Thursday, July 24, 2014

JULY 24,2014
I WISH WE HAD MORE CUT  AND PASTE REPORTS-- THIS FACEBOOK IS RUINING MY  SUPPLY OF INFO  I DO NOT DO FACEBOOK  I AM TOO OLD TO START NOW...  THERE JUST SEEMS TO BE TOO MUCH TO WADE THRU TO FIND ANYTHING INTERESTING..

ALONG THOSE LINES...

BIG SURPRISE-- I AM TOLD CRIMSON WILL BE HERE TODAY ( WITH BRIAN,WIFE, AND MOTHER??) STAYING AT THE FERNCROFT FOR  2 DAYS AND HANGING AROUND..... HE HAS TO HAVE STORIES.....
 HE IS THE FIRST PHOTO ON OUR WEB... AND  I HAVE HEARD NOTHING--- EXCEPT SECOND HAND THRU   MEGAN AND FACEBOOK-- WHICH UNFORTUNATELY IS VERBAL AND WOUD NEED RETYPING.
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TROUBLING NEWS-

THE FREEZER-- IN THE FINE PRINT THE LITERATURE SAYS 48 HOUR DELIVERY ON ONLY SOME EQUIPMENT..  UNFORTUNATELY THE OUTDOOR FREEZER IS NOT ONE OF THEM...   WE ARE PLEADING..

I ALSO NEED TO GRIND OUT A QUICK LETTER TO PLEAD WITH EZGO TO DONATE A NEW GOLF CART--- I REALLY SHOUL DNOT CONSIDER BUYING ONE WITHOUT USING THE 10 MILLION NUMBER TO MY BEST ADVANTAGE

ALONG WITH GRINDING OUT THE  PC REPORT FOR THE MASS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

WE NEED A CPA LICENSED TO DO CHARITY FINANCIAL REPORTS - AND THIS IS NOT EVERY CPA...

SO I WILL FILL IN THE LITTLE BOXES TODAY-- BUT WE DEFINITELY NEED AN OFFICIAL FINANCIAL  REVIEW.

JUST PIECES OF PAPER STACKED IN A PILE THE PILE IS OVER 1/2 INCH THICK-- SO THIS WILL NOT BE A FUN DAY

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GOOD NEWS IS 
TIM SAID PLUG IN THE NEW MIC--- SIMPLE SOUNDING--- I WILL DO THAT LATER THIS MORNING SO I DON'T WAKE EVERYONE UP AS WE TEST IT.

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WHO WAS THE IDIOT THAT SAID THIS IS A PAPERLESS SOCIETY.??
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 Hi, Carlene!

I am coming back to Massachusetts for an interview on Thursday, July 31. My interview is at the John C. Page Elementary School in West Newbury for a special education secretary position.  If you or anyone there (maybe Donna?) knows someone at the Pentucket Regional School District, I would be grateful for a good word. I applied to Dianne Ferrara, Human Resources.

Would you have room for me at SDP for Thursday and Friday nights--July 31 and August 1?  My flight back to Indiana is on Saturday, August 2.

Thank you!

Jackie
(Indiana 
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Hi Carleen :)
I will definitely be there this Saturday- Sunday!  Thank you!

My thought was that I would come up again on Friday the 8th and cancel my Monday  therapy appt so I could stay through Monday 11th to make a good 4 days not interrupted.  Does that sound like a plan?
looking forward to seeing you all! And hopefully new puppies!!!!! :)
Thank you so much,
Joanna
Joanna Leigh, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Moyo International 501c3
www.moyointernational.org
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JULY 23 2014

BIG TRAINING LESSON OF THE DAY....
AS WE SPOON FEED--- OR HAND OUT TREATS,  MOVING YOUR  FLAT HANDS HORIZONTALLY  MEANS WE ARE DONE--  AND DO NOT EVER CHANGE Y OUR MIND AND GIVE OUT ONE MORE...

