I DECIDED TO SOOTHE MY JANGLED NERVES WITH A NICE HOT BATH.... SO I PUT IN MY YELLOW RUBBER DUCKY AND STARTED THE VERY WARM WATER RUNNING .... AS SOON AS HE IS BOBBING AROUND I KNOW IT IS DEEP ENOUGH TO GET IN.-
I WAS ENJOYING TEH WARM WATER WHEN I NOTICED THE UPPER ME WAS WET AND COLD. THERE WAS A VERY TINY PINHOLE IN THE FAUCET WHICH WAS SPRAYING THE VERY WARM WATER IN A HARDLY DETECTABLE MIST THRU THE AIR- EVAPORATION IS A COOLING PROCESS ( PHYSICS 101) SO BY TEH TIME IT HIT ME IT WAS COLD. ----- THE WATER WAS NOT YET DEEP ENOUGH FOR ME TO AVOID THE NEGATIVISM OF THE COLD SPRAY- BY JUST SLIDING INTO THE COMFORATABLE POOL, I HAD 2 CHOICES -- I COULD SIT IN THE COMFORTABLE TUB AND ENDURE THE COLD SPRAY-- OR TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE FAUCET WHICH WAS SPEWING THIS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE COLD WATER ALL OVER WHATEVER PART OF ME SHOWED.... SO I SWORE LOUDLY AND TOSSED A WASHCLOTH OVER THE SOURCE OF THE COLD WATER TO SHIELD ME BY COLLECTING THE EFFLUENCE ,REDIRECTING IT TO THE DRAIN........AND SAID LOUDLY " GO AHEAD AND DRIP ALL YOU WANT".
THANK HEAVENS FOR ALL THE WASHCLOTHS AROUND HERE.... THERE IS ALWAYS A PINHOLE.
THE BOOK THE HOLIDAY EDITION OF" DOGS DONKEYS AND CIRCUS" TO BE SIGNED BY BOTH JANINE AND ME...-- JANINE SAYS WE HAVE SOLD 50 ALREADY--AS OF LAST NIGHT -I THINK IT WAS ACTUALLY ALL PROOFREAD AND OFF TO THE PRINTER.....THE PROBLEM IS .... ??? I PROOFREAD IT FOR SPELLING????? SO DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH... I COULD READ IT FOR CONTENT... AND THERE ARE SOME VERY FUNNY EPISODES IN THE CHAPTERS SHE ADDED TO THE ORIGIONAL BOOK... THE THING THAT MAKES THEM SO FUNNY IS THAT THEY ARE NORMAL FOR CRAZY ACRES. THE EPISODE OF TRANSPORTING A DONKEY TO CRAZY ACRES FROM ?OHIO? IS SPELLED OUT.. WITH DETAILS OF HOW SHE ENDED UP IN A VERY EXPENSIVE/ EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD OF ARLINGTON VA TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO A TOTAL STRANGER WHY THERE WAS A DONKEY NAPPING ON THEIR FRONT LAWN ... AND SINCE SHE COULD NOT GET HIM BACK ON IS FEET ... THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE MAY AS WELL SERVE MARTINI'S ON THE LAWN TO THEIR GUESTS.
SHIPPING DEPARTMENT IS IN FULL SWING..
IN OUR USUAL FASHION... EVERYTHING IS A LEARNING PROCESS.. i.e. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CARDBOARD MAILER AND A TYVEK BAG-- ABOUT A DOLLAR POSTAGE... I HEARD RUMORS ABOUT THE CARDBOARD BEING CALLED A BOX IN POSTAGE RATES///... BOY A DARN SKINNEY ONE.
SPEAKING OF DOLLARS-- ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE DOLLAR UP.. GREAT IDEA---EVERYTIME YOU SEE THE GEORGE AND BELLA VIDEO, SEND A DOLLAR...
I WISH I HAD A DOLLAR FOR ALOT OF THINGS I HEAR-- LATEST BEING "IF MEGAN HAD A STREP THROAT SHE SHOULD BE TAKING 2 MONTHS OFF BECAUSE IF IT COMES BACK IT WILL BE WORSE"-- AND THEN SHE WAS OUT YESTERDAY-- SO PANIC SETS IN... HOWEREER SHE WAS ABLE TO TYPE LAST NIGHT.
NOW IT IS ABOUT THE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE CONTACTING US WANTING TO HELP... IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE SURE.. HOWEVER....I WISH I HAD A DOLLAR FOR ALL THE "I CAN HELP YOU TRAIN, I HAD A DOG WHEN I WAS YOUNG.".. LIKE THE ACTUAL TRAINING IS ANY HIGHER ON THE PROFESSIONAL SCALE THAN THAT OF KENNEL MANAGEMENT..WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE SHANNON AND HELPERS THAT KEEP ALL THAT STRAIGHT DAILY-- IT TOO IS AN ART...-- AS IS LAUNDRY MANAGEMENT--- YET I GET VERY FEW WHO WANT TO LEARN TO DO THAT---- WHERE WOULD WE BE IF WE HAD ALL TRAINERS ????--- WITHOUT THE WATER CHANGERS AND LAUNDRY FOLDERS, WE WOUL D NEED NO TRAINERS.
OFTEN YOU ALL HAVE HEARD ME SAY-- WITH OUT THE TRASH COLLECTOR WE WOULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS IN A WEEK.
GLOBAL WARNING AND THINGS LIKE THAT---
WE ARE ALL TRAINED TO BE ANNOYED THAT CHINA HAS TAKEN SO MUCH OF OUR MANUFACTURING.... FORGETTIN G THEY HAVE TAKEN THE TRASH AND POLLUTION THA T MANUFACTURING OFTEN CREATES... SO TODAY THEY CAN'T BREATHE TH E AIR....
RUNNING ON EMPTY..
from Bella's Mom:
Today was a typical Monday. No one wanted to get up for school or to start the day. But we all did. Bella and George got up and went off to school. Bella lived when I told her that this will be her only full week of school for the month of December! Pretty crazy. Only 10 days 13 hours and 42 minutes before
our trip but who's counting! I can't believe this amazing trip is coming so fast. It would have never happened without the support of many of our friends and family! We are all so excited about George receiving his ACE award. We received a call today from a company wanting to give George the best day
ever. This may be a special day around their 1 year anniversary. People have been so kind after Bella and George's story traveled the world. We still can't believe how far it has traveled and how many people are still sharing it. But anyway back to today. I mailed out 5 packages of bracelets that Bella was
busy making over the long weekend. Hopefully everyone who ordered them enjoys them as much as Bella did making them. I love that she doesn't think of it as a chore and that it is still fun for her to make her bracelets. She has a couple more to work on this week and get in the mail. She is working on it.
I am working until midnight tonight. Ugh. Not a good thing after staying up for the patriots game last night. But it is a big day in town when all the stores are open until midnight so we shall see. Have a wonderful night love Bella and George 👣🐾👣🐾💕