Thursday, August 27, 2015

AUG 27 2015
LAST NIGHT WE HAD AUDRY AND VOO IN HERE WITH NEAL ( I THINK)  IT IS QUIET STILL   BUT I CAN  NOT IMAGINE ANYONE GOT SLEEP..( PAM WAS ON OVERNIGHT) THEY ARE INTERCONNECTEDLY ACTIVE..
AND TEHN WANDA COMMENTS..

THINKING ABOUT THE TRAINING OF THE AUDRY BUNCH... THERE IS ONE OF THE LITTER WHO IS SUPER TRAINED.. THE REST..... EH?????....TEH SUPER ONE IS DEVLIN'S DOG...  I CAN'T SAY MUCH FOR THE REST OF THEM...  
SOME OF THAT IS MY FAULT.  BUT WE GOT ACCREDITED....I THINK...
DEVLINS DOG IS FOCUSED ON HER.-- THIS IS A GOOD THING..  THE REST OF THE BUNCH ARE AWFUL-- AND IT WILL TAKE SOME DOING TO TURN THEM AROUND.
I ALSO THINK ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS THERE HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH ONE ON ONE...-- TEHRE IS A TERRIBLE FIXATION WITH VOO AND AUDRY ON PLAYING BITEY FACE AND NOT POAYING ATTENTION WHEN WE TALK TO THEM..

THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM DOWN THE LINE...  THEY HAVE TROUBLE ACHIEVING BOREDOM FOR SERIOUS TRAINING...
AND IT HAS BEEN LAZ  ON MY PART...  IT IS AN ENERGY THING.....  BRINGING TWO INTOTHE HOUSE IS EASIER THAN BRINGNING ONE AT A TIME...... BUT I NEED TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE YOUNG LEGS.... OR BETTER... MAYBE BAILEY'S GREEN CART TO TRANSPORT BACK AND FORTH...  WOULD BE A GOOD ESXERCISE ALSO...

WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THINKING... INSTEAD OF ROUGH-HOUSING  WHICH NEITHER BAILEY OR I LIKE AT ALL.

NEAL HAS HAD A FEW GOLF CART RIDS .. AND IS DOING WELL-- HE IS ...PXXXXX  I FORGOT THE WORD AGAIN....WE/I NEED TO  SPEND TIMEE DRINKING LESS OCOOFFEE AND EXPLAINING TO THE PUPS WHAT LIFE ID ALL ABOUT..

I JUST PUT NEAL IN THIS BIG CRATE-- AND HE THOUGHT  "OH NO  ANOTHER PLANE RIDE" BUT IN 5 MINUTES I HAD HIM LYING DOWN  WITH THE DOOR OPEN ( I WAS RIGHT THERE) AND THEN I SAID OK... AND HE BOUNDED OUT.
THAT IS THE KIND OF THING THEY ALL NEED.. IT IS NOT ALL PLAY.. SOMETIMES YOU WILL HAVE TO DO AS  YOU ARE TOLD.
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HI,
I JUST WANTED TO UPDATE YOU (AND DONNA) OF COURSE...

VIVEN IS DOING GREAT.  SHE HAS GONE TO STEVEN'S WORK AND MET EVERYBODY IN THE OFFICE.  SHE HAS HAD A PLAYDATE AT OUR HOUSE WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW'S 2 BOXERS, ALSO.  THEY WERE HERE ALL DAY AND EVERYONE GOT ALONG GREAT.
 
USUALLY SHE JUST GOES OUTSIDE WITH OUR OTHER DOGS, BUT THE EVENING SHE BARKED TOLET US KNOW THAT SHE WANTED OUT-NO ACCIDENTS IN THE HOUSE AT ALL SO FAR...

SHE SLEEPS WITH HER PURPLE PILLOW PET (DONNA SENT IT HOME WITH HER) EVERY NIGHT.  SHE HAS SLEPT THRU THE NIGHT A FEW TIMES, BUT USUALLY SHE WAKES ME UP ONCE TO GO OUT-USUALLY AROUND 3 AM

SHE LOVES TO SIT ON THE SWING AND SHE LIKES WATCHING THE FIRE IN THE FIREPIT

SHE IS FITTING IN VERY WELL AND GETS MORE AND MORE COMFORTABLE EVERYDAY

I'M NOT SURE IF DONNA WILL BE AT DOGFEST, BUT WE ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING VIVIEN WITH US...

TAKE CARE-SEE YOU IN A FEW WEEKS...

MANY THANKS

JERI & STEVE

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AUG 26 2015
moving along...
 i have forgotten the 3 concept/committees that i set up yesterday  but i certainly have had response!!..
to look at ti top down, there are 2 problems-- one is a massive ammount of  data/information  that needs to be organized.. the other is a lack of ideas/ information needing creative help to get enough material to pull it off.
and both become a  HOW TO....

