Thursday, November 24, 2016

NOV 24 2016

MY INSOMNIA  IS GETTING WORSE, NOT BETTER, SO LAST NIGHT I  TOOK TO GOOGLING THINGS LIKE THE MBTA AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH ELEVATORS-.  NUMBERS , UNIONS, ADA,  AND THINGS LIKE THAT.. GOOGLE  WORKS.. IT WAS ENTERTAINING...
I WOULD MUCH RATHER BUILD BUILDINGS AND ARGUE WITH THE BUILDING INSPECTORS- BUT THERE IS ALOT OF INFORMATION "OUT THERE"- 

 BORING STORY....THOSE INITIALS ---MBTA-- ARE VERY CLOSE TO MTBE WHICH  IS WHY I HAD MONEY TO SPEND GETTING SDP UP AND RUNNING... LONG STORY....MY FAMILY HAS A TINY PIECE OF PROPERTY WHCH HAS BEEN A GAS STATION SINCE 1917- ORIGIONALLY  TEXACO-- THEN LASTLY   GETTY- WHEN I DECDED IT WOULD BE NICER TO HAVE A MCDONALDS THERE,  THE WORLD CAME CRASHING DOWN-- SOIL TESTING REVEALED GAS AND OIL IN THE SOIL.  I AM NOT SURPRISED.... THE GAS STATIONS FOR YEARS USED TO POUR THE USED OIL DOWN THE STORM DRAINS--- UNTIL EPA CAME ALONG AND THEY HAD TO HIRE SOME RECYCLING COMPANY  TO COME- TAKE IT AWAY  AND POUR IT DOWN THE SAME STORM DRAIN-- THEN THEY GOT STRICT..AND DISCOVERED THE TRICK... GETTY SAID TEXACO DID IT--- I WILL NEVER KNOW WHY I WONDERED ABOUT ADDITATIVES TO GAS... BUT  I FOUND MBTE WAS PUT IN GAS IN 1985- AND SINCE IT WAS A GETTY STATION THEN, GETTY HAD TO CLEAN IT UP... OTHERWISE WE WOULD HAVE LOST THE PROPERTY AND THERE WOULD BE NO SERVICE DOG PROJECT. ALSO McD'S WAS VERY NICE TO DEAL WITH-- MY SISTER AND I DID IT ALL WITHOUT A LAWYER OR   REALESTATE AGENT-- I JUST PICKED UP THE PHONE AND CALLED MCDONAO=LDS AND ASKED FOR TEH REAL ESTSTE DEPARTMENT----WE ARE ON OUR SECOND 20 YEAR RIGHT TO RENEW- AND IT IS ALL WORKING FINE.  

I KNOW LAWYERS AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE VERY HARD WORKING- BUT-- DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH... I DUNNO... I SOLD MY HOUSE/FARM IN LYNNFIELD  THE SAME WAY  .TO AN EXEC FROM DIGITAL ( I THINK)-- HE GAVE ME A CHECK, I SIGNED MY NAME AFTER INCLUDING THE STATEMENT ABOUT "YOU ARE BUYING THIS PROPERTY AS IS  WHERE IS" THAT WAS 1978-- AND THE SHED THAT WAS MY FIRST "BUILDING" FOR WHICH THE LYNNFIELD BUILDING INSPECTOR WOULD GIVE ME NO PERMIT BECAUSE HE WAS SURE IT WOULD FALL DOWN..... IS STILL STANDING-- BRAVELY HELD  TOGETHER WITH 75 COATS OF PAINT  I AM SURE...
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THERE WERE ALOT OF FUNNY STORIES ABOUT THE GAS STATION...I LIKE THE ONE ABOUT THE COLLEGE KIDS  PUMPING GAS.. BACK WHEN THE  METERS HAD ACTUAL NUMBERS THAT RAN A LOOP AS YOU PUMPED..  ONE GUY HAD A SET OF NUMBERS  HE GLUED TO THE METER  WHEN HE ARRIVED ON DUTY  SO  HE GOT AND EXTRA $2 FOR EVERY TIME HE PUMPED GAS.
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SO TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR MTBE HAVING BEEN PUT IN THE GAS IN 1985...
 SO FAR I AM NOT  THANKFUL FOR THE MBTA.
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PLAN OF THE DAY???
JANINE IS EXPECTED TO RIDE IN "THE HUNT" ---  IT IS LOVELY TO SEE BOTH JANINE AND LINCOLN ALL GUSSIED UP. LET ME TELL YOU IT IS A SHOCK--SHE WILL EVEN HAVE A WASHCLOTH FOR SOMEONE TO WIPE OFF HER BLACK BOOTS AFTER SHE IS ON THE HORSE.  LINCOLN WILL BE "BRAIDED" WITH HIS HOOVES POLISHED.. I HAVE TO ADMIT-- THERE  REALLY IS NO BETTER LOOKING HORSE ONCE HE IS CLEANED UP.
SHE BOUGHT HIM AS A 6 MONTH OLD GANGLY LOOKING TEENAGER- AND I THOUGHT SHE WAS NUTS.- BUT HE WILL HOLD HIS OWN TODAY WITH THE  VERY  EXPENSIVE  FIELD OF HOUNDS.RED JACKETS AND THOROBREDS.   MORE  IMPORTANT THAN WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE  IS THE FACT THAT SO FAR HE HAS CARRIED HER ROUND THIS MADNESS WITHOUT ERROR....I.E.  NO FALLS.