THIS IS THE "W A T E R " MOMENT IN THE MOVIE "MIRACLE WORKER"  WHEN HELLEN KELLER FINALLY REALIZES THOSE HAND MOVEMENTS MEAN SOMETHING,

SAME DEAL--- THESE PUPS ARE BEGINNING TO THINK-- AND WE HAVE TO BE SURE WE "SPEAK CLEARLY" TO THEM IN A MANNER THEY HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND.

THEY ARE ALSO BEGINNING TO STAY TOGETHER WHEN WE TRANSFER THEM TO THE OUTSIDE
PENS  ... ALSO MEGAN IS BACK TO RUNNING THEM AT THE FAIRGROUNDS-- WHICH I ALWAYS DID WHEN I WAS TH E  ONLY TRAINER-- -- ESPECIALLY FUN WHEN  THERE IS ABOUT A FOOT OF WATER ON TH E  PARKING LOT...
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AS I TYPED  FUN... I REMEMBERED THE SIGN FOR FUN... 2 FINGERS RUSHING THE TIP OF YOUR NOSE..
BECAUSE---- TODAY THAT COUPLE WHO ARE DEAF WILL START AS  VOLUNTEERS......

 AND WON'T THAT TAX MY SIGN LANGUAGE ABILITIES????..  GREAT PRACTICE THO...
  FUN  AND SH#T ( 2 FISTS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER -- THEN LOWER THE BOTTOM ONE) ARE TWO OF TH E SIGNS WITH WHICH I AM MOST FAMILIAR.

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SHEILA AND I HAD A GOOD TIME WALTZING INTO THE HARBOUR FOOD WAREHOUSE YESTERDAY--- I HAD TO GO THERE TO GIVE THEM A CHECK FOR THE FREEZER-- NICE PLACE CLEAN OPEN OFFICES WHERE WE COULD PLUNK DOWN OUR MATCHED SET OF WELL BEHAVED DANES... BENTLEY AND OPAL..  TO SHOCK ANYONE WHO OPENED A DOOR  AND WALKED IN....  WE WERE IN FULL SWING AND FENDED OFF COMMENTS  AS WE SAT THERE.

ONE -- OR THE-- BOSS  HAS A DOG LOVING WIFE- AND LIVES IN PEABODY-- SO I GAVE HIM ONE OF MY LAST POKERCHIPS  WITH HOPES HE AND HIS WIFE BECOME INVOLVED... AS SHEILA TRIED TO TALK THEM OUT OF SHELVING....

AS A TEAM... WE ARE GOOD.

THEY REALLY IMPRESSED SHEILA WITH THE FACT THAT THE FREEZER MUST BE LEVEL OR THE CORNERS DO NOT GO TOGETHER..

I JUST EMAILED THEM AND REMINDED THEM THEY COULD WATCH THE CONSTRUTION ONLINE AND  COULD CALL US IF THEY SAW US DO SOMETHING  INCORRECTLY.

FOR CONCEPT-- IT WAS A GOOD IDEA-- WE MIGHT GET SHELVING--- ESPECIALLY IF WE PUT UP A SIGN ASKING FOR IT.????
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 WE HAD A 1400 CALORIE PASS THRU SONIC ---
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AND WE MET WILLIAM HUBER FOR A RUN THRU ANN'S LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO DO CALENDAR SHOTS.. WILLIAM HAD LOTS OF IDEAS - PER USUAL..  ANN'S IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR FILMING--- NOT THAT IT  IS  MANICURED-- BUT  FIELDS ARE MOWED AND TREES HAVE NO DEAL LIMBS---

WE USED TO DO ALOT OF FILMS THERE--- UNTIL SOME  MOVIE CREW LANDED A HELICOPTER   UNEXPECTEDLY IN A FIELD.. AND ANNS RELATIVES WERE NOT AMUSED.
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PAM'S LIST OF VOLUNTEERS IS GROWING--- THANKFULLY

  WE NEED A BIT MORE  UMPH  ON THE CHICKEN BRICK BOARD... WE ARE NOT  1/2 SOLD OUT WITH  A WEEK TO GO AND PUPPIES DUE.... I GET NERVOUS... 
 IF THOSE WHO CAN...... 3 BRICKS IS ANOTHER BAG OF DOG ..FOOD.  THERE ARE SO MANY NEWCOMERS I AM AFRAID THEY DON'T KNOW HOW CRITICAL THAT CHICKEN BIT IS....  SO IF THE OLD TIMERS WOULD HELP STEER THEM......

