I sent the following text to Meg this morning but wanted to make sure you saw it too. Feel free to use it in the dd tomorrow if you want.
We went to the Topsfield commons and then out to dinner last night. He did great at the Commons and even made it up the hill by the white church one time. When we were cruising down the street all by ourselves, I teared up. I haven't been able to do anything like that since Spot died since it takes so much energy. All I can say is thank you but that doesn't begin to express how grateful I am for you, Carlene, SDP, and especially Zep. 🐶❤️
THEY ARE LEAVING NOW AS I TYPE... I KNOW BECASUE LOGAN IS BARKING AT THEM...-- I NEVER GOT TO SEE ALLISON... COMEDY OF ERORS... SHE HAD TROUBLE GETTING DOWN THE HILL FROM THE GUEST HOUSE AND I HAD TROUBLE GETTING UP THERE...
SO WE ARE "SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT"...... THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK TO NORTH CAROLINA
WITH HER NEW DOG ZEP... WHO I AM TOLD IS PERFECT. WITH THE ONE EXCEPTION THAT HE TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO WAKE UP AND GET INTO FULL STEAM-- SHE CAN COPE WITH THAT...
PHOTO SHOOT WENT WELL YESTERDAY-- WE DID 2 AT TEH CRANES ESTATE-- IT IS SOMETHING ELSE...CAN BE GOOGLED.. I AM TOLD IT CAN BE RENTED FOR WEDDINGS FOR $40,000 FOR 4 HOURS JUST IN CASE ANY OF YOU ARE IN NEED OF THAT INFO.... THERE IS ALSO AN "INN AT CASTLE HILL" BASICALLY THE ULTIMATE B&B- WITH 10 ROOMS COSTING ABOUT $300-$500 PER NIGHT-- OR THE ENTIRE INN FOR $4000-- AND IT IS NOT KID FRIENDLY,,, A FAR CRY FROM MOTEL 6.
I WILL FIND MY PHONE TODAY-
THE REASON I KNOW IS YESTERDAY I REPORTED IT LOST AND THEY ARE SENDING ME ANOTHER TODAY..
I HAVE PROVEN IT DOES NOT WORK LEAVING IT IN MY CAR BECAUSE THAT INSIGNIFICANT TINY BATTERY WAS DRAINING MY LARGE CAR'S BATTERY OVERNIGHT. - AND MY CAR IS REALLY A TRUCK UNDERNEATH... BIG....
SO THAT DIDN'T WORK.
I AM STRUGGLING TO DEFEND MYSELF AGAINST THE INSANITY OF TECHNOLOGY. I DO NOT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO KEEP IT CHARGED IN ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO MAKE PHONE CALLS FROM MY CAR... WHICH IS WHERE I NEED IT.
ON THE TOPIC OF CAR BATTERIES --- I SEE MY CAR AS A N EMERGENCY GENERATOR- FAR EASIER TO GET AROUND THAN DRAGGIING A 200 POUND GASOLINE THING THAT HAS A PULL ROPE START.
IN MY CAR I HAVE AN " INVERTER" -- NOT EXPENSIVE----WOULD NOT RUN MUCH... BUT ENOUGH TO BE USEFUL-- FLOODLIGHTS-- PA SYSTEMS-- OIL FURNACE... ETC.....
I HAVE ALSO A GREAT WAD OF LEAD PAINTED YELLOW ... WITH CORDS TO HEFT ONTO THE ENGINE AND CAUSE TEH BATTERY NOT TO BE DEAD... WEIGHS A TON... SO HEAVY THAT IT IS NOT REALLY USEFUL AND YOU TRIP OVER IT ( NO TRUNK)
**THEN I FOUND.. I THINK IT WAS HAMMERCHER SCHLEMMER ---A COMPACT- LEATHER CASE - NOT ALOT BIGGER THAN THE PHONE WHICH I CAN'T FIND-- I AM SHOCKED AND AMAZED--IT HAS WORKED TWICE NOW TO JUMP START MY CAR WHEN THE BATTERY IS DEAD FROM TRYING TO KEEP MY PHONE CHARGED. FITS IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. DARN GOOD.
