Friday, December 5, 2014

dec 5 2014
53 BRICKS TO GO.... WE WILL MAKE IT !!-- IT IS EVEN DANM GOOD RIGHT WHERE WE ARE...

MEGAN MUST HAVE ARRIVED IN FLORIDA WITH KARMA'S RELIEF-- I DIDN'T HEAR OF A PLANE CRASH-- OR SERVICE DOG DISRUPTION...

 FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NEW... KARMA WAS STRUCK BY A CAR IN A GATED COMMUNITY BY A WOMAN SMOKING A CIGARETTE ( I THINK IT WAS) ANY WAY KARMA HAS HAD MONTHS OF PT ETC-- AND IS DOING VERY WELL, BUT UNDERSTANDABLY SHE IS AFRAID OF TRAFFIC.

JIM AND ANN ARE SNOWBIRDS SO THEY WILL BE BACK WITH HER OVER THE SUMMER- AND ANN COMES TO THE FARM OFTEN...
*************LARGEST OTHER NEWS IS-- I HAVE RECIEVED A BIGGGG BUNCH OF REQUESTS TO HAVE THIS DAILY DOGGIE SENT TO EVERYONE'S INBOX--- THAT I AM GOING TO TRY AND LET CONSTANT CONTACT DO IT FOR M E... BESIDES AOL WILL NOT LET ME SEND OUT SO MANY--- THAT BECAME A PROBLEM BEFORE SO WHAT I AM GOING TO DO IS GIVE THEM THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF BRICK BUYERS-- AND SEE IF THAT WORKS--- THEY DO NOT SHARE/OR SELL EMAIL ADDRESSES- AND THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHECK FOR DUPLICATES-- AND UNSUBSCRIBE IF ANYONE PREFERS.

  
BESIDES SHEILA HAS OFFERED TO BABY SIT THAT PROJECT -- SO TO MORROW SHE WILL LEAVE FOR FLORIDA WITH ONE OF THOSE BIC LIGHTER DATA STORAGE THINGS SO ALL THAT TIME SHE SAVES BY NOT SHOVELING SNOW AND CHIPPING OUT FROZEN WATER BUCKETS CAN BE USED TO BENEFIT THE PROJECT.
WE HAVE 3 YEARS OF BB IN THE FILE--- IN A SORTABLE FASHION--WHICH IS VERY INTERESTING-- THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE STARTED DONATING IN SEPT/OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR... I AM SURE THERE ARE MANY OF THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE DD... SO WE WILL TRY..

I AM TOLD----THE LAST COUPLE DD'S HAVE BEEN BACK TO THEIR OLD STANDARD.... WHEN I WAS SICK, THE DD WAS PRETTY DRAB... THANK HEAVENS FOR THE COPY /PRINT TO BAIL ME OUT.

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NOW FOR THE SLIP/SLIDE PREPARATION PROJECT-- I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE GROUND BETWEEN THE DECK AND THE DRIVEWAY... IT IS NOT STEEP/ BUT JUST HAS A VERY ODD SLOPE WHICH MAKES NOT ONLY PEOPLE FALL IF AT ALL ICY, BUT CARS/ GOLF CARTS/ AND EVEN THE TRACTOR TURN SIDEWAYS AND SLIDE INTO THE TREE. --
TO HELP THE FOOT TRAFFIC WE HAVE STRUNG HEAVY COTTON ROPE ALONG THE BUILDING TO ?RAPELL? DOWN TO THE DRIVEWAY. 

I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS THAT TURNED THE TRACTOR SIDEWAYS LAST WEEK- BUT I WAS HELPLESS--- AND ONCE INTO T E TREE. YOU NEED TO GO UPHILL TO TRY AND GET ROUND IT- AND THAT TOO IS A CHALLENGE 4 WH DRIVE OR NOT. IT JUST PLAIN IS NOT A NORMAL TYPE PROBLEM.

SANDING BECOMES MANDATORY AROUND HERE- AND USUALLY THE TOPSFIELD TRUCK WILL SWING IN IF WE CRY... I THOUGHT OF HAVING A PILE OF SAND DELIVERED- THAT IS NO PROBLEM---- IF YOU HAVE A SAND SHED-- OTHERWISE I COULD SEE A 2 TON BLOCK OF FROZEN SAND... SO I PRICED BAGGED SAND AT LOWES $2.50 FOR 80 POUNDS OF BAGGED...-- THAT MAY BE THE BEST $25 I EVER SPENT. IT IS NOW DISTRIBUTED AROUND-- READY TO SPREAD..
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WE HAVE AN APPLICANT COMING TODAY TO HOPEFULLY WORK WITH LARZ...

  
AND WITHOUT GOING INTO ALOT OF DETAILS DONNA HAS A JOB FOR HUGO- AND HE SEEMS TO BE WORKING INTO IT VERY NICELY..
MARIAH WAS THRILLED TO BE BACK IN THE HOUSE. BENTYLY WAS A WELCOMING COMMITTEE OF ONE, BUT SHE WANTED NO PART OF HIM.. ESPECIALLY THAT PART... SO SHE IS OUT OF HEAT.

BUSY DAY AHEAD..

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Carlene, 
Just checking in with you to let you know Arrow is still doing great, even after six years of loyal service to me. We had a fairly typical day yesterday. It started off at a club were I met with eighteen other women. We sat in chairs in a large circle and Arrow picked a spot in the middle and slept for the majority of the meeting. It is a group I meet with once a month, and we call him our mascot. 
 Next we went to the Cancer Center where I get an IV infusion of a steroid every three months. It helps me with my Multiple Sclerosis. Arrow knows the routine, and slept on his blanket the whole time, except when nurses came in to pet him and rave about what a good boy he is.
 Next we ran some errands, first to the library then to the Fed Ex store. We got the typical oos and ahhs, that's a big dog, he's beautiful, if you had a saddle you could ride him, how much does he weigh, that's the biggest dog I've ever seen and what's his name comments that we get whenever we go out. 
 It is a constant pleasure to have him in public. He's such a big help with my balance. I always have confidence walking with him, especially when I go down curbs or stairs. His calm demeanor impresses everyone we see. 

 I love how he brings smiles to people's faces, especially when we are in the Cancer center and he brightens the days of the patients there. 
Thank all of you who work and volunteer at SDP for my wonderful dog, and for the work you do to train more so people like me can have more joyful lives. 
 V2 Valerie from Virginia 

1 comment:

  1. I love hearing a about the extra benefit that Arrow brings.. We might not think about otherwise.. The othes in the cancer center who's day is brightened by Arrow...I remember showing my Sugar Rae to my restorative yoga class...and one friend who had her cancer come again asked if she could hold her.. Sugar, has the thickest ,softest fur. She held her all class. The next week I ran into her after her treatment, and she had tears in her eyes. She told me Sugar gat her through..she just kept thinking of her soft fur.. The comfort a memory of a dog could give a person with a difficult treatment some ease

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