Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MAY 23 2017
TODAY SCHEDULE--
FIRST THING----EYE DR APT ...I WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER MY CATARACT SURGERY A SUCCESS... I CAN SEE ALOT BETTER...  HOWEVER THAT IS STILL NOT PERFECT --- THERE IS A PERMANNENT  BIT OF DOG SLOBBER IN MY RIGHT EYE....-- 

 SECOND CHORE OF THE DAY IS A STAFF MEETING-- SEEING AS I LITERALLY VIEW  THE WORLD THRU A BIT OF DOG SLOBER,..... I MUST BE VERY CAREFUL TO "OFFER SUGGESTIONS"  TO  EVERYONE- EQUALLY OFFENSIVELY  --- I AM NOT KNOW FOR MY DELICATE  LANGUGE------  GOT TO ADMIT  THE DOGS WE ARE TURNING OUT ARE NEARLY PERFECT..-- BUT THERE ARE DETAILS WHICH SOMETIMES PEIPLE SAY "WHAT DIFFERENCT DOES THAT SMALL DETAIL MAKE?" --THEY NEED TO BE REMINDED... SIMPLE THINGS.... LIKE--- IF I AM OUT TALKING TO  WHAT I AM SURE IS A MILLIONAIRE WITH CHECKBOOK.... AND I OFFER TO SHOW THEM HOW THEY COUDL WATCH US ONLINE....., AND I DIAL UP THE WEB SITE, PROUDLY CLICK ON WATCH US... AND THERE IS NOT A DOG IN SITE... HOW ON EARTH WE CAN HAVE 6 CAMERAS, 60  DOGS... AND NOT HAVE ONE SHOW  ON CAMERA....THAT HAS TO  CHANGE...  ALONG WITH  REFERRING OUT CHORES YOU DIDN'T WANT TO ADDRESS YOURSELF.... ATTACKING BUD WITH A LONG LIST OF SIMPLE THINGS WHICH SHOULD BE SOLVED WITHOUT HIS HELP...

PLUS.... IF WALTER DOES NOT ACHEIVE A TIE THIS MORNING, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CALL IN THE  PLAN B... B= BENTLEY...  I DON'T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON NO PUPS FROM THIS FEMALE--  2 YEARS FROM NOW WE WILL BE VERY SHORT...LOOKING BACK...  YEARS AGO WE DID NOT SAVE ENOUGH FEMALEWS TO KEEP US BETTER SUPPLIED...  WE ARE 5 WEEKS BEHIND SCHEDULE OF PUPPY PRODUCTION...

 THIRDLY-- I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH CRANNEY COMPANY-- BECUSE AT THE MOMENT,  THIS BUILDING  WE BUILT SO WE COULD WASH DOWN THE FLOORS AND WALLS,,, AND HAVE  IT RUN OUT THE $11,000 FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEM,,,, DOESN'T  "RUN"----  IT DOESN'T EVEN "WALK" ---- MAYBE  THE  BIG PUDDLE I PUT ON THE FLOOR WILL DRIP OUT IN AN HOUR OR TWO...-- WITH ALL THE OBJECTIO TO MY PIECE OF $3.00  PVC PIPE AS A DRAIN-- THIS $11,000  CONTRAPTION DOESN'T WORK...
MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING I DON'T UNDERSTAND....
I ALWAYS THOUGHT WATER RUNS  DOWN HILL.... MAYBE THE LAWS HAVE CHANGED THAT....
AT THE MOMENT A VERY SAD  EPISODE---  COULD BE IN THE TESTING OF THESYSTEM THEY HAD COVERS, OR PLUGS TO TEST THE PRESSURE, AND THOSE HAVE NOT BEEN REMOVED?????  
CRANNEY  PLUMBERS ARE DUE HERE THIS AFTERNOON.
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FOOD IS TO BE DELIVERED TODAY  -- OR PROBABLY--- AT THE SAME TIME... BOXFORD ROAD IS TO GET IT'S HOT TOP TODAY-- I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT WILL AFFECT TEH 53' TRACTOR TRAILER  ALSO DUE HERE
 ( PROBABLY TODAY)   WITH OUR WONDERFUL PURINA DONATION OF FOOD.
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 I WENT OU T WITH JODY TO SEE ABOUT THE CULVERT..  KIDS HAVE TO HAVE MOVED IT.. IT IS OFF IN THE SWAMP   
BIG TREE ACTOSS THE DONKEY TRAIL WHERE THE PATH FORKS JODY WENT FURTHER ON FOOT... SAW OR TRACTOR NEEDED....
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I HEAR PLANS BEING MADE IN THE KITCHEN WITH AJAY AND NICOLE ( NEWLY ARRIVED CP'S)----, I SHOULD GET INVOLVED....

Monday, May 22, 2017

MAY 22 2017
I GUESS ADD BEATING TO THE LIST OF THINGS EXPECTED OF A CP..   YESTERDAY  AS TOO MANY THINGS WERE PILING UP BEHIND ME I SWUNG TO HIT THE SEAT OF MY GOLF CART TO DEMO MY FRUSTRATION..... AND MISSED HITTING JODY IN THE LEG-- SHE SAAYS I EVEN RAISED A BRUISE !!.. IT WAS A WHIFFLE BAT REACTION  MINUS THE WHIFFLE BAT...
SO LAST NIGHT-- EVEN WITH MY POOR MEMORY, I LISTED   17 THINGS THAT WERE PILING UP...  WE ARE GOIONG THRU A PHASE OF PEOPLE RUSHING TO TELL ME THE  " WFB"  REPORT.. ( ANYTHING THAT IS WRONG/FAILING/ BROKEN) -- ONE OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT IS THAT ... I AM TOLD THE PIPE I PUT IN THE  WOODS AS A CULVERT "WASHED AWAY??????   THAT REALLY BLEW ME UP... BECAUSE IT IS AN 18 " CULVERT IN A BASICALLY DRY DITCH  ABOUT 8' LONG   -- IF THAT "WASHED AWAY"  I NEED TO GO SEE-- BECAUSE  IN MY JUDGEMENT ... IT  WOULDN'T-- PROBLEM IS... I CAN ONLY GET NEAR IT ON A GOLF CART-- AND THAT HAS TO BE ON A GOLF CART THAT SPENT THE NIGHT PLUGGED IN.... SO MAYBE THIS AFTERNOON... I HOPE IT WAS LOCAL KIDS MOVING IT... BECAUSE I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW....... 
I CAN TAKE JUST SO MANY OF THE ITEMS IN THE WFB REPORT AND I HAVE A MELTDOWN.... 17 IS  TOO MANY

