Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013


JUST A REMINDER OF WHY WE GO THRU ALL THIS...
 
Dear Carlene,

First, Roger Strong says, "Hello." Handsome Sir Thomas gets noticed wherever we go. But it's not often he's recognized at a candlelit restaurant by a pig farmer. About 10 years ago, you'd used/trained his pigs for a commercial. He said you were just starting up the SDP and he was so delighted to spot a "Carlene Dane" and see the successful results of "such a well-behaved dog."

Secondly, Tommy has been doing well. Sometimes when I'm out and about in public, I'm managing so well that strangers regularly ask if I'm training him. At times, it's easier to smile and nod and walk on (as I secretly apologize to Megan for taking the credit). Other times I say, "No, he's training me."

Both seem to be true, especially as we figure out new situations together. Like the other day: I'd just finished teaching a class (Tommy's favorite nap time). Everyone had left and I'd forgotten to take my meds. I literally became frozen in place. This has happened at home in the past and he's right there to help me from room to room. This was a first, though: Between us and home was an expanse of way more than a room or two. He and I and my three bags of teaching stuff were the only ones in the building, after which we'd need to navigate the back stair case and two blocks to where my car was parked. Without Tommy, at best, I'd have had to sit for 45 minutes or so until the meds kicked in. With him, I talked and he walked...the entire way, me talking, Tommy walking. It's as though we've taught each other a kind of slow-motion dance.

So proud of him.

Renee
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MEANWHILE.. WE SIT...  AND NOEL WANDERS AND WE LOOK****.
FOR THE UNINITIATED  THIS IS CALLED ANALYZING EVERY PHART.
 
SHE IS PROGRESSING---  ALL MOM'S TO BE SEEM FASCINATED WITH GETTING UNDER SOMETHING--- USUALLY THE FRONT PORCH-- OR ANY PORCH-- OR MY DESK.
SO WE SIT..
 
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*I SIT--- KILLING TIME....
 
---AND PREPARE THE IRS 990 FORM- WHICH IS TH E THING THAT KEEPS US A CHARITY AND ABLE TO ACCEPT DONATIONS--
 
 WHICH YESTERDAY WERE PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT--  A GOPRO CAMERA SO WE CAN TAPE THE PENDING BIRTH..  3 LOVELY DOG BEDS AND  THE CANNED FOOD FOR TREATING...
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NOT THAT ALL OF YOU ARE FASCINATED WITH RUNNING A CHARITY.. --- BUT THIS 990  IS A STRUGGLE FOR TH E IRS TO BE CERTAIN   WE HAVE A PURPOSE... WHAT PART OF THAT PURPOSE DID WE ACTUALLY ACHIEVE  AND DON'T SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY ON FUNDRAISING ALSO  MY FAVORITE #14  DID WE RUN A TANNING BOOTH. 
 
.--- CAN YOU SEE THE IMPORTANT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE "MAKE SURE WE DO NOT ALLOW A CHARITY TO TAN ANYONE'S HIDE"
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I FORGET HOW MANY PAGES ARE IN THE  IRS  INSTRUCTIONS 72,000 ??--
 
  I DO TRY-- I HAVE COMPILED OUR TAX NUMBERS FOR YEARS- AND SINCE MY HUSBAND WAS A PHYSICIAN   WHO BOUGHT A RACE HORSE OR TWO-- 
 AND I HAD A HOME OFFICE  25% OF THE HOUSE.----3 BIG FLAGS....
.WE WERE AUDITED - MORE THAN ONCE......    ON PAPER  WE WERE RIPE....
 
IT WAS IN TH E DAYS BEFORE QUICKEN- AND I HAD WRITTEN MY OWN PROGRAM TO DEAL WITH 5 SETS OF BOOKS   MEDICAL-- RACING--WANT AD MAGAZING--- ANIMAL EPISODES-- AND OUR PERSONAL RECORDS.. I HAD IT RIGHT DOWN TO THE PENNY- NEVER HAD THE IRS MAKE  A  "CORRECTION"
 
THE LAST TIME WE WERE AUDITED  THE IRS GUY SAID HE COULD PRACTICALLY GUARENTEE THAT THAT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME THEY WOULD AUDIT US.
 
I THINK  HE WAS INFLUENCED BY  THE FACT THAT I HAD 100 BABY CHICKENS IN THE BATHROOM TO KEEP THEM WARM FOR A COMMERCIAL I WAS SHOOTING THE FOLLOWING DAY..  THAT KIND OF JOB DOESN'T LOOK GOOD ON PAPER
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I DID ALOT OF ANIMAL COMMERCIALS FOR YEARS... USUALLY ABOUT 2 A WEEK...AND THERE AE VERY MANY STRANGE STORIES---- FROM --- SITTING ON THE FLOOR OF A MENS ROOM WITH AVERY NICE WOMAN WHO WAS A MIT PROFESSOR--- CUTTIN THE BLACK FUZZ OFF THE TESTICLES OF AN UNHAPPY SHEEP.  TO  HERDING 8 DONKEYS INTO THE BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PRU.
 
THESE WERE JOBS THAT SOMEONE HAD TO DO- AND IT PUT MY KIDS THRU COLLEGE.
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MICE.... I DID ALOT OF MOUSE JOBS-- AS EVERYONE WAS BEGINNING TO ADVERTISE ABOUT A MOUSE FOR A COMPUTER..  THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS  WITH THE MOUSE JOBS WAS ONE OF THOSE FUNNY "UMBRELLAS"   THAT KEEP FLIES OFF FOOD AT A PICNIC..I'D  GO TO A PET STORE  BUY 3 MICE( $4.50)  BRING A WAD OF TOILET PAPER- SET ONE MOUSE ON THE PHOTO SET -- HOLD IT IN PLACE WITH THE FOOD UMBRELLA- WHEN IT WAS IN THE POSITION THEY WANTED  LIFT THE UMBRELLA FOR A SPLIT SECOND SHOT-- PUT THE MOUSE BACK IN THELITTLE BOX..PICK UP THE "BROWN RICE SIZE POOPIE"    AND A CHECK FOR $200 AND GO HOME AND TURN THE MICE LOOSE IN THE BARN.
 
THE ONLY ANIMAL I EVER HURT OR INJURED WAS A BOX FULL OF COCKROACHES FOR THE MOVIE "THE NEXT KARATI KID"    I SET FIRE TO TH E BOX OF THEM IN THE PARKING LOT..  WHERE DID I GET THEM???  MY SON IN LAW HAD GOT THEM OUT OF A RESTAURANT HE  KNEW
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STILL NO LABOR PAINS..
 
I HAVE NO PLANS FOR THE DAY.
 
LIFE COULD GET  VERY EXCITING AT ANY TIME
OR THIS COULD GO ON FOR  ANOTHER DAY
 
REMEMBER IT IS AN OLD WIVES TALE THAT THE TEMP DROP MEANS DELIVERY IN 24 HOURS. 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. OMG CARLENE - WE NEED TO HEAR MORE OF YOUR ANIMAL ADVENTURES! YOU HAVE TO WRITE DOWN MORE OF THEM OR ELSE DICTATE THEM TO SOMEONE TO COMPILE INTO A BOOK. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!

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  2. The 'Tommy note' is a real testament to you, Carlene and the whole SDP. Not only is Tommy delivering under normal (whatever that may be)circumstances, he is able to adapt to diverse and challenging situations. And to think that a farmer who remembered from 10 years ago that you trained his pigs and were starting SDP! Wow, what an impressive accomplishment. Three casess of chicken soup doggy variety!) are on its way. Ruth-Mi

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