THAT CHICKEN BRICK BOARD IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO BENTLEY'S LOVE  LIFE.  
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I THINK WE WILL HAVE 2 LIFT AND CARRY TYPES HERE  TODAY- SO THE URGE IS ON TO  MESS ABOUT WITH CHAIN LINK AND FENCING.
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AND SO IT GOES.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

july 22 2014
for lack of anything better to talk about.....
pam was overnight and she is trying to make our organization , organized.
  and  she has some good ideas... 
and some bad ones...

 so lets start with trash-- one of my favorites--  i have often said the president of the country can come and go   but the really important person in my life is the trash collector..  without them we would be dead in a week. there are many facets of trash management...

#1  earlene and i removed 4 trash cans from our  prime real estate, the t tent. sunday stewers could barely get in there because of all the extra trash cans.
#2 the dumpster is collected by volume-- fill it - they take it.  the green trailer is dumped at the transfer station by weight. roll on th e scale  go  unload.. get on the scale and pay the ticket.
#3.  the manure pile is NOT  to be used as a trash receptacle.   that is a valuable resource people will pay me for.      one soda can or hay string, and i have to pay to have it removed . shape up.
#4. we do have provision for recycling-- and returnable cans/bottles  so do that.
#5.  we have mobile trash containers-- called vans--- ridiculous--- so i am asking we have  trash containers next to the 2 gate openers  where you have to sit and wait for the gate to open-- so unload the trash !!!  and if it is raining -- tip them sideways so they don't collect water.
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the gate openers are a place where everyone goes- even those with their own remote usually sit and wait... we can use that time to clean the vans etc..
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another people collecting place is the medical sheet--- that is where lists et collected

shopping lists,  wish lists,  and since this list of pams... a list of signs we need to have...

putting up signs  ---makes the assumption  that people read-- which is  simply not true..
plus the more signs you have the fewer people will read..
a critical one---we need  "don't park here on a monday  because  the dumpster people need space..
but the sign business can get out of hand 
 if you need a sign that says "please throw trash in the can" then you are too foolish  to even be on the property.
 we do need some carefully chosen signs  i agree...
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the handling of trash is a bigger problem  than most people realize.. "throw it away "  is a thing of the past-- we have run out of an AWAY to throw things.
i have seen horror shows about the trash situation in china-- they may have inherited all our manufacturing... but they also inherited all the problems that go with it-- like trash.

i quit for the day-- 
 i have fish to fry-- like ordering the walkin freezer.
and i really would like to investigate a new golf cart.
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thought for the day-- the absolutely worst training  concept....

"be a good dog"   
means they are being bad... and all they hear is the good dog part.
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note from pam...

We are working to combine all the information we have to create a comprehensive list so we can email volunteers on a regular basis with info, needs, etc...and so we can work on more consistent scheduling. If you are a current volunteer or want to volunteer please send Pam an email with "sdp volunteer" in the header, to pampaul@gmail.com. Thank you!

And

Our Volunteer Meeting is scheduled on Sunday, August 3 from 9:45-10:45am. This gives us time to help before and after to compensate for the lost “working” time. We will discuss scheduling, tasks, and other items related to the organizing of volunteers and the tasks at the farm.

Monday, July 21, 2014

JULY 21 2014
WE DID GREAT DAMAGE TO THAT WHOOPIE PIE YESTERDAY--
WE ALSO GOT A BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS DONE AS MANY OF THE OLD TIMERS SWUNG INTO ACTION DOING WHATEVER INSPIRED THEM..
BLUE GWEN CLIPPED BUDDY-- SHE HAS AN OFFICIAL SET OF CLIPPERS FROM HER HORSEY DAYS-- ALL CAREFULLY PACKAGED AND DUST FREE-  I HAVE A SET ALSO IN DIRE NEED OF  A D&C-- I PROBABLY HAVE 2 SETS

NOW THERE IS A CAMERA PERSON JOB--- FIND AND UPDATE THE BIG CLIPPERS...

