Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MAY 23 2017
TODAY SCHEDULE--
FIRST THING----EYE DR APT ...I WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER MY CATARACT SURGERY A SUCCESS... I CAN SEE ALOT BETTER...  HOWEVER THAT IS STILL NOT PERFECT --- THERE IS A PERMANNENT  BIT OF DOG SLOBBER IN MY RIGHT EYE....-- 

 SECOND CHORE OF THE DAY IS A STAFF MEETING-- SEEING AS I LITERALLY VIEW  THE WORLD THRU A BIT OF DOG SLOBER,..... I MUST BE VERY CAREFUL TO "OFFER SUGGESTIONS"  TO  EVERYONE- EQUALLY OFFENSIVELY  --- I AM NOT KNOW FOR MY DELICATE  LANGUGE------  GOT TO ADMIT  THE DOGS WE ARE TURNING OUT ARE NEARLY PERFECT..-- BUT THERE ARE DETAILS WHICH SOMETIMES PEIPLE SAY "WHAT DIFFERENCT DOES THAT SMALL DETAIL MAKE?" --THEY NEED TO BE REMINDED... SIMPLE THINGS.... LIKE--- IF I AM OUT TALKING TO  WHAT I AM SURE IS A MILLIONAIRE WITH CHECKBOOK.... AND I OFFER TO SHOW THEM HOW THEY COUDL WATCH US ONLINE....., AND I DIAL UP THE WEB SITE, PROUDLY CLICK ON WATCH US... AND THERE IS NOT A DOG IN SITE... HOW ON EARTH WE CAN HAVE 6 CAMERAS, 60  DOGS... AND NOT HAVE ONE SHOW  ON CAMERA....THAT HAS TO  CHANGE...  ALONG WITH  REFERRING OUT CHORES YOU DIDN'T WANT TO ADDRESS YOURSELF.... ATTACKING BUD WITH A LONG LIST OF SIMPLE THINGS WHICH SHOULD BE SOLVED WITHOUT HIS HELP...

PLUS.... IF WALTER DOES NOT ACHEIVE A TIE THIS MORNING, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CALL IN THE  PLAN B... B= BENTLEY...  I DON'T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON NO PUPS FROM THIS FEMALE--  2 YEARS FROM NOW WE WILL BE VERY SHORT...LOOKING BACK...  YEARS AGO WE DID NOT SAVE ENOUGH FEMALEWS TO KEEP US BETTER SUPPLIED...  WE ARE 5 WEEKS BEHIND SCHEDULE OF PUPPY PRODUCTION...

 THIRDLY-- I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH CRANNEY COMPANY-- BECUSE AT THE MOMENT,  THIS BUILDING  WE BUILT SO WE COULD WASH DOWN THE FLOORS AND WALLS,,, AND HAVE  IT RUN OUT THE $11,000 FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEM,,,, DOESN'T  "RUN"----  IT DOESN'T EVEN "WALK" ---- MAYBE  THE  BIG PUDDLE I PUT ON THE FLOOR WILL DRIP OUT IN AN HOUR OR TWO...-- WITH ALL THE OBJECTIO TO MY PIECE OF $3.00  PVC PIPE AS A DRAIN-- THIS $11,000  CONTRAPTION DOESN'T WORK...
MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING I DON'T UNDERSTAND....
I ALWAYS THOUGHT WATER RUNS  DOWN HILL.... MAYBE THE LAWS HAVE CHANGED THAT....
AT THE MOMENT A VERY SAD  EPISODE---  COULD BE IN THE TESTING OF THESYSTEM THEY HAD COVERS, OR PLUGS TO TEST THE PRESSURE, AND THOSE HAVE NOT BEEN REMOVED?????  
CRANNEY  PLUMBERS ARE DUE HERE THIS AFTERNOON.
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FOOD IS TO BE DELIVERED TODAY  -- OR PROBABLY--- AT THE SAME TIME... BOXFORD ROAD IS TO GET IT'S HOT TOP TODAY-- I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT WILL AFFECT TEH 53' TRACTOR TRAILER  ALSO DUE HERE
 ( PROBABLY TODAY)   WITH OUR WONDERFUL PURINA DONATION OF FOOD.
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 I WENT OU T WITH JODY TO SEE ABOUT THE CULVERT..  KIDS HAVE TO HAVE MOVED IT.. IT IS OFF IN THE SWAMP   
BIG TREE ACTOSS THE DONKEY TRAIL WHERE THE PATH FORKS JODY WENT FURTHER ON FOOT... SAW OR TRACTOR NEEDED....
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I HEAR PLANS BEING MADE IN THE KITCHEN WITH AJAY AND NICOLE ( NEWLY ARRIVED CP'S)----, I SHOULD GET INVOLVED....

Monday, May 22, 2017

MAY 22 2017
I GUESS ADD BEATING TO THE LIST OF THINGS EXPECTED OF A CP..   YESTERDAY  AS TOO MANY THINGS WERE PILING UP BEHIND ME I SWUNG TO HIT THE SEAT OF MY GOLF CART TO DEMO MY FRUSTRATION..... AND MISSED HITTING JODY IN THE LEG-- SHE SAAYS I EVEN RAISED A BRUISE !!.. IT WAS A WHIFFLE BAT REACTION  MINUS THE WHIFFLE BAT...
SO LAST NIGHT-- EVEN WITH MY POOR MEMORY, I LISTED   17 THINGS THAT WERE PILING UP...  WE ARE GOIONG THRU A PHASE OF PEOPLE RUSHING TO TELL ME THE  " WFB"  REPORT.. ( ANYTHING THAT IS WRONG/FAILING/ BROKEN) -- ONE OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT IS THAT ... I AM TOLD THE PIPE I PUT IN THE  WOODS AS A CULVERT "WASHED AWAY??????   THAT REALLY BLEW ME UP... BECAUSE IT IS AN 18 " CULVERT IN A BASICALLY DRY DITCH  ABOUT 8' LONG   -- IF THAT "WASHED AWAY"  I NEED TO GO SEE-- BECAUSE  IN MY JUDGEMENT ... IT  WOULDN'T-- PROBLEM IS... I CAN ONLY GET NEAR IT ON A GOLF CART-- AND THAT HAS TO BE ON A GOLF CART THAT SPENT THE NIGHT PLUGGED IN.... SO MAYBE THIS AFTERNOON... I HOPE IT WAS LOCAL KIDS MOVING IT... BECAUSE I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW....... 
I CAN TAKE JUST SO MANY OF THE ITEMS IN THE WFB REPORT AND I HAVE A MELTDOWN.... 17 IS  TOO MANY

 TOTALLY UNDOING THE CELLAR WAS/IS  TOP ON THE LIST..... AT LEAST I CAN TRY AND FIX THAT.....
BEST ILLUSTRATION???? LINDA PICKED UP A ROLL OF  FOIL WRAP AND WIPED IT OFF... TO FIND IT WAS PURCHASED AT PURITY SUPREME--THAT STORE  WENT OUT OF BUSINESS 10  YEARS AGO--- FULL ROLL-- STUCK ON A SHELF---  AND THAT IS A PERFECT DEMO  OF THE HUGE PROBLEM WHICH IS OUR CELLAR...  PUTTING THINGS "AWAY FOR LATER" 
   THE "AWAY" GOT FULL AND THE " LATER " HAPPENED YEARS AGO...

WAY IN THE BACK ARE MEDICAL  BILLING RECORDS WHICH HAVE TO BE SHREADED  ( OR MORE LIKELY I WILL BURN THEM QUICKLY BEFORE ANYONE TELLS ME BURNING DOESN'T DESTROY THEM ADAQUATELY...) WE ARE TALKING 1985 ISH OF BOXES OF CARDBOARD-- BEST FIRE HAZARD GOING !!

WE DID ESTABLISH A FREEBEE  PILE ON THE STREE, AND GOT RID OF ALOT !-- PROBABLY ONE PICKUP TRUCK FULL-- DE-HUMIDIFIER-- JACKETS FOR DOGS OTHER THAN DANES.... MANY ITEMS  TO "ORGANIZE YOUR OFFICE"   WHICH I HAVE PROVEN TO BE  INEFFECTIVE-- A THING TO HOLD THE KURIG COFFEE LITTLE CUPS THAT WAS SLIGHTLY TOO SMALL -- BUT LOOKED REALLY GOOD IN STAINLKESS STEEL...
WE EVEN PUT OUT A SAMPLE OF OUR POO PICKERS AS AN EDUCATIONAL SUGGESTION  TO PEOPLE WALKING THIER DOGS ALONG BOXFORD RD...
IF WE HAD EVER STARTED THAT  ON SATURDAY MORNING INSTEAD OF WAITING TIL SUNDAY THE CELLAR WOULD BY NOW BE BARE... 
WELLL... EXCEPT FOR THE PAINT FROM HOME DEPOT...  THEY GAVE US A PALLET OF ODD PAINTS-- WHICH IS WHY ALL THE BUILDINGS ARE SUCH DIFFERENT COLORS-- WE USED ALOT--- NOW IT WILL TAKE ALOMST AS MUCH EFFORT TO GET RID OF WHAT WE DID NOT USE...

LOOKING AT IT FROM THE TOP DOWN... WE NEED TO BE MORE ORGNIZED--- FOR INSTANCE....  WE USE A BUNCH OF FLUFFOLIES-- THEY GE T DIRTY AND ENTER THE LAUNDRY SYSTEM, GET CLEANED AND FOLDED AND RETURENED TO UPSTAIRS FOR USE... SOME ARE VERY WARN...A ND NEED REPLACEMENT-- WE HAVE A TON OF REPLACEMENT FLUFFIES-- BRAND NEW-- THAT HAVE NOT ENTERED THE CIRCULATION ( WE DON'T NEED MORE)

 WE JUST NEED JACKY AND AMY TO TAKE OUT THE RIPPED / WORN  FOR THEIR QUILTING PROJECT AND WE STARTT WITH THE NEW ONES...
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SOMEHOW MY COLLECTION OF WIERD BIKES LANDED IN A BAC CORNER... -- MOST NOTABLE MY "PENNY FARTHING" HIGH WHEELER WHICH I RODE TO WIN THE GREAT RACE IN BOSTON--- A 26 MILE RACE ON LAND OR SEA-- WHERE THE WINNER IS ALWAYS DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE THEY MUST HAVE CHEATED..  I REALLY DIDN'T CHEAT--I RODE THE ENTIRE 26 MILES... MOSTLY BECAUSE IT HAD NO BRAKES AND I COULDN NOT GET OFF WITHOUT HELP...  I BEAT THE TV CREW WHO HAD SAILED A WATER BED TO THE FINISH LINE.. SOMEHOW I THINK TOMMY NUGENT WAS INVOLVED DRIVING THE HORSE TRAILER TO THE FINISH LINE TO PICK ME UP????  TOMMY???? THA WAS LOOOOONG AGO--- BEFORE HE WAS A DR, HE WAS MY STABLE HELP !! 

