DAILY DOGGIE.... AKA TEH PERILS OF PAULINE-- VENTING DAY...
I AM REACTING TO THE OFFER OF AOL TO CHARGE ME $5.99 TO ELIMINATE ALL ADVERTISING FROM MY EMAILS BY TRACKING DOWN EACH ONE MYSELF AND UNSUBSCRIBING...
THERE IS A NEVER ENDING SUPPLY-- AND THAT $5.99 OFFER IS LOOKING BETTER BY THE MINUTE..
I DID GET THE CHECK FROM AIG LIFE INSURANCE-- START WITH -- I HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES- DOES ANYONE WANT TO BET... THIS WAS PLANNED???? HAVING SENT THEM $3200 PER YEAR FOR 30 YEARS.....THEY SENT SEVERAL NOTICES TELLING ME MY $200,000 LIFE INSURANCE POLICY WAS WORTH 0 AND THE CASH VALUE WAS 0.. .. I CALLED AND GOT -- NUMBER DISCONTINUED..---SALES OFF ICE FOR CRUIZES TO ITALY, ---AND LAST ONLY SPOKE ( PROBABLY) JAPANESE. ---THERE WERE 2 STREET ADDRESSES ONE IN TENN AND THE OTHER IN CHICAGO.- I CONTACTED ALOT OF PEOPLE-- SEVERAL--- DEAD END.
CAMERA PEOPLE GOT ON THE PROBLEM-- AND FINALLY THE MASSACHEUTTES STATE INSURANCE WHATEVER..I THEN BEGAN TO GET PAPERS THAT SAID IT HAD CASH VALUE OF 107,000-- YOU BET I DECIDED TO TAKE THE 107,000-
NOW CONSIDER THAT FROM THEIR CORPORATE VIEW... AT 79 CHANCES ARE THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO COME UP WITH 200,000 IN TEH NEXT FEW YEARS- SO BY SCARING ME INTO CASHING IT IN...- THEY SAVED 100,000..-- INTERESTINGLY THEY EVEN SPELLED OUT THE ZERO ZERO VALUE...
PROBLEM WAS... THAT POLICY WAS TO COVER ANY ESTATE TAXES SO HOPEFULLY SERVICE DOG PROJECT WOULD STILL FUNCTION ON CRAZY ACRES.. OWNED BY MY 2 GIRLS.AND RENTED FOR A FEW MORE YEARS FOR $1 A YEAR.--
NOW IT IS BACK TO THE REALESTATE LAWYER FOR PLAN"B"
WHICH BRINGS TO MIND------ WHEN I SOLD MY "FARM" IN LYNNFIELD-- I DID NOT PUT IT IN ANY AGENT RE OFFICE.... AND FIGURED I WOULD GO THE "BY OWNER" ROUTE..-- THE SIGN WAS NOT OUT 48 HOURS WHEN BRUCE RYAN CALLED--AND SAID HE WOULD BUY IT AS IS/WHERE IS AND JUST GIVE HIM A NUMBER.. I TOLD HIM TO FIGURE OUT THE MAX HE WOULD PAY FOR IT AND LETS HAVE COFFEE TOMEORROW---I DIDDLED WITH NUMBERS AND MET HIM-- WE WERE 10,000 APART SO WE SLIT IT, DREW UP A BILL OF SALE AND IT WAS HIS.. -- PART OF THE DEAL WAS HE WANTED MY PHONE NUMBER TO OGO WITH IT ( IT WAS A 5000 NUMBER)-- I MUST HAVE HIRED A LAWYER TO GO TO THE REG OF DEEDS AND FILE THINGS.. BUT WE KEPT IT SIMPLE. IF THEY EVER STARTED TESTING WELLS AND ROOFS AND PIPES ETC I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE YET. BUT HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS BUYING... WE HAD MANAGED TO LIVE THERE SO HE FIGURED HIS FAMILY COULD TOO.-- AND THEY DID... REPAIRING THINGS AS THEY WENT ALONG...- IT WAS THE 12 ACRES HE BOUGHT--
TEHN THE OTHER REAL ESATE DEALINGS I HAD THAT ARE RELATED TO SDP.....MY FAMILY 1800'S OWNED A FARM WHICH BECAME TEH CENTER OF NEW ROCHELLE, NY.. WE LOST MOST OF THE LAND TO TAXES AND HAD ONLY 3/4 AN ACRE LEFT.... WHICH IS THE DEAD CENTER OF NEW ROCHELLE. AND HAD BEEN A GAS STATION SINCE 1917- WHEN THE GETTY LEASE WAS COMING DUE.... I DECIDED TO ASK AROUND... I DID NOT CALL AN AGENT, I CALLED MCDONALD'S-- JUST LOOKED UP THE CORPORATE OFFICES AND BLINDY ASKED FOR THE REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT... WHERE I INHERITED A NICE GUY NAME "JOE" - WHO SUGEEESTED I HAVE "THE AGENT" CALL... AND I SAID "I DON'T HAVE ONE AND HOPE I DON'T NEED ONE. SO IF HE COULD PROVIDE ME WITH RENT PAID BY 10 McD'S IN THE AREA, WE COULD FIGURE SOMETHING OUT" AND WE DID.
