a gem i feel i must pass along
tarps plus.com any kind/color and cost...plus the ones on the right side of teh web page... include the closeouts at huge savings..----a long time ago -- we had a really leaky hay loft roof, and i could not afford to re-roof-- i could n't even afford teh materials to re-roof it myself( with relatives etc...) so i found this closeout section of heavy tarps 50 x 80 for $240 and a neighbor -- john and his son-- put it on the barn-- giving me 3 more years to get money together for a new roof..
there are not alot of people who i could call on to slip and slide around that roof while wrestling that huge tarp... but they did it.. -- john is now reitred sort of--- and he was the one driving that senior citizens van that came in the yard to watch teh dogs an donkeys for a while.. talented guy ( and his wife cuts my hair in the yard-- on camera)
i did get a "wee" phone phone - text and camera only...alot less monthly too. but even that i am leaving in the car. until it learns to behave properly.. i am never too far from my golf cart so the office 0666 portable is carried there.
i was told.. begrudgingly- that it was possible to have both cell phones on one line--- but he didn't know the details... like heck he didn't know... but there is a way.... - at any rate my old phone will apparently play music in my car if i work with it and get it over it's ava maria phase...
dog fest---only a few weeks away-- we must get shirts ordered the first of the week... last night's mail call brought up all the thing s we coudl sell in the doggie bag-- both the real "booth" at dogfest and the one online...i want to be sure there are "traditional" goodies-- like vials puppy breath- and poker chip key chains- then there were a bunch who wanted to have the silver jewelery monkey fists and logo... so to accomodate that bunch--and now that we have donkey cameras.... i think i will have more replicas made of that old family heirloom the pewter donkey/ toothpick holder --- that was always on our dining room table as a child..-- it is also a perfect hearing aid holder- which is what i now use it for... i doubt you would find anything like it in the real world...
after my parents died and my sisters and i had to break up their house, that donkey was the first thing i chose in the round robin of claiming things.--there again owning a horse trailer had it's virtues with one sister in dc and the other in texas--anything large was naturally mine without "wasting a bid"-- but i first took that donkey.
back to festing the dogs.....the g- tent looks terriffic and is very useable... 3 big tables and the queen size dog bed on the wagon... mostly for chaos.... we need a sign that says "let sleeping dogs lie" because she is a bit fussy if you wake her up..-- once awake she has been tolerant of people but you don't want ot push oyour luck.. she nas never drawn blood-- but she can sure scare anyone with her big mouth...
no further comment needed there.
Newburgh- does have one gem i pass along---route 84 crosses tehe hudson at newburgh and the immediate exit on teh newburgh side is a diner-- i don't even know the name of it... but it is a darn good diner-( beef strogonoff on fridays even) so many of our camera people come and go over that rt 84 bridge-- and i tell them to stop at that diner--- and they do.-- somehow i would love to pull that owner into knowing about SDP- and recognising all the people that mention SDP to whoever is at the cash register-- (( this huge crowd is probably one a week- )) but the next bunch will be crossing on tuesday and are going to try and get them to put a calendar bwhind the register..
Steve #1.lives right up the road from that diner -- and i think he reads this nonsense -- do you know the guy? and could you make contact with him? i heard there is some other camera person who has a relative who plays poker with him weekly--- seems like we should pull it full circle
Good Morning - Getting a flip-phone will not solve the problem. I have one and occasionally take a picture
send it to my daughter who then sends it to my homecomputer. Lately when I have tried this it says that
the picture is too big - go figure - if I could take it and look at it on my phone maybe there is a problem.
Also my phone said picture file is full - have not been taking pictures. Went to USCellular with the problem
and come to find out I have about 3,000 pictures of the inside of my pocket because of a very, very small
button on the side that when the phone is on and you touch it - it takes a picture. Solution from USC is get
another phone (or tablet) to take pictures and keep the flip phone - spending alot of money for pictures is
not something I want to do. Good luck with getting another one. AARP advertises a flip-phone in a lot of
magazines and cal be bought at Target or Sears.
Mary - Lempster NH
AFTER DOING CAKE DAYS FOR THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT, I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO DO CAKE DAY FOR THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT. THIS IS A VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN A SMALL TOWN, SO MEETING WITH A GROUP OF THEM IS NOT EASY. HOWEVER, I WAS DETERMINED, SO I CALLED CHIEF TOM A FEW TIMES TO COORDINATE AND HE ARRANGED FOR SEVERAL OF THEM TO BE THERE.
MY HUSBAND AND I MET THE CURRENT CHIEF, 2 FORMER CHIEFS, AND SEVERAL OTHERS. THEY WERE PROUD TO TELL US THAT THEY ARE THE OLDEST VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN NEW YORK (CHARTERED IN 1803).
THEY WERE ALSO INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT SERVICE DOG PROJECT AND TRAINING THE DANES FOR MOBILITY. CHIEF TOM COMMENTED, "I DIDN'T KNOW THE DOGS COULD DO THAT. I THINK OF THEM AS HELPING BLIND PEOPLE." AND ANOTHER COMMENTED, "THAT MAKES SENSE, SINCE GREAT DANES ARE GENTLE GIANTS."
WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME AND THEY INVITED US BACK -- I THINK THIS IS NOT ONLY BECAUSE I MADE A TASTY CHEESECAKE, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IT WAS NICE TO GET TOGETHER -- WE ALL HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION & LEARNED FROM EACH OTHER. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT MY HUSBAND HAS DONE CAKE DAY AND HE SAID HE REALLY WANTS TO DO THIS AGAIN.
THANK YOU FOR CAKE DAY & ENCOURAGING A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS -- I WENT TO SLEEP HAPPY THAT I HAD DONE SOME GOOD.
the reason i started with the fire department and the cakes... is they are a bunch of nice people just hanging around wiating to be needed-- so they have time on their hands, for someone like a cp to show up with a cake., they usually have time to appreciate it.... and have a little fun with the concept.. as many -- like amy find out every 19th....
in breaking up my parents house... there was one very interesting sideline... my sister fran took the "tea service" type silver and i took the flatware--
bad choice--- beautiful gorham...sterling ---darn stuff needed polishihng everytime i used it.. fran's silver got stolen from her house in texas--i gave my flatwarer to gwen who after thinking about it , now uses it for her daily use.. meanwhile janine and i use the stuff that looks exactly like it but is stainless steel , alot cheaper and does not need polish--- ever ---i feed dogs with it on ocacasion -
there is a lesson there somewhere.