 TOTALLY UNDOING THE CELLAR WAS/IS  TOP ON THE LIST..... AT LEAST I CAN TRY AND FIX THAT.....
BEST ILLUSTRATION???? LINDA PICKED UP A ROLL OF  FOIL WRAP AND WIPED IT OFF... TO FIND IT WAS PURCHASED AT PURITY SUPREME--THAT STORE  WENT OUT OF BUSINESS 10  YEARS AGO--- FULL ROLL-- STUCK ON A SHELF---  AND THAT IS A PERFECT DEMO  OF THE HUGE PROBLEM WHICH IS OUR CELLAR...  PUTTING THINGS "AWAY FOR LATER" 
   THE "AWAY" GOT FULL AND THE " LATER " HAPPENED YEARS AGO...

WAY IN THE BACK ARE MEDICAL  BILLING RECORDS WHICH HAVE TO BE SHREADED  ( OR MORE LIKELY I WILL BURN THEM QUICKLY BEFORE ANYONE TELLS ME BURNING DOESN'T DESTROY THEM ADAQUATELY...) WE ARE TALKING 1985 ISH OF BOXES OF CARDBOARD-- BEST FIRE HAZARD GOING !!

WE DID ESTABLISH A FREEBEE  PILE ON THE STREE, AND GOT RID OF ALOT !-- PROBABLY ONE PICKUP TRUCK FULL-- DE-HUMIDIFIER-- JACKETS FOR DOGS OTHER THAN DANES.... MANY ITEMS  TO "ORGANIZE YOUR OFFICE"   WHICH I HAVE PROVEN TO BE  INEFFECTIVE-- A THING TO HOLD THE KURIG COFFEE LITTLE CUPS THAT WAS SLIGHTLY TOO SMALL -- BUT LOOKED REALLY GOOD IN STAINLKESS STEEL...
WE EVEN PUT OUT A SAMPLE OF OUR POO PICKERS AS AN EDUCATIONAL SUGGESTION  TO PEOPLE WALKING THIER DOGS ALONG BOXFORD RD...
IF WE HAD EVER STARTED THAT  ON SATURDAY MORNING INSTEAD OF WAITING TIL SUNDAY THE CELLAR WOULD BY NOW BE BARE... 
WELLL... EXCEPT FOR THE PAINT FROM HOME DEPOT...  THEY GAVE US A PALLET OF ODD PAINTS-- WHICH IS WHY ALL THE BUILDINGS ARE SUCH DIFFERENT COLORS-- WE USED ALOT--- NOW IT WILL TAKE ALOMST AS MUCH EFFORT TO GET RID OF WHAT WE DID NOT USE...

LOOKING AT IT FROM THE TOP DOWN... WE NEED TO BE MORE ORGNIZED--- FOR INSTANCE....  WE USE A BUNCH OF FLUFFOLIES-- THEY GE T DIRTY AND ENTER THE LAUNDRY SYSTEM, GET CLEANED AND FOLDED AND RETURENED TO UPSTAIRS FOR USE... SOME ARE VERY WARN...A ND NEED REPLACEMENT-- WE HAVE A TON OF REPLACEMENT FLUFFIES-- BRAND NEW-- THAT HAVE NOT ENTERED THE CIRCULATION ( WE DON'T NEED MORE)

 WE JUST NEED JACKY AND AMY TO TAKE OUT THE RIPPED / WORN  FOR THEIR QUILTING PROJECT AND WE STARTT WITH THE NEW ONES...
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SOMEHOW MY COLLECTION OF WIERD BIKES LANDED IN A BAC CORNER... -- MOST NOTABLE MY "PENNY FARTHING" HIGH WHEELER WHICH I RODE TO WIN THE GREAT RACE IN BOSTON--- A 26 MILE RACE ON LAND OR SEA-- WHERE THE WINNER IS ALWAYS DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE THEY MUST HAVE CHEATED..  I REALLY DIDN'T CHEAT--I RODE THE ENTIRE 26 MILES... MOSTLY BECAUSE IT HAD NO BRAKES AND I COULDN NOT GET OFF WITHOUT HELP...  I BEAT THE TV CREW WHO HAD SAILED A WATER BED TO THE FINISH LINE.. SOMEHOW I THINK TOMMY NUGENT WAS INVOLVED DRIVING THE HORSE TRAILER TO THE FINISH LINE TO PICK ME UP????  TOMMY???? THA WAS LOOOOONG AGO--- BEFORE HE WAS A DR, HE WAS MY STABLE HELP !! 

THE OTHER BIKE  IN THE CELLAR.....IS ONE I "MADE" FOR A LATER GREAT RACE-- I SPENT WEEKS PUTTING TOGETHER 2 WHEELS WITH THE HUBS 2"  OFF CENTER--- THAT WAS A WILD  26 MILES TOO..

AND THEY ARE BOTH SADLY UNDER A PILE IN TH ECELLAR...
TO BE RESCUED THIS WEEK...
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FROM MAIL CALL--- AND HAROLD AND WANDA; PRECUT POO PICKERS, I SEE THEY HAEV EATEN  A DUNCAN HINES   APPLE CINNAMIN MUFFIN  -- READY  IN  A MINNUTE..-- PERFEDT FOR ONE--
LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW-- SO I GAVE THAT  POO PICKER TO STEVE-- WHO WANDERA AROND  SUPER MARKETS TRAINING DOGS... HE MAY AS WELL LOOK FOR THOSE
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TODAYS SCHEDULE/ EXCITEMENT....  NEUTERING- SURGERY ON THE MALE DONKEY AT ABOUT 11 AM...  USUALLY DONE ON THE GRASS, BUT SINCE WE DON'T HAVE ANY GOOD PIECE OF GRASS, HE MAY DO IT IN TH EBARN -- HE IS  BRYAN..  TH EONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DONKEY AND HORSE NEUTERING IS A DONKEY IS MORE  INCLINED TO BELEED AND I ALWYAS REMIND THE VET ABOUT  "ONE STITCH" IS NEEDED...


IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DISCUSSION ABOUT HTE ENTIR PEOCESS I SUGGEST A "TED LECTURE"  BY MIKE ROWE-- WHO DID A "DIRTY JOB" AT A SHEEP FARM.  IT IS VERY EDUCATIONAL....

Sunday, May 21, 2017

MAY 21 2017
I NEVER SHOULD NHAVE SAID I KNEW ALL ABOUT THIS IMPULSE SPRAYER--- IT TOO IS LIKE  COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY... YOU CAN BE AN ABSOLUTE EXPERT ON ONE PIECE OF TECH,  AND NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT  THE REST-- OF WHICH THERE IS A GREAT DEAL..

 SO MY  SPRINKLER EDUCATION CONTINUES-- AFTER LOOKING THIS ONE OVER-- WHICH APPERARS LIKE ALL TH OTHERS I CAN'T FIND.... I CAN MAKE IT WORK PRETTY MUCH AS I WANT.. PATTERN/QUANTITY ETC..  BUT I STOPPED TO LOOK AT THE PIECES.... AND THERE IS A LEVER/SWITCH. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT DOES--..I TAKE THAT BACK... I KNOW WHAT IT DOES, IT REVERSES THE ROTATION--- BUT EXACTLY HOW IT DOES THAT CONTINUES TO COMNFUSE ME-- AND AFTER JOYCE AND I STUDIED IT, I HATE TO SAY, BUT THE ONLY WAY TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND IS TO HOOK IT UP AND GET ALL WET...  WHICH I WILL EVENTUALLY DO ,.... SOME WARM DAY....
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I HAVE HAD SEVERALA VERY INTERESTING FLY TRAP DESIGNS SENT TO ME....  THERE IS ONE  I HAVE USED VERYU SUCCESFULLY AS FLY TRAP IF YOU CAN STAND THE ROTTING SMELL WHICH FLYS REALLLLLLLY LOVE.-- I USE A GALLON MILK JUG ( CUT OFF THE  TOP , INVERT THE TOP AND DUCT TAPE THE EDGES.. MAKEING A FUNNEL IN BUT THE  FLYS  WILL CRAWL UP THE WALLS AND CAN NOT FIND THE EXIT )   -- COUPLE PIECES OF  RAW CHICKEN LIVER-
 ( NOW HERE COMES THE CRITICAL PART....) A GENEROUS GLOB OF DOGGIE DOO.. NOW YOU MUST WATCH FOR A BIT OF  POO THAT IS VERY ATTRACTIVE TO FLYS.... NOT ALL DOG POO IS-
BEING THE AVID STUDIER OF  USELESS INFORMTION....  I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED IF SOME DOGS PASS SOME PROTIEN IN THEIR STOOLS .. MAKING IT VERY ATTRACTIVE TO OTHER DOGS FOR SNACKING-- DO SOME DOGS PRODUCE "FLAVORED POOP"?  WHY DO SOME DOGS TAKE A WHIFF OF A PILE AND EITHER LEAVE IT OR SAMPLE IT?  -- IT IS A QUESTION TO BE STUDIED AT LEGNTH-- AT ANY RATE -- THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN ATTRACTIVENESS TO  FLYS... LET THE FLYS IDENTIFY THE CORRECT POO TO PUT IN THE MILK JUG WITH YOUR CHICKEN LIVER....  ADD ABOUT  AN INCH OF WATER AND SET/ HANG SOMEWHERE  FAR FROM  WHEREVER YOUR NOSE MIGHT BE... 
I HABE BEEN ABLE TO COLLECT 3 OR 4 INCHES OF THOSE BLACK SHINNEY FLYS.  BEFORE I FINALLY BAG IT AND START AGAIN...
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 MY PREFERRED MOSQUITO COLLECTION DEVICE ... CONTINUES TO BE  THAT FINE NET (FROMA FABRIC STORE IS  EASY TO FIND.)  FORMED INTO A FUNNEL VERY QUICKLY WITH A REGULAR OFFICE STAPLER-- AND ZIP TIED TO THE FANS-----  IN THE DELUX MODEL - I HAVE HUNG A REGULAR LIGHT BULB-- BEHIND THE FAN  THIS WILL INCREASE BOTH MOSQUITO COUNT AND MOTH NUMBER... THE REGULAR 20 INCH WINDOW FANS WORK WELL... ( $19.00)
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 WHEN IT CONTAINS HUNDREDS OF MOSQUITOS---- ONE WOULD THINK SPRAYING THE NET WITH RAID WOULD KILLL THEM.. I HAVE FOUND  AFTER A 12 HOUR SOAKING RAID DOES NOT WORK... BUT TWISTING THE NET AND STEPPIN ON IT  WITH A HEAVY FOOT, WILL WORK NICELY.
IF  BEING HEAVILY COATED BY A DIERCT SPRAY OF RAID DID NOT KILL THOSE MOSQUIOS , I WONDER IF THE MAKER EXPECTS YOU TO COAT YOUR  YARD TO A DEPTH OF 6 INCHES  BECAUSE SWIMMING IS NOT A SPORT CDONE BY MOSQUITOS???
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Hi Carlene,
Clark and I have had a few low-key weeks since the end of the semester.  And that's a good thing!  We are enjoying the nicer weather outside on our daily walks, as well as work and errands.

A lesson on listening to your dog:
When we walk in the neighborhood, we usually walk uphill and do the street behind us.  It's not really steep, but the sidewalk is a little uneven and we have to be careful and go slow, or else I tend to stumble on that part.  This afternoon, as we headed toward the sidewalk, Clark kept nudging me and turned the wrong way (or so I thought).  I started saying "Clark, no---" but then realized he was just leading me to walk on the side of the street, which was better paved and much easier.  A thinking walker, for sure!  Glad one of us was using our brain. :) 

We actually ended up walking our route twice before lunch today.  I could not have done that route even once a year ago.  Thank you, thank you for the wonderful gift of Clark!