THERE IS SOOOOOO MUCH AROUND HERE...

PAM JUST CAME  IN LOOKING TO CHARGE THE GOPRO FOR MEGAN-- 
ALL OF YOU PEOPLE WHO THINK WE ARE UNORGANIZED JUST DON'T UNDERSTANED THE ORGANIZATION--  
I OWN EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT EVER SOLD WITH THE PROMISE "GET YOUR OFFICE ORGANIZED"   

SO THERE IS -- GOLD----A GHOST OF THE LEFTHAND DRAWER-- WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RANDOM ACTS OF MAYHEM-- ( AND ODORS)-- BUT THE RIGHT HAND DRAWER  -- BACK RIGHT 1/4 IS DEVOTED TO CAREFULLY BAGGED "WIRES WITH ODD ENDS AND SMALL THINGS ATTACHED"  THE WIRES WITH LARGER THINGS - LIKE 2" BLACK BOX PLUG IN STUFF-- ARE SOMEWHERE ELSE -  WE FOUND 2 GOPRO  WIRES THERE...

MY FILING THINGS BY SHAP AND SIZE HAS ALWAYS MADE FOR A NEAT TIDY WORKSHOP --- BOLTS ONE PLACE .. SCREWS ANOTHER--  KIND OF THING.. 
BUT IT RAISES HE// WITH PAPER WORK -  PAPERS ALL LOOK THE SAME.

BACK TO YESTERDAY ... EARLENE GOT GOING FULL TIME ON BIRD HOUSE DISTRIBUTION-- THEY ARE ALL HUNG-- SOMEWHERE-- MANY WITHIN VIEW OF THE PUPPY HILL CMAERA...

JACK WHIPPED THE KENNELS TOGETHER....ALL KINDS OF PROGRES-- THERE ARE THE USUAL BUNCH OF EXCEPTONS--  THE VERY FIRST KENELL HAS A DOGGIE DOOR ONLY 12 INCHES WIDE  DUE TO TH E STUDS THAT HOLD UP THE HAY LOFT...  BUT WE MEASURED A ROUND DOG... OPAL- AND FIGURED SHE COUDL SQUEEZE..-- AND I AM SURE IF A GIRL DOG WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE BENTLEY WOULD GET THRU ALSO..
  THE OTHER END IS WALTER'S SUITE---DURING THE DAY WHEN HE IS HERE WITH MEGAN WE CAN PUT DOWN A RAMP TO HIS  4X6 SLEEPING LOFT-- WHEN HE GOES HOME PULL THE RAMP AND LEAVE ONLY A LOWER 4X4X PUPPY SIZE LOFT FOR A GROUP OF PUPS.

JACK ALSO TELLS ME I NEED TO PUT BUILDING PAPER BETWEEN THE SHEETS OF PLYWOOD ON THE FLOOR OF GRACE'S  CRAFT ROOM-- OTHERWISE THE FLOOR "TALKS" WITH EVERY STEP...
LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY.

MEANWHILE--- THE NUTT HOUSE IS READY TO BE RE-ASSEMBLED--- BUT HAVING STOLEN A FEW PIECES OF CHAIN LINK TO DEAL WITH SPECIAL SITUATIONS IN THE NEW AREA OF THE BARN,  PUTTING THE NUTT HOUSE  TOGETHER WILL BE THE USUAL PUZZLE...  WE HAVE ALOT OF MISC CHAIN LINK FENCE--- IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE THE NEW BARN LOOK CORRECT....AND USE THE STRANGER PIECES IN THE NUTT HOUSE...NOT QUITE SO VISABLE.
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PAM  HAS TACKLED THE VOLUNTEER LIST-- AND IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB-  YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE HER EMAIL ADDRESS--- SO SHOULD I--- AND WHEN I GET IT I WILL SHARE IT WITH YOU.

