Tuesday, August 8, 2017

AUG 8 2017
OF ALL THE COMPETENT PEOPLE WHO DONATE TIME AND ENERGY TO SDP....ONE OF THE MOST QUIET COMPETENT PEOPLE WHO GOES UNNOTICED  BUT WITHOUT WHOM WE WOULD NOT HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL CALENDAR IS  KITTY...THEY WILL BE SHOOTING SEVERAL SHOTS TODAY.. AND SHE HAS LINED UP WARDROBE, PROPS,PERSONELL , LOCATIONS PERMISSIONS,TRANSPORTATION AND OF COURSE...PHOTOGRAPHER.... WILLIAM   ----BEFITTING OF ANY HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SHOT.. SHE CONCERNS HERSELF NOT ONLY WITH THE PICTURES ON THE WALL BEHIND THE DOG SHOTS, BUT THE SIZE OF THE STAPLES HOLDING THE CALENDAR TOGETHER.... ALL CHEERFULLY...
WE--- THANKFULLY--- HAVE A BUNCH OF  "SPECIALISTS"

WHICH REMINDS ME..... OF A BOOK .. CALLED "THE SPECIALIST"  BY CHIC SALES(?) QUITE A FUNNY  HOUR LONG READ- ABOUT A GUY WHO SPECIALIZED IN BUILDING OUTHOUSES.. ONE WOULD NOT THINK SOMEONE........BUT HE GETS IN TO DETAILS LIKE CUTTING  UNCOMFORTABLE SQUARE HOLES TO DISCOURAGE THE HELP FROM SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN THERE..
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WHICH ALSO REMINDS ME,, I HAVE TO ORDER 2 PORTAPOTTIES FOR DOGFEST....JUST ANOTHER DETAIL--- AND "EARLY SANDY"  IS NOT TOO BAD EITHER  AT PULLING "STUFF" TOGETHER...
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I HAVE HAD  "FAMILY "  AROUND FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS-- SISTER FRAN  HER DAUGHTER DEB , HUSBANFD WARD, AND 2 BOYS ALMOST  IDENTICAL AGE.... WARD AND WILL---- A HIGH ENERGY BUNCH- GENERATING CONCEPTIONAL CONVERSATIONS NOT ALWAYS EASY TO COME BY...   THEY HAD WITH THEM A   FRENCH EXCHANGE STUDENT--  5TH BOY IN A FAMILY  WHICH GOT US INTO THE EUROPEAN ROALITY OF  FIRST BORN MALE CHILD- WHICH MORPHED TO AMERICA -- AN ABSURD CUSTOM -- SPOKEN AS THE 3RD DAUGHTER..... BUT THERE DOES EXIST.. STILL... IN THIS COUNTRY   XXXXXXXX  ORGANIZATONS  WHICH ARE  "EXCLUSIVE" AND  RESTRICTED TO  ONLY FIRST BORN MALES..--- WHICH... WITH  "THE TWINS" ---WARD AND WILL-- ONE IS 40 MINUTES OLDER THAN THE OTHER--  A DISTINCTION HARD TO OVERCOME.
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 THEN THERE WAS DEBBIE'S COMPANY..WHICH RAN EVENTS... HUGE EVENTS IN  THE WASHINGTON,DC  AREA AND WE DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS OF SIGNAGE TO ENABLE A CROWD TO MAKE  ALL THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE .... SHE TOLD OF ONE EVENT  WITH  50,000 PEOPLE ON WHICH HER COMPANY HAD SPENT $20,000 ON SIGNS  PLACED HIGH ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE TO READ.... EXCEPT  IT RAINED AND EVERYONE CARRIED UMBRELLAS SO NO ONE LOOKED UP, BUT STARED AND FOLLOWED THE FEET IN FRONT OF THEM LEAVING DEB AND HER STAFF  TO RUN TO OUT FLANK THEM AND TRY AND TURN THIS HERD OF PEOPLE IN THE DIRECTION OF THE ACTIVITIES BEFORE THEY ALL TRUDGED OUT OF TOWN. 
 THE PARALLEL BETWEEN COWBOYS  AND CATTLE WAS ALARMING...
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CONCEPTIONAL CONVERSATIONS COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM REALITY ARE GOOD  INTELLECTUAL EXERCISES....  ESPECIALLY IF YOU  CAN HEAR THEM..  TO THAT END , I HAD TO LOAN FRAN MY LEFT HEARING  AID WHILE I WORE THE RIGHT ONE... SO WE BOTH COULD  PARTICIPATE..
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ONE PIECE OF THE SHED ROOF( THAT YOU CAN NOT SEE FROM THE CAMERAS) GOT PUT UP YESTERDAY...  HOPEFULLY TNNER AND I CAN DO THINGS  TODAY ... YESTERDAY'S WAS REALLY A PRACTICE RUN... WE ARE MORE EXPERIENCED NOW..... THE SHED IS NOT WHAT YOU WOULD CALL A PERFECT RECTANGLE - AS TEH MANY PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON IT AND PUT IN THE POSTS HAD QUITE A FEW INDIVIDUAL IDEAS... IT REMINDS ME OF THE EXPRESSION  " A CAMEL IS A HORSE DESIGNED BY A COMMITTEE"   I HAD THOUGHT ALL THESE "A" TRUSSES WOULD BE EASIER---  BUT MAYBE  THE T TENT'S RIDGEPOLE  DESIGN WOULD BE ESAIER  WITHOUT A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TO HELP LIFT THOSE "A's"
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RE :USING NATURE  TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.... WE HAD A  LOVELY  ( MESSY) LOBSTER DINNER LAST NIGHT IN THE T TENT... AND SIMPLU MOVED ALL THE TABLES AND CHAIRS OUR TO BE RAINED ON OVERNIGHT...  I HOPE NATURE ACCOMODATED US.... LOBSTER IS LOVELY... BUT.......MESSY. 
 WE WEERE NEARLY JOINED BY MO-- ONLY TANNER AND LAURA'S QUICK ACTION SAVED US... MO HAS DECIDED SHE LIKES  SPRITE  OUT OF A BOWL IN THE T TENT

 THIS COULD BECOME AN 1800 POUND PROBLEM-- AND WE THOUGHT 750 POUND MARY WAS BAD !!

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