Monday, December 5, 2016

DEC 5 2016
FINALLY WE HEAR FROM HAWAII-  THANK YOU IHEART !   I HOPE SHE HELPS YOU STAY AS ACTIVE AS YOU WANT TO BE...
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Aloha Carlene,
I can’t thank you enough for blessing me with Addie. She is very smart and adorable.  
Quarantine inspection was fast and seamless. We were out of there in five minutes!  
Megan and Addie’s first day in Hawaii was rainy but that didn’t stop us from training. We went to stores and couple of restaurants today. I still have a long way to go with training but taking it one day at a time. Addie is amazing! So is Megan. I think I’ll cry when it’s time for Megan to leave.  
I will be forever grateful to you, SDP crew and volunteers for making this happen.  
Big Mahalos! 
iheart
PS. Don’t forget, Neiman Marcus Ham dinner will be delivered on Dec. 22. Enjoy!
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NOW  VENTING TIME....

IF THERE IS ANYONE IN THIS WORLD WHO DOES NOT KNOW I DON'T DO FACEBOOK-- LET ME REMIND YOU----I DON'T UNDERSTAND FACEBOOK - ALL THIS FRENDS AND UNFRIENDS IS MORE THAN I CAN COPE WITH.. GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT... AN EMAIL...I CAN DO THAT. 
NOW I PERFECTLY UNDERSTAND THERE IS A  HUGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH ME ON FACEBOOK,  AND THAT IS PERFECTLY ALL RIGHT. NO PROBLEM....
NOW LETS TALK ABOIUT THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR SDP AND DRAW A SALARY WHICH SOMEHOW I HAVE TO MEET....-- OR HAVE BEEN THE RECIPIENTS OF DOGS FOR WHICH I HAVE RAISED ABOUT $20,000 IN ORDER TO DONATE   THEM TO YOU.  IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE TOO MUCH EFFORT TO ASK YOU RECIPIENTS TO SPEND 30 SECONDS A WEEK, AND LET ME KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.. SO I CAN REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY WHAT YOU AND YOUR DOG ARE DOING...  AND AS FOR THE STAFF, IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING UNUSUAL TO REPORT I DON'T THINK 15 SECONDS A DAY IS TOO MUCH TO ASK YOU TO KEEP ME INFORMED... I REALLY DO NOT LIKE TO HEAR THINGS SECOND OR THIRD HAND THRU FACEBOOK... AGE HAS TAUGHT ME NOT TO TRUST WHAT I HEAR ON FACEBOOK..  I WANT A FIRST HAND REPORT WITH DETAILS.

WHY?  WELLLL ASIDE FROM ANY PLAIN ACCOMODATING MY AGE.... THESE REPORTS FROM RECIPIENTS ARE LIKE PAYCHECKS FOR THE VOLUNTEERS-- AND LET ME BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU---- WITHOUT THESE VOLUNTEERS  YOU WOULD HAVE NO DOG.
 SO OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE HOURS OF EFFORT THEY HAVE PUT IN SHOVELING SNOW OR PICKING POO.. SPEND 30 SECONDS A WEEK...  HOW ANGRY AM I????    LET ME ASK... WHO ARE YOU GOING TO ASK TO SIGN YOUR RE-CERTIFICATION CARD WHICH YOU WILL  NEED AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR...  IT AIN'T ALL PATTIN  PUPPIES....
A VERY SIMILAR LOGIC GOES WITH STAFF.. I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU FEEL IS PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN PUT ON FACEBOOK.. I WANT THE GORY DETAILS WHICH YOU CAN - OR SHOULD NOT PUT OUT FOR PUBLIC DIGESTION-- YET MIGHT IN SOME WAY SWAY DECISIONS  I HAVE TO MAKE  FOR SDP IN THE FUTURE.

I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO INSINUATE I AM THE PERSON SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR RAISING MONEY FOR THE DOGS, BUT LIKE IT OR NOT... THE BUCK DOES STOP HERE.  I  CERTAINLY AM CHAIRMAN OF TH E STEERING COMMITTEE.  I HAVE A HUGE DECISION TO MAKE THIS MORNING BEFORE 9AM...  IT IS NOT FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION BECAUSE OF THE BUILDING INSPECTOR.... BUT I CAN SHARE A DETAIL..... DID WE BUILD THE BUILDING TOO FAST  WITHOUT THINKING????  THERE IS A HUGE STAINLESS STEEL CAGE IN THE ? ARENA? WHERE WE STORED TREATS AND TOWELS IN THE FEED ROOM... PROBABLY COST SOMEONE $5000...I FORGET WHERE I GOT IT... BUT IT SHOULD BE PUT IN THE  NEW BUILDING- WHAT A PERFECT PLACE FOR IT.
THE PROBLEM ---WILL IT FIT THRU THE DOOR??-- AND THAT IS ONLY A VERY SMALL PART OF THIS WILD IDEA FLOATING AROUND... AND I FEAR THE IDEA IS ONE OF  GOLDIE'S.  IT IS JUST TOO BIG A COINCIDENCE TO IGNORE.

 BELLA AND GEORGE HAVE SOLVED THE  REPORT PROBLEM NICELY--  THEY HAVE APPOINTED SOMEONE TO CUT AND PASTE WHATEVER THEY SAY IN THE MODERN WORLD OF FACEBOOK-- AND SEND IT TO  ME IN  AN EMAIL-- LOVE IT--- IT IS EVEN SO ORGANIZED THAT  TEH CP WENT ON VACATION AND ASSIGNED ANOTHER CP TO COVER HER JOB OF RELAYING THE MESSAGES TO ME.-- SO I GET A DAILY  WITH PICTURES OF GEORGE.  I LOVE IT. 

 THIS WORKS NICELY FOR GENERIC INFO... BUT WITH THE STAFF.... I NEED THE STUFF YOU CAN'T PUT OUT THERE.
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I HAVE TO WRITE "THE BOARD"   WITH DETAILS THIS MORNING...  


AND IT IS SNOWING.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

DEC 4 2016
I THINK SANTA IS DUE HERE TODAY-- THIS GUY IS THE REAL THING-- EVEN WITHOUT THE RED SUIT
HE DRIVES A RED JEEP WITH LICENSE  ST NICK..  PLUS HE IS VERY JOLLY ANYWAY- HE IS A FRIEND OF MARK'S
AND VERY GENEROUSLY DONATES HIS TIME TO ENTERTAIN ALL OF US.
THE OTHER ONE YOU SHOULD SEE ON CAMERA TODAY IS WILLLIAM  HUBER ( PHOTOGRAPHER OF CALENDAR FAME).....
 I THINK HE SAID HE WOULD BE HERE TODAY... PROBABLY WITH HIS DAUGHTER.

THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT FOOD... THERE ALWAYS IS....  MARK SAID HE WAS NOT GRILLING  
 BUT HAD SOME OTHER SOLUTION..  I DON'T THINK WE WILL STARVE.
  THIS IS AN ARMY THAT MOVES ON IT'S BELLY FOR SURE.

NOOON---- DON'T KNOW WHO WANTS TO WALK DONKEYS IN THE COLD, AT NOON...
 BUT I BET JANINE IS HERE  TO BE WITH WHOEVER SHOWS UP..
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PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL--- BOY I KNOW THAT WELL.....HOWEVER PURE IGNORANCE
 DOES NOT STOP ME FROM TELLING ALL OF YOU  THAT SIZZLE ACTUALLY PICKED UP 
THE BASKET  FOR MAIL CALL LAST NIGHT...

SHE IS A LONNNNNNNNNNNG WAY FROM BEING 1/10TH THE DOG BAILEY WAS..
. BUT THE EPISODE STARTED WITH -
1.    GET THAT ^$%&*(&^%$ OUT OF M Y MOUTH
2.    QUICKLY TRAVERSED  TO  WHY IS BENTLYEY BEHIND THAT DOOR WHERE
        I REALLY WANT  TO BE....
3.    IF I LEAN INTO YOUR KNEES YOU  CAN'T GET THAT BASKET NEAR MY MOUTH
4.   JUST GIVE ME THE LIVER TREAT AND SCRATCH THIS  STUPID BASKET ROUTINE
5.    WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO TREAT... IT IS IN   YOUR OTHER HAND.  
6.    THAT TREAT REMOVES THE TASTE OF  THAT AWFUL BASKET.
7.    WHADAYA  MEAN... THINK?
8.    I HAVE TO TASTE THAT BASKET TO GET A TREAT????
9.    I AM NOT SURE IT IS WORTH IT-- LET ME THINK ABOUT IT  OVERNIGHT.
10.  LET ME TRY  AND TASTE IT  WHEN SHE IS NOT SITTING THERE..
11.   NOW SHE HAS IT UP ON TH ECOUNTER SO I CAN'T EVEN  REACH IT.
12.   MAYBE TOMORROW I CAN FIGURE THIS OUT.

IT IS THE LEARNING TO LEARN PROCESS-- AND I KNOW BETTER-- I SHOULD HAVE STARTED
WITH PUTTING HER FOOT ON A STEP STOOL AND MAKING HER LEAVE IT 
THERE TIL I SAID OK AND GAVE HER A TREAT.

I SHOULD HAVE ESTABLISHED THE  PATTERN... YOU HAVE TO WORK TO GET PAID...
HOW OFTEN HAVE I SAID THAT ABOUT CHILDREN/PEOPLE ..??????
WELL THE DOGS HAVE TO LEARN IT TOO...

 THIS BUSINESS OF HAVING MAYA HERE  TO ROUGHHOUSE WITH  IS DETRIMENTAL 
TO  PERFECT BEHAVBIOR - HER MIND WANDERS TOO MUCH FOR ANY REAL PROGRESS..
COULD BE MAYA GETS LOCKED IN THE ANNEX FOR ME TO TRY AND TALK WITH HER....
EVER TRY AND TEACH A KID  TO READ  WHEN ALL THEIR FRIENDS ARE OUTSIDE THE
 WINDOW PLAYING FOOTBALL?  SAME PROBLEM....

bailey knew well-- if i got out the liver treats, she was going to have to do something she personally
 considered ridicoulous.... like balancing on a tree limb. -- i know she thoroughly enjoyed
 getting the basket  for mail call because she would deviate from the norm so often-- giving it to someone else, 
 carrying it away---or dropping it with great force in front of me-- spilling the contents...
you have to allow them their personalities..  just as they have to learn that people are food 
aggressive and don't like to share theier plate of food with a dog.... unless invited...
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SHATTING DAY -- WOOWOWOOWOOO  BLESS YOU ALL TO BE SOOLD OUT AGAIN...
THE NEXT NOMTH IS A VERY SHORT ONE  WITH THE FIRST SUNDAY BEING ON THE
 1ST OF JANUARY AND THIS SHAT ON THE 4TH OF DECEMBER.
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I NEED TO GIVE THIS SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT---  LIKE..... MAYBE REMOVE ALL TEH 
SOFA'S FROM THE  T TENT SO WE CAN PUT THE SHATTING TABLE IN THERE AND GET AT  LEAST SOME
HEAT FROM TEH FIREPLACE.  IT IS NOT ALL ME-- ( BUT A LARGE PART) 
THAAT SQUARED OFF TABLE COVER IS CRACKING IN THE COLD..   WE ARE GOIN G TO HAE TO RETHINK
SOMETHING... A  VERY GENEROUS CAMERA PERSON  GAVE ME A MILWALKIE HEATED JACKET WHICH WORKS, 
BUT THE CRACKING VINYL  IS ANOTHER PROBLEM..  BEING EVEN ½ WARM AND ON CAMERA IS A CHALLANGE...

WE HAVE HAD CHALLANGES BEFORE...

MEGAN MADE IT TO LAS VEGAS NICELY.. I HAVE NOT HEARD SHE LANDED IN  HAWAII YET...

HERE'S A LETTER FROM OUR VAST FAMILY OF PEOPLE WHO "BENEFIT"  FOROM MY DAILY TYPOS
THERE ARE  ALOT OF THEM OUT THERE..
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HI carlene
I am one of the quiet CP's in the background who never comment, but I have been in love with your SDP
 project and webcams since August 2015. At that time, Opal was expecting, and soon after, early in Sept. 
I was so HONORED to be able to watch her give birth to those glorious Laundry puppies (the Pokies)...
.I grew up with lots of pets, but never got to witness a live birth of puppies. Then, to watch the others,
 Gussie, Scarlet, and Mischa, all within the month, have their babies as well....OH MY!!!! I have been
 so enthralled watching them grow up, and learning so much from you along the way. I have been housebound
now for 13 years with some chronic illnesses, and yet these webcams give me a kick in the pants every day,
 and help me feel very connected to the wellspring  of profound life changes you are able to fulfill with the masterful
 way you work with your dogs, as well as the volunteers. I enjoy your Doggie Dailies immensely, LOVE your stories,
 and find myself always smiling at your chosen topics of the day. I feel like  a part of my heart is now at your farm.
 And I can't forget to mention the donkeys. Maude was such a doll, and once again a first for me, got to witness 
her give birth to Pockets, stayed up all night to catch it. And love all the newer arrivals of the mini-donkeys,
 and learning their ways. 