Caroline

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MAY 20 2017
UNBELIEVABLE  HAPPENING !  WORTHY  OF  NOTE...
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Hi, 
Your appointment for today is on schedule. A technician should arrive between 05:15 PM-06:15 PM. We will send you an update if anything changes.
Thanks, 
Your Verizon Team
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I AM AN AVID COMPLAINER- JUST IN CASE YOU HAD NOT NOTICED.....AND WE... LINDA+++ HAD A RUN IN WITH VERIZON... THE TV'S ALL WENT OUT   LINDA CALLED VERIZON- THINKING IT WAS ONLY THE  "OFFICE" TV AND WAS TOLD THEY WOULD GIVE HER MORE EQUIPMENT IN 3 WEEKS... AND TEHN I NOTICED MY TV WAS DEAD... AND I STARTED IN....  CALLED-- ON HOLD-- CUT OFF--- CALLED BACK-- ON HOLD-- GOT AN ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSON...---I  BEGGED THEM "PLEASE DON'T CUT ME OFF  AGAIN"  -- AND THEY REALLY DID NOT--- WHILE I ACTUALLY HAD 2 TECH'S ON THE PHONE FINALLY A WOMAN WHO SAID SHE WOULD HAVE SOMEONE HERE "THIS AFTERNOON"... AND THEY FOLLOWED THRU 150%-- THEY CALLED 30 MIN LATER---TO SAY THE TECH WAS INB GEROGETOWN ... AN D WE  WERE HIS NEXT HOUSE CALL...  THEN HE CALLED AND SAID HE WOULD BE 10 MIN LATE- BUT WAS ON HIS WAY...-- THEN HE GOT HERE AND FIXED IT !  WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT SERVICE???? WE HAVE  5 "SET BOXES" 3 HOUSE  ONE GUEST HOUSE AND ONE TRAINING ROOM... AND WE HAD SOME KIND OF  SIGNAL BOOSTER WHICH DECIDED  NOT TO BOOST...
THE CONCEPT OF NO TV WAS AN EDUCATIIONAL CATASTROPHY--  WHAT DOES ONE DO WITHOUT IT????  I WAS/AM  HORRIFIED TO SEE HOW XXXXXXXXX I HAVE BECOME.  IT IS NOT LIKE I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO...
IT IS ALSO MY NIGHT LIGHT.
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PEOPLE ( CAMERA PEOPLE)  ASK HOW I WRITE THIS EVERY MORNING ( SOME PEOPLE ASK WHY.....)  .. NOW THIS MAY BE HARD TO BELIEVE...  BUT I WAKE UP TOO EARLY  -- 2 - 3 AND I DO SIT UPS  IN BED-- THIS MORING 60 SIT UPS.. I KNOW BECAUSE I HAVE A PEN IN MY HAND,,, AND  AN INDEX CARD ON MY TOE--
 AND EVERY TIME I SIT UP , I MAKE A HASH MARK  4 UP ONE ACROSS  TO KEEP TRACK..  AND AS I AM UP-SITTING  I LISTEN TO THE TV - MOSTLY THE ADS  AND IT STARTS ME THINKING...  AND ALONG WITH A HASH MARK, I MAKE NOTES FOR THE DD... WHICH IS WHY MANY ARE RELATED TO ADVERTISING...
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LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT SHORT TERM MEMORY  ( BEFORE I FORGET..) ----
AS I WAS GETTING DRESSED... I REALIZED YOU ALL MUST THINK I SLEEP IN MY CLOTHES BECAUSE MY USUAL "UNIFORM" AT THIS TIME OF YEAR IS A  "TEAL COLORED  SUN BLOCK SHIRT"   EVERY YEAR I BUY ONE OF THOSE  SUN BLOCK SHIRTS  -- THEY ARE EXPENSIVE-- I HAVE DONE THAT FOR MANY YEARS...  PROBLEM IS... IN WINTER, I GET THE CATA LOG AND VERY CAREFULLY PICK OUT A SHIRT-- THEY ONLY COME IN 4 OR 5 COLORS... AND AFTER LOOKING THEM OVER, I DECIDE TEAL IS A PRETTY COLOR-- AND I ORDER ONE..  WHEN I GET IT, I ADD IT TO MY CLOSET---   THIS YEAR I ADDED IT TO THE OTHER 3 TEAL SHIRTS THAT ARE BASICALLY IDENTICAL..
THAT CONCEPT IS EVIDENT IN MANY ASPECTS OF CRAZY ACRES...
WITH SHIRTS IT IS NOT REALLY A PROBLEM AS LONG AS I DON'T MIND WEARING THE SAME COLORED SHIRT  MANY TIMES.... HOWEVER... THE MORE SERIOUS CONCEPT--
I AM TRYING TO GET GREEN GRASS BY DOGFEST IN SEPTEMBER-- SO I TRY AND GET STUFF GROWOING BEFORE THE ARID AUGUST SETS IN...-- SEED IS OUT... HOSE IS FOUND..  I OWN A BUNCH OF SPRINKLERS--  SOMEONE ( PROBABLY RYAN) PUT THEM SOMEWHERE- ONE WOULD EXPECT IN THE VICINITY OF THE HOSES--  BUT NO.... SO I BOUGHT A COUPLE HAND ONES AND A CIRCULAR DEVICE DESIGNED BY  THE WIZARD OF OZ...  
ONE THING THAT MAKES CRAZY ACRES POSSIBLE IS THAT I HAVE SPENT HOURS BEING EDUCATED BY  THINGS LIKE SPRINKLING DEVICES-- AND THIS ONE... WITH ALL IT'S WIRES, SCRESWS AND FLAPS IS NO STRANGER TO ME....
AS I WAS DIDDLING WITH IT TO PURSUADE IT  TO SPRINKLE THE AREA BY PUPPY HILL IN A 1/2 CIRCLE, SOME WELL MEANING PERSON  CAME BY AND  SAID " OH THOSE THINGS ARE SUPPOSED TO WATER A FULL CIRCLE--  BETTER TAKE IT BACK AND GET ANOTHER-- THEY DON'T MAKE THEM TOO WELL" ...