THE OTHER BIKE  IN THE CELLAR.....IS ONE I "MADE" FOR A LATER GREAT RACE-- I SPENT WEEKS PUTTING TOGETHER 2 WHEELS WITH THE HUBS 2"  OFF CENTER--- THAT WAS A WILD  26 MILES TOO..

AND THEY ARE BOTH SADLY UNDER A PILE IN TH ECELLAR...
TO BE RESCUED THIS WEEK...
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FROM MAIL CALL--- AND HAROLD AND WANDA; PRECUT POO PICKERS, I SEE THEY HAEV EATEN  A DUNCAN HINES   APPLE CINNAMIN MUFFIN  -- READY  IN  A MINNUTE..-- PERFEDT FOR ONE--
LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW-- SO I GAVE THAT  POO PICKER TO STEVE-- WHO WANDERA AROND  SUPER MARKETS TRAINING DOGS... HE MAY AS WELL LOOK FOR THOSE
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TODAYS SCHEDULE/ EXCITEMENT....  NEUTERING- SURGERY ON THE MALE DONKEY AT ABOUT 11 AM...  USUALLY DONE ON THE GRASS, BUT SINCE WE DON'T HAVE ANY GOOD PIECE OF GRASS, HE MAY DO IT IN TH EBARN -- HE IS  BRYAN..  TH EONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DONKEY AND HORSE NEUTERING IS A DONKEY IS MORE  INCLINED TO BELEED AND I ALWYAS REMIND THE VET ABOUT  "ONE STITCH" IS NEEDED...


IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DISCUSSION ABOUT HTE ENTIR PEOCESS I SUGGEST A "TED LECTURE"  BY MIKE ROWE-- WHO DID A "DIRTY JOB" AT A SHEEP FARM.  IT IS VERY EDUCATIONAL....

Sunday, May 21, 2017

MAY 21 2017
I NEVER SHOULD NHAVE SAID I KNEW ALL ABOUT THIS IMPULSE SPRAYER--- IT TOO IS LIKE  COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY... YOU CAN BE AN ABSOLUTE EXPERT ON ONE PIECE OF TECH,  AND NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT  THE REST-- OF WHICH THERE IS A GREAT DEAL..

 SO MY  SPRINKLER EDUCATION CONTINUES-- AFTER LOOKING THIS ONE OVER-- WHICH APPERARS LIKE ALL TH OTHERS I CAN'T FIND.... I CAN MAKE IT WORK PRETTY MUCH AS I WANT.. PATTERN/QUANTITY ETC..  BUT I STOPPED TO LOOK AT THE PIECES.... AND THERE IS A LEVER/SWITCH. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT DOES--..I TAKE THAT BACK... I KNOW WHAT IT DOES, IT REVERSES THE ROTATION--- BUT EXACTLY HOW IT DOES THAT CONTINUES TO COMNFUSE ME-- AND AFTER JOYCE AND I STUDIED IT, I HATE TO SAY, BUT THE ONLY WAY TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND IS TO HOOK IT UP AND GET ALL WET...  WHICH I WILL EVENTUALLY DO ,.... SOME WARM DAY....
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I HAVE HAD SEVERALA VERY INTERESTING FLY TRAP DESIGNS SENT TO ME....  THERE IS ONE  I HAVE USED VERYU SUCCESFULLY AS FLY TRAP IF YOU CAN STAND THE ROTTING SMELL WHICH FLYS REALLLLLLLY LOVE.-- I USE A GALLON MILK JUG ( CUT OFF THE  TOP , INVERT THE TOP AND DUCT TAPE THE EDGES.. MAKEING A FUNNEL IN BUT THE  FLYS  WILL CRAWL UP THE WALLS AND CAN NOT FIND THE EXIT )   -- COUPLE PIECES OF  RAW CHICKEN LIVER-
 ( NOW HERE COMES THE CRITICAL PART....) A GENEROUS GLOB OF DOGGIE DOO.. NOW YOU MUST WATCH FOR A BIT OF  POO THAT IS VERY ATTRACTIVE TO FLYS.... NOT ALL DOG POO IS-
BEING THE AVID STUDIER OF  USELESS INFORMTION....  I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED IF SOME DOGS PASS SOME PROTIEN IN THEIR STOOLS .. MAKING IT VERY ATTRACTIVE TO OTHER DOGS FOR SNACKING-- DO SOME DOGS PRODUCE "FLAVORED POOP"?  WHY DO SOME DOGS TAKE A WHIFF OF A PILE AND EITHER LEAVE IT OR SAMPLE IT?  -- IT IS A QUESTION TO BE STUDIED AT LEGNTH-- AT ANY RATE -- THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN ATTRACTIVENESS TO  FLYS... LET THE FLYS IDENTIFY THE CORRECT POO TO PUT IN THE MILK JUG WITH YOUR CHICKEN LIVER....  ADD ABOUT  AN INCH OF WATER AND SET/ HANG SOMEWHERE  FAR FROM  WHEREVER YOUR NOSE MIGHT BE... 
I HABE BEEN ABLE TO COLLECT 3 OR 4 INCHES OF THOSE BLACK SHINNEY FLYS.  BEFORE I FINALLY BAG IT AND START AGAIN...
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 MY PREFERRED MOSQUITO COLLECTION DEVICE ... CONTINUES TO BE  THAT FINE NET (FROMA FABRIC STORE IS  EASY TO FIND.)  FORMED INTO A FUNNEL VERY QUICKLY WITH A REGULAR OFFICE STAPLER-- AND ZIP TIED TO THE FANS-----  IN THE DELUX MODEL - I HAVE HUNG A REGULAR LIGHT BULB-- BEHIND THE FAN  THIS WILL INCREASE BOTH MOSQUITO COUNT AND MOTH NUMBER... THE REGULAR 20 INCH WINDOW FANS WORK WELL... ( $19.00)
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 WHEN IT CONTAINS HUNDREDS OF MOSQUITOS---- ONE WOULD THINK SPRAYING THE NET WITH RAID WOULD KILLL THEM.. I HAVE FOUND  AFTER A 12 HOUR SOAKING RAID DOES NOT WORK... BUT TWISTING THE NET AND STEPPIN ON IT  WITH A HEAVY FOOT, WILL WORK NICELY.
IF  BEING HEAVILY COATED BY A DIERCT SPRAY OF RAID DID NOT KILL THOSE MOSQUIOS , I WONDER IF THE MAKER EXPECTS YOU TO COAT YOUR  YARD TO A DEPTH OF 6 INCHES  BECAUSE SWIMMING IS NOT A SPORT CDONE BY MOSQUITOS???
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Hi Carlene,
Clark and I have had a few low-key weeks since the end of the semester.  And that's a good thing!  We are enjoying the nicer weather outside on our daily walks, as well as work and errands.

A lesson on listening to your dog:
When we walk in the neighborhood, we usually walk uphill and do the street behind us.  It's not really steep, but the sidewalk is a little uneven and we have to be careful and go slow, or else I tend to stumble on that part.  This afternoon, as we headed toward the sidewalk, Clark kept nudging me and turned the wrong way (or so I thought).  I started saying "Clark, no---" but then realized he was just leading me to walk on the side of the street, which was better paved and much easier.  A thinking walker, for sure!  Glad one of us was using our brain. :) 

We actually ended up walking our route twice before lunch today.  I could not have done that route even once a year ago.  Thank you, thank you for the wonderful gift of Clark!