THAT IS ANOTHER CASE OF  "HOW DO I FILE/SORT PEOPLE" ON MY PHONE....
MY USUAL SIZE AND SHAPE DEAL DOES NOT WORK TOO WELL 
 THE WORST IS BRYAN --- WHO COULD BE UNDER 
B FOR  BRYAN
PARROT EQUINE SERV 
VET ( HE IS A HORSE VET)
OR H FOR HORSE VET 
J FOR A FRIEND OF JANINE'S
 AND M FOR MARY- BECAUSE HE WAS HER VET
AND OF COURSE  
E FOR EMERGENCY NUMBERS

SOMETIMES CREATIVITY IS A BAD THING.

I THINK WAYNE WILL BE HERE TODAY TO HELP WITH THE KENNELS AGAIN... WE HAVE MASSIVE CHAIN LINK MOVING AND SOLIDIFYING.. MY USUAL TYING WITH HAY STRING WORKS REALLY WELL FOR THE DESIGN STAGE-- BUT SHOLD BE REPLACED WITH T EH CLAMP/BOLT OFFICIALL THING.--- AND WE DO HAVE THEM.

AND WE HAVE 2 NEW VOLUNTEERS-- BOTH DEAF-- SHE TELLS ME HE IS A PRETTY GOOD CARPENTER-- AT LEAST I THINK THAT IS WHAT SHE TOLD ME-- MY SIGN LANGUAGE IS IN SORE NEED OF PRACTICE, SHE COULD HAVE BEEN TELLING ME HE IS A TAXI DRIVER IN PARIS...
I AM HOPING FOR CARPENTER----
BECAUSE THOSE 6 NEW KENNELS NEED THOSE RAIN PROTECTING LITTLE TUNNELS TO KEEP THE RAIN/SNOW OFF THE ROOF FROM HITTING THE DOGS IN THE HEAD AS THEY USE THE DOGGIE DOORS. 

I WILL NOW SPOON FEED  THIS TRIBE--- WE SPLIT TH ELITTER BY COLOR, ONLY BECAUSE THAT MEANS NO MISTAKE  OF ROTATION TO TH EHOUSE.

SO THERE....

Sunday, July 20, 2014

july 20 2014
happy day after the 19th  because i forgot..
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other than that i think i have finally arrived...

i came out of my bedroom with 
a pocket full of tiny dog bones ........( thanks to cp's)
a pocket full of pokerchips .............( thanks to camera  mark  who said he would get me more soon)
my cell phone... ............................( already charged) 
my  wandering amex credit card .....which needs to land in the usual place
hair combed
matching sox
and i did not trip over the tripod.

what more could i ask for.???
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you have no idea how simple life is with out tripod tripping
not only is it the trip.... with or without full cup hot coffee,  but it is the worry that the tripod is screwed to a million dollar  camera that explore has seen fit to give to us...  so even with a rope around the camera, and the tripod,  tied to the bank vault door, i worried..( that is a bank vault door you know.... they were tearing down a bank, and that was the only thing i could carry away as a souvineer... that is too long a story)  now--- thanks to the camera people....  it is hung with 2 dog training collars that one cp gave us a while ago-- and  16 double ended snaps which we just got last week.. love those brass snaps-- 

granted i now can replace them with more chain--- or even rope-- but in the design phase of this-- i could snap away the adjustments til i got it level...... somewhat like i do whit fence posts and hay string.

with the tripod  there was always a "width" problem-- the tri...pod...  ( 3 feet in latin or something..)   was it better to have one leg behind the sofa and 2 in the door way--- or 2 stuffed backwards and ony one really in the way.????... because  there is a part of the human anatomy which did not easily fit thru the remaining space  whether it was  two smaller  leg liftings  or one big one.

