there are several typos and missing items in this calendar, making it less than perfect. Rest assured, all of the calendar dates are correct, but if you compare this calendar to YOUR  "Grade A" calendar you will find 18 minor differences. Can you find them all?  first clue ----the CORRECT DATE FOR  April chicken sunday is  xxxxxxxxxx. 
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HELLO CARLENE,
 
THIS IS IVY TINGLEY.  IT HAS BEEN A YEAR TODAY SINCE I WAS PLACED WITH MY HUMAN, BETTY.  THIS IS MY STORY AS MY FIRST YEAR AS A SERVICE DOG. IT HAS BEEN A LONG ROAD BEING A DEVOTED SERVICE DOG.  THE TRAINING IS CONSTANT, BUT I AM DOING GREAT.  THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I DO FOR MY MOM IS GETTING HER UP AND DOWN STAIRS AND GUIDING HER THROUGH THE STORES WITHOUT THE FEAR OF FALLING.
THE FIRST TIME WE WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE I WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS.  THERE WERE JUST SO MANY FOOD STATIONS, SHOPPING CARTS AND PEOPLE STARING WHICH MADE ME A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE.  I GOT OVER THESE DISTRACTIONS QUICKLY THANKS TO THE REASSURANCE FROM MY MOM.
WE ALSO TOOK A TRIP TO NEW HAMPSHIRE SO I COULD MEET MY GRANDPA FRED.  WHEN WE WALKED INTO THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IT WAS LUNCHTIME, AND OF COURSE, WE HAD TO WALK PAST THE DINING ROOM.  EVERYONE, AND I MEAN EVERYONE, STOPPED TO LOOK AT ME.  I JUST STOOD THERE AND WAS SO PROUD.  THEN, I GOT TO MEET MY GRANDPA FRED.  HE WAS IN BED AND WHEN HE SAW ME, HE INSTRUCTED THE NURSE TO PUT HIS BED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION.  HE WAS REALLY SMILING, WHICH MADE MY MOM REALLY SMILE.  HE THEN STARTED TO PET ME AND MY MOM SAID IT WAS OK FOR HIM TO DO SO.  IT WAS A GREAT DAY FOR MY MOM AND ME.  IT WAS SUCH A REWARDING FEELING TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE SMILE AND BE HAPPY. 
SOMETHING ELSE I WAS NOT TRAINED TO DO, BUT I DO ALL THE TIME, IS STICK MY HEAD IN THE SHOWER WHEN MOM IS IN THERE.  I REALLY DON'T LIKE GETTING MY FACE WET, BUT MY FIRST CONCERN IS MY MOM AND MAKING SURE THAT SHE IS SAFE AND STANDING.  I REALLY WORRY ABOUT HER FALLING SO I MAKE SURE I KNOW WHERE SHE IS AT ALL TIMES.
MY NEXT BIG OBSTACLE WAS THE HOSPITAL.  I AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS THE SMELLS, BUT AGAIN, MY MOM ASSURED ME THAT I WOULD BE OK.  WHEN MOM WALKED WITH ME INTO PRE-OP, THERE WERE SO MANY CAMERA PHONES THAT CAME OUT AND WERE TAKING MY PICTURE.  THE HARDEST THING WAS THAT EVERYONE WANTED TO PET ME, BUT THEY KNEW THAT THEY COULDN'T.  WHEN MOM WAS IN PRE-OP THE NURSES WERE AWESOME.  THEY HAD WARM BLANKETS WHICH MY MOM THOUGHT WERE FOR HER.  LITTLE DID SHE KNOW THAT THE NURSES HAD PUT THEM ON THE FLOOR FOR ME.  THEY ALSO BROUGHT ME BOTTLED WATER.  I FELT REALLY COMFORTABLE AFTER THAT.
THE HARDEST PART WAS WHEN SHE WENT INTO SURGERY.  FOR SANITARY REASONS, I WAS NOT ALLOWED IN THE OPERATING ROOM.  DURING THAT TIME, MY DAD TOOK ME BACK HOME SO THAT I COULD DO MY BUSINESS AND GET READY TO WELCOME MOM WHEN SHE GOT TO THE RECOVERY ROOM.  I WAS NEVER SO HAPPY TO SEE HER.  SHE ACTUALLY HAD TEARS IN HER EYES WHEN SHE SAW ME.
THROUGH OUR TRAVELS, IT WAS EVIDENT THAT WE WERE OUTGROWING OUR JEEP CHEROKEE.  SO, WE WENT TO MY MOM'S BROTHER-IN-LAWS DEALERSHIP TO HELP US GET A NEW VEHICLE.  I HAVE TO SAY THAT THEY WERE SO ACCOMMODATING.  THEY MADE SURE THAT THEY GOT ME INTO A VEHICLE THAT I WAS COMFORTABLE IN.  WE TRIED OUT A FEW AND FINALLY SETTLED ON ONE.  IT IS GREAT AND NOW I CAN LAY DOWN AND HAVE GROCERIES ALL AROUND ME AND STILL FEEL COMFORTABLE.
WE DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER. IF MY MOM IS COOKING, I AM RIGHT THERE WITH HER.  IF SHE IS IN THE BACKYARD, I AM RIGHT BY HER SIDE.  WE WALK DOWN THE DRIVEWAY TO GET THE MAIL.  MOST HUMANS TAKE GETTING THE MAIL FOR GRANTED, BUT MY MOM WAS ALWAYS AFRAID OF FALLING.  BUT, NOT ANYMORE.
THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN VERY CHALLENGING FOR BOTH OF US, BUT REST ASSURED WE ARE DOING IT.
I REALLY LIKE GOING TO THE HAIRDRESSER WITH MOM AND DAD.  EVERYONE JUST LOVES ME THERE AND THEY ALL RESPECT THAT I AM A SERVICE DOG.  IT GIVES MY MOM A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN TO THEM EXACTLY WHERE I CAME FROM, AND WHAT I CAN DO FOR HER.  THIS ALWAYS BRINGS A SMILE TO MOM'S FACE.
ABOUT A MONTH AGO, MOM WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF BED BUT SHE WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN SHE JUST COULDN'T.  I WENT TO HER SIDE OF THE BED SO SHE COULD BRACE.  I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THE BRACE WASN'T GOING TO WORK, SO I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF TO PUT MY FRONT PAWS ON THE BED SO THAT SHE COULD WRAP HER ARMS AROUND ME TO GET HERSELF UP.  THAT WORKED REALLY WELL FOR HER.
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU, SDP EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL CPs.
THAT IS ALL I CAN THINK OF FOR NOW, BUT I WILL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU POSTED OF ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS.
WITH MUCH LOVE,
IVY TINGLEY