THAT OTHER YELLOW SUITCASE THING IS LIKE THE ADVERTZEMENTS ON TV FOR A FLASHLIGHT YOU CAN BOIL IN WATER OR DROP FROM A HELICOPTER-- IF THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WITHA FLASHLIGHT.., THE THING IS SO CUMBERSOM YOU WOULD NEVER BE CARRYING IT ON THE ODD CHANCE THAT YOU WOULD BE FALLING FROM A HELICOPTER. IT IS SIMPLER JUST TO STAY OUT OF HELICOPERS...
WHICH BRINGS TO MIND CARRYING THINGS IN A POCKETBOOK.. OR GEROGE'S BACKPACKS THAT YOU MIGHT NEED.
THAT WHOLE CONCEPT CAN GET OUT OF HAND. A REALLY IMAGINATIVE PERSON CAN SEE REASON TO LOAD HIM DOWN WITH A CAR BATTERY CHARGER, HAMMER, DICTIONARY AND FIRST AID KIT.
PERSONALLY , I SUFFER FROM THIS PROBLEM-- WHICH IS WHY MY PHONE IS MISSING... I HAVE PUT IT SOMEWHERE.
BUT CLEANING OUT LOOKING FOR HAS CAUSED ME TO QUESTION WHAT EXACTLY IS NECESSARY IN AN EMERGENCY?
I NEED TO STUDY THAT..
THE SCOTTISH "ROPE WITH A RING" IS HIGH ON MY LIST ....EVEN WITHOUT USING IT AS A LEASH.
MAYBE GE IS COMING TODAY ..M WITH A CREW TO CLEAN UP THE WALK THRU THE WOODS... THERE IS A PLACE WHERE A SMALL STREAM MIGHT HAVE FLOWED IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS WE HAD RAIN ETC.. BUT I KNOW WTH T DONKEYS WILL NOT CROSS IT THE WAY IT IS.. AND BIKERS HAVE TRIED TO BUILD A BRIDGE OVER IT LEAVING BOARDS AND NAILS ALL OVER.. SO YESTRDAY I BOUGHT A COUPLE SHOVELS ( I CAN'T GET THE TRACTOR OUT THERE... WE TOO K OUT THE LARGE PIPE CULVERT THAT WAS IN THE V PEN AS A PUPPY TOY.. HOPEFULLY TODAY WE CAN COVER IT.... NO.... THEY CAN COVER IT AND PICK UP ALL THE BOARDS AND NAILS.. WE WILL HAVE A GOOD "WALKABOUT" TRAIL...
Team Hunter & Wendy added 3 photos and a video. TO FACEBOOK EPW SITE..
Today, 3 years ago, Hunter's life, our life, changed...Wendy became part of our family! Who knows where Hunter would be if Wendy hadn't chosen him....I would rather not think about it. It happened so quickly and was not always easy, but they have both worked really hard to get to where they are
today...an amazing team! Poor Wendy is getting gray already (hopefully taking some of mine), because of Hunter, but I don't think she would want it any other way!💜They have experienced many things in 3 years, from the good, bad, and ugly, but have always done it together. Wendy has allowed
Hunter to be stronger and more independent and it has been an amazing journey. And it all started at servicedogproject.org! Without Carlene, Megan & Steve, all the volunteers and, last but not least, the CPs, Team Hunter & Wendy would not be possible. Thank you, to each and every one of you, for
bringing up Wendy to be amazing service dog and allowing her to be part of Hunter's life. They are quickly growing up together and may they have many more adventures to come!❤
Carlene THERE IS ALSO A VIDEO ON FACEBOOK EPW OF WENDY AND HUNTER WALKING IN A STORE. I HOPE SOME ONE ELSE KNOWS HOW TO BRING IT OVER.
Just got back from the big VA hospital in Boston from my annual appointment. I was amazed of how relaxed and calm Emmett was this time, being a year of working together. He went from a scared, shaking dog, who ran into a room to hide to one dog who was so relaxed he was snoring.
I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down... "...ABE LINCOLN