I dunno--
 i do know that whatever we do ON CAMERA must be unscripted... because-- it is going to end up that way anyway.. we are live cameras and would  nevr be able to keep any script straight 
i also know that  i run downhill badly in the afternoon--so that i am usually sitting around doing not too much- it might be possible to do that nutty professor thing at 4pm  before normal  mail call..  then if kids ( groups thereof) like dawn's class... had sent me stuff i could acknowledge it at that point. we could try for one day a week...  between algebra geometry and physics  we might be able to pull it off.
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corn AND CORN SHUCKING-- IS THE ITEM OF THE DAY.. THAT FRIEMND OF MINE WHO;S FAMILY  RENTED ABOUT A 20 ACRE FILELD TO THE LOCAL FARMER TO RAISE CORN...  CALLED AND SIAD THAT HIS GROUP OF "AGRICULTURAL WORKERS' HAD DONE SUCH A POOR JOB STRIPPING THE FIELD - THAT THERE WAS  AN INCREDIBLE AMT THERE "FOR THE PICKING" - AND GTRACE AND I DID THAT YESTERDAY -- FILLING NOT ONLY A LAUNDRY TUB  BUT ALSO THE ENTIRE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR..  SOME ONE HAD ALREAD DRIVEN THRU A MID PATH -- SO BLESS THE 4 WHEEL DRIVE-- I WENT RIGHT THRU THE FIELD TOO.-- PULLING CORN OUT MY DRIVERS WINDOW WHILD GRACE DID 2 ROWS ON THE OTHER SIDE.  WE  (SDP) BOILED AND FROZE CORN ALL AFTERNOON YESTERDAY...AND ATE CORN...

WELL HERE IS A CHANCE FOR US TO PASS ON THE GOOD FORTUNE TO OTHERS.. LIKE  DANVERS ANIMNAL HOSPITAL-- SO THE PLAN IS TO GO BACK TODAY AND PULL MORE CORN... AND IF WE HAVE A SECOND PERSON, SHUCK IT THERE AND LOAD A COOLER FULL TO DROP OFF..
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IT IS BE KIND TO GEORGE DAY--  HE CAME BY YESERDAY ON A SEMI SOCIAL JAUNT...AND IN THE PROCESS HE DECIDED MARIAH IS NOT IN HEAT, BUT HAS AN INFECTION...  SO HE PUT HER ON MED FOR 10 DAYS...  AND FOR ALL OF YOU WHO READ THIS,,, I WILL NEED REMINDING  IN 10 DAYS- THAT I NEED TO TAKE HER BACK TO DAH FOR HIM TO LOOK AT AGAIN...  THIS MEANS STEVE'S SON   CAN TAKE HIM HOME-- SHORTLY...
GEORGE ALSO SAW TEH LOGIC OF THE WAY WE KEEP OUR RECORDS-- AND HE WAS INTERESTED IN FIGURING OUT HOW THE HOSPITAL RECORDS WOULD MESH WITH OURS...  MORE SPECIFICALLY  WHAT WAS DAH  RESPONSIBE  FOR KEEPING AS FAR AS RECORDS.  LIKE RABIES.....

WE ARE NOT PERFECT, BUT WE ARE NOT TOO BAD EITHER...  ONE THING I HAVE ASKED MEGAN TO DO .. WWHEN SHE CHECKS OUT, SHE IS TO CHECK THE MEDICATION SHEET AND SIGN THAT  ALL MEDS  FOR TEH DAY HAVE BEEN GIVEN...  GRACE AND DEVIN DO IT ON THE WEEKEND.
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HE ALSO VERIFIED NEAL HAS 2-- AND TEETH AND EYES - AND THINGS LIKE THAT....

ALL THE TIME BAILEY WAAS GRITTING HER TEETH AT HIM..  SHE DOES NOT APPROVE OF GEORGE.. AND LETS US KNOW WITH THE STINK EYE...
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DOGFEST....  ORDERED  ARE...MEALS -- ICE CREAM BUFFET--- AND 2 HUGE CAKES FOR THE 19TH  ---ALSO THE PORTAPOTTY ( ONE HANDICAPPED..)---- AND SHIRTS 
MARK IS CHASING CHAIRS...AND  HAS TEH PA SYSTEM--- TINA IS MAKING BADGES AND I HAVE  A MONKEY FIST FOR EVERYONE...
I DONT THINK WE NEED MUCH ELSE???  WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS... THAT IS WHY WE ARE CRAZY ACRES..

