biggest news.... almost bigger than the new babies is....
tom - from explore- called and said they were granting us another 150k for 2 years--
saving me from having a nervous breakdown- at least over that...
the fact that they are unrestricted funds is very helpful-- the last 150 went mostly to solve the groundwater problem
with so much laundry-- it was only a matter of time before the town shut us down for having green soapy puddles in teh parking lot...
if i had to send out a grant proposal to redo 3 drywells, i would have needed to hire soil analysis,
and engineers- in stead of making on e phone call to jeff masterson,, just do it and don't charge us any more than you have to.
however the phone call set ofrf aN IMMEDIATE DISCUSSION .. WAS THAT 75/YEAR OR 300 FOR 2
CERTAINLY WE ARE TALKING HUGE NUMBERS, UNTIL YOU REALIZE JUST OUR PAYROLL NOW
IS ABOUT 200K PER YEAR-- AND WE NEED TO INCREASE IT WITH ANOTHER PERSON..
THE NITTY GRITTY IS
WITH THE 150/YEAR, PLUS THE CHICKEN BRICKS ----ON WE GO...WITH ONE FOOT FIRMLY PLANTED IN MID AIR.
THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION OF A BLOG-- BUT WHEN YOU COME DOWN TO IT.. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND TEH WORD BLOG-- AND TEH IMPLICATIONS THEREOF....
THE CONVERSATION REMINDED ME OF MY YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH WHERE I TOOK A COURSE IN MATRICIES-- THE WHOLE TIME I WAS NOT TOTALLY SURE WHAT A MATRIX WAS....
AND ALL OF THAT DISCUSSION WAS HEARD OVER THE INTERNET-- BECAUS E OIF THE SOUND ON THE NURSERY CAMERA..
NOT A BIG DEAL BECAUSE THE FINANCES OF CHARITIES ARE PUBLIC INFORMATION ANYWAY, BUT IT DID POINT OUT
THE NESSISSITY OF BEING ABLE TO SHUT OFF THE SOUND SO OVERNIGHTERS CAN AT LEAST MAKE PERSONAL
PHONE CALLS TO ENTERTAIN THEMSELVES IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING.
WHEN I GOT UP THIS MORNGIN, I HAD SEVERAL EMAILS ABOUT LEAVING THE SOUND ON AND HOW DELIGHTFUL IT WAS TO
HEAR THE BABY NOISES.. AND COULD I SET A TIME TO HAVE IT ON...?
WHAT I HAVE NOW TRIED IS TO PUT THE SOUND ON WHILE I TYPE THIS DAILY DOGGIE- AND THEN SHUT IT OFF..
REFRIGERATION IS THE NEXT TOPIC OF CONCERN..
BEFORE WE POIZEN OURSELVES WITH MYSTERY FOOD OUT OF THE BACK OF THE REFRIGERATOR, I THINK I WILL SPLURGE AND BUY A NEW FRIDGE.
ESPECIALLY SINCE I FOUND THERE IS A SHORT FORM WITH FAT DOORS... WHICH ELIMINATES THE "BACK OF THE FRIDGE " SYNDROME WHICH IS SO DETRIMENTAL TO OUR HEALTH.. IT IS WHERE WE TURN PERFECTLY GOOD FOOD INTO STUFF GROWING GREENERY WHICH WE THEN FEED TO THE CHICKENS.
THAT IS PROJECT 2 FOR THE DAY...
PROJECT 1 IS TO GO LOOKAT SOME HORSES IN CONN.. ONLINE THEY LOOK GOOD-- AND WOULD BE A USEFUL ADDITION INSTEAD OF THE FREELOADERS JANINE SOMETIMES STASHES HERE...-IF I COULD GET A HORSE TO REPLACE 50% OF MY GOLF CART USEAGE, I THINK I WOULD HAVE LESS BACK TROUBLE..
IT IS MAYBE A LONG SHOT... BUT THE JOG TROT OF A WESTERN PLEASURE HORSE REALLY EXERCISES YOUR LOWER BACK WITHTHE LEAST POSSIBEL EFFORT. IT IS WORTH A SHOT... ESPECIALLY NOW THAT SPRING IS WITHIN SHOOTING DISTANCE.
I AM TO PICK UP JANINE FOR THE TRIP. SHOULD BE A FUN ONE.
I AM PRETTY SURE I CAN STILL RIDE.. ONCE I GET ON... FOR THAT I MAY NEED SOME KIND OF DEREK OR CRANE--MAYBE THE BUCKET OF THE TRACTOR.. BUT I WILL WORK THAT OUT.
NOW THAT I KNOW EXPLORE IS NOT UPSET WITH SOME OF OUR SHENANAGANS, I CAN MAKE FORWARD LOOKING DECISIONS.
. LIKE BREEDING NOEL NEXT WEEK.. ??YELLOW WITH BENTLEY AS BACK UP?? ( FORGET WALTER !!! SEE PAST PROBLEMS WITH HIS ACCURACY)
THAT WOLD WORK PERFECTLY
MY ORIGIONAL PLAN WAS TO BREED A FEMALE EVERY TIME ONE WHELPED... WHICH WOULD GIVE UOPS A SUPPLY OF PUPS FOR THE PROGRAM EVERY 2 MONTHS... SO AS ONE LITTER WAS BEING BORN THE LAST BUNCH WOULD BE MOVING TO PUPPY HILL.-- OR AT LEAST UNDEER OUR HAWK PREVENTATIVE "USED CAR LOT " DECORATIONS.
SO WE ARE OFF AND RUNNING...
THANKS CHARLIE, EXPLORE AND CREW...