 NOW...( THE CRITICAL PART)  IF THAT PERSON  WAS DOING THE WATERING  BY THEMSELVES  AND  RAN INTO THE FINIKY SPRINKLER  THEY  MIGHT RUN TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND BUY ANOTHER WITHOUT BOTHERING TO MENTION TO ME  THAT IW WAS NOT FUNCITIONIBNG AS THEY  THOUGHT I T SHOULD.
THIS HAPPENS MORE THAN I CARE TO TALK ABOUT LATEY--- PEOPLE ARE MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE NEW TO THEM WHEN THEY REALLY NEED TO RUN  THINGS BY ME---OR SOMEONE.... LIKE BUD... OR DAVID...
I AM KIDDING????   WATER STARTED DRIPPING THRU THE CEILING AND WALL IN THE HALL- I WAS TOLD WITH GREAT AUTHORITY... IT WAS THE UPSTAIRS TOILET AND I BETTER CALL THE PLUMBER...  HAVING THAT  PARTICULAR PIECE OF EQUIPMENT DRIP WWATER THRU THE WALL  WAS NOT  MY IDEA OF  SOMETHING WHICH COULD BE DELAYED...-- SO I ASKEDS SOMEONE TO SEE WHERE  THE WATER WAS COMING FROM--  THEY REPORTED THE INTAKE AREA... I.E. PLAIN WATER-- SO THEY WRAPPED A WASHCLOTH AROND IT AND LET THE WATER  DRIP  INTO A BUCKET-- A GOOD FIX...  DUMP IT IN THE TUB ONCE INA WHLE AND WAIT FOR ANOTHER PLUMBING PROBLEM SO  WE CAN SAVE ON HOUSE CALLS..
UNDER CONTROL...  EXCEPT... THE  BROKEN TOILET RUMOR FLURISHED-- AND SO A WELL MEANING CP  DONATED ONE...  VERY NICE---IT LANDED IN THE GARAGE-- STEVE ( MEATCUTTER SEVE) SAID HE HAD 2 TOILETS HE DIDN'T NEED---- I WOUOLD SAY I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED AT HIS HOUSE, BUT IF YOU ARE COUNTING , SDP NOW HAS 3 WE DON'T NEED.
IN THE MEANTIME ... DAVID WAS STANDING AROUND ENJOYING THE BREEZE OF THE HEAT AND A/C UNITIS HE INSTALLED FOR US-- AND I MENTIONED THE UPSTAIRS LEAK...-- HE CAME BACK AND SAID  IT NEEDED A PIECE HE COUDD GET FROM THE HARDWARE STORE.. I HANDED HIM $10  - HE CAME BACK WITH $8.51  AND FIXED TEH " LEAK"-- IT NEEDED A NEW AIRIATOR  BECAUS E TH OLD ONE WAS PRODUCING A TINY SPRAY OF WATER WHICH  WAS DRIPPING OFF A PERFECTLY GOOD PIPE....  $1.49  FIXED.
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I SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE  BROKEN WHEELBARROW HANDLES BEFORE I BOUGHT THE NEW HANDLES-- WHICH I SHLDH NOT HAVE BOUGHT BECAUSE BY THE TIME I GOT HOME SOMEONE BOUGHT A NEW WHEELBAROW-- SO NOW, IN THE CORNER WE HAVE 2 HANDLES... THESE CORNERS ARE GETTING FULL OF "LATER I WILL" JOBS...
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I COULD GO ON  AND ON-- WHE WHEEL ON THE LAUNDRY CART- SOMEONE BOUGHT A "DOLLY WHEEL"   WHICH DID NOT FIT...SO IT WS SET ASIDE AND A NEW LAUNDRY CART EMERGED---I SAW TEH OVERTURNED  CART IN THE CORNER... AND SAW IT NEEDED A MINOR ADJUSTMENT TO HAVE THE WHEEL FIT-- JODY FIXED IT  IN ? 10 MINUTES...-- NOW WE HAVE 2 CARTS..  AND MANY OTHER CORNERS OF THE PLACE ARE FILLED WITH  "SOMEDAY"  AND " LATER"  ITEMS TO BE FIXED...
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ALL THIS CAUSED ME TO HAVE A NIGHTMARE LAST NIGHT ABOUT  HAVEING THE 12 PUPS IN THE HOUSE,  PLUS.....I FOUND ( IN MY NIGHTMARE) ANOTHER LITTER OF PUPS--  4 WIRE HAIRED TERRIERS- IN THE BACK OF ONE OF THE SHEDS- AND TEHY WERE FILTHY.   I AM SURE THAT WAS CAUSED BY  THE WHOLE OF CRAZY ACRES IS TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF TOO MUCH --- WHICH IS TOO GOOD TO BE THROWN OUT-- ( WE WILL USE THAT NEW TOILET  EVENTUALLY...  IF WE CAN FIND IT )
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I KNOW I DID BUY A RANGE EXTENDER FOR THE PHONE SO I COULD ANSWER THE HOUNE IN MY SUMMER -- OUTDOOR -- OFF ICE I N THE T TENT.  WE CAN'T FIND IT ... EXCEPT   WE DO HAVE  A 
BLACK BOX-- ALL WIRED IN  -- WITH NO DIRECTIONS - I DON'T DARE DISCONNECT IT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS RUNNING...  MAYBE THA T IS IT....
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LORDY.... AN ERROR !!!   I think you mentioned my cheesecake in a DD earlier this week … I’m from Ohio, not Tennessee.   You got one from Ohio and three from Tennessee courtesy of Kari and her friend. 