THE NUMBERS ARE  FRIGHTENING TO ME.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

dec 3 2016
the calendars are a thing of beauty !

 william gets better and better every year...... i hate to say it.. again...
  i did last year at this time too... now why can't we start it in january 
 and  get  it done and "in the can' before dogfest? instad of the massive 
panic  to try and get it done before thankwsgiving...

i have always said the only thing of value that i learned at colby college 
was what a deadline was...  tuesday at 4pm  was tuesday at 4pm...
 and apparently  i didn't learn that too well either.
problem is to try and get the inspirations for the photo's-- i don't see any reason why all you camera people can't help woth that..
someone did send a bunch of donkeys in construction gear---  that has possibilities ... except...... william gets fussy
he wants photos where the danes "expressions"  or "situations"    come across in photos.
heaven knows this year's calendar  is a beaut !!  and the star  is  oscar..
it is oscar who is studying all the pups on the staircase, sitting on a paddleboard with devlin and draped as a  christmass tree.

he is the bailey of the photo world !!  
these photos are soooo good that i would like to make a yearly "string" of them so we can continue to enjoy them
i don't know on which wall-- because our walls are full-- but i will try...

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now it is about  my left hand drawer...  for you newcommers 
 "GOLDIE  " is the Ghost Of the Lefthand Drawer  first  appearing as a terrible stench in the drawer
 which resisted all efforts to erase it  from murphys to chlorox to annesette--- 
and all of a sudden  she left--- only to return on  ocassion.  a few months ago she promoted    reproduction in the left hand drawer
when the scissors  all began carrying on  and  with only a 24 hour gestation period, every day there were more and more of them- til i finally  removed 8 of  them..
 now it is black gloves --- i don't know where the first fuzzy pair came from-- maybe normal migration.... but yesterday way  in teh back was the nest with 2 small leather  gloves 
i figure they are born without the fuzz and they  must  grow fuzz as they age... they certainly don't look like the parents.
fuzzy gloves most be  the natural enemy  of scissors --  because the scissors have all  left.
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and then i got a notice from DHL--  we usually do UPS  USPS  FEDEX.. so a notice from DHL  stood out.  that is international---- tina organizes my harness project- and i knew she had just sent the sample of teh planet dog  harness revision away to china's mr moon... for approval- i initialy thought it was that sample being sent back for approval... then i noticed teh fine print  39 pounds--hmmmmm-- in 7 cartons... fearing mr moon had made 300 harness that we had not yet  apporved-  mr moon has been  impressively efficient  which is why i ordered from china.... i fact checked-- and the 39 pounds of 7 cartons came from thialand-- so it must be the puzzles that he said he coudl not guarentee til january...  i am not sure... but i think they are 500 piece puzzles of teh  ipswich fire department.. 

i had figured after christmas i would get jeff  ( our resident cabinett maker who made teh chicckne coopo)  to make  a cloth covered board on which to do puzzles with a piece of plexiglass which could be   bolted to it  to hold everything in place as it is moved around before completion... then bolted for real and be able to hang on the wall...  we hae some great puzled of the old calendatr pictures...  one on lmy wall is of bailey in the tree...  love it... an impossible 1000 piece puzzle delivered by  gusie's mom...

so it is back into the cellar to shift teh pile of calendars around so to make room for the  puzzles -- having already moved the great harness into their own lump.  
i don't know how we got into this... but janine has sold 80 books already-- typically she only has 40 printed so far-- and the name is not "helping horses"   
at the last minute it became "lost horses "  ( and donkeys)----  it is a  rescue manual of how to rescue.......it does have in it the funny story aobut janine with the donkey who  fell asleep on th elawn of some fancy house in Arlington VA... that was in her dogs donkeys and circus  book too.....  the dog book was alot funnier... teh lost horses is not a funny book... but 100% real-
it has her inspection of the carriage horse industry in  NYC    she equates those horses to city dwellers  just like the peole are city dwellers...  perfectly happy  and well cared for in their city. they often live to be 25 years old-- where a race horse rarely gets to 5 years old.  it is interesting  especially if you know horses.
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my new routine... see how long this lasts... is to get my email computer stuff done by 9 and go down to the barn and pick up  poo in the donkey stall-- it is good exercise   that i am used to ...i just can  not get on that treadmil and get no where.  at least i will produce a better stall and  more likely a darker manure pile.
meaty steven is here today  and we did intend to start  a diet contest... right !

with all the camera people watching i figure it will be great incentive to go !
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Dear Carlene, 
It was another wonderful day with my sweet Pixie. Then again how couldn't it be. My sweet girl helped me get to play w her outside and oh did she ever love it. Watching her run so gracefully was just amazing. I haven't been able to walk on the grass w uneven ground since forever and it was just the best feeling ever to know that I can do it w my Pixie helping me along the way😀 thank you so much. 
 She is loving her big back yard on free time. She had some company come over to visit her today one of my best friends and she was spoiled w a huge bone( probably weighs 15lb lol) and a new toy that she just loved. Pixie learned what cleaning day was to she wasn't to sure about the vacuum but she helped me along:) we had a few errands to run. She was a shining star while out and working to as usual.i think she's becoming a celebratory in my town👍. She's happily resting of course on me before its time for some bowling w kids for my sons school. #teampixie#

Carlene White

ServiceDogProject.org

Friday, December 2, 2016

DEC 2 2016
HAVING NIGHTMARES IS EXHAUSTING--  I WISH I LOST WEIGHT IN THE PROCESS... I CERTAINLY WAS RUNNING AROUND WITH MY DAUGHTER GWEN AND HER SMALL GREY DOG ( WHICH SHE DOES NOT HAVE) LOOKING FOR CONTAINER #19 WHICH WAS SUPPPOSED TO HAVE A DANE IN A CRATE IN IT. WE FOUND IT-- BUT THERE WERE STAIRS-- LOTSA STAIRS...AND A FUNNY CHIMNEY THING WHICH WAS A SHORTCUT TO THE LOBBY WHERE THERE WAS THE HIGH OAK CEILINGS  ( I THINK THAT COME FROM THE CALENDAR SHOTS-- WHICH YOU WILL ALL SEE TODAY....  THE NIGHTMSRE WAS IN COLOR.... APPARENTLY MOST DREAMS ARE NOT IN COLOR...  I DUNNO... THAT ONE WAS..

