Tuesday, July 26, 2016

JULY 26 2016
I'M REALLY BELIEVING IN CHINA----THE HARNESS IS A THING OF BEAUTY-- A COUPLE MINOR CHANGES ( LIKE IT IS TOO TIGHT FOR BENTLEY)
THEN   I THINK WE CAN ORDER A MINIMUM ORDER..  TINA CAN PROMOTE AND TAKE ORDERS????

I HAVE TO  TAKE A PICTURE OF THE CHANGES AND SEND THEM TO TINA  WHO IS OUR MOON CONTACT....
BECAUSE WE  (SDP ) NOW HAVE AN OFFICIAL ACCOUNTANT,  AND BECAUSE OF IT'S EXPERIMENTAL NATURE...THE HARNESS FIASCO WILL BE  ON MY PERSONAL  BANK ACCOUNT..  WHICH  IS FAR MORE ACCUSTOMED TO CREATIVE ACCOUNTING THAN THE  SDP ACCOUNT.
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DISASTER OF THE DAY---  GRACE IS GOING TO VERMONT FOR A FAMILY FUNERAL... AND ALL OUR CAMERA PEOPLE HELP IS LEAVING  .. JODY AND AJAY  AND DAWN AND HER SISTER... STEVE AND JERI ALREADY LEFT... LEAVING ME WITH 3 PIZZA'S TO EAT MY WAY THRU. YESTERDAY WAS SOME KIND OF RECORD... WE HAD 2 POMIDORI  MEALS DELIVERED IN ONE DAY !!- WELL NEARLY...

. THAT WILL LEAVE ME VERY SHORT HANDED... IT IS AMAZING HOW DEPENDENT WE ARE ON THE CAMERA PEOPLE FOR ALL KINDS OF THINGS-- AND WITH OUR PROJECTED PUPPY PRODUCTION,  I HOPE YOU WILL ALL GET YOURSELVES ORGANIZED TO  COME HELP HERE IF THE SPIRIT MOVES YOU...    WE CAN USE ABOUT   2 OR 3 AT A TIME.  4 IN BLIZZARDS....
MIND YOU---- DAWN'S  SISTER FIXED THE STONE WALL THAT WAS IN SHAMBLES FOR 2 YEARS.. 
IT IS GOING TO BE VERY QUIET...

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PLEASE ----DON'T SEND ANY  MORE HONEY- MUSTAARD - ONION  PRETZEL BITS-- THEY ARE ADDICTIVE  SO I EAT TOO MANY.
ACTUALLY   I  EAT TOO MANY OF  ALOT OF THINGS.
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WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO RE-WIRE THE LAUNDRY BUILDING --  THE MICE HAVE DONE A BIG JOB-- I DON'T KONW HOW THEY MANAGED TO STRIP ALL 3 WIRES WITHOUT STARTING A FIRE OR GETTING ELECTROCUTED  BUT I DID SEE IT.... I WOULD LIKE TO DO THE GUEST HOUSE TOO..
AHHHH-- THE JOYS OF WILDLIFE.... JANINE  HAD TO SLEEP DOWNSTAIRS IN HER HOUSE BECAUSE TEH ?SQUIRRELS WERE RUNNING AROUND OVER HER HEAD AND SHE COUDLLN' SLEEP...