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

aug  25 2015
all of a sudden  things are happening...   like puppies coming....
and maybe it is time i paid attention

#1.  DD--daily doggie --   annie has been after me for a long time abotu "there is a book already written in the past  daily doggies.."and she printed up a bunch starting n 2011 -- about an inch of them... - i need to go thru them and figure out a way to make them fall in some kind of logical  procession.. particularly with dog training concepts.. not really started o n my part yet.
#2.  SHAT   dawn (stedmans dawn) liked my putting out " a package"  for a silent auction frame of the chicken bit  which could give us more visabioity and cost us about 10 cents to do...i have started to think about it.  with kati, anne and kitty.. 
 #3.   AE  animal episodes....  laura found my file of movie and advertising jobs in the cellar and i pulled a few during mail call-- which got a very big response.. i do remember alot of them--- they are a scribbled mess of what was 2  sheets.. a card and  that flimsy ncr duplicating paper.. teh cards are pretty well numbered and what amounts to 3 packed shoeboxes of 3x4 index cards full of   ...stuff-  and i do have a portfolio of photos... ect  somewhere.. i am swamped with the volume    and need help with that one.

i have had several cp's offer to help with  any or all 3 of these things... it is very difficult to try and figure out who can do what long distance-   and even after you have been here for dog fest or working, i most often can not put your name with the  memory of your work... 
sooo.....  to package the concepts....

 i have often said annie gets more done slower thatn anyone except my sisiter fran...  so maybe... annie... could you set upa separate email and have people send  you dates of funny or training or whatever???? and compile that info???

dawn has already got requests for the discs that we have not put togetehre-- but i asked kati... anne... and  kitty who has  a bundh of professional experience of some sort ( she does teh calendar for us) to keep themselves organized and functioning as a group with emails and include me in them.

 someone  with good eyesight could make a spreadsheet of the file of job slips---- it would have to be done here... i don't want them off the property...  mostly so i could sort by animal  and remember  specific jobs in a more orderly fashiion.

this .. at the moment would involve a separate set of accounting... i just do not see how to include anthing like this with sdp without gettin g into things i do not understand/.... like tanning booths on the  sdp 990..  so for the moment  we coul d have a  crazy acres account.. which i could "feed"   i do not expect anything like a profit for many years.... meantiem  it can not be an "expense " of sdp...

i had figured those disc's would clearly state that they were donated to  sdp and steadmans school ( or whoever) by "the crazy acres" (me)  which would keep the money separate... no way can i deal with a n overenthusiastic accountant who needs reciepts for every #2 pencil. 

who knows---
janine's book has been very well recieved and last i knew had  5 stars recomendation on amazon..

besides all that.. i have had several requests to start up the nutty professor bit-- which -- again is no particular problem.. i have the media... but need  input-- so i asked paul (son has tess)  to find "stuff"  he and i watched teh wally wallington video  on moving big stones and buildings by hand..( great for the mechanically inclined-- and done by me on nutty professor) it got us inspired...

so with help i hope i can do those again... they are fun to do...  simple physics -- levers..syphon..energy... work..etc..
which reminds me... somewhere here i have a tuning fork i could ust to spash water around.( from my husbands practice...lord knows why)

i asked a highschool friend ( engineer) to help with ideas also...  bu t i noticed he has not opened the dd for the past 3 days.
 i hope he is all right????????#1 steve??????

so that lays out the goals  for the  next week/ month/year???? 

Monday, August 24, 2015

AUG 24 2015

SCHOOL IS STARTING IN LAWRENCE TODAY???   WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CONCEPT OF THE SUMMER OFF TO HELP WITHTHE HARVESTING OF AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCTS??? ( WASN'T THAT THE REASON KIDS GOT THE SUMMER OFF 200 YEARS AGO??)  NOW WE LET THEM HAVE THE SUMMER OFF TO  RAIS TEH DICKENS  AND  TEST THE PARENTS ABILITY  TO FIND SOMEPLACE TO PARK THE KIDS TO KEEP THEM OUT OF TROUBLE WHILE THE PARENTS HOLD 2 JOBS.  