TEH CALENDAR WILL BE DELIVERED TODAY ABOUT NOON???  AND WE WILL GO IN HIGH GEAR TO GET THEM MAILED--  WE HAVE TO BECAUSE BY THE TIME WE HAVE CARTONS OF MAILERS AND CALENDARS THE HERE IS NOT MUCH ROOM TO EVEY WALK AROUND "THE OFFICE" I HAVE NOTICED MY DESK IS ONCE AGIAN MOVING AS EVEN SIZZLE WALKS BY....   SOMEONE NEEDS TO CHECK TEH LALLY COLUMNS  IN THE CELLAR...
THE QUANTITY OF STUFF IS MONUMENTAL... YOU PEOPLE ALL THINK OF ONE CALENDAR TO HANG ON THE WALL, BUT AROUND HERE IT IS A PILE OF CARTONS THE SIZE OF A SMALL VOLKSWAGON-- AND WE DON;T HAVE ROOM FOR A SMALL VOLKSWAGON.  WE WILL MANAGE...
IN THE PROCESS OF UNCOVERING THE GARAGE TO ACCOMODATE THE CALENDAR PROJECT, WE MUST PUT THE CARRIAGE UP ON WOOD...  THIS IS YOUR FYI FOR THE DAY--I AM SURE NEARLY ALL OF YOU HAVE WOODEN WHEELED WAGONS   YOU MUST NOT STORE WOODEN WHEELS  ON DIRT OR CEMENT-- IT ROTS TH WHEELS--  SO NOW THAT I HAVE REMEMBERED TO CHECK... THAT CAN BE A JOB FOR SOMEONT TODAY--- AND THAT AMISH WAGON IN THE ARENA  NEEDS TO BE CHECKED... IT IS ONE THING IF YOU ARE USING IT...  THEN  A DIFFERENT PART OF THE WHEEL IS DOWN  BUT WHEN IT SITS FOR A LEGNTH OF TIME... THAT  IS BAD.  FYI...
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IN RESPONSE TO YESTERDAYS COMMENTS ABOUT CREDIT CARDS AND CHRISTMAS...  ONE VOLUNTEER OULDN'T COME AND SENT THIS NOTE...

 Unfortunately,  I gotta work my butt off to pay bills ect for xmas. I wish christmas was about enjoying life more than darn gift giving.

bingo !!  and the  "oh but i have children..."  means you have been trained  by the advertising agencies to believe  your childern will be deprived for lack of plastic toys  -- how much  more educational , creative, and cheaper  are the big boxes that can be found along the street on dec 26th.

---- how about starting a tradition...  3 rolls of lifesavers for everyone on your list...  WRITE SOME MEANINGFUL NOTE AND YOU ARE  DONE. -- SAME THING FOR EVERYONE-- AND THEY CAN ALL TALK IT OVER... NO FAVORITES... THE MCDONALD APPROACH--UNIFORMITTY...
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AUNT MILDRED--- WHOM YOU ALL HAVE MET A FEW DAYS AGO...-- SHE HAD VERY MEAGER FINANCES - YET EVERY YEAR SHE WOULD SEND US... (I HAD  2 SISTERS)  A VERY EXPENSIVE PIECE OF GORHAM SILVER FLATWEAR.... IN A TOUGH YEAR IT WAS A SPOON..  BETTER YEARS ... A FORK.. OR EVEN A KNIFE...  SHE TRIED TO LINE US UP FOR GRACIOUS LIVING WITH POLISHED SILVER AT FORMAL DINNERS... IT WAS ALL KEPT "AWAY" FOR WHEN WE MARRIED AND HAD TO   "ENTERTAIN"  -

I THINK OF THAT OFTEN NOW... AS WE SIT PERCHED ON ROLLING STOOLS  EATING OFF PAPER PLATES...
 I TOOK ALL OF MY SILVER- AND ANY OTHER FROM CLOSING DOWN MY PARENTS HOUSE  AND GAVE IT ALL TO MY DAUGHTER GWEN--   THEN WENT ONLINE AND  BOUGHT   A BUNCH  OF THE SAME PATTERN IN STAINLESS STEEL--AND GAVE SOME  TO JANINE- AND USE THE REST MYSELF--   MUCH CHEAPER AND NO POLISHING...
IT REALLY IS NICE STAINLESS STEEL  -- GORHAM  BUTTERCUP-    THE FEW PIECES I STILL HAVE ARE KEPT IN THE STAINLESS STEEL HOLDERS  BY THE CORNER SINK.  A FITTING PLACE FOR THEM-- THOSE HOLDERS CAME OUT OF MY HUSBANDS MEDICAL PRACTICE...  THEY WERE USED TO HOLD CERTAIN MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT FAMILIAR TO MALES.
AS A MATTER OF FACT.... I THINK THE TABLE IN THE GUEST HOUSE WAS ONCE HIS EXAM TABLE--- AND THOSE THINGS  USUALLY HOLDING  HAND TOWELS ARE ACTUALLY STIRRUPS.
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MY PARENTS TRIED....I EVEN KNOW HOW TO IRON A MAN'S SHIRT... WHICH I DID FOR A WHILE...  AND I MADE BREAD-- AND CANNED JELLIES AND RELISHES...--DAUGHTER  GWEN --- VERY ASTUTELY-- CLAIMED MY MOTHERS RECIPIE FILE (WHICH COULD BE PUBLISHED I AM SURE---)---  MY MOTHER  COOKED BY CHEMISTRY-- A TINY BIT OF SUGAR TO MAKE YEAST RISE BETTER... AND A BIG FLAT PAN TO BUBBLE JAMS AND JELLY'S.. AND IN TEH SAME FILE SHE HAD A SMALL NOTEPAD WITH WHO SHE HAD TO DINNER--  WHEN....WHAT SHE SERVED AND WHO LIKED WHAT..   THEY "ENTERTAINEED" NEARLY WEEKLY..

COMPARE THAT TO ME- NOW-- " LETS ORDER CHINESE-- WE HAVEN'T  HAD THAT IN 2 WEEKS."
AH WELL.....  THEY TRIED..


I WILL NOW DRINK LOTSA COFFEE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE CALENFDAR ARRIVAL......

