Friday, January 30, 2015

jan 30 2015
so what is 4 more inches when you have 30 already??  i am sorry i screwed  up that beautiful snow measuring stick by disturbing the piles of snow around it.... i was very pleased that 24 hours on that tractor, i did not knock over th e flagpole- or wreck a camera or two-- and the only car i hit ... was mine...

the house  recieved another significnant gash when i  slid sideways going around the nuthouse corner.. it is not the first gash-- learning to go around with the old ambulance put a few more  in the logs..
thank heavens it is a log house  where "dents"  would just be termed ' distressed'  and make it more valuable.  if it was normal siding the  tractor would have landed in my bedroom.

this poor house--- the fact that the front porch  is at an odd angle having pulled 3" away from the roof due to mary's quest for carrots.  The lopsided porch is just a fond memory of  a braying 750 pound donkey stuck on the front porch.   
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i am pleased they have decided  no rain sunday --- that could really gum up the works around here.. it is a shatupon sunday---   david did clear the snow  from the flat area- creative parking will be in effect.
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w/r/t all these invitations  i get to "join"someone or somthing... i do not know how to link,book faces or twit and since i got to be this old without it. i see no reason ( as yet) to  twit--  i prefer the age old way of passing messages to tv reporters-- you just yell at the screen.... i am sure it is as effective as twitting.

and then there is the  requests to "join shutterfly"  emails---  i don't think you have to.. i don't think i belong and i look at the pictures all the time.. i think you have to be "special"  if you want to change the pictures--and that is not me either... mark does a spectacular job of all that..
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i could start mentioning people who do a spectular job at stuff-- mark certainly being one of them-- along with being camera mark,  he seems to focus on a job needing attention and he just tackles it-- he has a memory and a half--- and he has learned --finally-- not  to start any conversation with me with "don't you remember...?"... no i don't.
steve has the beef project totally under control- along with singing strange songs at mail call
bud and annie get more things done than anyone else in the project...and they do them slower than any one else.
megan certainly does a great job with the dogs but she has signifiacant value in the management of her cell phone...
and grace--among her many jobs-- she cooks a great meatloaf.  where would we be without her laundry management.??
our tuesday mail call numbers are suffering greatly without sheila's input
and pam seems to be the only one who really knows who is where when...

the list goes on -- like my adding machine paper list ( no that was not toilet paper)

we should have .. be kind to theresa day-- the brunt of this accreditation paperwork has fallen to her to get it all together in some loose leaf notebooks.

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problem of the day is  traci ( adams) has worked so hard she is in freefall in the loft of the guest house- having slept the clock around yesterday/last night.  grace checked on her before we shut down for the night-- she was ailing so we left her there...
( she just came thru the door-- cured)
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megan went to battle with a nasty   woman at the doctor's office yesterday. lynn has left everyone with the ammunition for battle.  the  first stage irate "i am alergic to dogs" got met with "i am sorry to hear that"
"well take that dog out of here"  got a "no"

i think 99% of these cases the person is basically afraid of dogs...- and certainly there are a few dogs one should be afraid of.. however there are many more  people to fear than dogs.-- so have a box of kleenex and blow away...

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 there is some spectacular training in this budweiser video...
this guy is goooood.   and to start you appreciating it... notice the boards on the ground tha makes them all line up ---they are around alot...
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from SHARON HALTER----GRACIEBIT-OH

JUST THOUGHT YOU MAY ENJOY A FEW MINUTES OF THE TRAINING THAT WENT ON WITH THE CLYDESDALES FOR SOME OF THE SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS.  YOU'VE PROBABLY DONE MANY OF THESE THINGS YOURSELF.  IT WAS JUST SO ENJOYABLE TO WATCH THEM IN ACTION AND THEIR GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TRAINERS.


ENJOY!  AND STAY WARM....

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bella and george  from their facebook page
My plan will be to update daily with The Adventures of Bella and George! Today was another day with no school. They were able to relax after a busy day yesterday but then tonight we went to get some dinner and after that they decided to go outside and play in the snow. We try to make sure Bella and George go out at least once a day with his vest on even if it's a quick trip. Of course when Bella was on the sled there was a lot more giggling and George chasing her down. The videos didn't come out as good since it was dark out. Hopefully I picked the right video. Even if it's dark you can hear the giggles of joy! Thanks everyone for loving and supporting Bella and George! I can't tell you how much it means to us. Tomorrow we battle school with Megan. I will let you know how it goes.
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On Monday a group of my colleagues from the MS Society and I went to the Virginia State Capitol.  We spent about three hours there and met with two senators and three delegates and encouraged them to vote yes on several bills that would make life easier for those living with MS.   I lost count of how many people took his picture, commented on how well behaved he was, and asked the usual questions.  He brought a lot of attention to our cause, all of it good!

Take care,
Valerie from Virginia
Pictured here with Senator Creigh Deeds

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