MY SISTER AND I LIVED WITH "JOE" FOR 2 YEARS WHILE MCDONALDS STRUGGLED WITH THE EPA AND TEH TOWN AND ALL THAT STUFF THAT WOULD HAVE COST A FORTUNE FOR US TO HAVE A MATCHING SET OF LAWYERS ON "OUR SIDE". IF MCDONALDS HAD NOT TAKEN OVER WE WOULD HAVE LOST THE PROPERTY TO TAXES ($70,000 PER YEAR) SO WE FIGURED IF WE GOT ANYTHING, IT WAS A PLUS... IN THE DEAL, I SAID FRAN AND I WOULD NEED AN UNENDING SUPPLY OF THEIR "BOG" CARDS.. ( BE OUR GUEST-- FREE HAMBURGERS ETC)-- AND WE LIVED OFF THOSE FOR 2 YEARS... UNTIL THEY ACTUALY STARTED PAYING RENT...
IT IS THAT MCDONALDS MONEY THAT ENABLED ME TO START SERVICE DOG PROJECT... AND CONTINUES TO HELP SUPPORT SDP..
SO.. IN THAT KEEP IT SIMPLE VEIN --- MAYBE IF WE HAD AN ENVELOPE CAMPAIGN WE COULD GET MCDONALDS TO "MATCH" MY DONATION... WE WOULD BE LAUGHING... BIG TIME... - BEFORE ANYONE WRITES TO THEM...... LETS GET ORGANIZED...- DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY CONNECTION TO McD'S CORPORATE OFFICE???? -- IT IS A NICE McD'S-- YOU CAN GOOGLE IT 720 NORTH AVE NEW ROCHELLE N Y TEH MANAGER OF THAT MCD'S HAD DONATED TO US..NOW WE WANT THE CORPORATE...
HERE'A ANOTHER GOOD IDEA...
There seems to have been several instances of applicants (and visitors) who do not know about Chicken Bricks and the Cameras. As you mentioned at mail call as I type.
You should add this information and links to the application form. And indicate that the applicants should become familiar with Crazy Acres, Service Dog Project, Mail Call, Chicken Bricks, etc.
***** “Prior to sending in your application, please take the time to become fully familiar with Service Dog Project. Thanks to explore.org we have 7 24/7 live cameras on the property. These include in the house, the kennels, outdoor areas, donkey areas, etc. http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-danes-indoor-room-puppy-cam
******* In addition we have a monthly fundraiser, which is our lifeblood. “Chicken Bricks”. WHICH ENABLE US TO DONATE THE DOGS https://www.servicedogproject.org/chicken-bricks. On the house camera, the main Service Dog Project camera, every day is “Mail Call”, in which Carlene and staff open letters, donations, gift packages, etc. followed by a question and answer session from the camera chat section.”
PAM... HAVE AT IT?????
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
FEB 28 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
FEB 27 2017
I NEVER KNEW ANYONE HAD WRTITTEN DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO TAKE A BATH-- THE REAL BATH-- NOT THE FINANCIAL ONE... SOMEONE SENT ME 12 BAGS OF DEAD SEA SALT-- AND I THANK THEM FOR LOOKING OUT FOR MY HEALTH AND WELL BEING...