 I HOPE I GET TO TALK TO DAWN ABOUT THE SHlT ON A DISK PROJECT...
IT SEEMS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO "PRODUCE"  THE SHATTING FOR USE AT ANY COCKTAIL PARTY... SILENT AUCTION ETC..SHE GAVE  US 400$$ EARNED WITH THE DISC-- AND THE SILLY BAILEY DOGGIE BANK... SOMEONE SENT US ONE... YOU PUT A COIN IN IT'S DISH LIKE FOOD,  AND IT CLEANS   THE DISH... I HAVE SEEN THEM ON EBAY-- THEY ARE A FUN TOY--DAWN GAVE IT TO ONE PARENT WHO TOOK IT TO WORK AND  BY THE TIME EVERYONG PLAYED WITH IT SHE HAD $100  --
IT IS A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  TOY-- BAILEY- THE MONEY HUNGRY MUTT.
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I WILL FEEL ALOT BETTER WHEN SOME OF THESE 30 PUPPIES GET OFF TO WORK... IT IS A LONG TIME BETWEEN GRADUATIONS... AND IT IS EASY TO FORGET WHY WE DO ALL THIS...
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 THE FILM CREW WAS HERE TO FILM BELLA IN ALOT OF DIFFERENT SITAUATIONS LIKE VOLUNTEERING HERE WIH GEORGE...  THE FILM IS TO BE SHOWN AT SOME "DIFFERENT" SUMMER CAMP.  I MAY HAVE SOME DETAILS WRONG...  BUT    Steve and Kate's CAMP - APPARENTLY IN BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE RUNS THIS CAMP IN EMPTY SCHOOLS?  THE  DIFFERENT CLASSROOMS HAVE DIFFERENT EQUIPMENT AND PROJECTS    FROM MUSIC/DANCE TO GLUE AND PASTE..  $100 A DAY PURCHASED IN BLOCKS OF 10 AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY WHICH DAY YOU WILL BE  DROPPING OFF A CHILD-- REFUNDS UNUSED AT TEH END OF THE SUMMER FOR UNUSED....
IT SOUNDS LOVELY-- I CAN JUST HEAR THE HOW DO THEY DEAL WITH THE LIABILITY?   I DON'T KNOW. BUT BELLA  HAS BEEN THERE A COUPLE DAYS AND SHE LOVES IT.
 THEY SAID THEY WOULD GET ME A COPY OF THE FILM...
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NOW WE HAVE A SEEING EYE DOG????
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Hi Carlene
Tonight while we were walking at the waterfront, we were walking along when Emmett stopped. I looked up a saw the truck that would have hit me, if not for Emmett, back up. One person saw what Emmett did and said "what a dog", what a dog he is!
Jack
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NOISEY PUPPIES NOW -- LOOKING FOR MOMMY'S MILK BAR TO RETURN.( SHE GOES HOME WITH MEGAN)

Monday, July 25, 2016

JULY 25 2016
FILM CREW IS DUE HERE 7:45 TODAY-- BELLA AND  GEORGE AGAIN... I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FILMING IS ABOUT...  DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.. I THINK WE ARE READY... MAYBE TRY A SHOT OF SPOON FEEDING...
IT WOULD BE THE BABY'S FIRST-- AND THEN BRING IN GEORGE'S SIBLINGS FOR ANOTHER?
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MEANWHILE  DREAMING UP THOSE SHOTS... WE HAVE A VERY SHORT WEEK OF POSSIBLY GETTING WILLIAM TO DO SOME CALENDAR SHOTS  BETWEEN HIS JOBS IN WISCONSIN  OR SOMEWHERE... WE NEED 13 PICTURES...  BECAUSE  EACH CALENDAR HAS BEEN BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE, IT IS GETTING DARN DIFFICULT TO DREAM  UP THESE PICTURES.... WILLIAM INSISTS THEY  BE ARTISTICALLY CORRECT.... I AM NOT AS FUSSY-- I PREFER THE COMIC ELEMENT ALONG WITH THE ACCOMPLISHMENT...I DON'T WANT TO JUST DRESS UP A DOG AND HAVE THEM SIT THERE...  I WANT THEM DOING SOMETHING.  BETWEEN THE DOING, ARTISTIC AND COMIC... IT IS DIFFICULT.
START TO THINK..  PROOFING, GOING TO PRINT.. SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE NOVEMBER T'DAY-- AND WE ARE ALREADY IN TROUBLE...
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SPEAKING OF DATES-  MY GOAL IS TO HAVE A LITTER EVERY 2 MONTHS... MOMMY NATURE WILLING... ... IT LOOKS LIKE SHE MAY BE ON OUR SIDE THIS TIME ( 32 PUPS IN ONE MONTH  WAS NOT THE GREATEST IDEA)  RIGHT NOW...( GESTATION 63 DAYS)  NOEL HAD PUPS- AND WITHIN  A WEEK... OPAL CAMEIN HEAT-- SO WE BRED HER - SHE SHOULD DELIVER ABOUT AUG 7TH-- WELL MORIAH HAS COME IN HEAT FRIDAY WHICH MEANS SHE WOULD BE  A "FERTLE MERTLE"  ALONG ABOUT  AUG 2ND    TO DELIVER ABOUT  NOVEMBER 10TH  ISH  --
I SPENT YESTERDAY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE WEDDING PLANS-- AND IT LOOKS LIKE GROMMET WOUODL LBE THE LUCKY SUITOR OF CHOICE..... SO HE WILL BE DELIVERED HERE NEXT WEEKEND.
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ALL THIS ASSUMES ALL YOU CAMERA PEOPLE HANG IN THERE WITH YOUR CHICKEN BRICKS  -- WE HAD SOME NEW "STEWERS" HERE YESTERDAY-- AND I HOPE I IMPRESSED ON THEM THE  CONCEPT OF
GETTING MORE PEOPLE TO BUY CHICKEN BRICKS...  WOULDN'T I LOVE TO SELL AN ADDITIONAL  COUPLE HUNDRED PURPLE BRICKS AT $10 A BRICK... WHICH WOULD MEAN WE CONTINUE TO INCREASE OUR SUPPORT GROUP !!  KEEP PASSING THE WORD AROUND  --   WE NEED AS AMNY OF THE STEADY $10 BUYERS AS WE CAN AMASSE .*
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MEANWHILE  DAWN IS HERE ( TEACHER FROM STEADMANS SCHOOL- COLORADO)-- WITH HER SISTER -- WHO IS REBUILDING THE  STONE WALL WHICH YOU CAN SEE ON THE DRIVEWAY CAMERA... I THINK...  IT GETS HIT FAIRLY REGUALARLY WITH THE 53' LONG TRAILERS WHO COME DELIVERING FREIGHT STUFF... LIKE FOOD...  BUT SHE HAS IT LOOKING GOOD AGAIN...  DAWN ENCOURAGED ME TO CONTINUE WOTH THE NUTTY PROFESSOR THINGS-- SHE SAID THE MOST ENDOURING EFFECTIVE ONE I DID WAS THE TRIANGLES BEING  A STURDY FACTOR IN BUILDING... AND HOW A RECTANGLE WOULD FALL OVER..
SHE CAUGHT ONE OF HER KIDS TEACHING THIER PARENTS ABOUT THE TRIANGLE.
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I KIND OF LIKED THE NUTTY PROFESSOR CONCEPT WITH MY TYVEK SUIT-- AND WATER FALLING ALL OVER THE FLOOR-- BEING MESSY .. WITH A POINT...  I  RAN OUT OF IDEAS... BUT SHE REMINDED ME  THAT HER KIDS WERE NEW EVERY YEAR.... SO I COULD START AGAIN...
AS WE SAT IN THE T TENT YESTERDAY WE TRIED TO THINK OF IDEAS... AND GRACE CAME UP WITH THE  WIRED POTATOE / ELECTRICITYT-- WHICH I HAD HEARD OF BUT NEVER DONE..