SO  OHIO CHEESCAKES ARE TOOOOO GOOOD ALSO

Friday, May 19, 2017

MAY 19 2017
CAKE DAY AGAIN..PROBLEM IS TO NOT EAT CAKE BETWEEN 19TH's  OF THE MONTH...( -- or cheesecake-- or alot of other things too...)

PUPS ARE GETTTING SPOON FED IN AN EFFORT TO HAVE MEGAN BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM ON A MEGAN MARCH SOON....
THERE IS A CALENDAR SHOT  I REALLY WANT TO DO... AND THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW HER..  SHE HAS ALSO SUGGESTED WE LET THEM LOOSE MORE OFTEN IN THE HOUSE...  ( NOTICE HOW I CAN BLAME HER)  BUT SHE IS RIGHT... IT MAY BE EASIER TO KEEP THEM COOPED UP IN THAT ROOM, BUT  THAT IS NOT PRODUCTIVE  IN THE LONG RUN... NOR IS IT WHY WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE PUPPY SITTING WITH THEM...  MUST LET THEM OUT  AND DEAL.....

AND WATER---  THE LATEST SCREAMING WS SOLVED BY FILLING THE WATER DISHES..-- IF THEY SPILL IT IS  A PERFECT REASON TO REFILL IT  :).

THEY ARE REALLY GETTING TO A TRAINABLE STAGE..---SO MEGAN/STEVE  WHILE YO ARE IN HERE WAITING FOR TRAINER TALK, A FEW MINUTES OF TIME WITH THEM WOULD PROBABLY SAVE YOU HOURS IN TEH FUTURE.
 AND UNTIL I STOP EVERYTHING AND GO PUT ON LONG SOX-- OR MY CHAPS, I CAN NOT GO IN WITH THEM... OLD PEOPLE 'S SKIN JUST RIPS AND IS SLOW TO HEAL IN THE BEST OF CASES

MANAGING THOSE 12 PUPS IS NOT UNLIKE MANAGING 2 YEAR OLD TRIPLETS.... WHICH  I THINK TO STAY SANE YOU HAVE TO ANTICIPATE WHAT THEY NEED  BEFORE IT BECOMES A  SCREAMING FIT.  IF YOU WANT THEM TO LIE DOWN AND BE QUIET, THEY NEED A FLUFFY TO IDENTIFY WHERE... AND IDENTIFY A PLACE FOR THEM TO PEEE-- PREFERABLY NOT THE FLUFFY-- SO AWAY FROM IT..-- IT WORKS WELL FOR THEM TO SLEEP NEAR TEH SOFA AND  THAT MEANS TO GET  FAR FROM THE "NEST" AS THIER INSTINCT DICTATES, THE PEEPADS BELOONG NEXT TO THE REFRIGERATOR... OR IN THE ADVANCED CLASS... OPEN THAT KITCHEN DOOR AND HAVE THE PEE PADS IN THE HALL ( WHICH CAN BE BLOCKED OFF.)

MY IDEAL SERVICE DOG--   WOULD PEE ON A PEE PAD IN THE LADIES ROOM OF AN AIRPORT--  IT WOULD TAKE SOME CREATIVE TRAINING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN--- LIKE MAYBE  SMEARING A TINY BIT OF THIER STOOL AND PEE   ON THE NEW PAD  BEFORE FOLDING  UP IN YOUR CARRY ON...  THEIR SENSE OF SMELL IS TERRIFFIC.. SO JUST A DROP OR TWO..... I SUPPOSE TH ULTIATTE IS TO PUT A SCENT ON A KLEENEX WHICH YOU THEN COULD PUT ON THE GROUND OUTSIDE THE MALL... TO TELL THEM  "HERE,NOW, OR FORGET IT FOR A WHILE..."
 I AM SURE IT CAN BE DONE..  HAVE AT IT !!
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IN MY QUEST FOR GREEN GRASS BY DOGFEST, I  HAULED OUT MILES OF HOSE YESTRDAY- BUT IT WAS SO HOT I COULD NTO WATER THE GRASS WITHOURT BOILING IT.

  PLAN IS TO GO OUT EARLY TODAYM AHD WET THE NEW SEED DOWN...  I HAAVE ONE HOSE SETU P SO PEOPLE SITTING INTH E SMOKENG SHACK CAN WATR 3 PLACES WHILE THEY PUFF..

 HOWEVER... I HAVE NOT TRIED TURNINBG ON THE WELL SINCE THEY REWIRED THE PANEL... HISTORICALLY I COULD FLIP THE  DOUBLE BREAKER AND WATER WOULD FIRE OUT OF THE WELL ABOUT 50 FEET...--- GOT TO HAVE A FEW HOSES ATTACHED TO IT SO IT DOESN'T BACK UP-- IN THE REAL WORLD OF WELLS, THIS ONE WOULD USUALLY HAVE A PRESSURE TANK ATTACHED...

I USUALLY WATR THE FLAT FIELD IN AUGUST DRY SEASON...   BUT I WANT TO GET THE GRASS STARTED--  WE  ( I FORGET WHO) SPREAD FERTALIZER AN LIME ALREADY... SO AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE THE HEALTIEST DANDILIONS EVER SEEN...
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 CONVERSATION WITH A NEW CP......

Hello. I just saw a rat running on the floor on the arena cam

YES YOU PROBABLY DID---
 WE HAVE HORSES AND CHICKENS SO WE HAVE RATS TOO...
 NICE FAT GRAIN FED RATS

Okie doke. Yes it did look like a nice cared for rat.
FYI I just love watching the puppies. I was lucky to see them being born. 

? YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OF OUR "FROZEN RODENT DELIVERY COMPANY"   ???

IF WE DO SNAP TRAP ANY  WE BAG AND PUT THEM IN THE FREEER
TO BE DONATED TO THE PEOPLE WHO REHABILITATE OWLS AND HAWKS


SO IF YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING IN OUR FREEZERS FOR A KLONDIKE BAR..... BE PREPARED..

Thursday, May 18, 2017

MAY 18 2017

I AM TOLD---- THAT YESTERDAY  I THANKED  A CP FOR SENDING ME THE LONG HANDLED SHOE HORN AND I SAID I USE IT 5 TIMES A DAY..
TO BE ACCURATE-- THAT COULD NOT POSSIBLEY BE TRUE  AS I HAVE 2 FEET, AND IF I USED THE SHOE HORN ONLY 5 TIMES , I WOLD HAVE BEEN WALKING AROUND ALL DAY WITH ONLY ONE SHOE... SOMEONE WOULD HAVE POINTED THAT OUT TO ME.... I AM SURE --- THE STAFF HERE IS VERY GOOD AT KEEPING TRACK OF THINGS I AM INCLINED TO  FORGET-- 