SOME OF YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER SHEILA- A SIDEKICK WITH A VERY LIVELY MIND... TOOK ME AROUND TO ALL THE BATHTUB SELLERS SHE KNEW- AND HAD ME GET IN A BUNCH OF TUBS TO SEE "IF THEY FIT"... THERE ARE A FEW PHOTOGTAPHS OF THAT SHOPPING SPREE... A 75 YER OLD COMPLETE WITH RUBBER DUCKY TRYING OUT BATH TUBS... WAS A STORY I AM SURE WENT HOME WITHA FEW SALESMAN.. BUT I BOUGHT A TUB...A LONG ONE... FOR SOAKING ME----
THE ONLY THING I KNEW ABOUT BATHING WAS FROM MY MOTHER WHO SAID YOU STARTED THE WATER TO RUN IN THE TUB - GOT IN-- SAT DOWN... AND WHEN IT WAS DEEP ENOUGH SO YOUR BIG TOE ( NOW BEING VERTICAL) WAS COVERED, YOU SHUT IT OFF. THAT WAS CONSIDERED AN ADEQUATE VOLUME OF WATER WHICH AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED THE VOLUME OF YOUR SITTER WHICH WAS ALREADY IN HTE TUB.
DERMOTOLOGISTS HAVE SUGGESTED MANY ADDITIVES TO MY BATH OVER THE YEARS-- SALT BEING ONE OF THEM-- AND I HAD TRIED A CUP OF KOSHER TABLE SALT BEFORE... AND THEN I GOT THIS DEAD SEA SALT- I FIGURED TEH DEAD SEA WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO THE KOSHER AREA AND WAS ABOUT TO ADD A CUP--TIL I READ THE DIRECTIONS..
A TUB NEEDED 2.2 POUNDS OF THIS BATH THREAPY STUFF ADDED TO WATER 100 DEGREES-- NO HOTTER.. SOAK FOR 30 MINUTES ( NO LONGER) AND THAT WILL GIVE TEH ESSENTIAL OILS TIME TO DO WHATEVER ESSENTIAL OILS DO TO MAKE ME "GLOW"...
TO BE REPEATED 4 TIMES A WEEK FOR AN INITIAL PERIOD OF A MONTH THEN TWICE A MONTH AFTER THAT... HOW'S THAT FOR INSURING FUTURE SALES? AT 40 POUNDS OF THE STUFF PER MONTH, I HAVE PICKLED CUCUMBERS WITH LESS SALT THAN THAT...
I MEAN... IT WAS RREALXING TO ALMOST FLOAT IN THAT SALT WATER SMELLING LIGHTLY OF LAVENDAR- BUT THERE ARE MORE INTERESTING WAYS OF GETTING PICKLED... HOWEVER... I WILL TRY -- IF IT WORKS IT SAYS I WILL "GLOW"--
IF I START TO GLOW... MAYBE YOU SHOULD CALL 911 BECAUSE IT WOUOLD BE A WIERD ELECTRIC CURRENT AROUND HERE...
I HAVE DECIDED THE YOUNGER GENERATION - AROUND HERE- NEEDS TO BE CALLED TO TASK ON GUM CHEWING.. SOMEONE CAME WITH A KID WHO NEEDED A SERVICE DOG- AND THE KID COULDN'T TALK FOR THE WAD OF GUM IN HER FACE...
SO OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY- I GAVE HER A PAPER CUP AND SAID "WE DON'T ALLOW GUM CHEWING ON CRAZY ACRES.." DONNA LOOKED AT ME CROSSEYED... WITH "WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?"
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT CAME FROM... EXCEPT MY LONG DISTANT PAST WHERE ONE OF TH EPOEMS MY MOTH ER MADE US LEARN WAS THE ONE ABOUT THE COW WHICH I FOUND ON GOOGLE.....
AN ODE TO GUM-CHEWING:
A gum-chewing girl
and a cud-chewing cow;
Seem quite alike...
yet different somehow;
The difference is clear...
oh, I see it now;
It's the thoughtful expression
on the face of the cow.