Caroline

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MAY 20 2017
UNBELIEVABLE  HAPPENING !  WORTHY  OF  NOTE...
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Hi, 
Your appointment for today is on schedule. A technician should arrive between 05:15 PM-06:15 PM. We will send you an update if anything changes.
Thanks, 
Your Verizon Team
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I AM AN AVID COMPLAINER- JUST IN CASE YOU HAD NOT NOTICED.....AND WE... LINDA+++ HAD A RUN IN WITH VERIZON... THE TV'S ALL WENT OUT   LINDA CALLED VERIZON- THINKING IT WAS ONLY THE  "OFFICE" TV AND WAS TOLD THEY WOULD GIVE HER MORE EQUIPMENT IN 3 WEEKS... AND TEHN I NOTICED MY TV WAS DEAD... AND I STARTED IN....  CALLED-- ON HOLD-- CUT OFF--- CALLED BACK-- ON HOLD-- GOT AN ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSON...---I  BEGGED THEM "PLEASE DON'T CUT ME OFF  AGAIN"  -- AND THEY REALLY DID NOT--- WHILE I ACTUALLY HAD 2 TECH'S ON THE PHONE FINALLY A WOMAN WHO SAID SHE WOULD HAVE SOMEONE HERE "THIS AFTERNOON"... AND THEY FOLLOWED THRU 150%-- THEY CALLED 30 MIN LATER---TO SAY THE TECH WAS INB GEROGETOWN ... AN D WE  WERE HIS NEXT HOUSE CALL...  THEN HE CALLED AND SAID HE WOULD BE 10 MIN LATE- BUT WAS ON HIS WAY...-- THEN HE GOT HERE AND FIXED IT !  WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT SERVICE???? WE HAVE  5 "SET BOXES" 3 HOUSE  ONE GUEST HOUSE AND ONE TRAINING ROOM... AND WE HAD SOME KIND OF  SIGNAL BOOSTER WHICH DECIDED  NOT TO BOOST...
THE CONCEPT OF NO TV WAS AN EDUCATIIONAL CATASTROPHY--  WHAT DOES ONE DO WITHOUT IT????  I WAS/AM  HORRIFIED TO SEE HOW XXXXXXXXX I HAVE BECOME.  IT IS NOT LIKE I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO...
IT IS ALSO MY NIGHT LIGHT.
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PEOPLE ( CAMERA PEOPLE)  ASK HOW I WRITE THIS EVERY MORNING ( SOME PEOPLE ASK WHY.....)  .. NOW THIS MAY BE HARD TO BELIEVE...  BUT I WAKE UP TOO EARLY  -- 2 - 3 AND I DO SIT UPS  IN BED-- THIS MORING 60 SIT UPS.. I KNOW BECAUSE I HAVE A PEN IN MY HAND,,, AND  AN INDEX CARD ON MY TOE--
 AND EVERY TIME I SIT UP , I MAKE A HASH MARK  4 UP ONE ACROSS  TO KEEP TRACK..  AND AS I AM UP-SITTING  I LISTEN TO THE TV - MOSTLY THE ADS  AND IT STARTS ME THINKING...  AND ALONG WITH A HASH MARK, I MAKE NOTES FOR THE DD... WHICH IS WHY MANY ARE RELATED TO ADVERTISING...
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LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT SHORT TERM MEMORY  ( BEFORE I FORGET..) ----
AS I WAS GETTING DRESSED... I REALIZED YOU ALL MUST THINK I SLEEP IN MY CLOTHES BECAUSE MY USUAL "UNIFORM" AT THIS TIME OF YEAR IS A  "TEAL COLORED  SUN BLOCK SHIRT"   EVERY YEAR I BUY ONE OF THOSE  SUN BLOCK SHIRTS  -- THEY ARE EXPENSIVE-- I HAVE DONE THAT FOR MANY YEARS...  PROBLEM IS... IN WINTER, I GET THE CATA LOG AND VERY CAREFULLY PICK OUT A SHIRT-- THEY ONLY COME IN 4 OR 5 COLORS... AND AFTER LOOKING THEM OVER, I DECIDE TEAL IS A PRETTY COLOR-- AND I ORDER ONE..  WHEN I GET IT, I ADD IT TO MY CLOSET---   THIS YEAR I ADDED IT TO THE OTHER 3 TEAL SHIRTS THAT ARE BASICALLY IDENTICAL..
THAT CONCEPT IS EVIDENT IN MANY ASPECTS OF CRAZY ACRES...
WITH SHIRTS IT IS NOT REALLY A PROBLEM AS LONG AS I DON'T MIND WEARING THE SAME COLORED SHIRT  MANY TIMES.... HOWEVER... THE MORE SERIOUS CONCEPT--
I AM TRYING TO GET GREEN GRASS BY DOGFEST IN SEPTEMBER-- SO I TRY AND GET STUFF GROWOING BEFORE THE ARID AUGUST SETS IN...-- SEED IS OUT... HOSE IS FOUND..  I OWN A BUNCH OF SPRINKLERS--  SOMEONE ( PROBABLY RYAN) PUT THEM SOMEWHERE- ONE WOULD EXPECT IN THE VICINITY OF THE HOSES--  BUT NO.... SO I BOUGHT A COUPLE HAND ONES AND A CIRCULAR DEVICE DESIGNED BY  THE WIZARD OF OZ...  
ONE THING THAT MAKES CRAZY ACRES POSSIBLE IS THAT I HAVE SPENT HOURS BEING EDUCATED BY  THINGS LIKE SPRINKLING DEVICES-- AND THIS ONE... WITH ALL IT'S WIRES, SCRESWS AND FLAPS IS NO STRANGER TO ME....
AS I WAS DIDDLING WITH IT TO PURSUADE IT  TO SPRINKLE THE AREA BY PUPPY HILL IN A 1/2 CIRCLE, SOME WELL MEANING PERSON  CAME BY AND  SAID " OH THOSE THINGS ARE SUPPOSED TO WATER A FULL CIRCLE--  BETTER TAKE IT BACK AND GET ANOTHER-- THEY DON'T MAKE THEM TOO WELL" ...
 NOW...( THE CRITICAL PART)  IF THAT PERSON  WAS DOING THE WATERING  BY THEMSELVES  AND  RAN INTO THE FINIKY SPRINKLER  THEY  MIGHT RUN TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND BUY ANOTHER WITHOUT BOTHERING TO MENTION TO ME  THAT IW WAS NOT FUNCITIONIBNG AS THEY  THOUGHT I T SHOULD.
THIS HAPPENS MORE THAN I CARE TO TALK ABOUT LATEY--- PEOPLE ARE MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE NEW TO THEM WHEN THEY REALLY NEED TO RUN  THINGS BY ME---OR SOMEONE.... LIKE BUD... OR DAVID...
I AM KIDDING????   WATER STARTED DRIPPING THRU THE CEILING AND WALL IN THE HALL- I WAS TOLD WITH GREAT AUTHORITY... IT WAS THE UPSTAIRS TOILET AND I BETTER CALL THE PLUMBER...  HAVING THAT  PARTICULAR PIECE OF EQUIPMENT DRIP WWATER THRU THE WALL  WAS NOT  MY IDEA OF  SOMETHING WHICH COULD BE DELAYED...-- SO I ASKEDS SOMEONE TO SEE WHERE  THE WATER WAS COMING FROM--  THEY REPORTED THE INTAKE AREA... I.E. PLAIN WATER-- SO THEY WRAPPED A WASHCLOTH AROND IT AND LET THE WATER  DRIP  INTO A BUCKET-- A GOOD FIX...  DUMP IT IN THE TUB ONCE INA WHLE AND WAIT FOR ANOTHER PLUMBING PROBLEM SO  WE CAN SAVE ON HOUSE CALLS..
UNDER CONTROL...  EXCEPT... THE  BROKEN TOILET RUMOR FLURISHED-- AND SO A WELL MEANING CP  DONATED ONE...  VERY NICE---IT LANDED IN THE GARAGE-- STEVE ( MEATCUTTER SEVE) SAID HE HAD 2 TOILETS HE DIDN'T NEED---- I WOUOLD SAY I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED AT HIS HOUSE, BUT IF YOU ARE COUNTING , SDP NOW HAS 3 WE DON'T NEED.
IN THE MEANTIME ... DAVID WAS STANDING AROUND ENJOYING THE BREEZE OF THE HEAT AND A/C UNITIS HE INSTALLED FOR US-- AND I MENTIONED THE UPSTAIRS LEAK...-- HE CAME BACK AND SAID  IT NEEDED A PIECE HE COUDD GET FROM THE HARDWARE STORE.. I HANDED HIM $10  - HE CAME BACK WITH $8.51  AND FIXED TEH " LEAK"-- IT NEEDED A NEW AIRIATOR  BECAUS E TH OLD ONE WAS PRODUCING A TINY SPRAY OF WATER WHICH  WAS DRIPPING OFF A PERFECTLY GOOD PIPE....  $1.49  FIXED.
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I SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE  BROKEN WHEELBARROW HANDLES BEFORE I BOUGHT THE NEW HANDLES-- WHICH I SHLDH NOT HAVE BOUGHT BECAUSE BY THE TIME I GOT HOME SOMEONE BOUGHT A NEW WHEELBAROW-- SO NOW, IN THE CORNER WE HAVE 2 HANDLES... THESE CORNERS ARE GETTING FULL OF "LATER I WILL" JOBS...
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I COULD GO ON  AND ON-- WHE WHEEL ON THE LAUNDRY CART- SOMEONE BOUGHT A "DOLLY WHEEL"   WHICH DID NOT FIT...SO IT WS SET ASIDE AND A NEW LAUNDRY CART EMERGED---I SAW TEH OVERTURNED  CART IN THE CORNER... AND SAW IT NEEDED A MINOR ADJUSTMENT TO HAVE THE WHEEL FIT-- JODY FIXED IT  IN ? 10 MINUTES...-- NOW WE HAVE 2 CARTS..  AND MANY OTHER CORNERS OF THE PLACE ARE FILLED WITH  "SOMEDAY"  AND " LATER"  ITEMS TO BE FIXED...
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ALL THIS CAUSED ME TO HAVE A NIGHTMARE LAST NIGHT ABOUT  HAVEING THE 12 PUPS IN THE HOUSE,  PLUS.....I FOUND ( IN MY NIGHTMARE) ANOTHER LITTER OF PUPS--  4 WIRE HAIRED TERRIERS- IN THE BACK OF ONE OF THE SHEDS- AND TEHY WERE FILTHY.   I AM SURE THAT WAS CAUSED BY  THE WHOLE OF CRAZY ACRES IS TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF TOO MUCH --- WHICH IS TOO GOOD TO BE THROWN OUT-- ( WE WILL USE THAT NEW TOILET  EVENTUALLY...  IF WE CAN FIND IT )
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I KNOW I DID BUY A RANGE EXTENDER FOR THE PHONE SO I COULD ANSWER THE HOUNE IN MY SUMMER -- OUTDOOR -- OFF ICE I N THE T TENT.  WE CAN'T FIND IT ... EXCEPT   WE DO HAVE  A 
BLACK BOX-- ALL WIRED IN  -- WITH NO DIRECTIONS - I DON'T DARE DISCONNECT IT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS RUNNING...  MAYBE THA T IS IT....
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LORDY.... AN ERROR !!!   I think you mentioned my cheesecake in a DD earlier this week … I’m from Ohio, not Tennessee.   You got one from Ohio and three from Tennessee courtesy of Kari and her friend. 


SO  OHIO CHEESCAKES ARE TOOOOO GOOOD ALSO

Friday, May 19, 2017

MAY 19 2017
CAKE DAY AGAIN..PROBLEM IS TO NOT EAT CAKE BETWEEN 19TH's  OF THE MONTH...( -- or cheesecake-- or alot of other things too...)

PUPS ARE GETTTING SPOON FED IN AN EFFORT TO HAVE MEGAN BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM ON A MEGAN MARCH SOON....
THERE IS A CALENDAR SHOT  I REALLY WANT TO DO... AND THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW HER..  SHE HAS ALSO SUGGESTED WE LET THEM LOOSE MORE OFTEN IN THE HOUSE...  ( NOTICE HOW I CAN BLAME HER)  BUT SHE IS RIGHT... IT MAY BE EASIER TO KEEP THEM COOPED UP IN THAT ROOM, BUT  THAT IS NOT PRODUCTIVE  IN THE LONG RUN... NOR IS IT WHY WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE PUPPY SITTING WITH THEM...  MUST LET THEM OUT  AND DEAL.....

AND WATER---  THE LATEST SCREAMING WS SOLVED BY FILLING THE WATER DISHES..-- IF THEY SPILL IT IS  A PERFECT REASON TO REFILL IT  :).