BUD ( THE ELECTRICIAN) ASKED "IF IT WORKS , WHY DO WE NEED BATTERIES?"  YOU CAN NEVER BEAT PURE LOGIC....
WHICH REMINDED ME.....SPELLING IS TO WRITING AS  ARITHMETIC IS TO LOGIC... AND IT IS TOO BAD WE HAVE SUCH STAGNANT LEARNING   PROCESS EARLY ON - AND IT ISN'T TIL YOU GET TO GEOMETRY THAT  MATH GETS  MORE LOGICAL..
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IN PRAISE OF THE CHINESE MARKETING.....--TINA JUST REPORTED THE HARNESS I ORDERED FROM CHINA ON 7/16/16 IS 
I JUST CHECKED TRACKING AND IT'S ALREADY IN CINCINNATI, OHIO FOR CUSTOMS
CLEARANCE!
    Tina
9 DAYS??? MANUFACTURED ½ WAY ROUND THE WORLD---AND LANDED IN CUSTOMS IN OHIO??
NOW LETS SEE HOW LONG IT TAKES TO CLEAR CUSTOMS....  I DON'T MEAN TO BE NEGATIVE  BUT.. I SUSPECT......
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FILM CREW ARRIVING.... RUNNING...( WELL WADDLING QUICKLY)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