SO ALONG WITH PEPPERMINT CANDIES I AM NOW ON GUM--- WE SHOLD BE ABLE TO LIVE WITOUT IT. NO?? THE PERPEMINT CANDY BAN IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT IS AN EXTREMELY DESIREABLE SUBSTANCE FOR HORSES AND DONKEYS...AND ENCOURAGES FINGER BITING-- ESPECIALLY AT CHRISTMAS WHERE THE PEPPERMINT CANDY CANES ARE FINGER SIZE...
Well, it's been a week!! Hard to believe. Ahhh, a wonderful match! Thank-you for making it possible. Wicked's services were no longer required by her previous handler but she still wanted and needed a job! And as for myself, I needed a service dog after having to retire my Denim. Two "broken" souls. There will always be a place in my heart for my sweet Denim but a new spot has now carved itself out for Wicked.
Yes, she has had her nervous quirks which is totally understandable as she hasn't been exposed to any real continuity for some time. I just constantly remind her that she is doing a great job and that I love her. However, when I put that vest on, she immediately snaps into work mode. We have gone grocery shopping, gone to restaurants, walked the mall, walked around the neighborhood, attended a meeting, and attended a huge college track meet at BU. I am once again feeling that freedom of mobility that I had with Denim.
Greetings Linda & Kitty,
Just want to let you & Service Dog Project know just how much we LOVE the calendar!!! You guys do a wonderful job with those and each month is so creative and cute!! My parents are equalling enjoying the one we gave them for Christmas. Not sure if you guys need any ideas for next year’s calendar or if you’ve done something like this in the past but have you ever had danes or a dane run a race track mimicking horses or the KY Derby? Maybe it’s because we are in Kentucky - horse country - but we constantly get horse references with Crimson. :)
Brian and Crimson have had a pretty good year so far! Since Brian isn’t traveling anymore with work we’ve been making more of an effort to get out a night or two after work (i.e. socialization - it can get lonely out on the farm in the winter months). So some of our friends asked if we’d be interested in joining an 8 week bowling ‘fun league’ at a bowling alley/arcade/laser tag/entertainment venue that recently opened. Brian, who had only bowled once before in his life, said “Sure! Why not!” So that’s been a lot fun… took a couple weeks to get used to it but both are enjoying the experience and of course Crimson is a HUGE hit. This Wednesday is our last week but I think we may try it again next winter as well. I’ll forward you guys a couple photos from my phone in a minute. :)
Take care and stay warm!
Sunday, February 26, 2017
feb 26 2017
CP's LISA AND BRIAN CONE CAME AND DELIVEREDS SUPPER TO US LAST NIGHT.. CHICKEN CACHATORIE WHICH WAS A SUPER SUPPER-- I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE HERE FOR SUPPER.. BUT THEY LEFT BEFORE I GOT TO THANK THEM... IT WAS A GOOOOOD DINNER.
with regard to the collection of camera people who i have decided earned the title of "fannie farmers" .
we had several very supportive notes for melissa- along with the few EMAILS that had other suggestions-
THERE IS SOME EXPRESSION ABOUT CASTING STONES WHICH I CAN'T REMEMVBER, HOWEVER..I DO REMEMBER THE VERSION "HE WHO LIVES IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT STOW THRONES" .
WE HAVE AN EXCEPTIONAL GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF...I KNOW IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING AND NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE INPUT-- BUT THE INPUT THAT IS CRITICAL IS THE CHICKEN BRICKS--.. WHEN ANY QUESTIONABLE SITUATION ARRISES.... I HAVE SPENT 4 YEARS TRAINING YOU TO DEAL WITH AMAZING THINGS....THERE ARE LOTS OF YOU SENSIBLE CP'S WHO SHOULD TALK THISE THNIGS OVER--( VERY PLEASENTLY SO COURTNEY APPROVES) AND IF THERE IS 100% AGREEMENT WITH ALL OF YOU CP'S THAT YOU SHOULD CALL ME... THEN DO THAT... THERE WAS THE TIME I FELL ASLEEP ON MY KEYBOARD AND YOU ALL TALKED IT OVER AND DID NOT CALL 911... AND THEN THE TIME ANNIE FELL IN THE DONKEY STALL - AND CALLING ME WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO... SO MAKING AN ABSOLUTE STATEMENT IS VERY DIFFICULT... THERE IS ALWAYS TEHE LOGIC "WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THERE WERE NO CAMERAS"
YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY---- THOSE OF YOU 2012 AND 2013 PEOPLE HAVE BECOME MUCH BETTER EDUCATED "FANNIE FARMERS"....-- SOME OF THE NEW "CITY FOLK" -- 2016-- NEED TO BE BROUGHT UP TO SPEED...