Friday, November 21, 2014

NOV 21 2014
I HAD A LOVELY SLEEP ON TH E NEW BED.. AND THE ADDITION OF THE HUGE FLUFFY  FEATHERBED   WAS ADDED  COMFORT !!

I HAVE TO REORGANIZE THE ROOM NOW- AND AM FINDING THE MOST AMAZING THINGS CAREFULLY PACKED AWAY IN CORNERS..LINDA ELLERBEE BOOK " AND SO IT GOES" CAREFULLY TUCKED AWAY IN A SMALL BOX OF TRACTOR PARTS, A COLLECTION OF HEADGEAR MAKING STUFF  INCLUDING A  BUNCH OF COATHANGERS MADE INTO A UNICORN HEADPEICE--  MY VERY PRIZED COLLECTION OF SIPHON HOSES AND ABOUT 2 CUPS OF POCKET CHANGE ( SINCE MISC COLLECTION OF CHANGE IS ABOUT $20 A CUP I FIGURE I AM  $40 TO THE GOOD.)

I SHOULD PUT THAT WITH THE LAUNDRY MONEY--ANY MONEY THAT GOES THRU MY WASHER/DRYER GETS PUT IN THE  LAUNDRY CUP-- WHICH I THEN DUMP IN THE  SALVATION ARMY POT AT CHRISTMAS TIME.