JULY 24 2016
I MUST BE THINKING OF VACATIONING  MEATCUTTER STEVE BECAUSE I CAN NOT GET THE WORDS OUT OF MY HEAD...
Hello muddah, hello faddah,
Here I am at Camp Granada.
Camp is very entertaining,
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining!
HE KNOWS ALL THE WORDS... AND ONCE HE STARTS HE GOES TO THE END...
 SORT OF LIKE ME WITH ALBERT AND THE LION...
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AJAY, NY  AND JODY,MD DID YOEMEN'S SERVICE LAST NIGHT AS TEH OVERNIGHTER DID NOT ARRIVE SO THEY STAYED UP TALKING ALL NIGHT--- GREAT FUN WHEN YOU WERE TEENAGERS ... LETS SEE HOW THEY DO AT 2PM TODAY... WE WILL BE SCRAPING THEM OFF THE  HOTTOP.
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I CAN APPRECIATE WHY PEOPLE ORDER THINGS FROM CHINA...-- THEY DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP YOU WITH A MINIMUM OF CONFUSION..( WITH TINA'S HELP) 
I WANTED A SPECIFIC DESIGN OF THE HARNESS WE MOST OFTEN USE-- AND I GAVE IT TO AN AMERICAN COMPANY  MONTHS AGO... THEY  HAD A MADE IN USA STICKER OF OTHER STUFF... AND HAD NO RESPONSE.. I STARTED THE CHINA  MFG AND GAVE THEM A SAMPLE ON  JULY 16-- ON JULY 22 AT 8:53 MR MOON EMAILED ME TO SAY IT WAS READY TO BE SHIPPED AND AT  JULY 22  AT 10:53 HE SENT ME THE TRACKING INFO..
THAT IS NOT THE END.---the effeciency of DHL is overwheming...7/22 AT 12:12   DHL CALLED TO SAY THEY HAD A PACKAGE  .Departed Facility in HONG KONG---  TO A RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS...AND IT NEEDED A SIGNATURE WOULD I PLEASE ARRAINGE FOR SOMEONE TO SIGN FOR IT OR HAVE THE  NSR ( NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED)  FORM ATTACHED TO YOUR FRONT DOOR.
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I AM TRYING TO HAVE A HARNESS/VEST  THAT WILL HOLD THE EMERGENCY POO PICKERS 3X6" AND CREDIT CARDS DRIVERS LICENSE. AND POKER CHIPS.. WHICH IS ABOUT ALL TAT IS 100% NECESSARY..
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I CAN REMEMBER...........JACKIE( COLLEGE FRIEND) TOLD ME AFTER WE GRADUATED WE WOULD NOT BE USING MONEY AND JUST CARRY PLASTIC CARDS..  I THOUGHT SHE WAS NUTS !!  AND HERE WE ARE....I HAVE TO CONNECT  THE CONCEPT TO MY FATHER'S COMMENT ABOUT SELLING FARM EQUIPMENT TO THE AMISH WHO WOULD ALWAYS PAY IN CASH-- GREAT WADS OF BILLS-- BECAUSE THEY DID NOT USE BANKS.. 

 MY FATHER HAD VERY LITTLE PLEASANT THINGS TO SAY ABOUT BANKS EITHER---IN HIS OPINION BANKERS DIDN'T WORK FOR A LIVING...IF YOU BORROWED MONEY FROM A BANK YOU WORKED FOR THEM WHILE THEY SAT AROUND AND  LIVED OFF YOUR HARD WORK.
HE WAS NOT WRONG...   I SEE THESE CREDIT CARD OFFERS JUST ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO SPEND NOW PAY LATER--NEW COLLEGE GRADS  SEEM TO GET THE MOST.. THERE IS SOME STATISTIC-- LIKE 5 YEARS OUT OF COLLEGE, THE AVG DEBT IS $5500 ON CREDIT CARD AND $29,500 IN STUDENT LOANS.
THAT BALANCE SHEET DOES NOT BALANCE !!  JUST MISS A PAYMENT AND THE INTEREST CAN GO TO 29%  ... LICENSE TO STEAL????
ALL THOSE BANKING LOBBY GROUPS ARE RIGHT UP THERE WITH THE NRA-- AND TEH TOBACCO COMPANIES..
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ALSO COLLEGE VULNERABLE STUDENTS....I ALSO REMEMBER THE  CUTE LITTLE PACKS OF 4 CIGARETTES THAT A STUDENT REP OF EACH CIG COMPANY WOULD GIVE OUT  TO GET YOU HOOKED---
MY HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED... AT LEAST WITH TEH SMOKING BIT
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WE HAD A WHALE OF A WINDSTORM LAST NIGHT.... I REALLY SHOULD GET OUT AND SEE IF I NEED TO MOVE ANY  FALLEN TREES OUT OF THE WAY SO VOLUNTEERS CAN GET IN..
I  LIVE IN FEAR OF NOT HAVING ENOUGH HELP TO RUN THIS JOINT... THERE IS NO WAY I COULD MANAGE TO FEED AND WATER THIS BUNCH..  IT SCARES ME.
EXCEPT FOR THAT %^&*3$%^&*( NEW YORK CHEESCAKE SOMEONE BROUGHT !! I WAS DIETING-- OR AT LEAST INTENDING TO START DIETING... WITH THAT CHEESCAKE CALLING ME , A  SUCCESSFUL DIET IS A DAY I DON'T GAIN WEIGHT.