THEY ARE REALLY GETTING TO A TRAINABLE STAGE..---SO MEGAN/STEVE  WHILE YO ARE IN HERE WAITING FOR TRAINER TALK, A FEW MINUTES OF TIME WITH THEM WOULD PROBABLY SAVE YOU HOURS IN TEH FUTURE.
 AND UNTIL I STOP EVERYTHING AND GO PUT ON LONG SOX-- OR MY CHAPS, I CAN NOT GO IN WITH THEM... OLD PEOPLE 'S SKIN JUST RIPS AND IS SLOW TO HEAL IN THE BEST OF CASES

MANAGING THOSE 12 PUPS IS NOT UNLIKE MANAGING 2 YEAR OLD TRIPLETS.... WHICH  I THINK TO STAY SANE YOU HAVE TO ANTICIPATE WHAT THEY NEED  BEFORE IT BECOMES A  SCREAMING FIT.  IF YOU WANT THEM TO LIE DOWN AND BE QUIET, THEY NEED A FLUFFY TO IDENTIFY WHERE... AND IDENTIFY A PLACE FOR THEM TO PEEE-- PREFERABLY NOT THE FLUFFY-- SO AWAY FROM IT..-- IT WORKS WELL FOR THEM TO SLEEP NEAR TEH SOFA AND  THAT MEANS TO GET  FAR FROM THE "NEST" AS THIER INSTINCT DICTATES, THE PEEPADS BELOONG NEXT TO THE REFRIGERATOR... OR IN THE ADVANCED CLASS... OPEN THAT KITCHEN DOOR AND HAVE THE PEE PADS IN THE HALL ( WHICH CAN BE BLOCKED OFF.)

MY IDEAL SERVICE DOG--   WOULD PEE ON A PEE PAD IN THE LADIES ROOM OF AN AIRPORT--  IT WOULD TAKE SOME CREATIVE TRAINING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN--- LIKE MAYBE  SMEARING A TINY BIT OF THIER STOOL AND PEE   ON THE NEW PAD  BEFORE FOLDING  UP IN YOUR CARRY ON...  THEIR SENSE OF SMELL IS TERRIFFIC.. SO JUST A DROP OR TWO..... I SUPPOSE TH ULTIATTE IS TO PUT A SCENT ON A KLEENEX WHICH YOU THEN COULD PUT ON THE GROUND OUTSIDE THE MALL... TO TELL THEM  "HERE,NOW, OR FORGET IT FOR A WHILE..."
 I AM SURE IT CAN BE DONE..  HAVE AT IT !!
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IN MY QUEST FOR GREEN GRASS BY DOGFEST, I  HAULED OUT MILES OF HOSE YESTRDAY- BUT IT WAS SO HOT I COULD NTO WATER THE GRASS WITHOURT BOILING IT.

  PLAN IS TO GO OUT EARLY TODAYM AHD WET THE NEW SEED DOWN...  I HAAVE ONE HOSE SETU P SO PEOPLE SITTING INTH E SMOKENG SHACK CAN WATR 3 PLACES WHILE THEY PUFF..

 HOWEVER... I HAVE NOT TRIED TURNINBG ON THE WELL SINCE THEY REWIRED THE PANEL... HISTORICALLY I COULD FLIP THE  DOUBLE BREAKER AND WATER WOULD FIRE OUT OF THE WELL ABOUT 50 FEET...--- GOT TO HAVE A FEW HOSES ATTACHED TO IT SO IT DOESN'T BACK UP-- IN THE REAL WORLD OF WELLS, THIS ONE WOULD USUALLY HAVE A PRESSURE TANK ATTACHED...

I USUALLY WATR THE FLAT FIELD IN AUGUST DRY SEASON...   BUT I WANT TO GET THE GRASS STARTED--  WE  ( I FORGET WHO) SPREAD FERTALIZER AN LIME ALREADY... SO AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE THE HEALTIEST DANDILIONS EVER SEEN...
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 CONVERSATION WITH A NEW CP......

Hello. I just saw a rat running on the floor on the arena cam

YES YOU PROBABLY DID---
 WE HAVE HORSES AND CHICKENS SO WE HAVE RATS TOO...
 NICE FAT GRAIN FED RATS

Okie doke. Yes it did look like a nice cared for rat.
FYI I just love watching the puppies. I was lucky to see them being born. 

? YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OF OUR "FROZEN RODENT DELIVERY COMPANY"   ???

IF WE DO SNAP TRAP ANY  WE BAG AND PUT THEM IN THE FREEER
TO BE DONATED TO THE PEOPLE WHO REHABILITATE OWLS AND HAWKS


SO IF YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING IN OUR FREEZERS FOR A KLONDIKE BAR..... BE PREPARED..

Thursday, May 18, 2017

MAY 18 2017

I AM TOLD---- THAT YESTERDAY  I THANKED  A CP FOR SENDING ME THE LONG HANDLED SHOE HORN AND I SAID I USE IT 5 TIMES A DAY..
TO BE ACCURATE-- THAT COULD NOT POSSIBLEY BE TRUE  AS I HAVE 2 FEET, AND IF I USED THE SHOE HORN ONLY 5 TIMES , I WOLD HAVE BEEN WALKING AROUND ALL DAY WITH ONLY ONE SHOE... SOMEONE WOULD HAVE POINTED THAT OUT TO ME.... I AM SURE --- THE STAFF HERE IS VERY GOOD AT KEEPING TRACK OF THINGS I AM INCLINED TO  FORGET-- 

FORGETTING THINSG IS... I AM TOLD... NORMAL  FOR THE AGE I HAVE ACCHIEVED....-- AS AWKWARD AS IT IS... THERE IS AN ADVANTAGE... SOMETHINGS DON'T WANT TO BE REMEEMBEREDD.... AND THEN...  LOOKING FOR LOST OBJECTS HAS IMPORVED MY "KNOWTICING "   SKILLS.... ( NEW WORD)
FARMING  DEMANDS AN ABILITY TO KNOWTICE  THINGS-- TYPICALLY THE ONE NAIL IN THE DRIVEWAY  TO BE PICKED UP BEFORE  A TIRE- OR A HOOF PICKS IT UP.. 
AS WE WERE FILMING... AND I WS SUPPOSED TO BE PAYING ATTENTION TO WHT I WAS SAYING... I LOOKIED UP.. AT THE ROOF OD THE G-TENT  AND WAS HORRIFIED TO SEE THERE ARE SEVERAL TURNBUCKLES THAT ARE SAGGING... -- SO THAT CAN BE  THE JOB OF THE NEXT BUNCH WHO COME HERE TO HELP...SPRING CLEAN?   TIGHTEN THE ROOF--  WHICH WILL INVOLVE FINDING THE SCAFFOLDING  WHICH HAS WANDERED-- I KNOWTICED  THERE ARE 2 PIECES HOLDING UP A FENCE  BEHIIND THE ARENA--- IT TOOK AS LONG TO GET THOSE PIECES TO HOLD UP THE FENCE AS IT WOLD HAVE TO REPAIR THE FENCE IN THE FIRST PLACE...  THRE IS ONE SECTION  NEXT TO THE ICU HOUSE  A GOOD 350 FEET FROM TEH FENCE HOLDER UPPERS--  IT IS EXPENSIVE STUFF WHEN PUT TOGETHE... INDIVIDUALLY, THE SECTIONS ARE VERY POOR FENCE HOLDER UPPERS.
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THERE IS A BIG RUSH NOW- TO LOCAT  "STUFF"   BEFORE THE FOREST GROWTH SWALLOWS IT UP WITH  VINES THAT GROW 3 FEET A DAY...
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BACK TO MY 2 FEET...SOME OF YOU  KNOW THE STORY.... BUT...I STARTED WORKING/DISTRIBUTING  FOR THE WANT AD MAGAZINE  
1966? IT WAS A PAPER VERSION OF EBAY-- MY FIRST DELIVERY WAS ONE CARTON IN THE BACK OF A VW.... WHEN I STOPPED IT WAS A 53'  TRACTOR TRAILER WHICH FILLED UP TEH BACK ROOM OF WHAT IS NOW THE LAUNDRY BUILDING...  BUT WHAT REALY PAID FOR THE FARM... WAS  THE FACT THAT  BEING A MATH MAJOR, AND COMPUTERS WERE NEW... I PLAYED WITH ONE AND SET UP LL MY RECORDS ON A COMPUTER SYSTEM WHICH I WROTE-- SOUNDS IMPRESSIVE, BUT HTAT IS NOT THE PART THAT GOT ME  WELL PAID....

 I MANAGED THE NORTHERN SECTION ONLY BECAUSE I SORT OF GREW INTO  THE JOB......- THE SOUTHERN PART WAS MANAGED BY AN ACCOUNTING FIRM- I FORGET THE NAME  BUT CAN STIL SEE THE BLUE SUIT AND BRIEFCASE AT MEETING WHERE I HAD ON BLUE JEANS....---THE--- MEETING THAT MADE CRAZY ACRES POSSIBLE STARTED WITH THE ACCOUNTANT 'S REPORT... AN IMPRESSINVE 1/2 INCH THINK PILE OF PAPER -- SOME OF  YOU KNOW -- THE IBM WITH ALL THE HOLES  ACCORDIAN STYLE-  I UNFOLDED MY ONE PIECE OF PAPER OUT OF MY BACK POCKET AND SET IT NEXT TO HIS PILE ON THE PRES. DESK.. MY ONE SHEET HAD ALL THE ANSWERS I NEEDED TO RUN  MY HALF---
WE  LOOKED OVER HIS IMPRESSIVE LIST OF CHARGE ACCOUNTS--  GOLDIE WAS WITH ME THAT DAY....I TOOK ONE LOOK AND SAID THE REPORT WAS WRONG-- I COULDNT TELL THEM WHY IT WAS WRONG... BUT IT WAS.
THE MGAZINE SOLD FOR $.86 CENTS-- AND HIS TOTAL MONEY WAS AN ODD NUMBER... COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE TRUE... ON,LY THEN DID ANYONE EVEN LOOK AT MY SCRAP OF PAPER-- WHICH HAD BOILED STATISTICS DOWN TO  SOMETHING YOU COULD QUICKLY UNDERSTAND.  SO THEY  PAID ME WELL TO BE IN  CHARGE OF THE COMPUTER STUFF-- WHICH BUILT THE BARN AND ARENA...
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SOMEONE SAID  IF YOU ARE OFFERED THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING SMART OR LUCKY-- TAKE LUCKY--- EVERY TIEM...
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SO TODAY'S CHORE--- CAN  ONLY BE SORTING OUT  THE  HOSE COLLECTION  SO I CAN RESIST BUYING SOME MORE-- IT OLOOKS SO NEAT AND ORGANIZED IN THE ADVERTISEMNENTS....  AND I HAVE A SMALL TRUCKLOAD ALREADY IN THE BACK OF 
" BUD'S WORLD"- BEHIND THE G- TENT--AND ALOT OF IT SI BIG/FAT  -- TO WATER THE FLAT FIELD FROM THE WELL-- AND...... ALOT OF IT HAS AT LEAST ONE HOLE MADE BY RUFUS-- A COCKATOO?  TOUGH BIRD WITH TH EWHITE FEATHERS HE COUDL STAND UP AND  SCARE DANES.... HE ROAMED THE YARD KILLING OFF WHAT HE CONSIDERED SNAKES  BUT WERE ACTUALLY MY  EXPENSIVE 100' SECTIOS OF HOSE.
THT SHOLD BE A FUN DAY...  AND MAYBE I CAN  WET DOWN  ALL TEH NEW SEED WE JUST PLANTED...  I KNOW WE HAVE ENOUGH OSE TO REACH  TO  PLUTO.
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NOW THERTE IS A LITTER...PLUTO  MARS VENUS THINGS LIKE THAT????
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IN BELLA'S LAST BUNCH OF PICTURES  SHE HAS HER HAIR BRAIDED...   WOW IS THAT IMPRESSIVE
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Hi Carlene,
 Josie’s bloodwork confirms the possibility that Josie could be pregnant. Dr. Parrott said you should probably expect her to give birth between mid-June and September.
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AS FOR THE WIERD THINGS  ABOUT CASTING SPELLS ON ERANT HUSBANDS.....WHICH APPARENTLY  APPEARED  AT THE END OF THE DD.... I HAVE NO CLUE.. 
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 I DID INCLUDE THAT RANDY RAINBOW  YOU TUBE - LINK...  HE HAS DONE MANY-- FROM LYRICS TO VIDEO PRODUCTION.. HE IS GOOD...
WORTH LOOKING UP  .. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MAY 17 2017