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ILLNESS IS WITH SEVERAL OF US-- IT KNOCKED OUT GRACE YESTERDAY-  SHE SAID SHE DID HER 24 HOUR BIT AND THOUGHT IT WAS OVER  BUT SHE IS ON HER SECOND  24 HOURS.. 

I AM STILL TRYING TO DECIDE IF  I AM OVER WHATEVER I HAD OR DID I JUST GET LAZY-ER.  I CERTAINLY LOVE  THAT HEATER-- AND BED...
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SOUNDS LIKE MEGAN IS HERE  WE HAVE A QUICK RUN TO GEORGE'S FOR A HEALTH CERTIFICATE-- I WOULD LIKE TO GO WITH  HER-- SO THIS GETS CUT SHORT...
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Carlene,
 
I just wanted to share with you.
 
I had dinner with Mia and Michelle tonight at Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney. It was super crowded and we had to wait over 30 minutes for a table. Now we all know how great the danes are but, let me tell you, Carlene, Mia did you and Service Dog Project proud. After we ate, I was waiting for the check, the server came over and asked for all the particulars about SDP. She said normally she was afraid of big dogs, but never once felt afraid with Mia laying by the table. Just as I got up to go out, the hostess that seated us came and stopped me and complimented us on how wonderfully behaved Mia was and she admitted when we first came up to be seated she thought Michelle was holding a child's hand and started to offer us a kid's menu and crayons and then realized we wouldn't be needing crayons.  She also asked for all of the SDP particulars. Both the server and the hostess wrote down the website for SDP and Explore and asked about a FB page. So maybe we have some new followers.
 
Nancy M
Orlando, FL

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NOV 20 2014
I FOUND A $500 CHECK  FROM A VOLUNTEEER ON MY DESK THIS MORNING.
THAT WAS MORE EXCITING THAN A CUPPA.. 

 THE OTHER---BIG EXCITEMENT OF THE DAY--- I AM TOLD MY  NEW BED WILL ARRIVE BETWEEN 8 AND 12--- 
AFTER MANY YEARS OF A BONE CRUSHING HARD MATTRESS THAT "THE DOCTORS" SAID I SHOULD HAVE FOR A "BAD BACK" -----  COUPLE DAYS ON THE  SOFT SOFA IN THE GUEST HOUSE- MADE ME MOVE TO "SOFA LIVING"   FOR A LONG TIME... TIL I HIT THE BIG BARKER DOG BEDS ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE HEATER...
AT WHICH POINT I DECIDED I COULD BUY A COMFORTABLE MATTRESS AND TO &()&*%& WITH THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.
I AM NOT SURE HOW BIG BARKER COULD USE THAT  FACT-- BUT  THEM THERE THINGS ARE COMFORTABLE !!!
THE ONLY PROBLEM IS GETTING UP AND OUT OF THEM- THEY ARE SOOOOOO SOFT.

IT MAY EVEN ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR NYQUIL OR BRANDY.

AND AT MAILCALL LAST NIGHT,  I OPENED A PKG OF SHEETS ---I THOUGHT I HAD ORDERED THEM  --- TURNS OUT THEY WERE A GIFT FROM A CP--- AND EXACTLY WHAT I WOUL D  HAVE ORDERED---IF I HAD GOT ROUND TO DOING THAT.

MAIL CALL LAST NIGHT WAS NOT A JOYOUS AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED--- THERE WERE SOOOOO MANY  "TEENAGE" PUPS-- THAT DON'T QUITE BEHAVE YET- THAT IT WAS DISTRACTING--- ESPECIALLY FOR ONE WHO IS DISTRACTED BY THE FALL OF A FEATHER.   
WE DID MAKE IT TO THE END-- AND I DID MAKE 2 MONKEYFISTS FOR 2 RANDOM CP'S WHO WILL GET CARDS DECLARING THEM TO BE SUPPORTERS OF THE "SHATUPON SOCIETY OF IPSWICH"--- WHICH I WILL OFFICIALLY SIGN !!!!

