Saturday, September 13, 2014

SEPT 13 2014
I HAVE GOT TO STOP LYING IN BED DECIDING WHAT I WOULD EAT ALL DAY... THAT IS A BAD 
WAY TO START THE DAY...

I WENT FOOD SHOPPING-- SO I HAVE SOME REAL FOOD AROUND  NOT JUST TAKE OUT  CHINESE AND PIZZA..  IT IS SO EXCITING-- 
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BUT THE REAL EXCITEMENT WAS  TO TAKE THE $700 GIFT CERTIFICATE  TO HOME DEPOT  THAT THE CAMERA PEOPLE GAVE ME AT DOGFEST..  I WAS LIKE A KID IN THE CANDY STORE..
I HAVE AN ANCIENT BUT HONORABLE TOOL BOX - THAT--- LIKE ALL US ANCIENTS--- HAS GONE A BIT DRAFTY-- AND IN A DOWNPOUR COLLECTS ABOUT AN INCH OF WATER.. BECAUSE IT SITS ON THE BACK OF MY GOLF CART.

THEY HAD ONE WATERPROOF TOOL BOX---  
THAT STARTED IT.....
I HAD TO KILL TIME WHILE THEY MADE MORE PAINT  FOR THE LAUNDRY BUILDING.. SO I WANDERED
AND I DIDN'T FILL TH E NEW TOOLBOX... BUT  IT AIN'T EMPTY EITHER

I BOUGHT A FEW THINGS I NEVER WOULD HAVE IF IT WAS NOT FOR THAT $700 GIFT.. AND I STILL HAVE ALOT LEFT....  THERE WAS A HEAVY CONCENTRATION ON  THINGS THAT HOLD THINGS... THINGS LIKE  CLAMPS .... SO THAT WHEN I TRY AND SCREW 2 2X4'S TOGETHER THEY DON'T WEDGE APART AND BE LOOSER THAN THEY SHOULD..

HOME DEPOT DOES NOT CARRY A FENCING TOOL-- YOU KNOW -- THE KIND WITH WHICH  YOU MEND A FENCE AND THEN DROP IN THE GRASS  BEFORE TRYING TO MOW OVER IT 2 YEARS LATER...
THERE IS ALOT OF THAT AROUND HERE--- CHAIN-- FOR USING WITH THE TRACTOR--- NOW HAS A LONG YELLOW PLASTIC STREAMER TIED TO IT  SO I CAN FIND IT WHEN DROPPED.
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THE OTHER THING ABOUT THE NEW TOOL BOX IS THAT IT CAN SIT ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO ME , AND ... WITH A PAD.. MAKES A LARGER  AREA FOR BAILEY TO LIE DOWN AND RIDE AROUND.
PASSENGERS MAY JUST HAVE TO MAKE DO WITH THEIR KNEES UP UNDER THEIR CHIN.
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BY THE TIME I GOT BACK FROM TOOL SHOPPING, I DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH UMPHH TO PUT TOGETHER THE  SHELVING... WHICH I SHOULD GET DONE TODAY...
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NEXT EXCITEMENT

LYNNE AND RENEE- WHO DID SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB TALKING AT  DOG FEST ABOUT PUBLIC ACCESS ETC... HAVE DESIGNED A BROCHURE ABOUT THE LAWS  AND THE ADA  ETC...

THE PROBLEM WAS  THEY ASKED TINA TO COLLECT DONATIONS  FOR THAT PURPOSE  WHICH WOULD BE LOVELY IF THEY HAD THEIR OWN 501 C3 CHARITY BOOKS..
HOWEVER... I DO NOT THINK IT IS LEGAL FOR ANYONE TO COLLECT DONATIONS UNDER OUR CHARITY STATUS UNLESS IT IS TOTALLY RUN THRU OUR BOOKS.  THE IRS IS MOST SPECIFIC ABOUT WHO RUNS WHAT TANNING SALON ON THAT 990 FORM WHICH I HAVE TO SIGN..
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IF NOT TOTALLY ILLEGAL, IT WOULD GET VERY CONFUSING...  WHICH IS WHY I DON'T LET ANYONE SELL T SHIRTS UNDER OUR NAME...   STARTING WITH THINGS LIKE SALES TAX.
BOTH IRS AND MASS DEPT OF REVENUE  HAVE SOME VERY DEFINITE IDEAS-- AND THE AXE THEY HOLD OVER  YOUR HEAD IS-- REMOVAL OF YOUR 501 C 3 STATUS.

NOT WORTH THE RISK.
SO TINA HAS SUGGESTED  MONEY BE SENT TO US WITH DONATIONS ON THE ENVELOPE.
MUCH MORE WORKABLE IDEA-- AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT...

FURTHERMORE.... WE HAVE ENOUGH INTHE FUN FUND ALREADY   -- AND THIS MIGHT QUALIFY UNDER OUR MANDATE  OF " NOT CRITICAL, BUT NICE TO HAVE"

I WILL ASK OPINIONS OF   ANY BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE HERE...
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TINA IS ALSO DOING UP A QUESTIONAIE ABOUT CHANGES IN THE FORMAT OF DOGFEST..
ASIDE FROM T HE TERRIBLE CHICKEN DINNER-- THE LOBSTER WAS GOOD...

SOMEONE SAID "WELL WE CAN'T USE THEM AGAIN NEXT YEAR"
MAYBE SO ... BUT  LETS THINKA ABOUT IT FIRST...  IT IS A NEW OWNER OF A COMPANY I HAVE USED VERY SUCCESSFULLY  FOR 30 YEARS AND THE SAME WORKERS ARE STILL THERE....  
THEY RETURNED THE MONEY FOR ALL THOSE DINNERS- SO THEY AE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING. THEY OFFERED TO SEND SOMEONE TO COOK THE CHICKEN HERE NEXT YEAR
 THAT COULD BE A PLUS...... SO I DON'T KNOW  WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT YEAR..
TO CHANGE WOULD BE A TOTAL UNKNOWN.

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I NEED TO GET OUT MOVING OR I WILL FALL ASLEEP AGAIN

AGE IS A DANGEROUS CONDITION.

1 comment:

  1. Suggestion for a change to Dogfest (because I won't get a questionnaire since I didn't attend): Change the name either back to "Retreat" or instead to "Peepfest". As much as it is about getting to see the dogs, it's more about getting to see the faces of the other Camera Peeps you meet on the Explore chat. Tina even said it in her speech: "We came to Service Dog Project for the puppies. ... We stayed because of the people (and the puppies). ... we are attending Dog Fest to commune with others that share our passion." "Dogfest" doesn't really capture the essence of the event, "Retreat" is closer, but "Peepfest" really gets it.

    Any attendees who see this and agree are more than welcome to share my suggestion. :)

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