Thursday, December 21, 2017

DEC 21 2017
I HAVE DECIDED,  I LIKE FIREMEN-- OF BOTH SEXES... COURAGEOUS BUNCH OF BRIGHT PEOPLE SITTING AROUND WITHOUT MUCH TO DO MOST OF THE TIME... THIS GIVING THEM A  "THANK YOU  CAKE"  ON THE 19TH OF THE MONTH IS FUN FOR EVERYONE ! AND I LOVE TO HEAR STORIES... UNFORTUNATELY MOST OF YOU SEND  PICTURES WHICH I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL...

NEDS FIRST CAKE DAY... I WISH I COULD PUT PICTURES HERE.. NICE JOB-- GOOD LOOKING DOG,OWNER,FIREMAN AND KIDDO
CAKE DAYS ARE WONDERFUL FUN...
MY CAKE GOES TO GEORGETOWN  BECAUSE THE IPSWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NOT IN  MY  "ROUNDS"  AND TOPSFIELD DOES NOT ANSWER THE DOORBELL.. I THINK IF WE HAD A FIRE PROBLEM TOPSFIELD AND GEORGETOWN WOULD BE THE FIRST TO GET HERE... LAST DAY 19TH  I WAS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND GEORGETOWN SAID "WE WERE AFRAID YOU FORGOT US" -- 

I REMEMBER.........  I THOUGHT THIS INTERESTING......THE NEIGHBRS-  DEB AND INGRID- WERE ON HOLIDAY AND THEIR  ALARM WENT OFF-- ALLERTING THEM AND  IPSWICH FIRE... SO THEY CALLED ME.. AND I GRABBEED A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AS I WENT FLYING I N MY TRUSTY RED GOLF CART -- THEY GAVE ME THE "PASSWORD" AS I POKED TEH  LITTLE BOX THING--- AND I WENT ALL THRU THE HOUSE WITH THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN HAND... AND THEN STOOD OUTSIDE FOR  WHAT SEEMED LIKE HOURS( MAYBE 8 - 10 MINUTES) BEFORE TOPSFIELD FIRE GOT THERE  WITH BIG RED  TRUCK AND  3 FOOT LONG EXTINGUISHERS--   IT WAS AFTER THAT  THAT IPSWICH ARRIVED---AND JUST TALKED TO TOPSFIELD... BEFORE LEAVING...

THERE WAS A FIRE EPISODE HERE...  SOME OF YO U MAY HAVE HEARD IT.... BY BURNING TOO MUCH CARDBOARD IN THE FIREPLACE  THERE WAS A BANG AND LITTLE PIECES OF BURNING STUFF BLEW OUT ONTO THE ROOF -- AND IGNITED SOME OF THE  PINE NEEDLES NEXT TO THE SKYLIGHTS... I KNEW WE HAD FIRE ON THE ROOF. I COULD SEE IT.....-- CALLED IPSWICH FIRE ....AND CALLED FOR  JANINE WHO WAS IN THE GUEST HOUSE-- RELAXING IN CLOTHING THAT WAS MORE THAN A BIKINI... BUT NOT BY MUCH..   WE HAVE AN 8 FOOT YELLOW  LADDER UP STAIRS IN TH E HOUSE ON WHICH WE HANG   TOWELS-- I GOT THAT AS JANINE ARRIVED.  NOW... IT IS A VERY NICE WOODEN LADDER  BUT THE ROOF IS ABOUT 9 FEET FROM THE GROUND---- THE LADDER  IS  8'  AND THE FIRE NEXT TO THE WINDOW IS ABOUT 4" TALL AND GROWING.... JANINE IS #1 GAME TO TRY STUFF AND #2 CAPABLE--- SO I HELD THE LADDER AS PERPENDICULAR AS I COULD WHILE SHE SCRAMBLED ONTO THE ROOF... I PASSED UP THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER-- SHE  HAD PLENTY OF TRACTION TO CLIMB AROUND THE ROOF AND SPRAY FOAM ON THE FIRE SPOTS....PUTTING THEM OUT ..  THIS PUT HER HIGH ON THE ROOF  WITH ONLY A SLIPPERY FOAMY 6' PATCH OF ROOF BETWEEN HERSELF AND THE TERRIBLY WOBBLY LADDER--- WHEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED--  THEY CAME RUNNING  4 OF THEM  IN THEIR BIG BLACK BOOTS CARRYING ALL KINDS OF STUFF-- ONLY TO FIND THAT  THE CURRENT PROBLEM WAS TO GET  JANINE SAFELY DOWN OFF THE ROOF.
 I DID HEAR ONE OF THE MEN SAY "WHY CANT ALL CALLS BE LIKE THIS"
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I DON'T KNOW WHY THESE THINGS HAPPEN AT CRAZY ACRES- BUT THEY DO.
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TODAY.....I WISH ACCOUNTUNG  AND MAKING A VIDEO WAS AS MUCH FUN..  BECAUSE NIETHER IS.   
ERIC IS DOING A GREAT JOB  AND BETWEEN US WE WILL GET SOMETHG USEFUL DONE -- IT IS THE SAME CONFLICT IHAVE  WITH ARTISTIC WILLIAM  HUBER... AND THE  CALENDAR...  IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET A MESSAGE ACROSS AND BE ARTISTIC AT THE SAME TIME...-- SO WE ARE WORKING ON IT.  I WANT TO BE ABLE TO BREAK UP THE  VIDEO INTO USEABLE SEGMENTS-- ONE OF WHICH WIL BE PUBLIC ACCESS AND AIRPORTS. THAT WOULD BE VERY USEABLE.  
ERICA SAID SHE HAD TO  TAKE THE HARNESS OFF ASHER AND HAVE HIM WALK THRU THE SCANNER ALONE  2 WEEKS AFTER SHE GOT HIM.. AND HE BEHAVED PERFECTLY...  BINGO !!!!   PUT UP A SIGN..... NOW LET SOMEONE ARRIVE WITH A PET CHICKEN-- THAT WOULD STOP THEM.
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Dear Carlene and all at SDP, I can't believe it's been almost a year since I received your wonderful gift of Wrinkle. My life has changed so much since she's become a part of it. We're attached at the hip, doing everything together as a team. We've been to weddings, funerals, the hospital emergency room, a Cleveland Cavaliers game and all the day to day stuff of Walmart and grocery shopping too. Through it all she's my rock star, guiding and supporting me every step of the way. Wrinkle is an amazing ambassador for SDP, everywhere we go people are astonished by her training and manners, I've given out so many poker chips!!! She impresses everyone with the tasks that she performs and actually got a round of applause after getting me up when I fell at the grocery store! She's become quite a celebrity at my son's college where I hear "Hi Wrinkle!" and the students and staff are so considerate of the No Petting/I'm Working rule. I've gotten my confidence back, I can go out in public and not worry about falling, knowing that even if I do, she's right there for me. Thank you doesn't cover all you've done for me and my family, but please know, from the bottom of my heart how much I truly appreciate your gift of Wrinkle. Have a Merry Christmas to ALL! All our love, Wrinkle and Steve. P.S. see you all at dogfest next year!

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