I WAS TOO TIRED TO ACTUALLY GET  THE MONKEY FIST MAKING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA-- BUT I WILL WORK IN THAT DIRECTION SO WE CAN CONTINUE THE EDUCATIONAL ASPECT TO MAIL CALL-- ANYONE WANTING TO LEARN THE ART OF MONKEY FIST MAKING  SHOULD GO AND GET SOME 1/2 INCH MARBLES for the center   - AND SOME COTTON ?CORD?-- I GET MINE FRO R&W ROPE  it is cotton twine #60  ( 1 pound $15?) which fits the #60 twine very well.--- and as the camera goes on and off-- eventually we will get there--- AS  I  PLAN TO MAKE 2 ON CAMERA EVERY NIGHT DURING QUESTION AND ANSWERING...

SCOOTER KAREN HAS A LETTER GOING OUT TO HER FRIENDS AND RELATIVES ASKING THEM TO BUY A BRICK INSTEAD OF THE USUAL SWAPPING OF THE $10 GIFTS.. OK BY ME !!  I TRIED TO THINK OF A CARD TO PRINT UP FOR THAT... BUT LIFE IS TOO BUSY RIGHT NOW... AND THE CALENDARS SHOUL D HIT HERE NEXT WEEK,,,

WHEN LAST HEARD FROM SHEILA WAS TRACKING STORMS WHINC MIGHT BE IN HER PATH ( BASICALLY UP RT 95)-- IF I UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY -- THAT  NASTY  "WIND EFFECT " SNOW  STORM IN BUFFALLO IS IN A VERY SMALL AREA

NOW FOR A SECOND CUPPA AND  QUICKLY TAKE MY AFTER BREAKFAST NAP---  BEFORE IT RUNS INTO MY AFTER LUNCH NAP..

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NOV 19,2014
SPECIAL DAY !! THE 19TH !!  HAPPY WHATEVER...

first topic of the day.... inertia
inertia of movement and inertia of rest

 i think the official  is something like " a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a body at rest tends to stay at rest"-------------- as in  not wanting to get out of bed. 

i got going on this yesterday when i was caught in traffic next to  a huge  53' long truck--  we were in.. what was to me--- stop and go--- traffic.. except that driver never stopped..... bringing to mind my father's driving lessons-- which were unique.. 
do not stop if you can possibly keep crawling- because the effort to go from an absolute stop  to motion will drink gasoline.  this truck driver next to me was  doing a super job...
my father then went on to speculate that everytime you used the brakes you were wasting gas. you could nearly double your mileage by keeping more room between cars and rolling.
and then there was the glass of water on the dashboard---  filled to the brim, we could not go for our license  exam until we could drive without spiilling  a drop- actually he complained loudly if i made his head move back and forth with braking and accelerating.  
he had stories about the first cars he drove where the tires  were stuffed with hay--- and then progress and you would go for a sunday ride with 3 or 4 spare tires strapped to the back...

my father was --  born in 1900, he graduated from about 6th grade-- and was a farm kid--- drove a pony to  and from school with his sisters in the cart with him. .... in new rochelle n.y.
--- being a farm kid, you made do and invented  solutions...  and you never threw away hardware like hinges off an old door--- etc   - i inherited that from him    i  also  inherited his individualized spelling abilities. 

my grandfather-- was rescued out of the johnstown flood ( in depth it is excellent reading)and several relatives  with the last name  PRICE  are listed as "missing" ..

how did i get going on that....??? 
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next issue--- 
sheila tells me i  have been  pushing too hard for  the chicken bricks--- 
so i have been thinking.....   and while thinking i have been making monkey fists  -- so many that i have run out of friends to give them to.
so i have decided to-- during the question and answer section of the mail call, i will make 2 monkey fists-- takeing me about 15 minutes- and donate one to  one of the brick buyyers of the day  and another to one of the people who sent mail that day--- both chosen randomly.
and.....
they will each be given a laminated card ( if i can get theresa to do them)  stating that they are supporting members of the "shatupon society of ipswich"
and to keep this camera  as an educational tool, i will make the monkey fists  up close-- so if people want to learn to make them, they will see how... just about every night at 5pm...
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now as for the reliabilbty of the cameras--- instead of being frustrated--enjoy what is working
i am sure the crew at explore is more frustrated than you all-- so for the moment  enjoy whatever we've got.... and it could be a long moment---- but remember how not only the camera was unreliable- but we didn't even attempt to have sound-- and used the white board for everything..

that is like the hay in the tires of my fathers first car.
it will get better- in the meantime---enjoy the guessing game of   what will be working today????

and i will get on with learning how to laminate....