SEVERAL TEACHERS IN THE  CP COMMUNITY HAVE TALKED ABOUT TEH NUTTY PROFESSOR AS THEY GET READY FOR NEXT YEARS KIDS....... WHICH I AM HAPPY TO DO IF  I COULD FIGURE OUT ENOUGH SIMPLE PHYSICS TO KEEP IT GOING...  I WONDERED ABOUT HOT AIR RISING.....  I WAS REMINDED ABOUT HOT AIR BY AN INTERVIEW OF A POLITICAL CANDIDATE ON CNN.
TO DO THE NUTTY PROFEWSOR ON A WEEKLY BASIS-- TAKES ALOT OF IDEAS AND PREPERATION- WHICH I AM HAPPY TO DO... IF I CAN JUST GET THE WORKABLE IDEAS-- 
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WHICH REMINDS ME---THERE EXISTS  A FIELD OF CORN WHICH WAS "COMMERCIALLY PICKED"  BUT I AM TOLD THEY DID NOT PICK AT LEAST HALF OF IT... AND WE ARE WELCOMD TO GO GET A "CARFULL"-- THAT  IS LIKE WAVING A RED FLAG IN FRON T OF A BULL... 
 HERE WE ARE WITH A WALK IN FREEZER...AND IN MY YOUTH  AND DAYS OF VEG GARDENING, I THINK I JUST BOILED TEH CORN FOR A FEW MINUTS, STUCK IT IN A PLASTIC BAG AND FROZE IT...-- THAT WOUL D BE ALOT  BETTER THAN BUYING ALL THESE PEOPLE SUB SANDWICHES OR PIZZA FOR LUNCH... I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN GET IT TOGETHER... BUT THE WILL IS THERE.
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HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I SAID RAISING ANIMALS IS NOT FOR THE MEEK???  I HAD AN EMAIL FROM SOMEONE WHO IS JUST TOOOOOO  OBSERVANT AND NOTICED THAT  NEAL  DID NOT POP UP ON HIS FEET LAST NIGHT, HAVING BEEN SEMI MAULED BY PLAYING BITEY FACE  WITH RIOT...--WELL, HE JUST CAME IN FROM HIS OURSIDE EARLY MORNING JAUNT AND AS HE PLOPPED HIS FEET ACROSS THE FLOOR, THE RHYTHM  OF HIS FEET BANGING ON THE FLOOR WAS IN PERFECT TIMING.  IF HE HAD SOME INJURY THE NOISE WOULD HAVE BEEN IRREGULAR--
A TRICK I LEARNED FROM BUYING A HORSE... TROT THEM ON HARD PAVEMENT AND LISTEN-- YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR THE SAME THING WITH A PERSON IF THEY  ARE WEARING SOMETHING BESIDES SNEAKERS...

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WHICH REMINDS ME OF "UNCLE JIMMY"  WHO WORKED IN NY AND WENT THRU GRAND CENTRAL STATION VERY EARLY EVERY MORNING.. ONE MORNING HE NOTICED THE NOISE OF HIS WALKING WAS NOT SYMETRICAL AND WAS SURE HE MUST HAVE  SOME  AS YET UNDETECTED PHYSICAL PROBLEM-.  THEN HE SAW THAT HIS SHOES  DIDN'T MATCH.
THAT KIND OF THING RUNS IN MY FAMILY.  GEORGE MYERS LOVES TO TELL THE STORY OF  MY MISMATCHING SNEAKERS---MADE POSSIBLE BY A BUNCH OF GREAT DANE PUPPIES EATING SNEAKERS SO  THAT I CONSIDERED ONE RIGHT AND ONE LEFT A PAIR.
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SPEAKING OF FAMILY.. WE HAVE A NEW PAIR OF VOLUNTEERS-- WHO COME FROM NEW ROCHELLE NY...  AND HAVE EATEN AT THE MCDONALDS ON NORTH AVENUE-- THE RENT FROM WHICH HAS KEPT SDP GOING FOR 12 YEARS--(WELL... MY  1/3RD THE RENT)  ..... MAKING ME WONDER.....IF I COULD FIND THE RIGHT PERSON IN MCDONALDS....   WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE DID A PINK ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN ASKING  THEM TO MATCH THE FUNDS.......-- WE WOULD BE IN TERRIFFIC SHAPE !!! 
GOT TO THINK ABOUT THAT IDEA.... ANYBODY KNOW ANY MCDONALDS PEOPLE???  WOULDN'T THAT  BE WONDERFUL !!!!  I DID TRY ONCE TO GET MATCHING--- SINCE THE GUY WHO OWNS THE FRANCHISE ON THAT MCD'S GAVE US $1000...  BUT CORPORATE DIDN'T MATCH IT.  COUPLE THOUSAND PINK ENVELOPES MIGHT WORK...     ANNE-- START THINKING OF THE WORDING.   
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BECKY-- FROM YEARS GONE BY--- IS HERE OVERNIGHT- FOR A FEW NIGHTS   BEFORE SHE SCIDS DOWN TO THE 
WARMER FLORIDA FOR THE WINTER....  I WISH SHE WOULD BE AROUND FOR THE COMING PUPPIES...  SHE IS A PRO... ( ALSO AN RN)
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MEATY  STEVE #2 IS BACK IN OPERATION AFTER KNEE SURGERY....... NEARLY... WITH PURINA BAGS ON HIS CRUTCHES...  I TOLD HIM ABOUT ANNIE DOING 18 BOXES OF MEAT ON SATURDAY WHILE HE WAS GONE...  I TOLD HIM --- HOPING HE WOULD  WORRY  ABOUT JOB SECURITY AND WILL GET BACK HERE SOON.

