CAKE DAY COMETH !!! WE HAVE A NEW BUNCH OF VOLUNTEERS-- AND I BET THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT CAKE DAY-- THE 19TH OF THE MONTH...LETS GET SERIOUS... SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 1000 AND 2000 PEOPLE READ THIS FOOL THING EVERY DAY AND WE ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO HAVEING ½ OF YOU DO A "RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS" ( AND HAVE SOME FUN...) TAKING A CAKE TO YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.OR TO ANY OTHER CIVIL SERVANT WHO COULD STAND A THANK YOU. I HAVE HAD SOME WONDERFULLY BEWILDERED CONVERSATIONS WITH FIRE DEPARTMENTS. STARTING WITH ----"HEY, WHATS THIS?"----"A CAKE" "WHY" "SOMEONE TOLD ME YOU NEEDED ONE" AND YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE FROM THERE. I WILL TRY AND ATTACH A POSTER FOR THE EVENT
IF YOU COULD REPORT IT BACK TO LINDAKfirstname.lastname@example.org, WE COUDL SEE HOW MAY STATES WE COVERED..RECORD SO FAR IS 38 STATES...
I WAS ALL EXCITED TODAY , I TURNED ON THIS MACHINES AND FOUND I WAS THE WINNER OF 6 ROLLS OF TOILET PAPER! HOW LUCKY COULD I BE ??? I STARTED TO "CLICK HERE" AND IF I DID FOLLOW, IT WAS APPARENT I WOULD NEVER GET THE DD DONE BY NOON. REALLY -- A SCAM ABOUT TOLIET PAPER --- THE WORLD HAS AT LEAST BECOME MORE REALISTIC.. INSTEAD TELLING ME I SHOULD CLAIM MY OF 2.7 MILLION DOLLARS IN A BANK IN NIGERIA IF I WOULD JUST SEND THEM $3.42 POSTAGE...
PARKING LOT PROCEEDETH-- I BET WE CAN GET 30 CARS IN THE NEW AREA..-- HANDICAP PARKING WILL STILL HAVE TO BE IN THE HOUSE AREA- ON THE HOT TOP FOR WHEELCHAIRS ETC -- FOR HP WHO CAN STAND AND WALK COULD PARK IN THE NEW AREA AND GET PICKED UP BY THE "TOUR BUS" I AM REALLY GOING TO STRUGGLE TO KEEP THE "BARNYARD" CLEAR OF VEHICLES...
EXCEPT FOR MAYBE BUD' SPECIAL PARKING PLACE... BUD--- WHO FIXES THING AND HIS TRUCK IS FULL OF TOOLS
AND CAMERA MARK... WHO COOKS THINGS AND HIS CAR IS LOADED TOO... OTHER THAN THAT.. NO CARS ( AS SOON AS WE GET IT DONE.).
IT IS RAKING SEASON... I WILL SET OUT RAKES-- IF YOU COULD JUST RAKE A PATCH-- TOWARD SOME FENCE WE COULD GET THE GRASS GROWING-- YOU DON'T HAVE TO RAKE FOR HOURS... BUT JUST A SWATH TO A FENCELINE
SO I CAN GET SOME LIME AND FERTALIZER DOWN SO IT LOOKS GREEN... WHATEVER IT IS...
AND STOP DRIVING OVER WHAT SHOULD BE GREEN....
Sorry we haven't been able to visit lately. Ava and Cindy are doing great. Ava has gotten her s#%& together. She goes everywhere with Cindy, and Cindy is loving the renewed independence. We went to the support meeting today and Jack and Emmett were there. The two dogs lay nose to nose for most of the meeting and were wonderful together, so well behaved. Jack stopped here on the way home and Ava and Emmett got to run and play in the back yard. Jack said he'd be posting photos.
On another note:
The father of one of my students told me the following story. His wife was friends with one of our neighbors who keeps horses on their property. She's a seasoned rider and on a visit one day, rode one of their horses out on the trails behind the house accompanied by their miniature donkey. There are about 300 acres of criss-crossing trails back there. At some point during the ride something spooked the horse which threw the rider. She struck her head in the fall. After a while the others back at the house became concerned when she hadn't returned. Just as they were considering a search she emerged from the woods, barely conscious, leaning on the donkey. They tended to her, calling the ambulance, she was hospitalized and later said she was too disoriented from the concussion to find her way back. The donkey had led her home. Shortly after the ambulance took her to the hospital the owners realized the donkey was missing. About five hours later it returned, leading the horse back to the stable. This is, all in all a pretty good testimonial to the intelligence of miniature donkeys.
Jim Bean (with Cindy and Ava)