i have studied these things-- that knowledge  of rump width is very valuable to some industries-- like airlines..... who are far less generous with their inches than i was...
however the camera is now hung in the doorway... becoming a real headwhacker... which is far safer for the camera.  humans will have to learn.  
now the value of this camera is not a million dollars--- tho the results of having it could eventually  reach numbers like that, ---we have as volunteer , an honest to goodness  carreer tech  who seems to know "stuff"  i can not even dream about.... and she saw the microphone that tim sent  and was impressed that explore was taking such good care of us..

i have not had permission from tim to plug it in yet.... i don't know if he has to talk to it first-- even if he is in siberia.
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jack brought laura to work yesterday-- and took one look at our kennel project and 14 minutes later he had constructed the remaining 4 stalls that would have taken a normal person 3 days to do.

jack  is a constant reminder that hiring someone who knows what they are doing may take the excitement out of a project  but provides a consistancy and speed that is incomprehensible to most  around here. 


this may come to play with this freezer project....  delivering it flat on one pallet and putting  the walls together may .. in this case save alot of money-- and possibly time--  i will hear from the dealer on monday...

this will leave bud 1  considering the electrical delivery system-- probably in conjunction with bryan...
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shannon has arrived-- and has gone with grace  to make all the barn dogs bark.....   the house is dead quiet since hillary fed at about 5am.

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i will tell chaos that paul is coming today--- it is not paul who will be here- but earlene---   chaos thinks earlene's name is paul  and the minute i tell her "pauls is coming today "she will stand at attention til earlene arrives -- so i don't say anything  til we get closer to the eta.
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meatcutter steve left a huge tray of coldcuts--- i will be very sorry when his school goes on vacation---  we get the left overs- which are sometimes extremely good.  whatever school that is-- they eat well..

and so it goes

Saturday, July 19, 2014

JULY 19 2014
DO I DARE THINK THE AOL PROBLEM IS SOLVED???  STEVE (HIGH SCHOOL STEVE) AND SHEILA ARE MY 2 TEST AOL EMAILS... SO YOU TWO SHOULD BE GETTING 2..

FREEZER....BRUCE-- OUR MCDONALDS BUDDY HAS SUGGESTED KOLPAK-- ACTUALLY HE ASKED AROUND HIS OTHER MCDONALDS OWNERS AND THEY SUGGESTED KOLPAK--..
YOU ALL REALIZE IT COMES IN A FLAT PALLET-- AND IT IS A DO IT YOUR SELF CREATION... SO THAT SHOULD BE FUN...-- THERE ARE VERY FEW ALREADY ASSEMBLED  KOLPAC HAS SOME-- $2000 MORE+$800 SHIPPING+3.5 WEEKS WAIT  SO ONCE AGAIN THE CHALLANGE IS THERE..

THEY DO HAVE A DISTRIBUTER-- IN CHELSEA--- SO HE CAN KEEP US GOING STRAIGHT OR WE CAN FLOOD HIM WITH PINK ENVELOPES...
AH THE POWER OF THE MASSES.
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NOW ABOUT MICROPHONES--- TIM FEDEX'D ONE TO US --- BUT BEFORE WE COULD DEAL, IT GOT TO BE MY BEDTIME SO HERE IT SITS...  MY CHA;LLANGE OF THE DAY IS GOING TO BE TO GET THAT TRIPOD OUT OF HERE, AND HANG THE CAMERA IN THE DOORWAY--- WITH DOUBLE ENDED  BRASS SNAPS ( THANK HEAVENS A CP SENT A BUNCH)  AND 2  CHAIN DOG COLLARS WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE A HEAD BANGER OUT OF A FOOT TRIPPER.