IT IS TOO BAD I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT A PICTUE IN HERE.. BECAUSE STEVE TOOK A PICTURE OF NEAL IN TURKEY POSE  CLEARLY DISPLAYING 2

Sunday, August 23, 2015

AUG 23 2015
IT IS A GOOD THING PUPPIES ARE SO CUTE-- OTHERWISE NO ONE WOULD PUT UP WITH THEM..NEAL IS AWFULLY GOOD... BUT ALL PUPPIES HAVE THE INSTINCT TO RUN IN FRONT OF YOU.. I THINK IT COMES FROM RUNNING IN FRONT OF MOM SO THEY CAN GRAB A QUICK DRINK...-- ACTUALLY I AM PRETTY SURE THAT IS IT...TROUBLE IS IT HANGS OVER INTO YOUNG ADULT HOOD WHEN THE RUN IN FRONT OF A GOLF CART... AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME I DON'T LIKE TO SEE ANY VEHICLE MOVING WHEN HE IS LOOSE... AS A MATTER OF FACT WHEN A CAR CAME IN THE DRIVEWAY YESTERDAY I YELLED FOR 3 KIDS TO GET IN  FRONT OF THE CAR TO STOP IT.
FIRST THINGS FIRST... LIKE PUSHING JANINE OUT ON THE THIN ICE TO RESCUE A DOG WHO FELL THRU.
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OPAL IS BLOSSOMING---AND SLOWING UP JUST A LITTLE..... HER APROX DATE IS SEPT 11 WHICH MEANS HER PUPS WILL JUST ABOUT BE OPENING THEIR EYES FOR DOGFEST... 
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I HAVE A TERRIBLE TIME WITH  TMT ( TOO MUCH TECHNOLOGY) - BUT MADE IT THRU YESTERDAY WITH THERESA'S HELP-- SHE SAVED ME MUCH MONEY IN THE SWEAR BEAR.... A RECIPIENT- TRAVELING IN ITALY LOST THIER CERTIFICATION BADGE... AND I HAD TO MAKE A NEW ONE AND EMAIL IT.   THAT INVOLVED  PRINTING ,SCANNING  AND EMAILING...-- ALL OF WHICH ARE TROUBLE-- AND I AM USED TO MESSAGES "CAN'T FIND THE PRINTER"   OR JUST PLAIN "ERROR"   THAT IS NORMAL... WHAT I DID NOT NEED WAS A LECTURE BY THE PRINTER ABOUT HOW EVIL I WAS TO  PUT INK CARTERIDGES IN THE THING THAT WERE NOT APPROVED BY HP-- DID I REALIZE HOW THE PRINTER COULD BE DAMAGED BY USE OF THE WRONG ( CHEEPER) INK CARTERIDGES??? ALL THE TIME I AM WONDERING IS IT ONE CLICK OR TWO...
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I JUST HAD A CALL FROM A FRIEND WHO HAS A FIELD OF CORN UP FOR GRABS... SO I WILL WAIT FOR MORE PEOPLE TO ARRIVE AND WE CAN GO GET SOME-- HER WORDS "HAVE A CARFULL"
I TRIED TO TELL HER ABOUT THE NEW COOLER CORN-- OF PUTTIN G THE STRIPPED  EARS IN A VERY CLEAN COOLER... TEHN POURING IN BOILING WATER AND CLOSING THE LID FOR "A WHILE"  AND THE CORN WAS TERRIFFIC...POUR OUT THE WATER AND THE CORN STAYS HOT FOR 1/2 HOUR..  AND SHE SAID WHY COOK IT AT ALL.. SHE JUST PULLS IT AND EATS IT RIGHT INTHE FIELD...
HMMMMMM...
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I CAN REMEMBER -----WHEN THE KIDS WERE YOUNG, I HAD A SMALL VEGTABLE GARDEN, AND I USED TO SEND THEM OUT TO EAT THE RAW PEAS-- OR CARROTS FOR 5 MINUTES, THEN COME BACK IN THE HOUSE FOR THE MEAT AND POTATOES PART OF THE MEAL.  AND THE GARDEN WAS FERTALIZED WITH HORSE MANURE... BIG TIME-- YOU WIPED THE CARROTS OFF IN YOUR ARMPIT.----SEEMED TO WORK... THEY GREW UP.. 
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SPEAKING OF GERMS.... I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT MEGAN HAS SURVIVED THE "2 EXITS NO WAITING " BUG
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FYI  I FORGET WHERE YOU MIGHT HAVE LEFT OFF WITH THE MICROCHIPPING OF DOGS....AND JANINE BEING FINED $65 FOR NO CHIP-- IN  WANDA...--

THE WHOLE THING IS PRETTY FLAKEY-- BUT I NOW HAVE  MY $199 CHIP READER AND JANINE'S $699 CHIP READER
AND I CAN NOT SAY EITHER IS FOOL PROOF..  (OR AT LEAST  INFALABLE BY THIS FOOL)
APPARENTLY MY $199 IS SUPPOSED TO READ ANY CHIP IN THE UNITHED STATES WHICH IS 9 ( OR 10?) DIGITS.. BUT THERE ARE OTHER CHIPS  ... LIKE IN NEAL.. WHICH ARE 15 DIGITS-- AND THOSE HAV E TO BE READ BY THE $699 READER...  WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO READ ALL OF THEM...
WE PLAYED WITH THEM AT MAIL CALL YESTERDAY AND  I CAN NOT SAY IT WORKED WELL-- IT IS VERY EASY TO MISS A CHIP WITH EITHER READER-- WHICH TOTALLY DEFEATS THE PURPOSE ANYWAY--- IF AN ANIMAL CONTROL PERSON IS RUSHED AND NOT ABLE TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO DIDDLE WITH THE THING.