YESTERDDAY'S FILMING....I HOPE ERIC  IS GOOD AT EDITING... WE WERE AT TI ALL DAY LONG-- HE WAS  A PRO....AND VERY EASY TO WORK WITH... KITTY IS ALSO A TRUE PROFESIONAL..  GREAT AT BRINGING THE WHOLE THING BACK IN FOCUS AMID GUINNEA HENS CHATTER, DOGS BARKING AND   HELICOPTERS OVERHEAD SHE WOULD GET OUT THAT LIST OF HERS.. AND WE WOULD SETTLE...
SHOULD BE A TERRIFFIC FILM-- NOW WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH IT.....
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BIT OF NONSENSE....   FROM ERIC AND KITTY'S PROFESIONALISM.....USEFUL TERMS TO KNOW FROM THE  "INDUSTRY"....
THE KRAFT TABLE-- CAN BE ANYTHING FROM AN ACTUAL TABLE TO A TAILGATE.. THERE IS ALWAYS ONE  SOMEWHERE  AT EVERY "SHOOT"-- IT HAS ---ORANGES -- ASPIRINS- SNACK BARS -- CANDY (M&M's) , BOTTLED WATER...AND FIRST AID... BASIC STUFF.
SOMETIMES THE KRAFT TABLE IS IN THE GREEN ROOM...
THE GREEN ROOM IS  SOMEPLACE WHERE ACTORS SIT UNTIL THEY ARE DUE ON STAGE --  IT CAN BE AN ACTUAL ROOM-- OR A SIGN NAILED TO A TREE. 
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE- LIKE ON THE TODAY ( OR TONIGHT) SHOW  I HAVE HEARD SOMEONE REFER TO  " THE  GREEN ROOM"  WHICH MUST SOUND STRANGE IF YOU DON'T  KNOW THE TERM... 
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 THE " WAITING ROOM "  HAS NO PIZZAZ   - TO CALL IT THE GREEN ROOM IMPLYS A CERTAIN SOPHISTICATION. 
WE  CURRENTLY HAVE NO GREEN ROOM... BUT WE SURE HAVE A KRAFT TABLE... ( AKA CANDY SHELF)-- GOTTA GET IT LABELED....
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I MANAGED TO TAKE "MY 4 " DOGS TO THE TOPSFIELD FAIRGROUNDS YESTERDAY-- LETS SEE IF I CAN CNONTINUE-
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 I USED TO TAKE EACH LITTER THERE AS SOON AS I HAD ANY KIND OF CONTROL- WITH THEIR MOMS-- WE'D ALL PILE IN THE CAR  TO GO AND COME HOME...... IT IS A HUGE FIELD - THE PARKING AREA-- PARTIALLY FLOODED WITH A FOOT OF WATER...-- RIGHT NEXT TO RT 1 ( MAINE TO FLORIDA)  WITH NO FENCE BETWEEN...

IT WAS WATSON'S FIRST  EXPERIENCE WITH RUNNING BLINDLY  AROUND AND SUDDENLY BEING IN A FOOT OF WATER-- SUPER EXPERIENCE FOR HIM...  HE  STOPPED WITH A PERFECT HS ( HOLY SHOOT)  EXPRESSION...   HE RAN A LITTLE MORE CAREFULLY AFTER THAT... BUT WAS NOT THE FIRST TO JUMP BAK IN THE CAR..  I THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE TO GET IN MY SELF AND LET HIM RUN A ROUND AND WONDER WHY HE WAS ALL ALONE...  THAT MAY HAPPEN YET..  HE WASN'T SPOON FED TO LEARN TO PAY ATTENTION....
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I CAN GO THERE TODAY NAD PICK UP SOME ALFLFA CUBES.  FOR MO.... SHE DOES NEED MORE GROCERIES......  THEY WILL HAVV  IT . AT THE FEED STORE ACROPSS RT 1... I HAVE NOT HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THOSE CUBES-- KELLY TELLS ME SHE ALWAYS MOISTENS HER'S---SHE WORRIES ABOUT CHOKING--  I NEVER HEARD THAT FOR A COMPLICATION... I ALWAYS HEARD ALFALFA WAS COW TYPE HAY AND COULD CAUSE COLIC... I KNOW WE ARE TO INTRODUCE IT SLOW.Y-- 
I HAD VISIONS OF HAND FEEDING HER A CUBE AS PEOPLE WALKED BY...   THAT IS COMPLICATED IF WE HAVE TO WET IT FIRST... FRY PANS WILL HELP..   WE WILL MANAGE...
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PAM IS  FEELING BETTER ... I JUST HEAR HER BELLOW "KNOCK IT OFF"  - JUST THINK .. WHEN SHE STARTED HERE SHE WAS SO QUIETLY SOFT SPOKEN-- AS WAS LINDA--- BUTTER WOULDN'T MELT.... NOW THEY BOTH SOUND LIKE SAILORS AT SEA....
I CAN NOT IMMAGINE WHEERE THEY GOT THAT....  
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 FINALLY NICE WEATHER...  GOT TO RESEED ALL THA AREA FLOODED BY LAST WEEK'S RAIN...
6 SEEDS TO THE INCH.... ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO.
SECOND ONLY TO CHURNING UP TH MANURE PILE WITH THE BACK HOE...
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JUST WHEN YOU THINK THE NEWS CAN'T GET ANY MORE BIZZARRE, ... IT DOES....
I KEEP THINKING OF THOSE 3 RADIO PEOPLE AT THE "BRAIN FAIR" WHO'S JOB IT WAS TO MAKE CONVERSATION   FOR 4 HOURS SO TEHY END UP SAYING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER-- TIL THE NEXT TIDBIT  COMES ALONG...
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MOVING ALONG...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MAY 16 2017
BETSY'S RELATIVE IS DUE HERE TO SHOOT SOME VIDEO OF SDP...AND ME... SO I AM SUPPOSED TO COME UP WOITH " STORIES"   .. OH GREAT---- SDP IS ONE LONG GREAT STORY--

PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK HOW DID YOU GET GOING?  ...... AND I USUALLY COME UP WITHTHE STORY OF MY DANE STUD JUMPING A FENCE AND BREEDING 3 FEMALE  IN ONE DAY- GIVING ME 23 DANE PUPS 3 DAYS LATER-- TOO MANY LEMONS YOU MAKE LEMONADE... WHICH IS CERTAINLY TRUE... BUT SOMEWHERE IN THERE WAS TEH 4AM TRIP IN TO BOSTON WITH 15 ROOSTERS IN MY VAN---- ALL IN SEPARATE CAGES--( THEY FIGHT---) I  IN MY YOUTH ( 30 YEARS AGO?) I WAS "ANIMAL EPISODES" WHICH PRROVICDED ANIMALS FOR COMMERCIALS AND PRINT ADS ETC.... I  THINK IT WAS FOR THE MOVIE  HONOR BOUND  WITH /?JOE PESCHE?- WHAT
... I WAS ASKED TO BRING IN A ROOSTER FOR JOE TO CARRY THRU HARVARD SQUARE - IN A CRATE.  WONDERFUL !  SIMPLE?  NO WAY....

NOW LET ME TELL YOU WHY MOVIES COST SO MUCH TO MAKE-- IF THAT WS ALL THAT WAS NEEDED, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP WITH 3 ROOSTERS  ALL CAREFU;Y CRATED....
HOWEVER....... THE DIRECTOR DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ROOSTERS AND WANTED HIS CHOICE OF 5 BREEDS---AND EACH SHOULD HAVE 2 IDENTICAL  BACK UPS-- HENCE THE 15 ROOSTERS IN MY CAR AT 4AM....

BUT THAT WSS NOT THE END....  I DON'T THINK THERE ARE 15 ROOSTERS IN ALL OF NEW ENGLAND-- THEY ARE NOT NECESARY TO HAVE EGGS- AND TEHY ARE NOISY -- SO BANNED FROM MOST  NEW ENGLAND COMMUNITIES...  I HAD TO IMPORT FROM TEH CHICK PRODUCING COMPANIES IN MINNESOTTA-- OR SOMEWHERE LIKE THAT...

NOR IS THAT THE END.... BECAUSE  THE  UNION OF TEAMSTERS IN  BOSTON HAD GIVEN THE FILM INDUSTRY SUCH A HARD TIME HIRING UNNESSARRY  DRIVERS.. THE FILM CREW WAS HERE TO DO ALL THE EXTERNAL SHOTS OF HARVARD-- AND WERE MOVING TO TORONTO FOR TH E REST OF THE MOVIE...  THESE ROOSTERS HAD TO BE READY TO TRAVEL....WITH FOOD AND WATER ETC....
POULTRY IN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL MUST BE TESTED AND CARRY "PAPERS" TO PROVE THEY ARE NOT CARRYING SOME DISEASE OR ANOTHER...  15  DEPT OF AGGI CERTIFICATES  SO THEY WOOLD HAVE PAPERS ON WHATEVER 3 ROOSTERS THEY CHOSE TO TAKE TO TORONTO...  