WELLLLL.... LET ME RUN THRU SOME OF THE 2 AM CALLS I HAVE HAD WHEN WE STARTED IN 2012...--
MY FAVORITE ----" THERE IS A BIRD IN THE BARN"--
-" A DOG IN KENNEL 10 JUST THREW UP AND THE OTHER ONE IS EATING IT."
" YOU LEFT THE LIGHTS ON .. HOW CAN THEY SLEEP?"
" THERE ARE RATS IN THE KENNEL"
" ONE OF THE WATER BUCKETS IS EMPTY."
"XXXX HAS BEEN LYING DOWN FOR 20 MINUTES... THATS TOO LONG"
OR THE GENERIC DAYTIME QUESTIONS.
"ONE OF THE PUPPY SITTERS IS SHOWING TOO MUCH CLEAVAGE"
."WHY DOES LINCOLN HAVE A BLANKET ON AND THE DONKEY'S DON'T"
" THERE ARE FLYS ON THE DONKEYS"
"THE HAY BAG IS EMPTY."
OR " THOSE SHORTS COULD NOT BE ANY SHORTER" -( I DID AGREE WITH THAT ONE-- WE DO HAVE A DRESS CODE FOR PRACTICAL COVERAGE..)
PLUS... THE GROUP AROUND HERE DOES ACTUALLY CONTAIN 2 ROCKET SCIENTISTS, A PASTRY CHEF, SEVERAL DOCTORS , COUPLE NURSES,A TUGG BOAT CAPTAIN. PLUS CAMERA MARK,, THE POKER CHIP MAKER... SO THERE IS A WEALTH OF CAPABILITIES FROM WHICH TO DRAW ON PROPERTY-- PLUS ALL THE CP'S WHO COME UP WITH VERY ODD THINGS...
WELL... AT THE MOMENT I HAVE HAD YOU CP'S GIVE ME SOME SOME INTERESTING IDEAS ABOUT THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. ONE PERSON IS LOOKING INTO SOLAR... I DID THAT LONG AGO- BUT IPSAICH HAS IT'S OWN ELECTRIC COMPANY AND THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION ABOUT "NOT ON THE GRID" ..
WE DID LOOSE POWER IN THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT-- ENOUGH TO CLOSE DOWN THE CAMERAS... I HEARD TEH GENERATR COME ON... BUT THE LAUNDRY LIGHTS WERE STILL ON... DID NOT MAKE ANY SENSE.. BUD WILL PROBABY BE HERE TODAY (BUD = ELECTRITIAN RETIRED)
WITH REGARD TO THE DONKEYS LYING DOWN FOR TOO LONG... THE IMPLICATION WAS THAT IT WAS DEAD...-- NOW THIS WILL BE TOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE--WHEN YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF ANIMALS.. DEAD... IS GONNA HAPPEN, WELL--- DEAD IS AN ABSOLUTE--- THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT DEAD... NOW 1/2 DEAD-- FOOT STUCK -- VERY ILL LOOKING --IS A PROBLEM.. BUT DEAD IS NO LONGER A PROBLEM THAT DOES NOT RISE TO THE STATUS OF GETTING UP OUT OF BED-- THEY WILL BE JUST AS DEAD IN THE MORNING.
JANINE HAS THAT SAME ATTITUDE TO DEALING WITH A DEAD ANIMAL... WHEN SHE WAS AT THE AUCTION- WHICH IS A COLLECTION OF NOT PARTICULARLY YOUNG/HEALTHY ANIMALS.. SHE WALKED AROUND A CORNER AND A DEAD HORSE WAS LYING IN THE DRIVEWAY- SHE IMMEDIATELY SAID IT WAS TEH EQUIVALENT OF AN AMISH FLAT TIRE... DEAD IS DEAD.
"ALL THE WORLD IS QUEER BUT ME AND THEE- AND SOMETIMES I FIND THEE A MIGHT PEQULIAR"
I MUST AWAY TO DEAL WITH BARKING PUPPIES....