 I REALLY DON'T MIND FEEDING THE TROOPS-- LAST NIGHT'S DINNER WAS PRETTY GOOD-- TAKE OUT FOR ABOUT 12 PEOPLE IS NORMAL ON A SATURDAY NIGHT..

WE HAVE CAMERA PEOPLE HERE TO HELP   FROM MARYLAND, NEW YORK,DENVER AND OHIO...- AT THE MOMENT.. I AM NOT SURE WHERE THEY ARE ALL SLEEPING .  I GO IN MY ROOM AND SHUT THE DOOR, AND LET 'ER RIP !!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

july 23,2016
experience comes from bad experience...-- and it is the little things  that can pile up...maybe it is the farmer in me...but.....this morninfg  as i approached the coffee pot, i noticed the blender/grinderupper that was used to bed goats milk and puppy chow had not been set to soak.
let me be the first to tell you, if you need a small quantity of cememt, try puppy food and goats milk- and it takes a long soak in hot water to loosen it.
let me set the scene...puppies wake up , hungery-- and complaininig about faster service--- you run to the kitchen and teh blender is  coated in teh cement of the  last meal-- you give it a good try of  water and a rinse- and figure ... "i an putting in it what is already stuck to it so why not?"
  it looks normal... so you feed the pups-- they love it--  and go back to playing bitey face, processing a nice bowel movement  and then napping..
couple hours later  they get up and don't  have a bowel movement, they just  noisily "let it go."... preferably walking thru it before getting back in what was a nice clean fluffy....that is the beginning of the end of cuddling beautiful  pups....they don't understand why no one gives thme the loving attention anymore-- and decide people are not friendly things.

so maybe i exagerate---- just a little...my point being.. milk is a wonderful culture media or growing germs  second only to mayonase in the hot sun...( i think).  and attention to the one detail of putting the blender to soak in hot soapy water-- can have it's consequences  down the road where some mystery symptom  will develope ( loose stool) and a you would pay dearly to  test for all sorts of wild latin named things--- when it fact it was  just plain sloppy living. 
so i make rules as i see things... and grace prints a sign-- and we end up with a colorful collection of do's and don'ts on every  vertical surface on the farm.

going back  to the basic problem... everyone wants to pat  puppies-- i get volunteer offers all the time  to walk dogs and  babysit puppies. hardly ever do i get offers to scrub blenders...mind you .. i  can'r say NEVER.

i remember ...( here we go again...) back when the cameras were new,  someone appeared at the front door with bucket and mop  and said  it looked like i could use a hand-- of course i said yes--- why would i say anything else?
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the other  up-piling   that needs to be addressed.... we moved theresa/ now linda into the side room to get her awy from all the distractions of teh front door.  how foolish-- with 2 recliner chairs, a tv and a bunch of puppies... where do you think people now gather?   it ain't out with me on a hard bench....  until today...  donna has uncovered the bench right there by the front door... and unless your name is grace or pam  there is no reason for you to be perched  in a recliner---  back to--- this is no   spa...  from 7 to 7 we will observe working hours. and all  coffee drinking -perching will be done on the hard bench...
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cameras are a thig of beauty..  we have  some adjusting to do yet... like get the donkeys on line somehow..  but that i s a california  kind of thing.  the variety of comments about the sound have to be the individual camera people and their computers..  whe people tell me they can hear when i sit by the fireplace and the next person says i have to be within a foot of the mike... it has to be your computers....
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i did get this report...
I GET BETTER RESULTS WITH THE CAMS USING MY "CHROME" MAYBE PASS THIS ALONG TO THOSE WHO CAN'T GET THEM.
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TINA  speaks the language of the chinese  ordering departments and i am happy to report what looks  like what i would call a perfect service dane harness-- with 2 pouches-- one to accomodate the 3 x 6 poo pickers vertically- the other the pokerchips and credit cards.
 the sample one is  on it's way---and the minimum order will be more than i could eve rus e in my lifetime !!  so tina is in the harness business...
got to admire this guy "moon" whoevere he  is-- his emails are prompt, business like and resulting sample  mailed  with in hours of my sending the drawing.
maybe it is not cheap labor, but more efficient business practice. 
i have made  the same suggestions to  another USA harness making company - about 4  months ago and still have not heard from them.
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hmmmmmm-- 
remember i was impressed with the entire chinese process when i was needing  bouncy balls of a specific size for the monkey fists i mke????
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tipi is cholorox washed... for lac of an extension cord, we used the portable generator-- worked fine.( we now have a permant instant on generator in both the house and barn...)
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next electrical problem to address is to replace the wiring inside the walls of the whole  laundry building with mouse proof...
they made  those wires out of recycled cheese  and teh mice are thriving on them
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 and so it goes...