NOR IS THAT THE END... BEING SOFT HEARTED, I HAD A POLICY  TO BE AWARE OF THE FACT THT THESE ANIMALS  HAD JUST MADE MOENY FOR ME, I COULD NOT JUST TOSS THEM IN THE CHARLES RIVER...  SO AS I DROVE HOME, I PASSED MANY HORSE STABLES--- PEOPLE I KNEW  PRETTY WELL,-- SO I STOPPED IN TO BE SOCIABLE-- AND JUST BEFORE I LEFT, I MANAGED TO TURN ONE ROOSTER LOOSE IN THEIR BARN WITHOUT BEING SEEN... 11 WERE "RE-HOMED" THAT WAY... THE LAST ENDED UP ON A "FARM" THAT BOASTED OF HAYWAGON RIDES THRU APPLE ORCHARDS..  THEY NEVER KNEW....  UNTIL NOW IF THEY READ THIS...

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THAT WAS VERY CLOSELY RELATED TO THE PEACOCK STORY---   BEFORE PARTRIDGEBERRY DEVELOPEMENT NEXT DOOR, I HAD A COLLECTION OF PEACOCKS-- LEFT OVER FROM SOME NBC JOB OR ANOTHER---  I HAD 2 FEMALES IN A SMALLER VERSION OF THE WHITE "G-TENT"    AND SEVERAL MALES THAT FLEW AROUND THE YARD LIKE DRUNKEN 747'S-- THEY RARELY ROAMED MOST OFTEN FOUND ON SOME HIGH PITCHED ROOF-- OR TREE.. SCREAMING WHAT SOUNDS LIKE "HELP" ( WHEN I GOT THEM , I WARNED THE IPSWICH OPLICE ABOTUTHE SCCREAMING FOR HELP BIT...)-- AFTER 40 OF  MY CHICKENS DISAAPEARED  ONE NIGHT WITHOUT A FEATHER LEFT BEHIND, I WAS AFRAID THE  "INTERNTONAL FRAMING CARPENTERS"  NEXT DOOR MIGHT MAKE A  BBQ PARTY WIHT MY PEACOCKS NEXT...  SO THEY HAD TO GO...
I HAD HEARD ABOUT HTE MOST EXCLUSIVE GOLF COURSE OPENING UP IN IPSWICH "TURNER HILL"  AND THEIR  LOGO INVOLVED A PEACOCK....  SO I HAD LUNCH ONE DAY WITH MY SON IN LAW WHO WAS OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY TO BUILD THE GOLF COURSE....  TURNER HILL NOW HAS PEACOCKS FOR REAL...  THEY ARE WILD ANIMALS... IN INDIA.

FYI---- IN CASE YOU EVER HAVE TO CATCH A PEACOCK,  YOU WOULD NATURALLY GRAB FOR  THE  BIRD WHERE THOSE LONG FEATHERS MEET THE BIRD'S RUMP...-- AT WHICH TIME ALL THOSE BIG BEAUTIUL FEATHERS AND 47 MILLION TINY FLYFFY ONES WILL COME OUT IN YOUR HAND AND A TINY LITTLE CHICKEN  WILL RUNN OFF AND FLY. AWAY.
THOSE FEATHERS AE NATUALL LOST EVERY AUGUST.  AND ARE VERY STURDY----.. SO WHEN YOU FIND THEM LYING IN THE MUD,  YOU CAN TAKE THEM IN THE SHOWER WITH  YOU AND SHAMPOO THEM-- DRYING THEM STEM SIDE UP- AND TEHY WILL BE BACK TO PERFECTLY NORMAL -- THEY LAST FOR YEARS  WITH YEARLY SHAMPOOING...
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THUS ENDITH THE LESSON FOR THE DAY...
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COSTCO'S PETAMOR LABEL DOES AGREE WITH FRONTLINE...  $29 FOR 6  TUBES  ABOUT 1/2 PRICE  SO IF YOU ARE BUYING IT ,,, USE COSTCO ONLINE  ( STORES DON'T CARRY IT..)
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Hi Carlene,
Chicken Brick Sunday went right passed me this month. So I’m sending a check for $20. It’s not much, but ... Hopefully, I’ll be back on track for June.
Thanks for including our trip to SE US in the DD. Have heard from several CPs and look forward to meeting them whenever it’s possible. We’ll take lots of poker chips with us when our four footed SDP ambassador goes South.
Thanks, once again, for a Gift that never lets me down.

Happy Mud Season, (I’ll take mud over drought.)
Cindy and Ava
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NOW THIS IS  A GUY WORTH KNOWING ABOUT...... REGARDLESS OF YOU R POLITICS... HE TURNS SHOW MUSIC INTO  COMEDY MUSIC  
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HI CARLENE. 
EVERY TIME I SEE A NEW VIDEO BY RANDY RAINBOW (he says it's his real name) I THINK OF YOU. HE ALWAYS TAKES A SHOW TUNE AND HILARIOUSLY REWRITES IT. I BELIEVE I SHARED ONE WITH YOU DURING THE CAMPAIGN. HE HAS A YOUTUBE CHANNEL IF YOU WANT TO SEE ANY OF HIS OTHERS. 

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS ONE...

THANKS FOR LETTING SO MANY OF US INTO YOUR FANTASTIC WORLD!  

A FRIEND IN HOUSTON

Monday, May 15, 2017

MAY 15 2017
THE  INTERNET LATEST....Scientific study links "party drink" to rapid weight loss---  OH, GREAT....  THEY LEFT OUT THE PART ABOUT
  "AS LONG AS IT  IS NOT FOLLOWED BY A PIECE OF CHEESECAKE"   I THOUGHT ONLY NEW YORK BRAGGED ABOUT IT'S CHEESCAKE
-- MAYBE THT IS BECAUES I AM FROM NEW YORK..
. BUT WE HAD A CP FROM TENN- WHO HAD A WONDERFUL TENNA CHEESCAKE.. FOLLOWED BY 3 MARYLAND CHEESCAKES  
THE LAST ONE  A NUTELLA  CHEESCAKE...  I THINK WE ARE FINALLY THRU THE 4 CHEESCAKES... I AM SURE I AM 2 POUNDS HEAVIER..
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POCKETS HAS A RUNNING NOSE... AND LOOKS SLIGHTLY LETHARGIC.. I DID NOT BOTHER TO TAKE HER TEMP.. IT WOULD NOT CHANGE 
WHAT I PLANNED WHICH IS TO CALL BRYAN AND LET HIM KNOW--  THE ONLY REASON I WENT THAT FAR IS THAT HE MAY AS WELL ADMINISTER 
THE WORMING MEDS AT THE SAME TIME..... A CHORE I NORMALL WOULD HAVE DONE MYSELF, BUT I DON'T MOVE AS FAST SS  I ONCE DID...
 SO MAYBE GOLDIE PLANNED THIS DRIPPY NOSE TO TELL ME "LET BRYAN DO IT" 

 RELAX... IT IS PROBABLY STRANGLES... WHICH CAN BE EQUATED TO HTE COLD KIDS GET IN KINDERGARDEN--"    IT GOES
AROUND JUST DEAL" -- I HAVE SEEN HUNDREDS OF CASES...  INCLUDING ENTIRE  RACE HORSE BARNS WITH NOSES  
DRIPPING WORSE THAN GREAT DANE SLOBBER AFTER DRINKING.  
 ONE GOOD SNORT AND IT LANDS ALL OVER WALLS, FEED TUBS AND WATER BUCKETS...
  HEY... YOU ALL SAID YOU LIKE THE EDUCATION

ASIDE FROM STRANGLES... THERE IS AN OLD WIVES TALE-- THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SICK DONKEY-- 
 THEY DON'T GET SICK... THEY JUST PLAIN DIE.  THERE IS NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO FOR THEM..  SO I AM HOPING IT IS STRANGLES...
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I DID GET A KICK OUT OF SOMEONE SAYING " THEY WISHED I HAD CALLED GEROGE ABOUT IT" 
 FIRSTLY GEORGE IS DOGS,---- BRYAN IS EQUINES...---
AND SOMETIMES VETS WHO MAKE BARN CALLS ARE THE REASON STRANGLES GETS PASSED AROUND...
I WOULD  NOT BE SURPRISED IF BRYAN  JUST CALLS IN AND LOOKS AT HER ONLINE 
AND SUGGESTS TREATMENT OVER THE PHONE. 
LAST THING WE NEED IS TO BE LABELED TEH SOURCE OF A STRANGLES OUT BREAK-- WHEN INDEED IT COLD BE JANINE
WANDERING AROUND THE COUNTRYSIDE WHO GAVE IT TO US..
AT ANY RATE ...IT IS USUALLY NO BIG DEAL.  SO EVERYONE QUIET DOWN...
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I T DOES MEAN I WILL PROBABLY  PUT OFF HAVING  THE LITTLE BOY DONKEY NEUTERED-
 AS YOU ALL HAVE NOTICED HE IS BEGINNING TO THINK OF GREATER THINGS...
TO FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION,,.... I AM TOLD... BUT HAVE NEVER RESEARCHED... THAT WILLIAM SHAKESPERE
SAID THAT DONKEYS WERE THE BEST ENDOWED  MALE ANIMAL--
COMPARED TO THEIR SIZE.... IT IS LIKE A 5TH LEG...   RESEARCH HAS PRESENTED ME WITH THAT FACT....
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SPEAKING OF ILLNESS.... JUDY IS SICK--  AND NOW PAM IS NEARLY OUT OF IT--- SHE SOUNDS AWFUL
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COULD BE... THAT THE DRIVEWAY PROJECT MIGHT START TODAY...  I DOUBE THE ARENA RUNN OF  GETS STARTED--
 IT IS SOOOOO WET OUT THERE....  HE DID SAY NEXT WEEK...  THO I DON'T KNOW WHICH "NEXT" HE WSS THINKING ABOUT
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ALSO MISSING ARE THE CHAIN LINK FENCE PIECES I ORDERED WEEKS AGO.
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AND I THINK PURINA'S 9 PALLETS OF DOG FOOD  MIGHT ARRIVE STARTING TODAY
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MEGAN WILL BE TRYING THE FLEA/TICK STUFF I ORDERED FROM COSTCO... PETAMOR?   IF IT DOES WORK... AND COSTCO 
THINGS ARE WELL KNOWN FOR WORKING... IT IS 1/2 PRICE OF THE FRONTLINE/ ADVANTAGE.
THEY DID SAY ONLY 5 PER HOUSEHOLD  SO I ORDERED 5 XL DOG AND 5 LARGE DOG AND THEY SENT BOTH
WITH THE VARIETY OF AGES WE HAVE AROUND HERE  WE COULD USE ANY SIZE... AND I THINK THEY ARE ALL $29.
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Carlene, 
Dale, Dolly and I have been doing a little traveling. In our travels we came to TN and we're able to go to Dollywood. One of the shows they do, is with Dolly's Parton's family members. They sat us right at the base of the stage for the show so we that had extra room. After the show, Several of Dolly's Parton's "kin" came down to meet us (well actually Dolly, I just get to hang with her 😉).
It gave us the opportunity to share with them all about SDP and give out business cards. It was an awesome experience and we were so glad to be able to brag about SDP and all you guys do. We encouraged them to get into the website and look around. Explaining all the different areas on the site. 
You would have been so proud of her, she did wonderful. There were so many distractions, noises and people. She was a champ!
Chasing our Rainbows 🌈,