Saturday, February 25, 2017
FEB 25 2017
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO REACT TO IN THE NEWS, I AM AFRAID TO START... FIRSTLY- THERE WAS A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO OBJECTED TO THE LIVE BIRTH OF THE GIRAFFE ON CAMERA AS BEING TOO EXPLICIT.....YET... THERE WAS NO DISCUSSION OF HOW TEH BABY GOT IN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE...
MELISSA HAD A ROUGH NIGHT TRYING TO STAY AWAKE.. SO I AM SUGGEST IN THAT SHE GTRY AND SLEEP WHEN THE PUPS DO... THIS MAY MAKD FOR A MESS OR TWO NOT GETTING CLEANED UP AS PROMPTLY, BUT SHE DOES 4 NIGHTS AND IS HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING IN THE DAY.-- TTHESE PUPS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO SCREAM WHEN THEY GET IN TORYBER- AS ONE DID YESTERDAY WITH HIS JAW STUCK IN THE GATE..
MEANTIME THE YARD LOOKS LIKE THE BACKSIDE OF BROOKLYN WITH CLOTHLINES HANGING BETWEEN TREES-- WE ARE TRYING TO ADJUST TO THE ELECTRICAL DIET WE ARE ON...AND STILL STAY SPOTLESS...
THE GAS DRYER ARRIVES OMNDAY--
SAT.... I HAVE A MEETING WITH BARRY TO TALK ABLTU A HEAT EXCHANGER FOR THE HOUSE...ELIMINATING THE BASEBOARDS-
AND 2 OTHER MEETING WHICH I CAN'T REMEMBER-- ALL I KNOW IS I SHOJLD NOT LEAVE HOME TODAY AND IT WILL ALL HAPPEN AROUND ME..
WE DID GET GEORGE'S SOFA AND RUGS-- NOW IN THE NEW BUILDING.. AND GOT 2 MORE MATTRESSES UPSTAIRS THERE.. I SAY UPSTAIRS... I MEAN "UP-LADDER" AT THE MOMENT.. I AM HOPING ONE OF THOSE THINGS THT WERE THE CHRISTMAS TREES WILL ALLOW US TO GET NEAR THE "ATTIC" OF THE NEW BUILDING AND WE CAN JUMP/ CRAWL... THE LAST 3 FEET???
I AM TOLD THAT HAVING NORMAL STAIRS MEANS A WHILE BUNCH OF BUILDING CODES I DON'T WNT TO DEAL WITH... SO THE ROLLING STAIRDCASE WILL HAVE TO DO -- FOR THE MOMENT
WE CAN MOVE IN A BUNCH OF LAUNDRY -- AND FLUFFIES... AND GET IT ORGANIZED..
THERE IS NO WATER IN THERE YET-- AND THERE MAY NOT BE FOR A WHILE-- BUT SOME WATER IS PORTABLE AND -- WE CAN MANAGE IN USUAL CRAZT ACRES WAY...-- I WANT TO TYVEK THE CEILING-- IT WOULD BE WHITE...
I AM TOLD..... MY CHECK FROM AIG IS IN THE MAIL... TEH LIFE INSURANCE THEY SAID WAS WORTHLESS...- IF I GET THAT , WE MAY CELEBRATE AND HOT TOP THE DRIVEWAY-- THERE ARE WHAT ARE NO LONGER POTHOLES... BUT SINK HOLES
AND BENTLEY TELLS ME SIZZLE IS IN HEAT-- HE CHASED ALL THE OTHER DOGSS AWAY FROM HER REAR END...-- CHAOS INCLUDED !!- BETTER GET HER UNDER COVER... I WOULD PREFER SHE NOT BE BRED THIS TIME...
NOW FOR THE 2 GIRLS.....
EVE'S therapist said Eve's personal growth over the past few weeks after
"finally settling in" with Finn has been wonderful!!
We both agree a lot of it is due to Finn coming into her life!!