FORGETTING THINSG IS... I AM TOLD... NORMAL  FOR THE AGE I HAVE ACCHIEVED....-- AS AWKWARD AS IT IS... THERE IS AN ADVANTAGE... SOMETHINGS DON'T WANT TO BE REMEEMBEREDD.... AND THEN...  LOOKING FOR LOST OBJECTS HAS IMPORVED MY "KNOWTICING "   SKILLS.... ( NEW WORD)
FARMING  DEMANDS AN ABILITY TO KNOWTICE  THINGS-- TYPICALLY THE ONE NAIL IN THE DRIVEWAY  TO BE PICKED UP BEFORE  A TIRE- OR A HOOF PICKS IT UP.. 
AS WE WERE FILMING... AND I WS SUPPOSED TO BE PAYING ATTENTION TO WHT I WAS SAYING... I LOOKIED UP.. AT THE ROOF OD THE G-TENT  AND WAS HORRIFIED TO SEE THERE ARE SEVERAL TURNBUCKLES THAT ARE SAGGING... -- SO THAT CAN BE  THE JOB OF THE NEXT BUNCH WHO COME HERE TO HELP...SPRING CLEAN?   TIGHTEN THE ROOF--  WHICH WILL INVOLVE FINDING THE SCAFFOLDING  WHICH HAS WANDERED-- I KNOWTICED  THERE ARE 2 PIECES HOLDING UP A FENCE  BEHIIND THE ARENA--- IT TOOK AS LONG TO GET THOSE PIECES TO HOLD UP THE FENCE AS IT WOLD HAVE TO REPAIR THE FENCE IN THE FIRST PLACE...  THRE IS ONE SECTION  NEXT TO THE ICU HOUSE  A GOOD 350 FEET FROM TEH FENCE HOLDER UPPERS--  IT IS EXPENSIVE STUFF WHEN PUT TOGETHE... INDIVIDUALLY, THE SECTIONS ARE VERY POOR FENCE HOLDER UPPERS.
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THERE IS A BIG RUSH NOW- TO LOCAT  "STUFF"   BEFORE THE FOREST GROWTH SWALLOWS IT UP WITH  VINES THAT GROW 3 FEET A DAY...
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BACK TO MY 2 FEET...SOME OF YOU  KNOW THE STORY.... BUT...I STARTED WORKING/DISTRIBUTING  FOR THE WANT AD MAGAZINE  
1966? IT WAS A PAPER VERSION OF EBAY-- MY FIRST DELIVERY WAS ONE CARTON IN THE BACK OF A VW.... WHEN I STOPPED IT WAS A 53'  TRACTOR TRAILER WHICH FILLED UP TEH BACK ROOM OF WHAT IS NOW THE LAUNDRY BUILDING...  BUT WHAT REALY PAID FOR THE FARM... WAS  THE FACT THAT  BEING A MATH MAJOR, AND COMPUTERS WERE NEW... I PLAYED WITH ONE AND SET UP LL MY RECORDS ON A COMPUTER SYSTEM WHICH I WROTE-- SOUNDS IMPRESSIVE, BUT HTAT IS NOT THE PART THAT GOT ME  WELL PAID....

 I MANAGED THE NORTHERN SECTION ONLY BECAUSE I SORT OF GREW INTO  THE JOB......- THE SOUTHERN PART WAS MANAGED BY AN ACCOUNTING FIRM- I FORGET THE NAME  BUT CAN STIL SEE THE BLUE SUIT AND BRIEFCASE AT MEETING WHERE I HAD ON BLUE JEANS....---THE--- MEETING THAT MADE CRAZY ACRES POSSIBLE STARTED WITH THE ACCOUNTANT 'S REPORT... AN IMPRESSINVE 1/2 INCH THINK PILE OF PAPER -- SOME OF  YOU KNOW -- THE IBM WITH ALL THE HOLES  ACCORDIAN STYLE-  I UNFOLDED MY ONE PIECE OF PAPER OUT OF MY BACK POCKET AND SET IT NEXT TO HIS PILE ON THE PRES. DESK.. MY ONE SHEET HAD ALL THE ANSWERS I NEEDED TO RUN  MY HALF---
WE  LOOKED OVER HIS IMPRESSIVE LIST OF CHARGE ACCOUNTS--  GOLDIE WAS WITH ME THAT DAY....I TOOK ONE LOOK AND SAID THE REPORT WAS WRONG-- I COULDNT TELL THEM WHY IT WAS WRONG... BUT IT WAS.
THE MGAZINE SOLD FOR $.86 CENTS-- AND HIS TOTAL MONEY WAS AN ODD NUMBER... COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE TRUE... ON,LY THEN DID ANYONE EVEN LOOK AT MY SCRAP OF PAPER-- WHICH HAD BOILED STATISTICS DOWN TO  SOMETHING YOU COULD QUICKLY UNDERSTAND.  SO THEY  PAID ME WELL TO BE IN  CHARGE OF THE COMPUTER STUFF-- WHICH BUILT THE BARN AND ARENA...
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SOMEONE SAID  IF YOU ARE OFFERED THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING SMART OR LUCKY-- TAKE LUCKY--- EVERY TIEM...
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SO TODAY'S CHORE--- CAN  ONLY BE SORTING OUT  THE  HOSE COLLECTION  SO I CAN RESIST BUYING SOME MORE-- IT OLOOKS SO NEAT AND ORGANIZED IN THE ADVERTISEMNENTS....  AND I HAVE A SMALL TRUCKLOAD ALREADY IN THE BACK OF 
" BUD'S WORLD"- BEHIND THE G- TENT--AND ALOT OF IT SI BIG/FAT  -- TO WATER THE FLAT FIELD FROM THE WELL-- AND...... ALOT OF IT HAS AT LEAST ONE HOLE MADE BY RUFUS-- A COCKATOO?  TOUGH BIRD WITH TH EWHITE FEATHERS HE COUDL STAND UP AND  SCARE DANES.... HE ROAMED THE YARD KILLING OFF WHAT HE CONSIDERED SNAKES  BUT WERE ACTUALLY MY  EXPENSIVE 100' SECTIOS OF HOSE.
THT SHOLD BE A FUN DAY...  AND MAYBE I CAN  WET DOWN  ALL TEH NEW SEED WE JUST PLANTED...  I KNOW WE HAVE ENOUGH OSE TO REACH  TO  PLUTO.
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NOW THERTE IS A LITTER...PLUTO  MARS VENUS THINGS LIKE THAT????
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IN BELLA'S LAST BUNCH OF PICTURES  SHE HAS HER HAIR BRAIDED...   WOW IS THAT IMPRESSIVE
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Hi Carlene,
 Josie’s bloodwork confirms the possibility that Josie could be pregnant. Dr. Parrott said you should probably expect her to give birth between mid-June and September.
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AS FOR THE WIERD THINGS  ABOUT CASTING SPELLS ON ERANT HUSBANDS.....WHICH APPARENTLY  APPEARED  AT THE END OF THE DD.... I HAVE NO CLUE.. 
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 I DID INCLUDE THAT RANDY RAINBOW  YOU TUBE - LINK...  HE HAS DONE MANY-- FROM LYRICS TO VIDEO PRODUCTION.. HE IS GOOD...
WORTH LOOKING UP  .. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MAY 17 2017