I AM NOT FINISHED WITH THAT ... AND IT IS PILED UP ON THERESA DESK.... TO BE CONTINUED...  BOXFORD KENNEL....AND ... AVID HERE I COME-- PROBABLY MONDAY MORNING.--
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I AM NOT SURE WHY BETSY SENT ME THIS  EMAIL ABOUT CAROL....-- EXCEPT I HAVE GIVEN BETSY A VERY LOVELY DONKEY STATUE OF MINE--  TO COPY....PROBABLY SILVER-- NOT SURE-- PERFECT DETAILED DONKEY WITH PACKS ON THE SIDE.. IT SAT ON OUR DINNER TABLE WITH TOOTHPICKS  FOR YEARS. ( REMEMBER THE FAMILY DINNER BIT??  ... SIT DOWN ---PLACES SET.. 3 COURSE.. WAIT FOR  MOMS OFFICIAL BITE... CLOTH NAPKINS FOLDED-TYPE STUFF.)

 WELL NOW THAT I HAVE AGED.. I FIND IT IS THE PERFECT HOLDER FOR MY HEARING AIDS OVERNIGHT -- AND IT IS SUCH A NICE PIECE-- I WONDERED IF BETSY COULDN'T REPRODUCE IT.. MAYBE OTHERS MIGHT LIKE ONE...
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AS FOR THE REAL LIFE DONKEYS - I CAN'T KEEP TRACK... I THINK THEY GOT TO A FARM IN PENNA  SO FAR....
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Carol Ackerman is a jeweler, gallery owner and a bona-fide CP.  She has been to the farm and will be at Dog Fest.

Many in the SDP/CP group have been asking for smaller monkey fist earrings.  I have been too busy to carve one in wax, and too broke to get a professional to do it.  

Carol offered to look into it (I gave her one of your models Carlene) and she ended up hand carving a nice small monkey fist herself.  It’s perfect!  Now the earring can be a complete monkey fist instead of a half.  She has donated the model to SDP!   

We will work to get the pieces as a part of the offerings on your web-site for Christmas if you would like that, and I would be happy to offer them on my web-site and donate the sales to SDP, and we could have a few at Dog Fest if you are interested.

I just want to say thank you to Carol for her time in carving the monkey fist.  She is an extremely talented goldsmith, and owns her own store as well-so thank you to you for taking the time and  fitting it into your schedule.  I look forward to seeing you at Dog Fest!

Betsy
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TALENTED GOLDSMITH???? I DIDN'T KNOW THERE STILL WAS SUCH A THING...  I THOUGHT COMPUTERS DID IT ALL NOW....

Saturday, August 22, 2015

AUG 22 2015
AFTER A GREAT DEAL OF STUDY   BY SEVERAL PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE EXPERTS..  THE 2 OF NEALS APPENDAGES HAVE BEEN DECLARED TO BE WITHIN REACH.....POOR NATASHA--( NEAL'S BREEDER...)SHE WAS WORRIED ACCORDING TO TWAN---"I SWEAR THERE WERE 2 WHEN HE HAD HIS PREFLIGHT PHYSICAL"..  I AM SURE THEY WERE/ARE THERE .  MY CONCERN WAS FROM  HAVING NIGHTMARES AND NOT BEING ABLE TO VERIFY VISUALLY..  I AM SURE HE IS FINE... ( BESIDES ONE WORKS)

I CERTAINLY GOT ALOT OF EMAILS WITH ADVICE AND OPINIONS  -- SO MANY  THAT I WONDERED IF  WHOEVER IT IS THAT READS OTHER PEOPLE'S EMAILS MIGHT WONDER EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON..

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE READING MY EMAILS-- BUT I WOULD HOPE THAT THOSE TAX PAID  GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS  WOULD HAVE BETTER THINGSS TO DO THAN READ MY  DRIVVLE.

CONSEQUENTLY I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE SUPREME COURT HAS TO SPEND DAYS ARGUEING ABOUT EMAILS-- THERE HAS TO BE SOME ASSUMPTION THAT  OUT THERE... IS JUST THAT...OUT THERE...AND IF IT IS CONFIDENTIAL IN ANY WAY.. TRY FEDEX.