WE WENT TO GET DINNER AT THE TO IN NORTHAMPTON CENTER AND IT IS A PRETTY SMALL RESTAURANT SO WE WEREN'T EVEN SURE IF WE COULD GET IN THERE WITH GEORGE BUT THERE WAS A ROUND TABLE OPEN RIGHT NEXT TO THE WINDOW SO BELLA TUCKED GEORGE IN RIGHT NEXT TO THE WINDOW AND WE ALL SAT AT THE ROUND TABLE AND IT WAS PERFECT. THEN AS WE GET UP TO LEAVE AND BELLA TELLS GEORGE TO GET UP AND WE WALK OUT EVERYONE WAS SHOCKED. THEY ALL WANTED TO KNOW WHERE THAT GIANT DOG CAME FROM. BELLA JUST KEPT RIGHT ON WALKING. GEORGE FOLLOWED RIGHT BEHIND UNTIL WE GOT TO THE DOOR WHERE THERE WAS MORE ROOM. I LOVE HEARING ALL THE DIFFERENT REMARKS WHEN GEORGE EMERGES AFTER A MEAL! NOW WE ARE OFF TO BED.
THANK YOU FOR CHECKING IN!
LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE
I LIKE HEARING THEM TOO....
Friday, February 24, 2017
FEB 24 2017
THAT OVERNIGHT TV IS UPSETTING-- NOT JUST THE NEWS CONTENT WHICH IS ALWAYS GRIM, BUT THE ADS.... ESPECIALLY THE LIST OF THINGS I HAVE TO WATCH FOR IF I-- DON'T-- /OR ALTERNATELY-- DO-- TAKE SOME PILL OR ANOTHER.-
ALONG WITH THE ADS I DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHAT THE STUFF DOES...- FROM BREATHING, TO VACUUMING YOUR NOSE TO, SHIPPING LETTUCE IN FREIGHT TRAINS...
WHY DO THEY RUN A FREIGHT TRAIN AD? THAT IS ONE THING I HAVE NOT DONE IS HIRE A FREIGHT TRAIN.... WELL....... ACTUALLY ... I DID...
MOST OF YOU KNOW CRAZY ACRES STARTED OUT AS 2 ADJACENT PROPERTIES... EACH ABOUT 6 ACRES. I BOUGHT ONE AND MY HUSBAND BOUGHT TH E OTHER.- AND THE DRIVEWAY SPLITS THEM.---SEEING AS HE HAD MOVED INTO MY HOUSE IN LYNNFIELD, I TOOK MY MONEY AND SPENT IT ON "MY SIDE OF THE DRIVEWAY" AND IF HE WANTED TO LIVE IN A HOUSE, HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO BUILD IT- MY SIDE WAS TEH BARN, AND TEH VERY SMALL GUEST HOUSE- WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME- SINCE I SPENT MORE TIME IN THE BARN ANYWAY. IF I HAD A PLACE TO SLEEP THAT WAS WARM AND DRY, THAT WAS ALL I NEEDED..
SOOO..... KICKING AND SCREAMING ALL THE WAY, HE BUILT THE HOUSE. NICE HOUSE- A BIT NORMAL..
SO I DECIDED I NEEDED A CABOOSE- ON " MY SIDE"--- AND WENT TO EIRE PENNA WHICH WAS THE CABOSSE SUPERMARKET AND SPENT THE DAY CLIMBING INA ANF OUT OF CABOOSI. FINALLY DECIDING ON NUMBER 267504? THE PURCHASE PRICE OF $2500 INCLUDED DELIVERY TO MY "LOCAL CONRAIL YARD" WHICH WAS CHELSEA JUST NORTH OF BOSTON. . IT TOOK A FEW DAYS-- ONLY BECAUSE THEY DRAGGED IT ALL OVER NEW ENGLAND TO GET IT HERE... BUT .. I HAD A PHONE NUMBER I COULD CALL.. AND TEHY COUD TELL ME EXACTLY WHERE MY #2675040 CAR WAS.
I THEN HAD TO HIRE A CRANE AND WIDE LOAD TRUCKING COMAPNY TO TRANSPORT IT TO IPSWICH ( I THINK $2000)-- I HAD DRAGGED SOME RAILS INTO POSITION WITH A MULE I HAD AT THE TIME
THEM THINGS IS HEAVY- BUT THE MULE WAS STRONG- AND AFTER ABOTU 2 DAYS EFFORT I GOT 2 RAILS LINED UP PARALELL THE CORRECT DISTANCE APART.
