Friday, July 25, 2014

JULY 25  2014
 HOT TOPIC OF THE DAY--- PURPLE SHIRTS-

ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER THERE ARE RED YELLOW BLUE SHIRTS ALL INDICATING DIFFERENT  JOBS AND WHO SHOULD BE ON THE DECK AT WHAT TIME.

I DID NOT COPY THAT CONCEPT-- BUT I APPRECIATE IT..

THE  PURPLE PEOPLE AROUND HERE HAVE PUT IN HOURS-- THERE IS NO SET NUMBER- BUT THEY HAVE COME TO REALIZE- RULES ARE RULES AND CAN BE CHANGED/REVEARSED IN A SPLIT SECOND- SO YOU JUST FOLLOW THEM AND DISCUSS THE IDEA LATER.

CASE IN POINT...

2 WEEKS AGO-- I HAD OCCASSION TO  SPEAK VERY LOUDLY..(?SCREAM?) "GET AWAY FROM THE GATE "- 2 PURPLE SHIRTS RAN.. ONE WITHOUT. PURPLE .. A YOUNGER TEENAGER STOOD RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE AND SAID WHY??? EVEN AFTER 2 MORE VERY LOUD EXCLAMATIONS BY ME...

THAT PARTICULAR SITUATION WAS NOT LIFE THREATENING-- WE WERE TRYING TO SHOO A MOMMY DUCK  AND HER DUCKLINGS WHICH WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE UPSETTING TO HER NO END... SHE HAD HER RULES TOO... "FOLLOW ME"  AND THEY COULD NOT.  WE GOT THE KID OUT OF THE WAY AND MOMMY'S CHILDREN IN A LINE BEHIND HER AND ALL WAS WELL.

IN MY LIFETIME THAT KID COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED..  TAKE THE SITUATION OF A HAPPY HORSE RUNNING AND BUCKING TO THE BARN  AND THAT 1000 POUND HORSE WILL GO THRU THE GATE WHETHER THERE IS A KID IN THE WAY OR NOT..

WHEN MY KIDS WERE SMALL- AND MY HUSBAND WAS INTO RACE HORSES, WE HAD A THOROBRED OR TWO NOT NOTED FOR BEING QUIET AND GENTE TO HANDLE-- SO I HAD A  WOODEN  BARREL-- PAINTED RED AND YELLOW THAT SAT IN THE BARNYARD... AND  MANY TIMES I HAD TO SCREAM "GET IN THE BARRELL "  AND 
MY 2 KIDS + CINDY CARGILL WOULD CRAM THEMSELVES IN THE BARREL THEN TURN AROUND AND STAND UP TO LOOK AROUND.

LIKE RODEO CLOWNS-- I HAVE A PICTURE SOMEWHERE... BUT IT WAS NOT JOKE... 

 IN HER BOOK ( DOGS DONKEYS AND CIRCUS PERFORMERS)JANINE TALKS ABOUT LEARNING ABOUT THE ELECTRIC FENCE AS A SMALL CHILD-- I TOLD HER NOT TO TOUCH IT.. AND SHE DID.

 SO WHEN I SEE A PURPLE SHIRT- I REALIZE THERE IS A BIG RESPONSIBILITY TO THE DOGS THAT GOES WITH IT.  IF A WATER BUCKET IS EMPTY- THEY ARE GOING TO FILL IT AND NOT SAY "I FILLED IT  YESTERDAY  IT IS SOMEONE ELSE'S TURN TODAY" 

MY ABILITY TO RELY ON THE PURPLE SHIRT CONCEPT IS NEARLY AS CRITICAL AS THE CHICKENBRICK CONCEPT ( WHICH HAS PICKED UP IN THE LAST FEW DAYS -  THE DOGS THANK YOU)...
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OVERNIGHT GUESTS INCLUDED TESS-- SUNDAY SANDY'S BROTHER DIED UNEXPECTEDLY -- SO WE HAVE TESS-- WHO IS DOING NICELY...

 AND ROGUE IS RECOVERING FROM SPAY-- AND SHOULD GO HOME TODAY ..  SHE IS VERY ATTACHED TO MELISSA-- GOOD MATCH..

ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT----- OPAL  DEFINITELY RECOGNIZED SHEILA'S VOICE ON THE SPEAKER PHONE...

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CRIMSON IS HERE WITH BRYAN  WHO REPORTS STEADILY ON FACEBOOK-- BUT SINCE I DON'T DO FACE I HAVE NOT HEARD ALL HIS STORIES-- LIKE   BEHAVING PERFECLY AND MEEETING THE FIRST LADY...
GOOD LOOKING DOG.... ( MERLE - HENCE THE NAME CRIMSON)
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 EARLENE DID ALL KINDS OF INVESTIGATING WORK OVERNIGHT-- LIKE GOING OVER THE RABIES CEERTIFICATES-- GOT A FEW GAPS TO FILL  BECAUSE --- NO PAPER-- NO PROOF OF RABIES-- 
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AND THEN THERE IS THE  FINANCES--- THE PAYROLL.
DURING THE PAST 2 WEEKS OF FILLING  SLOTS JUST TO GET UNDER CONTROL,  THE PAYROLL BLOSSOMED TO $5200 PER WEEK-- THAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLEE---- WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK TO  THE  ORIGIONAL PAY SCALE WHICH  IS MORE LIKE $3000 A WEEK..  MOSTLY IT IS MINUS THE YOUNGER KIDS WHO ARE A HUGE HELP-  AND IT IS NOT FILLING THE SLOTS OF THE PERSONEL CHANGES.

WAYNE HAS VOLUNTEERED TO DO THE PROPERTY  TYPE THINGS..-- HE THINKS IT IS GOOD EXERCISE TO POUND POSTS.. AND THE OTHER VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC...  I AM GOING BACK TO DOING SOME THINGS I NEVER SHOULD HAVE GIVEN UP DOING.  

IN GENERAL  THINGS ARE MOVING  MUCH SMOOTHER NOW.

AND WE HAVE ON THE PROPERTY ALL THE DETAILS OF THE VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS - SO THAT IS THE END OF THAT SPENDING FOR A WHILE....  WE SHOULD BE FINE
I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE EVERYONE A RAISE---  THEY ARE  CERTAINLY DESERVING ... BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE- AT LEAST AT THE MOMENT.

THE GRANT FROM EXPLORE  THAT WE GOT ON DEC 1,2013 I THINK WAS TO END MARCH 2015, AND  I HOPE THEY GIVE US ANOTHER--- BUT I AM NOT SURE HOW ALL THIS WORKS - SO ALL WE CAN DO IS A GOOD JOB AND HOPE....

WE HAVE A BALANCE OF ABOUT $50,000 LEFT ... WHICH WITH THE 11,000 PER MONTH FROM THE CHICKEN PROJECT  AND MISC DONORS... WE WILL MAKE IT...WITH CARE.

 ALL OUR BILLS ARE CURRENT.  THE WATER  BILL OF $600 AND ELECT BILL OF $1900 WERE KILLERS-- SO WE PUT UP THE SCAFFOLDING AND ARE AIR DRYING THE HEAVIER  BEDDING.  

IF IT IS MESSY LOOKING, IT IS CHEAPER--

 ALONG THE WAY WE DID HAVE A $25,000 ANONYMOUS  DONOR--- BOY DO WE LOVE  ANONYMOUS DONORS.

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AT THE BOTTOM OF JANINE'S EMAILS....
Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email? 

MY PRINTER IS ECO FRIENDLY-- IT REFUSES TO PRINT  MUCH OF ANYTHING.
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AND SO IT GOES 

2 comments:

  1. Have you considered installing solar panels on the buildings that use the most power? $1900 a month is enough that you would probably make back your money on the installation pretty quickly. And you might find a solar installation contractor willing to cut you a break for publicity. Those millions of CPs are a force to be reckoned with.

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  2. Bonus to drying blankets and bedding outside is the GREAT SMELL! I LOVE to hang out clothes and bedding on the clothesline! My Mom always said she could tell it was going to be a great day when she would see that I had clothes on the line :-).

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