THERE IS ALWAYS CONCEAL IN QUANTITY... HIDE CRITICAL IN VOLUMES OF DULL READING.
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 I THINK I WILL TACKLE THE FEEDING OF THE VOUNTEERS ON SAT AND SUNDAY--- AT LEAST FOR THE SEASON ... BY BUYING A BUSHELL OF CORN AT MARINI'S.. THE CORN IS SOOOOOO GOODD THAT IT WOULD BE A SHAME NOT TO TAKE BETTER ADVANTAGE OF IT... ?FRESH?  THE ENDS OF THE CORN ARE STILL DAMP FROM BEING PICKED MINUTES BEFORE IT LANDS IN SHOPPING CARTS.
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KATI -- ANNE AND KITTY GOT NOMINATED TO WORK ON PRODUCING A 25 MINUTE  AMATURE VIDEO ABOUT SDP....-- WHICH WE THEN WOULD PAY TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL REALLY PUT IT TOGETHER.. KITTY IS A PROFESSIONAL IN THE THAT  WORLD... I HAVE OFTEN TOLD OF THE STYLING OF THE "SETS"   AND KRAFT TABLE SHE SETS UP ON HER TAILGATE.... FOR A PHOTO SHOOT... WITH FRUIT, ASPRINS AND M&M's-- THAT IS THE REAL  AD WORLD...

THE DISC WOULD START WITH  THE FACT THAT 100% OF DONATIONS WOULD GO TO  THE SCHOOL-- THEN EXPLAIN WHAT THE FUNDRAISER WAS ABOUT... LEAVING 20 MINUTES OF PICTURE AND VIDEOS OF SERVICE DOGS ... EDUCATION AND ENTERTINMENT-- WHILE THEY BUY THE  TICKETS -- TEH LAST  FEW MINUTES  WOULD BE THE RELEASE AND SHATTING OF THE HENS.
A POSTER ON THE TABLE   WITH THE TICKETS  WOULD ALSO EXPLAIN..

THERE ARE 2 OBJECTIVES... ONE IS TO HAVE IT AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL USE ON TV  ETC...... THE OTHER IS TO PRODUCE DISC'S WHICH WOULD INCLUDE A CHICKEN SHITTING FOR USE BY SCHOOLS ETC AT ASILENT AUCTION KIND OF FUNDRAISER...  WE COULD DONATE THE DISC... TICKETS .. COMPLETE PACKAGE--- AND  WE WOULD GET  THE EXPOSURE FOR SERVICE DOG PROJECT....

.DAWN IN COLORADO HAS OFFERED TO  TEST THE WATERS... AND LAURA SAYS HER SCHOOL HAS A FUNDRAISER IN THE FALL TOO..
IT WOULD BEAT SELLING WALLPAPER FOR THE SCHOOL PROJECT... AND ONCE MADE-- IT WOULD  COST US ABOUT 10 CENTS+ POSTAGE PER PACKAGE-- WHICH WOULD INCLUDE A CERTIFICATE TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE SHATUPON SOCIETY.... 

I STARTED TO WRITE THE VOICE OVER-- ALL I REMEMBER FROM THAT WORLD IS 27 WORDS PER 10 SECONDS-- SO I WROTE ALOT... FIGURED I WAS DONE AND CLOCKED IT ON MY PHONE... 6 MINUTES...  OK... RETHINK....
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THIS IS A BETTER IDEA THAN MY SHEEWEE INVENTION-- WHICH IS NOW MARKETED !!!
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I GAVE THEM 3 WEEKS-- 

Friday, August 21, 2015

AUG 21 2015
I DON'T SEE WHY I SHOULD NOT SHARE MY CONCERN WITH YOU ALL SO YOU CAN LOOSE SLEEP TOO.. NEAL SEEMS TO BE  A PERFECT LITELE GUY --  AND HE MAY BE... 

MY CONCERN????  HE HAS ONE CLEARLY DEFINED.. WHERE THERE ARE USUALLY 2.. I KNOW THAT THEY DESCEND SEPARATELY-- BUT SOMETIMES THE SECOND ONE DOES NOT DESCENT-- RENDERING IT  STERILE... BUT THE ONE  IS NOT AND WILL WORK--SMALL PROBLEM IS THAT THE COST OF NEUTERING AN UNDESCENDED  IS ESCALATING.. SO ALTHO -- AT THE MOMENT IT SEEMS I WOULD NTO BE NEUTERING HIM, IF HE HAS A LITTER OF10  MALE PUPS WITH ONYL  ONE  THE COST COULD BE PROHIBITIAVE.

AND MOST PEOPLE HAVE  ONLY GLOBAL WARMING TO WORRY ABOUT.

JUST TO COMPLETE MY TOTAL EDUCATION ON THE TOPIC... CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG GEORGE.. BUT ISN'T THE LEFT ONE SLIGHTLY HIGHER EVEN WHEN FULLY DESCENDED?????

I SUPPOSE IT IS SACRELEGIOUS TO ASK SAINT FRANCIS TO  FIND AND LOWER THIS?