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DEC 1 2016
since i have had new words to learn like ---- paraprosdokian-- i thought i was impressive to know that word,,, however... turns out  it gets a red underline for spell check....the merisam webster dictionary does not know that word... but wikipedia does...  so i give up with new words and decided today to list the words i forgot yesterday.-----  barack...,  totebag ... and segway..
you might say it is old age-- and it certainly could be...  but i hae always lived in fear of  being in a situation  where  in order to prove my mental capacities someone asks me who is teh vice president , and   i say harry truman.  how many states has confused me for years... is it 48 + 2 or 50+ 2?  another one of those binary decisions i always have trouble with-- like right /left...

that is what makes aging so exciting... today i can say tote bag really well.. yesterday i couldn't-- does that mean i am getting better? 

yesterday-- jane ( new volunteer) decided to get  teh visiting of nursing homes  bY OUR DOGS UNDEER CONTROL......TERRIFFIC IDEA... THE PATIENTS AND THE STAFF ARE ALWAYS CHEERED BY HAVING THE DOGS DO A WALK THRU.... EVEN WITHOUT THE PAT THE PUPPY ROUTINE... AND SHE RAN INTO WHAT IS MAYBE THE CLOSEST ONE TO CRAZY ACRES...  I WON'T MENTION THE NAME BECAUSE THEY COULD SUE ME I AM SURE FOR WHAT I THINK OF THAT OUTFIT.-- IT IS THE CLOSEST THING TO A JAIL FOR SENIORS I CAN THINK OF...
100 YEARS AGO  IN THE PROCESS OF TRAINING DOGS   I USED TO WALK THRU- AND THEN THEY GOT A NEW DIRECTOR WHO DECIDED I NEEDED TO HAVE NOT ONLY A RABIES BUT  MONTHLY STOOL SAMPLE BEFORE I COULD EVEN WALK THRU---  AND I KNEW SOME OF THE PATIENTS THERE SO I  REALLY WANED TO CONTINUE- AND OFFERED TO BRING THE CURRENT LITTER OF PUPS TO RUN AROUND  IN THE YARD OUTSIDE THE WINDOWS SO THE PATIENTS COULD ENJOY THE PUPS... AND WAS  TOLD THE GUYS WHO CUT THE GRASS DID NOT WANT THAAT TO HAPPEN.. EVEN AFTER I TOLD HIM I WOULD PICK UP ANYTHING THAT FELL OUT OF THE PUPS.
 OK....

SKIP NOW TO CURRENT..JANE GOT THE IDEA OF GOING THERE----NICE LOOKING BIG PLACE--- AND TEH "DIRECTOR" TOLD HER TO BRING IN THE RABIES  CERTIFICATION... SO JANE GOT LINDA TO COPY  THEM AND SHE WENT BACK... AND WAS TOLD SHE ALSO NEEDED THE  OTHER VACINATION RECORDS - SO JANE- BEING  HONEST ANT THOROUGH-- GOT THE HEALTH RECORDS SHOWING VACINES AND OFFERED TO BRING THEM TO THE NURSING HOME OFFICE....  SO WE COULD STOP BY WITH DOGS THAT DAY....
WELL... THIS DIRECTOR SAID SHE HAD MEETINGS AND WOULD  NOT BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE PAPERWORK TIL 4:30...
IT WAS SOUNDING DREADFULLY FAMILIAR.. JANE NEEDED AN EDUCATION -- SO I DECIDED TO TAKE JANE WITH DOGS TO THE 
NURSING HOME THT BRINGS THE PEOPLE HERE IN A BUSS EVERY SO OFTEN...

I SAID I DOUBTED WE NEEDED ANY PAPERWORK, AND  WITH DOGS UNDER 100% CONTROL,   THEY WOUOLD WELCOME US WITH OPEN ARMS --  WHICH THEY DID... AND  PLEASE COME BACK ANY TIME.. THE RESIDENTS LOVE THE DOGS AND THE VISIT  AND WHAT A WONDERFUL   BLAH BLAH BLAH...
WE HAD FUN... THE DOGS HAD FUN...THE PEOPLE HAD FUN AND THE STAFF WAS THRILLED. SO I SUGGESTED TO JANE SHE FOLLOW THRU  WITH THE WAY THE RESIDENTS WERE TREATED IN BOTH HOMES....THERE IS A STORY TO BE TOLD-- INFORTUNATELY IT IS A FAMILAR  STORY--  HOW DOES ONE AVOID BEING SENT TO A VERY NICE LOOKING NURSING HOME WHERE THEY WILL GIVE YOU PILLS AND SIT YOU IN THE CORNER TIL YOU FALL OVER???-- MY SOLUTION IS TO INVITE ALL SORTS OF STRANGERS INTO MY HOUSE WITH THE  HOPES THEY DON'T THROW ME OUT...
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 MY NEXT HATE FILLED STORY--
BANKS--  MOST OF YOU HAVE HEARD ME RANT ABOUT BANKS BEFORE--  LIKE A CARROT IN FRONT OF THE MULE, THEY GIVE PEOPLE $500,000 WORTH OF CREDIT WITH HOPES THEY SPEND IT AND THEN HAVE TO WORK FOR  THE BNK FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES WITH HORRIBLE INTEREST RATEWS NO ONE CAN PAY OFF... .  TO ENSLAVE COMES TO MIND?
SDP HAS 2 BANK ACCOUNTS --- A SAVINGS ACCOUNT WHERE WE DEPOSIT ANY GRANT MONEY TO GET THE  .00000076% INTEREST THEY "OFFER"--   I TAKE MONEY FROM THERE AND FILL THE CHECKING ACCOUNT TO PAY BILLS REGULARLY..
TO KEEP THAT STRAIGHT I USE THE  LAST 4 DIGITS TO  SIMPLIFY THE BOOKING   ---- YESTERDAY   NOV 30,  I MOVED  20,011.30 OUT OF SAVINGS...
I JUST HAPPENED TO GO BACK AND BE SURE IT LANDED  AND WE GOT CREDIT FOR  19,986.42..  SEEING AS  LAST I KNEW THERE WERE NOT 86 MONTHS IN A YEAR-- NOR 42 DAYS IN THE MONTH, I COULD PICK THAT RIGHT OUT AS WRONG... SOMEHOW WRONG...AO AT 3AM. I EMAILED THE BANK 'S SECURITY DIVISION-- AND BY GOLLY  THIS MORNING THERE IS THAT 20,011.30 WHERE IT BELONGS. 

NOW IF THIS WAS MY PERSONAL ACCOUNT----  FIRST OF ALL IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 211.30---- BEING TRANSFERRED---  BUT IF I WAS  $11. SHORT I MIGHT NOT HAVE NOTICED...-- HOW MANY TIMES CAN THE BANK WALK OFF WITH $11TO GET AN EXTRA $11 MILLION  IN THE POT.
THIS BANK WAS HACKED-  IN AUGUST----- WHICH IS WHY I  HAE 4 ACCOUNTS FOR SDP  AND 4 FOR MY PERSONAL- ADD NEW CREDIT CARDS FOR EACH AND DON'T WONDER WHY  I GET CONFUSED... ON TOP OF IT COSTCO CHANGED CREDIT CARDS TOO...  AND BECAUSE OF THAT , I GOT A GAS CARD FOR  US TO USE--- TO KEEP THE GAS EXPENSE  EASIER ON THE ACCOUNTANT.