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NOV 18 2014
NO....IT IS NOT THE 19TH YET-  
THAT IS ALL THE BRILLIANCE I CAN COME UP WITH TODAY- SORRY

I WAS UP LATE PLAYING WITH THE LIST OF BB's -- BRICK BUYERS..
MEMSAIC' MATT  GAVE ME THE LIST  OF DONORS FOR 2011,12,13,14. --- ONCE SORTED AND RESORTED, IT MAKES VERY INTERESTING READING...  IT ALSO LISTS THE  NUMBER OF TIMES THEY BOUGHT AND ALSO THE LAST TIME THEY BOUGHT.

ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING IS A HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND  OF MINE.... BARBARA-- ( BOBBY) WHO HAS NOT MISSED ONE MONTH-- SHE IS THE FRIEND I SOMETIMES REFER TO   WHO MADE ME THINK ABOUT GETTING A GREAT DANE TO HELP A PERSON WITH MS. 

I WISH SHE LIVED CLOSER THAN CONN... SHE AND I WERE VERY GOOD AT MUDDLING THRU MESSES TOGETHER..  SHE IS VERY EFFICIENT..  SHE WOULD BE A BIG HELP AROUND HERE.

PLEASE EVERYONE.. GO  FOR THE BIG PUSH OF GETTING TOWARD SELLING OUT-- THERE ARE SOOOO MANY OF YOU--- ALL THOSE $10 AMOUNTS ARE CRITICAL...  
WE WILL MAKE MONEY ON THE CALENDAR ( WHICH IS A THING OF BEAUTY)  BUT THE PROBLEM IS--- WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT BEFORE WE MAKE THE  PROFIT...  SO PAYING FOR THAT UP FRONT,  - SPAYING  6 MORE IN THE NEXT 3 WEEKS ALONG WITH THE  PAYROLL... IS GOING TO BE TIGHT-- SO IF YOU CAN....PLEASE ....  THAT MEMSAIC WALL IS A SAVING GRACE.

ALSO ORDERING YOUR  CALENDAR OR TWO IN THE NEXT WEEK WOULD BE HELPFUL- AND GIVE ME SOME CASH TO HELP GET THAT  BILL PAID. THAT BILL WILL BE ABOUT $10,000
 WE ARE NOT A HUGE  WEALTHY OUTFIT- AND ALL OF YOU AE A CRITICAL PART...

LAST YEAR SOMEONE NAMED "ANONYMOUS"  SENT US A $25,000 CHECK THRU SOME LAW FIRM IN BOSTON..  WHICH WAS - OBVIOUSLY  - A HUGE HELP..... SO IF ANY OF YOU KNOW ANY OF THIS TYPE ANONYMOUS PERSON-  THAT IS  BBB  ( BEYOND BRICK BUYING)...

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 COUPLE FYI'S
I DO NOT TWIT--- I KEEP GETTING  REQUESTS TO TWITTER-- I DO NOT KNOW HOW-- NOR DO I SEE ANY ADVANTage  EVEN THO AT TIMES I WOULD LIKE TO TWIT CNN ABOUT SOMETHING WHEN ANDERSON COOPER INVITES A TWIT- 
AND THEN THE  LINKING-- I DON'T LINK EITHER-- THO SOMETIMES TEH LINKOR SOUNDS INTERESTING, IT IS ONE MORE PASSWORD WHICH I WOULD BE FORGETTING/CHANGING WITH EVERY USE...
I FIND IT VERY DEPRESSING THAT  MOST PEOPLE JUST TYPE THAT STUFF IN-- WHERE I SCROUNGE AROUND FOR MY 3 FULL SHEETS MOST OF WHICH HAVE BEEN CHANGED SINCE I  PRINTED THAT.