YESTERDDAY'S FILMING....I HOPE ERIC  IS GOOD AT EDITING... WE WERE AT TI ALL DAY LONG-- HE WAS  A PRO....AND VERY EASY TO WORK WITH... KITTY IS ALSO A TRUE PROFESIONAL..  GREAT AT BRINGING THE WHOLE THING BACK IN FOCUS AMID GUINNEA HENS CHATTER, DOGS BARKING AND   HELICOPTERS OVERHEAD SHE WOULD GET OUT THAT LIST OF HERS.. AND WE WOULD SETTLE...
SHOULD BE A TERRIFFIC FILM-- NOW WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH IT.....
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BIT OF NONSENSE....   FROM ERIC AND KITTY'S PROFESIONALISM.....USEFUL TERMS TO KNOW FROM THE  "INDUSTRY"....
THE KRAFT TABLE-- CAN BE ANYTHING FROM AN ACTUAL TABLE TO A TAILGATE.. THERE IS ALWAYS ONE  SOMEWHERE  AT EVERY "SHOOT"-- IT HAS ---ORANGES -- ASPIRINS- SNACK BARS -- CANDY (M&M's) , BOTTLED WATER...AND FIRST AID... BASIC STUFF.
SOMETIMES THE KRAFT TABLE IS IN THE GREEN ROOM...
THE GREEN ROOM IS  SOMEPLACE WHERE ACTORS SIT UNTIL THEY ARE DUE ON STAGE --  IT CAN BE AN ACTUAL ROOM-- OR A SIGN NAILED TO A TREE. 
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE- LIKE ON THE TODAY ( OR TONIGHT) SHOW  I HAVE HEARD SOMEONE REFER TO  " THE  GREEN ROOM"  WHICH MUST SOUND STRANGE IF YOU DON'T  KNOW THE TERM... 
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 THE " WAITING ROOM "  HAS NO PIZZAZ   - TO CALL IT THE GREEN ROOM IMPLYS A CERTAIN SOPHISTICATION. 
WE  CURRENTLY HAVE NO GREEN ROOM... BUT WE SURE HAVE A KRAFT TABLE... ( AKA CANDY SHELF)-- GOTTA GET IT LABELED....
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I MANAGED TO TAKE "MY 4 " DOGS TO THE TOPSFIELD FAIRGROUNDS YESTERDAY-- LETS SEE IF I CAN CNONTINUE-
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 I USED TO TAKE EACH LITTER THERE AS SOON AS I HAD ANY KIND OF CONTROL- WITH THEIR MOMS-- WE'D ALL PILE IN THE CAR  TO GO AND COME HOME...... IT IS A HUGE FIELD - THE PARKING AREA-- PARTIALLY FLOODED WITH A FOOT OF WATER...-- RIGHT NEXT TO RT 1 ( MAINE TO FLORIDA)  WITH NO FENCE BETWEEN...

IT WAS WATSON'S FIRST  EXPERIENCE WITH RUNNING BLINDLY  AROUND AND SUDDENLY BEING IN A FOOT OF WATER-- SUPER EXPERIENCE FOR HIM...  HE  STOPPED WITH A PERFECT HS ( HOLY SHOOT)  EXPRESSION...   HE RAN A LITTLE MORE CAREFULLY AFTER THAT... BUT WAS NOT THE FIRST TO JUMP BAK IN THE CAR..  I THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE TO GET IN MY SELF AND LET HIM RUN A ROUND AND WONDER WHY HE WAS ALL ALONE...  THAT MAY HAPPEN YET..  HE WASN'T SPOON FED TO LEARN TO PAY ATTENTION....
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I CAN GO THERE TODAY NAD PICK UP SOME ALFLFA CUBES.  FOR MO.... SHE DOES NEED MORE GROCERIES......  THEY WILL HAVV  IT . AT THE FEED STORE ACROPSS RT 1... I HAVE NOT HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THOSE CUBES-- KELLY TELLS ME SHE ALWAYS MOISTENS HER'S---SHE WORRIES ABOUT CHOKING--  I NEVER HEARD THAT FOR A COMPLICATION... I ALWAYS HEARD ALFALFA WAS COW TYPE HAY AND COULD CAUSE COLIC... I KNOW WE ARE TO INTRODUCE IT SLOW.Y-- 
I HAD VISIONS OF HAND FEEDING HER A CUBE AS PEOPLE WALKED BY...   THAT IS COMPLICATED IF WE HAVE TO WET IT FIRST... FRY PANS WILL HELP..   WE WILL MANAGE...
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PAM IS  FEELING BETTER ... I JUST HEAR HER BELLOW "KNOCK IT OFF"  - JUST THINK .. WHEN SHE STARTED HERE SHE WAS SO QUIETLY SOFT SPOKEN-- AS WAS LINDA--- BUTTER WOULDN'T MELT.... NOW THEY BOTH SOUND LIKE SAILORS AT SEA....
I CAN NOT IMMAGINE WHEERE THEY GOT THAT....  
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 FINALLY NICE WEATHER...  GOT TO RESEED ALL THA AREA FLOODED BY LAST WEEK'S RAIN...
6 SEEDS TO THE INCH.... ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO.
SECOND ONLY TO CHURNING UP TH MANURE PILE WITH THE BACK HOE...
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JUST WHEN YOU THINK THE NEWS CAN'T GET ANY MORE BIZZARRE, ... IT DOES....
I KEEP THINKING OF THOSE 3 RADIO PEOPLE AT THE "BRAIN FAIR" WHO'S JOB IT WAS TO MAKE CONVERSATION   FOR 4 HOURS SO TEHY END UP SAYING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER-- TIL THE NEXT TIDBIT  COMES ALONG...
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MOVING ALONG...