Dolly and Brenda

Sunday, May 14, 2017

may 1 4 2017
i struggle---i can not understsnd where/what i am missing....( aside from a memory - short or long) 
i had had an after dinner nap and decidedd to watch SNL
 i laughted  at   xxx riding the  white house  breifing room podium thru traffic  for sat night live-- and i marveled at the make up crew that transxxxxx her into him.... and who figured out that she even resembled him before being transxxxxx by the make up departyment....
i knew i had trouble finding SNL in the past-- so i went so far as to look up which network it would be on... and my trusty computer said NBC-
i hade heard of NBC a few times before....it was/is  one of teh biggies in boston...  channel 4-- right there between ch 3 and ch 5--  however a few years ago- for whatever reason...ch 7 became NBC  with one flip of a switch... and i remember one of the vp's of ch 7- who's bulldog i had often borrowed for the mac truck commercials...... was thrilled to "be able to sell the advertising around all the great NBC shows.

it did not take me more than 18 months to remember NBC was now ch 7... their checks were good after several peacock episodes.. i had that down pat... send teh bill to ch 7.... got it....
i really had not thought about the 4/7  switch until last night ... when after cnn's "shades of america" show -- great show with that huge commedian   with hair that looks like he's been struck by lightning-- it was time for sat night live-----SNL   11:30   

please.....i want  someone to tell me where my logic went wrong.....
not remembering which channel, i went to this trusty computere and it clearly told me SNL  was on NBC
back to bed...NBC is/was ch 7---  or so i thiught-- not this night -- it was broadcasting cake baking   ---not havirng any faith in my ability to remember, i tried ch 4 on the odd chance that NBC had decideed to switch  as it had once before...  no dice...it was on the great wall of china...
apparently verizon cable had a different number for nbc---
back to this computer--- verizon---"what channel is NBC?"---
"where?  ---  new york, or san antonio?  add your zip..."  all this was  beginning to blow my mind.... 
and i have certainly misseed the opning of SNL  so i added 01938
verizon said  boston  NBC was ch 14-- or 514
with great anticipation to have sollved the mystery.... i rush back to my room- and teh remote was dead
luckily the overflow room has a supply of a lot of things... including batteries--
change the batteries-- push 14 -- and the Tv tells me i am not allowed to watch this channel
i tried 514-- and i can't watch that one either... unless i call verizon...888-
how come???? please....
i shut off the offending machine....
but i am not quitting !!

luckily last night bud told me he does not stay up that late and watches it on youtube, xxxxxxx, or yyyyyyy
i will now cut this short and try to find  SNL  wherever they are hiding it..


i am not quitting.... a good laugh  is invaluable..

Saturday, May 13, 2017

MAY 13 2017
QUICK DOGGIE TODAY 
to all of you people who had all sorts of " findings'" as to why the pups had no worms... back off... the first reason was that grace did not give them the meds-- however she has now done that... and we are getting the usuall vermicelli spagetti...

 worms in pups are "normal"  and th new meds to treat them are not the messy loose stool bit they were when i was a kid. they get them... God gives pups  roundworms...-- the med is cheap-- just do it and don't get twisted up trying to figure out how---- couple times before 5 months is our rule.... then go to the  beneric wworming of all the others  they can get... we use "all wormer"  from austrailia--- they don't sell it in the usa... and teh service dog outfits in australia swear by it......(petsmegastore)
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this is going  to be a rough day-- i had to throw out 2 monkeyfists already because i forgot to put in the marble.... how sidetracked can i get???

also i could not wear my usual "uniform" of bluejeans... consequently no pockets to carry my usual-pocket contents... so i have on  one of the fishermans vests someone sent long ago...   they are nice  in some cases....
they are now selling a fashionable vest tor normal people -- with a bunch of pockets-- like for travelers...
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one of our favorite cp's leaves today---- boy is she a worker... she got alot done... i probably never would have... including the hand raking of all the topsiol i dumped along the flat fiels fence... with  hopes so groeint something petty and/or edible -- like pole beans...sunflowers or something...
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i am not doing well with the grass--- what i did spread so carefully at 6 seeds to the inch --got washed into  crevices leaving bald spots-- i cut the field yeserday .. and almost spread some more-- luckily i didn't because i hear we are due for 3 inches of rain before monday...  that will do it again...  when that field is a nice smooth green it is lovely to look at with the dogs running...  the fertalizer we spread is working well... we have teh biggest , most prolific dandelions i have ever seeen...  what the hheck-- they are usually green.  all these perfect golf courses with no dandelions just reek of chemicals--   we certainly can not be confused with anyone who spreads dandelion killer...  after all we ofetn plant small yellow flowering plants right next to where we have been trained to think the others are bad...
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invasive is  i think the problem-- they do take over... 
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i remember.......way back in the 1940's my mother was  all riled up about people importing the "purple loostrife"  she was sure it would wipe out all the lovely blue wildflower  which she preferred -  she was right--- we now have fields of pretty purple ---where nothing else has a chance of growing.  we even have some here on the island  where we can nnot reach it.( because of the inhabitants of the isnald.... snakes.....)
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and teh saga of my quest  for the roast beef of my childhood days..... the 7 pound rib roast  that cooked in one hour in that convection oven.... ann
suggested i reheat at 200 degrees to just heat it withouft cooking it...  and that seemed to work.
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disaster reports--
 the microwave quit... ( i think it was the oven and mic  can not be operated at the same time-- trips he switches... 
 we should re-extension cord  the setup) 
and teh upstairs plumbing/shower?  is leaking
and there  is a dog barking too.... :(

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Friday, May 12, 2017

MAY 11 2017
darn... i did not win publisher's clearing house-- whatta difference that would make !!  well some anyway... we could at least pave the driveway to the t tent--- not gonna happen..    we are paving to the electric gate... and we can bounce around  the potholes  after that... $20k.....and the next $5000 will be to straighten out the topsoil manufacturing  department  once called horse/donkey pastures...  those pointy feet , and   poo piles, watered regularly by runn off from the arena roof are  making black dirt/ onion growing topsoil  that is  150x 8 feet--18" deep... every 6 months...
so we will have to pay someone to straighten that out.... again...  ouR tractor will just not keep up-- another option is to have the big tractor carry all the goop up the hill and spread it at the top, seed it... and pray it doesn't all wash down hill againn before the vegitation keeps it there...

after all that , we should look good -- especially if all the grass grows that i hve so carefuly spread 6 seeds to the inch, like the old vermont farmenr taught me to do...  there is a way- of gtrabbing a handfull and flinging it from your right side to center front- distributing it over you index finger and takeing one step forward... you never adjust your manner of throwing due to the wind, you adjust where you walk when there is a breeze- done ringht it is better than any spreadder i have seen-- of course i have not seen many spreadders since i learned how to do this.
i suppose there is a mythbuster way of opening the bag of seed in front of a leaf blower-- which might work?????
(they did a stick of dynomite in a bucket of Paint in a closed room--- which did not paint the entire room....  but was good fun)
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bud-- read the directions to my  car jumper starter--- if he did actually get it charged back to full, it will continue to be wondeerful--  the size of a  "thick" cell phone, it jumped my car 3 times before dying..  it is a critical piece of equipment i have-- why does my relatively new car constantly drain the battery???? good question... good answer is "tall dogs"    they bang their heads on teh ceiliing light, which due to some fantastic "ON" switching device designed by someone who makes $120,000 a year i am sure,   the guy who  designs teh auto "off" switch  took a year off to study garlic farms in india..... much to the joy of the car battery/jumper cable manufacturing devisio.
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bud reads....i can read too... but not like he does... he reads and understands what he reads... i read mostly to get thru the words smoneone told me i had to read..-- like high school history class..--had nothing to do with remmembering what you read...  and it doesn't get any better as you age...  to th epoint now  where if i read the whole  long  sentance i have to go back and figure out what the frist part said...- boy tht slows up progress in reading directions in umbrella  installation  ( which we did yesterday at mail call...) we didn't even pull out the directions...just get a hammer-- and if that doesn't work, get a bigger hammer.
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Next jab at  manufacturing-- and this is really an invention which is already invented...just no one is thinking--- how many sheets of paper would be savec by reducing the margins on  every printer to 1/4 inch..

just think--- no more "this pagre intentionally left blank"--- every notice i get from  medicare ( which is far to many already) there is a "last page" of about 3 lines
every time you get a mass mailing  put a circle around what you really need to read.... and think.... if paper for mass mailing came in a roll... and cut off the page 1/4 inch after the printed line just think....
it might take more to build the printers, but the printer people wouldn't care-..  they can give away printers  and get wealthy on ht ink anyaay
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TODAY'S ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT----AKA-- PLAN OF THE DAY...
PUPPIES ARE EATIONG  AT THEIR OWN DISHES IN THE KITCHEN  LIKE BIG DOGS-- 3 X PER DAY   AND THEN OCASIONALLY SPOON FED BABY FOOD BY ME  -- ALL THOSE JARS OF CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATOE YOU GUYS ALREADY SENT...TO TRY AND GET THEM TO "FOLLOW THE TAPPING  NOISE"  SO EVENTUALLY WE CAN HAVE A MEGAN MARCH OUT IN THE YARD FOR THE CAMERAS...( AND THE GUY DOING A DOCUMENTARY ON OUR TRAINING...) 
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AND THEN....
A GROUP OF BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE COMING TO  DO COMMUNITY SERVICE-- AND I AM READY... TO CLEAN THE CLOSET---
 THE CLOSET BBEING THE G-TENT  ( THE WHITE ARCHED  "GIRAFFE" HOUSE" ) WHICH IS FULL OF STUFF SOMEONE THOUGHT SHOULD NOT BE SNOWED ON... HOPEFULLY WE ARE PAST THAT...