Friday, July 22, 2016

july 22 2016
ariot managed to get a  leg up...
except in this case it was teh right leg of a new puppy toy
and teh  "up" was out of her tummy.
that is it for teh  friday morning vomit report
at least so far.
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these new cameras will take some getting used to-  they are the latest and once officially hooked up, seem to work perfectly-and the sound... in the barn... will be a mixed blessing.. grace is putting together a big swear bear for the barn... when a horse steps on your  foot-- as does happen--  some unusual language may be heard...   we will see how it goes..   a donkey brayng at 2am might be amusing  once or twice... but.....
 the one "old camera"  the nursery cam which has been so reliable is the only one out thsi morning...
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there is a donkey camera... and it does work beautifully... now they have to  "DO SOMETHING"  to make it available...
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pups are beginning to understand that the noise of the grinder means food is being prepared..  puring puppy foode and goats milk in a messy goo....  they are all gaining nicely.
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speaking of purina... they  sent another batch of  200 bags of  great food... and .. we .. "sdp we"  unloaded and stashed it in the container in 23 minutes -- got to be some kind of record....
which brings to mind......
there was a slight panic ( by me) trying to find the  fork lift type "fingers" that attach to the buchet to lift the pallet of food out of the truck...-to be minus them would nhave been no disaster--- i had not realized  with enough people, it might have added 2 minutes to have teh chain  of people start in the truck and forget tthe tractor...( would that be called a food chain?)
which brings to  my other mind.....
there is a problem around here---simple example.... if a small  nail is sticking out somewhere in a dog area...  that could be dangerous to  a dog , there is an instinct to walk all the way to the tool shed to get a hammer, when one bang with a rock would solve the problem....   deciding to do something the  absolutely correct way-is a lovely concept.. but... say that nail was in a dog pen, going  for a hammer would be wrong...  the dog could be hurt while you wonder which hammer to get from the tool shed...when a rock would work.

we had almost that yesterday when oscar( black dog)  got left by the t tent with minimal shade.. taking the time to get a kennel ready with new fluffies would be wrong... take the dog with you immediately to the air conditioning. 

 if there is an animal that needs attention, you don't have them wait while you finish folding laundry.....
prioritize  is teh word of the day
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we have some desparate  calendar thinking to do... william is working  in some foreign country  like wisconsin  for a month or so...  AGGGHHHHHHHHHH
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we are making great progress in general, but the details  that are falling behind are driving me nuts....

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linda called annie last night..
I JUST SPOKE TO ANNIE.  HER SPEAK WAS CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE.  SHE HAS PT AND OT.  AS PART OF HER PT SHE GOES TO THE GROCERY STORE.
SHE PLANS ON VISITING WITH STEVE SOON.  SHE MISSES EVERYONE.


I TOLD HER EVERYONE MISSES HER, INCLUDING THE DONKEYS!  I ALSO TOLD HER TO CALL ANYTIME IF ANY OF US CAN DO ANYTHING FOR HER.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