RIGHT NOW THE CAMERA  CORDS ARE  HANGING OFF THE  SURVEYING CHAIN THAT WAS MY GREAT GRANDFATHERS  WHO  DESIGNED NORTH AVENUE   WHICH IS THE MAIN STREET OF NEW ROCHELLE NY....WHICH IS NOTED FOR IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TRAFFIC... MOST RESIDENTS  WOULD CURRENTLY LIKE TO  SHOOT ANYONE WHO DESIGNED THE MESS...  IT IS A BIGGIE...
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HOW BAD IS MY MEMORY???
I JUST PINNED ON A SIGN THAT SAID GOTO HOME DEPOT-- I MUST RETURN THE FLOOR SCRUBBER.
FIRST I HAVE TO FIND IT..
THEN I NEED TO WRITE A CHECK TO LAST  MONTHS SHATUPON WINNER-- GAY ( OF HEYDAWG FAME)
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SHORT DOGGIE-- 
THIS IS THE FIRST WEEKEND  MARIA IS AWAY  - SO I BEST GET ON THE BALL-   I THINK WE ARE ALL SET-- BUT ANY VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE SOME TIME... COME AHEAD...

AND I HAVE NO CUT AND PASTE


DARN.

Friday, July 18, 2014

july 18 2014
toenails caught my attention early today-- first bailey's-- then mine--
so as i sat there snipping away, i wondered about all those huddled masses in syria or egypt running around the town with one arm in the air-- often with rifle in hand....----  do they ever cut their toenails?  and if they don't is there any particular group of people ---like terrorists --- that we could identify by the condition of their toenails? 

 toenail inspection... i can see it now...

actually... a great deal of my youth was spent inspecting toenails... i was a  red cross water safety instructor at the local ywca ( indoor pool).. i don't know  what the routine is  now.... but back in th 1950's ---all kids got a  cleanly laundered .. cotton bathing suit, put it on, got in the shower, took the bathing suit off and tossed in under the curtain so i could see they were showering au natural-- then they put it back on... stepped thru a narrow passageway with a chlorine laced puddle to where i sat ---they put their foot up on a stool and spread their toes so i could see if they had any athletes foot-- then they jumped in the pool  ready for thier swimming lessons

oh how i  liked th e kids who could spread their toes without touching them-- so as i sat there waiting for the last out of the showers, i used to practice spreading my toes without touching them.

old age is setting in----- 
i can still spread  the toes on my right foot,  but i have lost the ability to spread the toes on my left foot.  i bet it has some fancy neurological name which someone learned to spell at some medical school costing $250,000 per year tuition.

now most dairy farms have the same arrangement of walking the lady cows thru a disinfecting puddle twice a day t get into the milking  stalls...

thus endeth the lesson for the day.

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i think we are in good shape with the new scheduling- maria has gone on holliday for a bit- pam is trying to get us a little more organized.. and in the process.....i thought maybe one benefit of volunteering here might be-- for those purple shirted volunteers (last i heard it was 500 hours  of poo picking to get a purple shirt) if they want a costco membership, i could add them to the service dog list.
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 i hear tell that explore is going to send us a mic-- 
 to that end... i am going to get the camera properly hung and off the tripod that sits in the doorway... everything around here has an element of " make it work on a temp basis in case we want to change it later.."   well that camera is pretty permanent- and the only thing we loose is the ability to  point it out the window at the pond. we also loose the ability to trip over wires, have a puppy get stuck in the tripod legs while the camera tries to fall down.

you people can not see the arraingement-- i will take a photo of the mess and post it later( when someone comes in who can do that)  we will still need the duct tape but if we can just eliminate the drooping wires...
 
to that end meatcut steve brought is a roll of   "gaffer tape"-- another element from my past...
a gaffer- in my world of movie production- was a guy walking around the set with about 8 rolls of various tape hanging off his belt-- literally a huge wad of many kinds and colors.--- there was a gaffer truck-- and lots of gaffer things like ladders--- and just to  make today really educational...    there were apples.

an APPLE was a very specifically constructed  wooden box my guess the measurement was 8" x 18" x 12"  you could stand an elephant on an apple.
there were also 1/2 apple and 1/4 apple and pancakes- to prop up everything needing propping on a movie set..
    "give me  a 1/2 apple"    was normal language.  

i had an apple around here somewhere- i bet t is still here-- it would not dare fall apart.
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 once again i will try to go hammer  the floor down in grace's new craft room.
pounding nails down is very therapeutic.
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 meat shack is 99%
 new kennels 25% 
nutt house  78%