I AM DELIGHTED TO HAVE THE ACCOUNTANT "IRENE" HANDLE TH EWHOLE MESS-- AND TRY AND EXPLAIN ON OUR 990 IRS FORM THAT WE DO NOT- NOR HAVE WE EVER  RUN A TANNING BOOTH.(  TRUE....990   QUESTION NUMBER 14)
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I HAVE HAD A BUNCH OIF YOU ALL ASKING FOR THE FILE OF LETTERS  TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR HOLIDAY MAILINGS---  HOPEFULLY THE LETTER WILL EXPLAIN TO YORU FRIENDS HOW  MUCH MORE RELAXING IT IS TO WATCH EXPLORE.ORG NATURE  THAN CNN POLITICS.

IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO HAS ASKED FOR THAT -- EITHER EMALED FILE OR PRINTED  BUNCH  AND HAS NOT GOTTEN IT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW...
I HAD A BOUT  OF LOGIC DELEMA WHERE... HOW DO I EMAIL SOMEONE AND SAY  "TELL ME IF  YOU DID NOT GET THIS" 

I HAVE 5 THUMB DRIVES OF TEH  COCKTAIL PARTY VIDEOS TO SEND OUT TODAY-- AND  MY BIG CHORE OF THE DAY IS TO GO BUY MORE THUMB DRIVES AND SIT AROUND AND READ A BOOK WHILE I DUPLICATE ALL THE SHATUPON PARTY VIDEOSS...
I AM SENDING A PRINTED VERSION OF WHAT YOU WOULD NEED... THE CERTICFICATE, THE TICKETS,  POSTER.FLYER... ETC   THE "SUGGESTED PRICE OF A NUMBER IS $1.... BUT IT COUL.D BE 10 CENTS OR 10 DOLLARS... DOES MATTER...   $1 SEEMS TO WORK WELL.
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AND ON WE GO-- ANOTHER PERFECT DOG MATCH...  IT IS VERYTOUGH TO WORK THRU THE PILE OF DOGS AND  TO TRY AND MATCH  THE PILE OF APPLICANTS.... I WISH I COUOLD SAY  "YOU ARE #4 ON THE LIST."  .. BUT IT JUST DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY...  WE DO THE BEST WE CAN -- MOSTLY FOR THE DOGS-- WHICH HAPPENS TO BENEFIT THE PEOPLE-- BUT WITH US... IT IS THE DOGS...
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11/30/16
Dear Carlene,  
I still can't begin to thank you enough for what you have done for me. You have changed my life above and beyond in all that you do to help people. You are truly one special women in my heart❤️..
Pixie is beyond amazing. A quick recap of today: Pixie and I went out shopping, to a nice lunch and to set her all up at the vet. 
It was amazing how I didn't have any of the normal staring at me of look at that woman walking the way she does or the rude comments. It became a pure understanding. Maybe it was because Pixie has brought me more confidence in myself in the outside world. My fiancé also noticed the difference. People were so accepting of my sweet Pixie. Or I as I like to say Pixie and I are a team. 
Pixie seems to be settling in very well at home. She adores my boys Logan 10( her other favorite), my older son Tyler 15 and my fiancé Jimmy. She is getting along very well with her fur brother and sister Zippy and BamBam. 
I also want to say that Megan and Steve did an amazing job helping me learn the way with Pixie and all I needed to know to make mine and Pixies journey together so much easier. I know I have lots more everyday training to do at home but I couldn't have learned what did without them😀They are wonderful and so patient and made me feel so welcome. 
Thank you so very much, 

Stacy Albert & Pixie 🐾

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NOV  30 2016 
 paraprosdokian  IS THE WORD OF THE DAY-- IT IS THE KIND OF SENTENCE WHICH STARTS OUT NORMALLY AND THEN GOES SOUTH.. THE WOMAN WHO WROTE HARRY POTTER WAS GREAT AT THAT... WHICH IS WHY I ENJOYED READING THOSE HARRY BOOKS EVEN IF I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THEM AT ALL. ( BINGO)
THAT IS A NEW WORD FOR ANNE  ( AKA SEMICOLON  ANNE) . IT IS HARD TO STUMP HER BECAUSE  BEING DANISH, ENGLISH IS  HER 17TH LANGUAGE AND SHE KNOWS ENGLISH  BETTER THAN I DO,,, OBVIOUSLY....
WE ARE TRYING TO WRITE AN INTERIM REPORT FOR EXPLORE--- BASICALLY WE HAVE ACHIEVED WHATEVER WE SET OUT OT DO ... WITHTHE EXCEPTION OF THE DRIVEWAY--- THE FUNDING FOR WHICH GOT SOAKED UP BY THE FANCY DRAIN IN THE NEW DOG HOUSE... SO WE BOUNCE OVER THE POTHOLES ( AKA SPEED BUMPS) FOR ANOTHER YEAR...  NOT A PROBLEM.....IT GIVES TEH MECHANICS AT COUNTRY MOTORS SOMETHING TO FIX...

THE MECHANICS THERE HAVE HAD A HARD TIME  EVER SINCE I GAVE UP DRIVING THOSE OLD AMBULANCES.  I LOVED THOSE VEHICLES-- AND TEH NOISE MAKING DEVICES  ON THEIR ROOF'S... AS I AGED, I ENJOYED HAVING THE GENERAL PUBLIC JUST GET OUT OF MY WAY AT INTERSECTIONS..  OF COURSE THERE WAS TEH ADDED ADVANTAGE OF  BEING ABLE TO FIND THEM IN A PARKING LOT. PLUS THEY HAD CABINETS FOR COLLECTING CRAP...  THE LAST ONE SERVED AS A PLACE TO KEEP BAGS OF DOG FOOD WHICH... FOR A YEAR  WAS RAT PROOF-  ONCE TEH RATS DISCOVERED IT THEY PUT DOWN A HIGHWAY THAT WOULD PUT RT 66 TO SHAME AS THEY SET UP THEIR OWN STORAGE SYSTEM UNDER THE HOT TOP OF THE ALLEYWAY BY THE DONKEY STALL.. 

RODENTS MAKE AN INTERESTING STUDY-- FIRSTLY -- HOW WE HAVE T RAINED KIDS TO THINK RATS ARE EVIL--  PERSONALLY  I FIND RATS TO BE A CONSTANT IQ TEST AND  ETIMES I DON'T DO AS WELL AS THEY DO.  THERE IS A CHIPMONK I HAVE KNOWN FOR 3-4 YEARS NOW-- IT RUNS ACROSS THE DRIVEWAY FROM LAUNDRY TO  CHICKEN COOP  EVERY  HOUR OR SO.. ALL SUMMER. IT IS A WIDE OPEN RUN ACROSS TRAFFIC DESPITE HAWKS AND RIDICULESSLY  INADEQUATE GREAT DANE PUPPIES TRYING TO CATCH IT.   WHEN YOU HAVE CHICKENS-- AND FEED THEM BY TOSSING CORN ONTO THE GROUND, YOU HAVE  "RODENTS" OF ALL VARIETIES.