TAKE IT ALL OUT-- WHICH WILL INCLUDE TH HUGE CHAIR  WHICH WILL GO BETWEEN THT ICE HOUSE AND THE TEEPEE- ---PEOPLE DO LIKE TO TAKE THEIR PICTURES WITH A DOG IN THAT CHAIR... LILLY TOMLIN STYLE....
SET UP MY LOVELY AMISH TABLES --- I DUNNO WHAT WE WILL DO WITH THE REST...
BUT WE WILL TRY...
THE VERY BACK OF THE G-TENT  IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE 2 "TABLES" --- NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH WORK TALBLES.... BUT AT LEAST PROJECT TABLES.... IT IS THIS AREA WHICH CAN GET OUT OF CONTROL...  THE "LATER" CRAFTS   LIKE  WE HAVE A HUGE COLLECTIO OF 4X4' CARDBOARD  WHICH COMES WITHTEH WONDERFUL PALLETS OF PURINA DOG FOOD... AND ALSO THEY HAE A VERY HIGH QUALITY PALLET ALSO.. SO THOSE HAVE BEEN STACKED...  LATER WE INTEND TO USE THEM FOR SOMETHING... FURNATURE YOU SAY?  GO AHEAD --- HAVE AT IT..  I AM GLAD I NEVER BOUGHT THE PLANNER TO SMOOTH OUT HT E  PALLET WOOD...

WE DON'T EVEN SEEM TO GET AROUND TO CHOPPING IT INTO FIREWOOD-- WHICH WE DO NEED...

I AM BEHIND SCHEDULE...
MAY 12 2017
FIRST WOW... PUPPIES WORMED AT 4 WEEKS... AND SO FAR TODAY...NO WORMS....( I THOUGHT YOU'D BE THRILLED..)

THEY ARE COMING ALONG WITH THE BABY FOOD EATING/ SPOON   THEY ARE GOING THRU NEARLY A JAR OF  CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATOES--- A PUP A DAY...WE HAVE 5 CASES   AT 12 A CASE---  THAT IS 5 DAYS WORTH  BUT WHO'S COUNTING?  I WILL SWITCH TO PURINA CANS OF THAT SAVOOR  CHICKEN AND  RICE  IF WE RUN OUT...

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 SECOND  WOW..... a 7 pound rib roast in one hour in that convection oven... no wonder we were burning things...  glad i bought the meat thermometer...
today i might  dig out the slicing machine someone gave us in the old ays of cutting up dog food beef...  it is a beautiful thing... and around somewhere...
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the g- tent is lovely --  8 PEOPLE FROM  Novartis group,CAME AND CARRIED LUGGED ANS STACKED...  totally devoid of trash  and valuable trash..  we still have some away-putting to do...  but we need to decide... just where will tHe workshop be?  and the dumpster???--  the dump trailer is working very well---   there are still  dump loads' to get back to ground level...  
behind the arena...speciality bent cheap chairs... AND PIPES..
BEHIND THE G TENT  PALLETS AND FIREWOOD...  AND WHAT I THOUGHT WS A WASHER /DRYER  WAS A DRYER/ NICE WALL STOVE   JUST IN CASE YOU NEED ONE....  WE ARE CROWDED FOR STORAGE...
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  I AM FINDING OUT THAT....MAN MAY NOT LIVE ON CHEESCAKE ALONE... PLEASE--- NO MORE CHEESCAKE.... I HAVE SUFFERED THRU 4 CHEESCAKES IN THE PAST 10 DAYS... NO MORE...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MAY 10 2017
MATRESS REPORT---THIS MATTRESS I BOUGHT BECAUSE I LIKED THE DOG'S BARKER BEDS SO WELL (? A LULL MATRESS?)...... IS NOT BAD... WITH TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY- AND ALOT OF DOLLARS IN THE SWEAR BEAR, I DECIDED TO TURN IT -- THIS IS THE FOAM THAT CAME IN A BOX THE SIZE OF A RUBIC CUBE AND IS NOW QUEENSIZE-IT IS HOLDING UP VERY NICELY---ASIDE FROM TRYING TO CRAWL OFF THE BEDFRAME--- SO   LIKE THE DANE-OVERS THE DOGS DO AS THEY HANG OFF THE EDGE  I END UP WITH A CARLENE-OVER ....IT MOVES MAYBE AN INCH A MONTH... AFTER 6 MONTHS, I DECIDED ANY MORE COULD HAVE DISASTROUS RESULTS.  IT IS FAR BETTER THAN THE  NORMAL SEALY WHATEVER I ONCE HAD--- SLEEPING IN ABOUT THE SAME POSITION EVRY NIGHT IS BAD FOR YUR MATTERESS
SO THAT IS THE INTELLIGENT DISCUSSION OF THE DAY 

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CLEAN UP GROUPS FRO LOCAL  COMPANIES ARE OFFERING HELP... I HAVE A REAL PROBLEM IN THAT THE REAL MESSES I HAVE TROUBLE EVEN SUGGESSTING  ANYONE ELSE CLEAN UP-- AND WE HAVE THEM.... PEOPLE COME HERE WITH A CARTON OF  "WORK GLOVES"   EXPECTING TO RAKE LEAVES... AND HEAVE KNOWS WE HAVE THEM TOO... BUT THEN ARE FACED WITH YARDS OF TWISTED WIRE FENCING KIND OF THINGS...--- HIDING THINGS BEHIND THE G-TENT GOT OUT OF CONTROL-- THER E ARE SONE VALUABLE THINGS OUT THERE JUST TOSSED  OUT OF SIGHT...
LIKE  "THROW IT AWAY"-- WHETHER FOR       SDP, IPSWICH,  OR  USA, OR THE EARTH-- THERE IS NO MORE AWAY TO THROW THINGS.-- TRASH IS REALLY JUST REPOSITIONING STUFF WE GOT FROM THE PLANET WE CALL EARTH--- MOSTLY WE DIG UP STUFF AND  PILE IT UP ON THE SURFACE SOMEWHERE ELSE..-- OR  TRY AND HIDE  IT UP IN THE OCEANS-- I GUESS FOR A WHILE NEW YORK WAS TRYING TO STUFF IT ALL BACK UNDERGROUND IN THE COAL MINES IN PENNA...  IT IS A PROBLEM WE CERTAINLY DON'T LIKE TO THINK ABOUT.
THERE ARE A LOT OF BOOKS  ABOUT TRASH-- I HAVE READ MANY---AND THEY ALL ARE INTERESTING-- THE BEST WAS THE WOMAN WHO JOINED TEH NYC SANITATION DEPARTMENT FOR A YEAR...  WOW !!  IT CAN E FOUND ON AMIZON

WELL- AS WE SLIDE  DOWN THE POLUTED SLOPE..--MY FATHER  SOLD HEAVY EQUIPMENT ( BULLDOZERS ETC) TO THE NEW YORK SANITATION DEPARTMENT SO THEY COULD HIDE ALL TEH NYC TRASH BY FILLING UP THE SWAMPLANDS IN NEW JERSERY...
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..I TRY VERY HARD TO TOTALLY STAY OUT OF POLITICS-- AND THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL  COMMENT, JUST AN OBSERVATION THAT MIGHT EVENTUALLY HAVE MEANING...    I MAY HAVE MENTIONED IT BEFORE....  WHEN THAT FBI GUY TESTIFIED JUST BEFORE TTHE ELECTION-- TO ME, HE LOOKED TERRIFIED-- REMEMBER I AM AN ANIMAL TRAINER AND AM INCLINED TO KNOTICE BODY LANGUAGE...  I DECIDED THAT DAY-- TO FOLLOW HIM  AND TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT COULD HAVE TERRIFIED HIM... I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHY- BUT HE LOOKED SCARED/FORCED-  HE WAS IN A TOUGH SPOT, AND COULD HAVE BEEN SCARING HIMSELF, BUT  THE TERROR COULD HAVE BEEN EXTERNAL... MAYBE HE COLDN'T PAY HIS MONTHLY RENT-- OR MAYBE HE HAD INGESTED SOME GIARDIA AND DID NOT HAVE ANY FLAGYL  WHILE FACING 10 HOURS OF CONGRESSIONAL QUESTIONS...--  WHO KNOWS... BUT HE LOOKED STRANGE TO ME.
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"THEY"  ARE STARTING TO PAVE BOXFORD  ROAD TODAY AND I MUST GO AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OUR TRAFFIC IN AND OUT....
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FYI
Did you know that the Japanese bombed the mainland in 1942?  I was just in Brookings, OR where a sub surfaced, a plane was put together and the bombs were dropped.  There is a book, Bombs over Brookings.  The pilot years later felt so guilty that he came back to Brookings and apologized and offered the city a samurai sword. I just spent time with a good friend whose house was where the pilot slept. This of course was before they purchase the house. Just a fun note since you give us such fun notes. Bye


Marci

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

may 9 2017

i am way behind.... starting 7:30???? and i was soooo organized 3 hours ago..

i even thought about some of the more organized people i know, kitty being one of them...
and she carries a notebook  into which she puts notes..  paper... pencil even...
in an effore to folow her example i flipped opne my trusty  suduko book at 3:30am
 and made notes on the  page where the puzzle was done/ 
i was very pleased-- 
so now here i sit with 5 topics for teh dd and none of them make much sense
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todays fyi-- a scientific study...
what better tiem to expereiment on drugs than at  3am  with a slight headache --
the facts-- or at least my concept of facts....
3 am headaches are common in alot of people
alot of  extra stregnth headache med has just a bit of caffeen in the fine print
so i went out and bought caffeen pills and broke them in quarters..
instead of taking excedrine 1/ tylenol  1/2 asprin  and 65 mg of caffeen,
 i took just the 1/4 caffeen pill - 10 minutes laer... headache gone.
that is certainly worth the experiment.. try it..  there coudl be alot of reason why it worked
don't waste your time -- if it works... it works--- forget the details...
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 i must have been watching the chlorox long handled wand advertisement which bragged abotu how i could
keep those hubs on the  tires on my car all shiney...-
 not too  high on my list of to do's... besides..... bentley
trys very hard to  do that for me every chance he gets.
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next note-"happy female"
i remember that ad-- it was happy vacation - sun-beach- lovely shapley  people
no not people.. female people--
why do all the happy vacation   ads show only females lightly clad...
they could put in some lightly clad males for the female audience
i am sure the ad agencies have done some heavy duty studies about that,  an di am not sure i like it...
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my other notes will have to be done tomeoorw-- if i figure them ut
$.99 => penny
heat,water,clean,mischa
clean pockets