JULY 21 2016
THANK  YOU   EXPLORE !!!   we now have a working donkey camera-- except  "internet central" needs to DO SOMETHING  to get it "streaming."... but it is in the wall and does show the stall and pasture as it is turned by teh cam-ops....
the other big deal is the fact that .. i think all those cameras now have     SOUND  which means when teh donkey's bray -- which is not too often-- it may be noon here... but somewhere in the world it will be midnight- so don't fall asleep with the sound on- that raspy loud bray was designed by the gods to be heard for miles across the desert- and at that , they did a good job.  when mary would bray for  carrot at our front door, you could hear it at the gas station about 2 miles away.--- people just never knew what that odd noise was... so no one complained...
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now on the topic of donkeys-- and service animals-- i know there are a bunch of people who are developing mini horses for service animals...  of course... i have an opinion...
the very basic instinct of a horse, when frightened is to run-- the basic instinct of a donkey is to stand still and think about it.... which often is interpreted as stubborn...once properly educated a donkey is so far superior to a horse that it is comical...  they are often shown in photos in 3rd world countries  as freely following thier owners without leash or lead thru traffic automotive and cattle....... you will never see a horse do that--  other than a super trained trick horse, a loose horse is a 1000 pound lump of destruction- with no sense.  if a horse paws at a fence and gets a foot caught, it is a split second  emergency situation- because usually the horse will  decide to fly backwards  pulling  the fence down, causeing massive  sometimes fatal   damage to themselves---  where a donkey  will patiently wait for you to go get the wire cutters and cut them free.-- being on the same side of the fence as the horse with caught foot could be a terrible mistake...you can approach the horse  from the opposite side the fence in relative safety... 

proof?  you never see a horse pulling a wagon without blinders covering their rear vision... because at any moment they coudl decide  the wagon is actually a wild animal who is chasing them -- and the faster the horse runs the faster that wild beast follows... 
proof?  if you have a herd of 8 cows and you let  them in from the pasture for milking.. they carefully find and get in their own stall..   do the same with horses and they all try and get in the same stall  and then kick at each other.
horses could be considered "more  obedient"  because they are more inclined to do what someone asks where a donkey is always going to use thier own judgement for their own well being..
proof?  a policeman on a horse can cause the horse to use their body to push against a crowd.. i don't know if you could ever get  a donkey to do that.

you have to teach a horse to stand still.. standing still is a built in talent of a donkey  you have to teach them   to move-- therefore the donkey is far safer in the long run.

there is one  bunch of horses that are trained to stand still better than any other.... the budweiser hitch of 8 clydesdales.  it saved their lives...because in an unbelievable accident-- on youtube--google  budweizer accident-- it is called a miracle-- --- they were doing a figure 8 and somethign went wrong causing a horse to fall... all tangled up in harness-- you can hear the gasp of the horsemen in the crowd  who realized what a disaster was in front  of them..-  the driver must have yelled whoa and not one horse moved a foot-- to the amazement of the announcer and everyone. they all walked away.. with any other bunch of horses  it  would have been fatal to some... for the handlers to go in  to that mess of 2000 pound horses ll tangled in leather straps  took an amazing faith in theiri training...  i would have got a veternarian  there with tranquilizer befroe i went anywheres near it.
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so on owe go... getting cameras up and running... we are now minus miles of wound up extra lines stuffed in creaky cabinets"joe" has it all in microwave looking units-- just beautiful... and furthermore  i have seen it all working... it needs to be brought  "?online" by someone somewhere
i am sure we will all enjoy it... 
thanks to explore...

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My cake day  went a little differently this month. A friend if mine and I decided that the NYPD would be the benefactors this month. So cakes (they didn’t have a sheet cake this time) in hand she and I boarded the two trains to get to 1 Police Plaza. As we entered the building there were a few uniforms congregating by the front door. As they realised what we had each began to follow behind us like the Piedmont Piper. We asked to see the Sargent at Arms as I began to tell the 20 or so gathered around that with recent events we wanted to spread 'our love and appreciation' to our soldiers in blue this month, they were all humbled and appreciative of our efforts and thank us. We of course replied, NO, the thanx are ours for your continued efforts for our safety. As we left we heard the Sargent yell 'let them eat cake! :)
I would have to say another successful 19th! :)



 ELSIE MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN JEANINE'S LIFE. SHE USED THE WORD INDEPENDANT A LOT! NOT HAVING TO DEPEND ON HER HUSBAND, OR OTHERS, MAKES HER LIFE SO MUCH BETTER. SHE CAN GO PLACES ALONE AND THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. SHE REMINISCENCED ABOUT HOW SCARED SHE WAS THE FIRST TIME MEGAN INSTRUCTED HER TO LEAVE HER WALKER BEHIND AND NOW SHE GOES EVERY WHERE WITH JUST ELSIE BY HER SIDE.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

july 20 2016

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i have already forgotten teh exact words  but not the  concept  "impossible  is just a place to start"  froim trunmp's son.. made me think i might have gained something else if i heard the whole speech.. however  it  
made me remember the tee shirts we had for some aids bike  ride  i got involved in as a motorcycle escort for the  pedalers   "  I'm Possible"
which brings me to  some of the applications we are getting for the dogs we have in training.  maybe we should redo our web site -- being disabled is not a state of entitlement. just because your doctor put some latin name to a joint on your little toe is no reason to announce to the world "i don't work, i am disabled" and often..".i am alright now, but my doctor says it is progressive "--  that becomes a perfect reason not to do the things you didn't want to do anyway..