SPEAKING OF  RODENTS, THE PEOPLE FROM FLORIDA TO TENNESSEE ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH LARGE RODENTS.... VERY LARGE RODENTS.. EXTREMELY LARGE  RODENTS.. IN THE FORM OF WILD PIGS  --  THEY ARE SUPER ADAPTABLE-- THEY EAT ANYTHING AND  ARE INTELLIGENT.  A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE AT SOME ADI CONVENTION AND I TOOK A RIDE ON THOSE SEGWAY THINGS AROUND A PERFECT COMMINUTY.. I ASKED THE GUIDE WHY ALL THE FLOWERBEDS WERE  TORN UP AND WAS SHOCKED TO HAVE HIM SAY  "PIGS".. I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW IN THE  MANY ACRES OF HOT TOP- THAT THESE OVER 100 POUND ANIMALS COULD HIDE AND SURVIVE... BUT THEY ARE NOT ONLY SURVIVING.   BUT THRIVING.  I AM TOLD THEY ARE A THREAT  TO FARMERS CROPS - AND MOVING NORTHWARD...
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CHICKEN BRICKS  ARE ON THE HOME STRETCH...  I WAS GOING TO SAY NICE TO SEE RECIPIENTS OF OUR FABULOUS FAILOURES
ON THE LIST... BUT REALIZED IT IS NICE TO SEE EVERYONE'S NAME  ON THE LIST...
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ONE OF OUR INTERESTING MISSIONS IS TO MAKE MORE PEOPLE AWARE OF  SDP, EXPLORE.ORG AND TH E CAMERAS OF THE WILDLIFE -- WHETHER IT IS BIRDS, BEARS OR BATS... PLUS  OUR DONKEY  AND DOG CAMERAS... ALL COMMERCIAL FREE...

SO ANNE  -- GWEN-- AND 1736 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE  PROOFREAD A LETTER  INTRODUCING THECAMERAS TO ANYONE--  AND I CAN ATTACH IT TO AN EMAIL  FOR ALL YOU DAILY DOGGERS AND CAMERA PEOPLE  TO INCLUDE IN ANY HOLIDAY MAILINGS-- SPREADING THE..COMMERCIAL FREE... WORD-  IT IS SUCH PERFECT ENTERTAINMENT FOR  PEOPLE ISOLATED BY AGE,  ILLNESS OR GEOGRAPHY.   I MEAN... WHO CAN STAND CNN 12 HOURS A DAY?

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ATTACH IT HERE-- SO YO HAVE TO SEND ME AN EMAIL-- AND IF YOU HAVE NO PRINTER, I CAN SEND YOU  SOME PRINTED COPIES...

I CAN SEND THAT PORTABLE SHATTING THUMBDRIVE-- WHETHER YO UUSE IT TO RAISE MONEY OR JUST ENTERTAINIMENT AT SOME HOLIDAY PARTY, THSOE ARE CUTE PUPPIES.... AND A FEEL GOOD STORY.. SEND EMAIL REQUESTS TO ME....... ANIMALEP@AOL.COM
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PAM HAS  A NEW "HAT TO WEAR"--AS TH EDELIVERY OF THE CALENDARS NEARS SHE HAS BECOME THE ENVELOPE MIESTER AND CAN BE SEEN RUSHING ABOUT  WITH ALL KINDS OF  MAILABLE MATTER.    WHEN THE CALENDARS HIT,  THE PROCESS WILL BE  MASSIVE-- I AM ASSUMING PAM AND LINDA HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL.... I ONLY SEE CARTONS OF MAILERS SITTING AROUND AT THE MOMENT.


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Bella and George had a great day at school. Bella has been working on using her foot more but the outcome is that by the end of the night her hip is really bothering her. She wants to keep trying even though she is sore. George is getting back in the routine of working since he has pretty much had the last 
 6 weeks off. Even though he stayed with Bella he was t really helping her walk. He either walked with her as she was in the wheelchair or he walked next to her while she used 2 crutches but now after a 6 week vacation he has to get back to work. This girl needs her pal again. This is just the beginning of a 
 long road of getting bella back to running and riding her bike. We still have to consider doing the left foot once this one heals enough. But looking at the before and after pictures of her feet even though they are full of scars they look more comfortable. Tonight she climbed in bed around 5:30 and didn't 
 really leave it again. Learning to walk again takes a lot of work and effort. She is happy to have her puppy sleeping with her again now that it is colder. Bella's goal is to be able to walk up to Dr. Karlin in 2 weeks when we go back for her next appointment. She him her great progress. So she keeps working 

 hard and doing her exercises. She is a fighter! Thanks for saying hi and checking in. Love Bella and George 👧🏼🐶💕

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NOV 29 2016
I HAVE DECIDED I NEED TO WRITE A BOOK--A RESEARCH BOOK ON ELECTRICAL INJURIES... ASIDE FROM THE FACT I NEARLY GOT KILLED, IT DOES HAVE IT'S HUMOROUS SIDE... ALONG WITH THE FACT THAT -- APPARENTLY THE LEGAL TEAM ON "THE OTHER SIDE" IS READING THIS DAILY DOGGIE. .... TO RESEARCH BENTLEY'S SEX LIFE.. OR LACK THEREOF..
.I DO HAVE THE SURVELIENCE VIDEO OF THAT ELEVATOR EVENT.- THERE IS NO DOUBT WHAT HAPPENED... AND ALOT I DON'T REMEMBER--- BUT I DO REMEMBER AS TEHY LIFTED ME INTO THE AMBULANCE MY YELLING AT THE COLLECTION OF ABOUT 8 MEN "SOMEBODY GO SHUT THE ^&*()*&^% THING OFF"  AT WHICH POINT ONE OF THEM PRODUCED A KEY  AND WENT AND TURNED SOMETHING. 

I DON'T SEE HOW THE BOOK WOULD INTEREST ANYONE EXCEPT MAYBE A RESEAARCHER,,,--THERE ARE DETAILS -- LIKE... TO THIS DAY, MY IMAGE OF TEH MAN  WHO PRODUCED THE KEY TO GO SHUT IT OFF  WALKED  ABOUT 200 FEET ACROSS THE PARKING LOT TO THE DOOR OF THE ELEVATOR...THAT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG-- THEY WOULD HAVE PARKED TEH AMBULANCE RIGHT BY WHERE I  HAD FALLEN WHICH WAS WITHIN A INCHES OF THE DOOR.  YET , I CAN SEE HIM WALKING   FROM WHERE I HAD PARKED MY CAR..  MY PERSPECTIVE  OF HIS WALK   IS ALSO..  FROM   OVERHEAD -  WHERE I COULD NOT POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN ----  MORE THAN A FEW THINGS GOT TWISTED IN MY HEAD THAT DAY . 