IT IS A DRAG HUNT-- WHERE THE HOUNDS ARE FOLLOWING THE SCENT OF A SMELLY RAG DRAGGED AROUND THE COURSE VERY EARLY THIS MORNING.  MY FRIEND ANN  USED TO "RIDE THE DRAG"  BUT TODAY I THINK  WE  WILL SIT IN MY WARM CAR IN HER DRIVEWAY  AND HOPEFULLY  WATCH THEM GO BY..  I AM ALWAYS NERVOUS--- ALOT CAN HAPPEN-- AND IT IS VERY COMMON TO HEAR THE AMBULANCE SIRENS- AT WHICH TIME ANN CAN TELL WHERE THEY ALL ARE.. "THEY MUST HAVE GOT THRU THE RIVER  AND ARE AT PINGREES"  THERE ARE SOOO  MNAY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO RIDE THE  T'DAY HUNT, THAT VERY OFTEN NOT ALL ARE IN TOP SHAPE- NOR ARE THEY ON  HORSES THAT ARE 100% TRAINED.  SO IT CAN GET EXCITING.
THE YOUNGER KIDS "HILLTOP"  I.E.  GO AROUND TEH JUMPS..
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I WILL THEN DRIVE ROUND TO SPINELLI'S AND PICK UP THE DINNER-- WHICH IS WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR--( ANN DID YOU WANT TO JOIN  US?)
IT SERVES 15 PEOPLE-- TURKEY -STUFFING -MASHED POTATOES- AND CRANBERRY  SAUCE-- WE HAVE FOUNF COSTCO'S PUMPKIN PIE TO BE BETTR.. GRACE ALREADY GOT THAT.AND SHE MADE HOME MADE APPLESAUCE  WHICH ... IS   DARN GOOD..
WE WILL BE EATING OFF PERCHES AROUND THE  HOUSE CAMERAS-- MAYBE PUT OUR ONE CANDLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE  BENCH--- THAT SIGNIFIES  GRACIOUS LIVING.
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ANNIE STAYED OVER... BECAUSE IT TOOK PAM 3.5 HOURS TO GET THRU BOSTON YESTRDAY.
I DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE WILL BE HERE-- USUALLY ANYONE WITHOUT A FAMILY TO GOTO ARRIVES HERE..
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I JUST GOT MY "TODAY"   LIST FROM PAM-SHE DOES ONE HECK OF A JOB--- THERE WILL BE 44 DOGS ON THE PROPERTY   15 PEOPLE- AND AT THE BOTTOM IST SAYS MAYBE  STEVE M-- SO WE MIGHT GET MAIL CALL OFF NICELY..

IN THE NEWS
Goldie and her brother Finn from the Service Dog Project in Ipswich began visiting students this fall and the faces of the children showed how much joy the two dogs brought. Goldie and Finn recently visited Sarah Schocker's class of students with severe physical and cognitive challenges. Staff was able to help students reach out their hands to pat the tall dogs and they were delighted.  Goldie also stopped by Recovery High, where she was eagerly greeted by students.
 
"There is so much evidence that interacting with dogs can help children with their health, emotional regulation and social skill development.  Seeing the looks on the faces of our students when they are with the dogs is amazing!  We are thrilled to have Goldie and Finn visiting our Kevin O'Grady and Recovery High students," said Fran Rosenberg, Executive Director.

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