 if i sound liike an expert... i am---just AGE... without all the latin medical diagnosis- is enough to have me decide i can no longer sweep floors or shovel snow--which i hated anyway....  at the other end of th e work spectrum is car driving-- which i like-- and i know eventually i  will have to quit.... but i know right now  i am fine  in the morning and the problem is nap time--to work around that limitation i either don't drive at that time... or more likely  i stay awake by eating-- usually ice cream--- a double decker cone will last  about 20 minutes  of highway driving.  which brings about another problem with my problem with aging... my ability to exercise is limited, but  it has not limited  my ability to chew-  for me... this is a big problem-- and it is getting bigger.

 with a bit of organization and technology, we could outlaw the " your call is important to us. please hold"  and put to work a bunch of people who say they can't work.
if explore's tech group  can get someone in georgia  to move the sdp cameras on puppy hill, there should be ways to do away  with the "hold" button...  cure the unemployment problem by making all hold buttons illegal-.
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 i found out that being a little old lady at times  can be of great use.
i remember.....( this is getting to be a section of the dd)...  back when i started SDP-- and before  many people had heard of service dogs, i knew i had public access legally.. so i waltzed into the local mall with a perfectly  trained harlequin wearing a service dog vest.  i was immediately confrunted by one of these "almost a cop" people with a white ironed shirt and big gun on his hip called "security guard".  told me i HAD to leave --i immediately... .pleasently ...sat down .  There was nothing in his rule book that  told him what to do with me.." i will have to call the police"
caused me to remark about not having anything in the oven for supper.  i never had so much attention by just sitting still.  for 2 hours  --- it was great fun-- and  now- the manager of that mall and i are best freinds.... he never heard of service dogs  except  for the blind.... if i was a young woman- i would have been treated differently- and probably argued... but  the old lady just sitting there was very educational... for all.
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these guys from explore have a massive  pile of  STUFF-  to install --how completely  equiped?  they even had their own shop vac, collection of tools and are keeping all the cardboard to pack up alot of the stuff we no longer use in teh "overflow room".. i expected 2 cameras... to start with they have 2 microwave oven looking thinsgs whch they have prewired to be components of our system...  problem was  -- our system just kept groiwing and getting held together with duct tape...
i think there will be no duct tape in this installment.
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Carlene, just a update on our Appreciation Day.

I don’t know where to start.  This has been quite an Appreciation Day for my 
husband and I at the Fire Department of Cottleville, MO, District 4.
We always go about 4:30, just before their dinner, as we found this is the time they will be there, unless on a call.  During the day, they are out training.
Two of the three men we have met before and the third one was new to us, but they had already informed him what would happen on the 19th....so, there they are waiting at the door for us with a handshake and a hug. 
What a group of appreciative men; we were invited to sit down at their new table with center logo and large leather chairs fit for a king.  We sat at the table chatting away like long lost friends.   One gentleman wanted to know where I got the cheese cake  and hoped he will be there when I bring another- another couldn’t believe that I made the chocolate peanut cluster (one didn’t get any and he was bummed).  It went on and on, they remembered everything I brought into them on the prior 19’s.
Captain Dave is about to become Grandpa for the first time in a week or so, you can bit I will be there shortly after with a little something pink or blue.
The single man, Matt, doesn’t cook, so he was taking the crew out for dinner.  Matt will be there the 19th of August and he has invited us to come for dinner. 
Carlene, I’m sure you didn’t realize that a friendship as such would develop from Appreciation Day - but we have gained some beautiful friends.
We left with love in our hearts.

Ila 
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love it !!!!

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I had a dream last fall when I got Emmett, to walk the Plymouth water front with out using my jogger. Well tonight that dream came true. I finally walked the entire waterfront  with Emmett's help. He helped me maneuver stairs, curbs, street crossings, inclines and declines. We even listen to a band, I am so happy to have him!
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!