HOWEVER..MY NEED TO WRITE A BOOK IS NO REASON TO SUFFER TEH SLINGS AND ARROWS OF OUTRAGEOUS COMMAS AND SEMI COLONS  ( IS A SEMICOLON AN HALF  OF THE COLON THAT GETS XRAYED?)
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THE   SDP  LETTER TO INCLUDE IN YOUR HOLIDAY MAILINGS........ APPAERNTLY THERE ARE A FEW TYPOS AND SOME OF MY UNIQUE SPELLINGS- WELL  THAT PROVES WE DIDN'T WASTE MONEY ON HIRING A PROFESSIONAL-- I AM A DOG TRAINER OF  THE OPINION THAT NO ONE HAS THE GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO DECIDE HOW ANYTHING SHOULD  BE SPELLED. 
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WE WENT THRU BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY-- AND FIRT THING TODAY SOMEONE TOLD ME THIS IS "GIVING TUESDAY"-- APPAERNTLY SOMEONE AROUND HERE ALREADY KNEW THAT BECAUSE ON THE SHELF IN THE KITCHEN WAS A HUGE PAN OF STUFFED SHELLS- SOMEBODY'S LEFT OVER IS ANOTHER'S TREASURE..  WE WILL ENJOY THEM AS A RELIEF FROM ..... TURKEY... GRACE SUGGESTED THA T SHE MAKE TURKEY SOUP-- AND I ABSOLUTELY  NIXED THAT ONE..-- I AM VERY SICK OF TURKEY  BREAKFAST , LUNCH AN DDINNER ( DONNA MADE TURKEY TETTRAZINI.. YOU KNOE,   -- MUSHOORM SOUPE AND  NOODLES ETC)  BUT I YEARN FOR SALMON -- OR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO BE THANKFUL FOR  .....( THERE YOU HAVE IT  NEVER END A SENTANCE IN A PROPOSITION)

THERE IS A WORD WHICH MEANS TEH END OF A SENTANCE  IS A KICKER--- I.E.  DOES NOT MATCH THE  FIRST PART-- I THINK THAT UNEXPLECTIVITY MAKES FOR BETTER READING.  THE WRITER OF HARRY POTTER IS SUPER AT THAT.  I GOT SO FASCINTATED WITH HER SENTANCES  I HAD TROUBLE FOLLOWING THE STORY.
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THE ROOF IS ON-- GOT TO HAND IT TO JACK---I WATCHED ON THE SECOND SIDE-- HE PUT UP TH EWHOLE  SIDE AND LEFT HIMSELF A RECTANGULAR HOLE TO GO IN AND OUT... AND LAST THING  HE TIPPED A BOARD IN PLACE-- AND IT FIT... EXACTLY....I WAS/AM  INCREDULOUS ..
I BUILT THE ORIGIONAL "DEAGLE HOUSE"  AND WHEN TEH FLOOR WASS POURED IT WAS 1.5  INCHES  OFF ON THE DIAGIONAL- I DIDN'T CORRECT FOR THAT AND FIGURED  I WOULD  WORK IT OUT... WELL BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE PEEK OF THE ROOF,  THE WHOLE THING WAS SO SCREWED THAT  THERE WAS ABOUT A 6 INCH DISCREPANCY( AKA HOLE)  THAT I COULD COULD ONLY COVER WITH A PIECE OF TIN FLASHING.-- 
SO JACK'S WORK  IMPRESSED ME... BIG TIME.
I ALSO THINK RYAN LEARNED ALOT WORKING WITH HIM...
IN ALL PROBABLIITY  WE WIL  NOT GET ROUND TO PUTTING ON THE SHINGLES, I BOUGHT A BLUE TARP -- IT IS SUPPOSED TO RAIN FOR 3 DAYS  STARTING AABOTU NOON TODYA.. IF I CAN,   A FEW MORE ROPES TYIG IT DOWN MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA.. 
MY EXPERIENCE WITH TARPS IS 2 FOLD...  THE ONE ON THE T TENT - I AM REMINDED LASTED FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFOR I SPEN T MONEY ON SHINGLES.. AND WORSE... THE BARN-- 75' X 40'   REALLY NEEDED A NEW ROOF- THEY WERE TALKING  OVER $10,000 WHICH I JUST DID NOT HAVE...BUT MY FRIENDLY FARMTEK CATALOG HAD COVERS FOR  HAY STORAGE THAT WERE  R-E-A-L-L-Y  BIG-- SO I GOT A TARP  FOR ? $240- AND THAT LASTED ME ABOUT 4 YEARS TIL BOTH KIDS GOT OUT OF COLLEGE.
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HAVING ACCESS TO WHAT WAS COLLEGE MONEY CATAPULTED ME OUT OF TEH WORLD ACORDING TO DUCT TAPE AND  OF BEING ABLE TO FIX ALOT OF LEAKS. 
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IN THE GUEST HOUSE IS A NEEDLEPOINT DONE BY "AUNT MILDRED"

" YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, BE AT YOUR EASE
HAPPY TO SHARE WITH YOU SUCH AS WE'VE GOT
THE LEAKS IN THE ROOF, SOUP IN THE POT."

I LIKED AUNT MILDRED--- -  SHE  IS A WHOLE BUNCH OF STORIES- SHE FINALLY MARRIED AT THE AGE OF 81- 
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RED  VS BLUE  VS YELLOW  GAS CANS-
I WAS TOLD YELLOW IS FOR DIESEL AND BLUE FOR WATER..
I DON'T EVER REMEMBER SEEING A YELLOW "FUEL" CAN  EVEN THO THEY HAEV THEM ON EBAY...
CERTAINLY  MIXING UP THE BLUE AND WATER MIGHT BE DISTASTEFUL 
 BUT NOT HTE DISASTER OF PUTTING  ACTUAL GAS IN ANYTHING EXCEPT A RED CAN.
SO I WILL STICK WITH THAAT.
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Hi Carlene 

I wanted you to remind everyone (maybe in the Daily Doggie?) not to forget that they have the opportunity to make a donation to service dog project every time they make a purchase on Amazon. 
I hope they know that buying from Smile.Amazon.com (as opposed to Amazon.com, the only difference is the website name) you can select SDP as your charity and SDP gets a percentage of the purchases.  I noticed my purchases so far this year have generated $92.13 for SDP, not sure if you can see this picture.   

STACI