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OTHER THAN THAT.....
I HAD TO GO BUY A CAKE YESTERDAY BECAUSE I FORGOT ON THT 19TH.. I AM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT EVERYBODY WAS VERY FORGIVING AND ATE NEARLY ALL OF IT IN ABOUT 2 HOURS...  IT WASW LEMON.. AND THE GENERAL OPINION WAS THAT THE CAKE(S) FOR DOGFEST BE TEH STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VARIETY... BECAUSE THE ICING IS  THICKENED WHIPPED CREAM ( IF THERE IS SUCH A THING)

THICKEND WHIPPED CREAM WOULD BE BUTTER...???
I REMEMBER...WHEN THE KIDS WERE SMALL-- WE HAD A VERY SMALL COW THAT GAVE GALLONS OF EXTREMEY RICH  MILK EVERY DAY.. SOME PATIENT OF MY HUSBAND'S  GAVE HIM A COW INSTEAD OF PAYING A BILL...
 (---ANOTEHR PATIENT GAVE HIM A COFFEE CAN OF GREAT BAKED BEANS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT FOR YEARS...
  THE BEANS WERE LESS LABOR INTENSIVE THAN THE COW... )  WHICH WE-- THE KIDS AND I-- MILKED TWICE A DAY.  I DON'T KNOW HOW IT STAYED OUT OF JANINE'S DOGS AND DONKEY BOOK-- EXCEPT MAYBE THE TIMING  WAS BEOFRE TH E BOOK

I COULD DO AN ENTIRE DD ON THE COW PROJECT...  BUT WHAT GOT ME GOING WAS  "THICKENED WHIP CREAM"
THAT  SMALL BROWN COW (?SWISS?)  GAVE WHAT AMMOUNTED TO  HEAVY CREAM---SO I WOULD PUT A FEW CUPS OF CREAM IN A BELL CANNING JAR AND MAKE THE KIDS SHAKE ITBACK AND FORTH  WHILE WATCHING TV-- AND IN AN HOURU THEY WOUL D HAVE BUTTER--   SO I KNOW ABOUT THICKEND WHIPLLED CREAM... IT STARTS TO GET CHUNKS...

THUS ENDETH THE LESSON FOR TEH DAY.
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ONE OF THE PROBLEMS OF GETTING OLD--- ONE OF THE MANY...  AND THE TECH AGE DOES NOT HELP---IS YOU BEGIN TO EXPECT TO FAIL-- THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM-- COUPLED WITH THE RATIONING OF EXPENDABLE ENERGY..  CASE IN POINT--  I WANTED TO DEFROST  A PIECE OF BEEF FOR SUPPER-- SHOULD HAVE BEEN SIMPLE- TURN  TH E OVEN ON LOW...--

 WELL IT DID NOT GO ON--  USUALLY THAT MEANS SOMEONE TRIEED TO USE THE MICROWAVE AT THE SAME TIME AND TRIPPED THE SURGE  CIRCUIT BREAKER- WHICH IS CLEARLY VISABLE BECAUSE IT IS NAILLED TO THE WALL EYE LEVEL.-- LIGHTS WERE RED-- SO I ASSUMED AND POKED IT TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF--AND ON -- AND OFF-- AND ON.-- BY NOW I AM INTO MY TERRIBLE  BINARY PROBLEM OF CHOICE OF 2 THINGS ON -OFF . RIGHT- LEFT.. UP-  DOWN--  OR NAMES JOE-STEVE-- I HAVE AN AWFUL TIME...  ANYWAY-- LINDA K CAME ALONG- LOOKED AT THE MEAQT, SHUT THE DOOR AND POKED THE SURGE STRIP AND IT WORKED...I KNOW SHE HAD THE "POOR CONFUSED AGING SOUL-- DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT SURGE STRIPS ANYMORE."   IN HER MIND....   I KNOW SHE DID... I CAN NOT BLAME HER..  BUT I HAD TO INVESTIGATE.
TURNS OUT  SOME 18 YEAR OLD ENGINEER FIGURED THAT NO ONE SHOULD OPERATE THE OVEN WITH THE DOOR OPEN..  AND IT WAS THE OPEN DOOR THAT WAS TEH TRIGGER.

IT IS THE SAME GUY THAT  CAUSES THE PASSENGER IN A CAR TO BE LOCKED IN TIL THE DRIVER DECIDES THEY SHOLD BE ALLOWED TO OPEN TEH CAR DOOR.
SAME GUY THAT DECIDES WHEN MY HEAD LIGHTS WILL BE ON OR OFF-  THE ONLY WAY I AM SURE THEY ARE ON  IS TO TURN ON THE WIPER BLADES
I DON'T OFTEN DRIVE AT NIGHT.
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AND SO IT GOES-

TODAY I WILL WORK ON THE LONG ARMED BRANCH SAW--  I HAD TO GIVE UP YESTERDAY-- I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO SIGN IN  TO MY ACCOUNT AT NORTHERN TOOL...  YET...