I TRY...... 4 NUMBERS( THAT IS THE EASY PART) 4 LETTERS-- AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT I AM RUNNING OUT OF 4 LETTER WORDS-.

BESIDES I REALLY THINK TECHNOLOGY HAS IT IN FOR ME....
 MY CAPS ON DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK--  I HAVE PROVEN THIS EXTENSIVELY-- I FEARED MY VISION WAS FAULTY-- BUT IT IS THAT LITTLE GREEN LIGHT'S RANDOM ACCURACY WHICH CAUSES SOOO MANY RED INCORRECT FLAGS.
AND THANK YOU FOR THINKING FOR ME, BUT IT IS NOT BECAUSE DUST HAS PLUGGED THE LITTLE HOLE....
GOOD THOUGHT...
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NOW A SERIOUS PROBLEM----
LUKE WAS FOUND PLAYING WITH A BOTTLE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN  1/2 FILLED WITH FOAMY LIQUID WITH NO MARKING OR LABEL...

THIS PROVES THERE IS  SOMEONE WHO  IS NOT PAYING ATTENTION- AND IF IT IS WHAT GRACE THINKS. .. A SMALL AMT OF LYSOL DILUTED FOR FLOOR WASHING... THAT MEANS THERE ARE ABOUT 10 FLOOR WASHERS WHO ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION...
BELIEVE ME I DO NOT WAQNT TO ALIENATE THE FLOOR WASHING DEPARTMENT-- HEAVEN KNOWS THEY ARE A CHALLANGED LOT... BUT
THIS CHEMICAL RULE BIT IS DEADLY SERIOUS...

WHEN I FIND A BOTTLE OF SOMETHING I WANT TO KNOW  WHAT IS IN THAT BOTTLE-- AND I DO NOT WANT IT TO BE SOME UNAPPORVED CHEMICAL---  THE ONLY APPROVED  NASTY CHEM AROUND IS CHLOROX..   

JUST TO DRIVE THIS POINT HOME.... EVEN THOSE  WATER BOTTLES OF DILUTED DISH WASHING LIQUID MUST NOW BE LABELED... SO EVERY TIME YOU WASH YOUR HANDS YOU WILL BE REMINDED TO LABEL STUFF.  THE DILUTED BOTTLES OF CHLOROX HAVE HAD RED ELECTRICAL TAPE ON THEM-- SO NOW WRITE ON  THE TAPE.

PURPOSE OF THIS EXERCISE IS WE APPARENTLY MUST REMIND PEOPLE CONSTANTLY  ... AND...
.....THINGS GO IN 3's ..  THE NEXT CHEMICAL MISTAKE  COULD BE DEADLY.. 

EXPERIENCE COMES FROM BAD EXPERIENCES...

HELL HATH NO FURRY LIKE CARLENE WITH AN UNLABELED BOTTLE OF GOOP.
(FROM  Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
                Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.)
THAT WAS PROBABLY NOT A BROADWAY SHOW.
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YESTERDAY I HAD A RELATIVELY  UNREHEARSED LECTURE ON TH E  DAILY PERILS OF MS--   THAT MS IS SO UNPREDICTABLE--- AND THE MEDICATIONS ALL SEEM TO BE "LETS TRY THIS"
THIS FARM IS DEFINITELY A DESINATION FOR PEOPLE WHO SOMETIMES ARE AFRAID TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC  FOR FEAR OF AN UNEXPECTED  PROBLEM-- BE IT MS OR PTSD..  THEY COME HERE  BECAUSE THEY CAN  BE  PART OF SOMETHING WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY-- WHATEVER HAPPENS HERE .. WE WILL COPE.  IF YOU SUDDENLY HAVE TO SIT DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DRIVEWAY-- GO RIGHT AHEAD- 
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TODAY??
TO DUMP OR NOT TO DUMP-- THAT IS THE QUESTION