I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT-- THE CABOOSE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE WHEELS--- HERE WERE 2 SETS OF WHEELS WITH A HOLE IN THE TOP-- AND THE CABOOSE HAD 2 PINS THAT JUST DROPPED INTO THOSE HOLES--- THERE WASN'T EVEN A COTTER PIN !! ---ONCE INPLACE THERE WAS VERY LITTLE CHANCE OF IT FLYING UP OFF THOSE WHEELS. WE PANNELED THE WALLS WITH PINE BOARDS AND CLEANED IT UP IN GENERAL.IT WAS VERY NICE TO HAVE DURING MY KIDS COLLEGE YEARS-- THEY COULD DRINK AND MAKE WOO,WOO ,NOISES WHILE HOLDING ONTO THE RAILING IN THE CEILING.
TEH DETAILS- FOR THOSE OF YOU EXPECTING TO BUY CABOOSI-- THEY DO MAKE A VERY STRANGE APPARTMENT FOR 2 PEOPLE WHICB CAN BE PARKED IN TRTAIN YARDS FOR ( LONG AGO) 50 CENTS A NIGHT... IF YOU CAN MANAGE THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT INVOLVE TRAIN YARDS, IT IS A HUGE BARGAIN.. AND THEY CAN BE ATTACHED TO A FREIGHT TRAIN VERY INEXPENSIVELY...
HAVING THAT CABOOSE THERE WAS WHAT MADE ME REALIZE HOW NICE IT WOULD BE TO HAVE AN OUTDOOR PLACE TO SIT THERE... HENCE THE T TENT. THERE WERE 2 PROBLEMS WITH THE CABOOSE, IT WAS AN INDOOR THING-- AND... TO CLEAN IT UP , I HAD A SANDBLASTING TRUCK COME AND BLAST OFF THE 9000 LAYERS OF PAINT-- ALL OF WHICH I AM SURE WERE LEAD PAINT.. WHICH THEY VACUUMED UP AS BEST THEY COUDL.. BUT I DECIDED TO PLOW UNDER ALONG WITH MY ASPARAGAS PLANTS WHICH WERE NEXT TO THE CABOOSE.
SO THAT IS MY STORY ABOUT FREIGHT TRAINS.
BACK TO LEARNING TO LIVE ON AN ELECTRICAL DIET.
CP DONNA FROM MONTANA IS HERE AS OF LAST NIGHT SE GOT HERE JUST IN TIME FOR ME TO GO TO BED.
I know you've heard stories like this many times before, but I just came from my neurologist and wanted to tell you. Despite having a "degenerative" disease, my coordination and walking is better than a year ago.
It doesn't take much to know what has changed in my life! Jim calls Ava my thinking walker. I had hoped to get a dog, and I had hoped if I got one, it would make getting around easier. Although I knew that George and other dogs had made huge differences for their persons, I hadn't begun to hope that Ava could improve my mobility.
Thank you doesn't begin to say what I'm feeling.
I finally HUNG UP THE CLOCK WITH THE DOG WAGGING TAIL--
TO DO SO I HAD TO REMOVE MY PERMIT TO BUILD AN OUTHOUSE WITH A DRIVE UP WINDOW TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERIDGES. ( WITH A SEATING CAPACITY OF 2 )
I WILL PUT THAT IN THE NEW BUILDING WITH MY BUILDING PERMIT.
P.S. ? THE CABOOSE?---- I SOLD IT--- PROVING I AM NOT THE ONLY NUT IN THE WORLD.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
FEB 23 2017
ONCE AGAIN I AM DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT THE FEDERAL GOVT HAS ENCOURAGED TEH STATES TO HIRE MORE PEOPLE AS PECKER CHECKERS AT ALL REST ROOM FACILITIES.
I AM NOT BIG ON REST ROOM HUMOR- BUT ....
MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW THE STORY OF MY DETERMINATION TO BE "AN INVENTOR"
----- ONE OF MY PHILOSOPHIES IS TO IDENTIFY A PROBLEM - THEN SOLVE IT.
I OWNED A 50 FOOT LONG HORSE TRAILER WHICH HELD 6 OR 8 HORRSES/PONIES- CONSEQUENTLY WHENEVER MY 2 KIDS WENT TO A HORSE EVENT ( LIKE THE 50 MILE TRAIL RIDE IN VERMONT) WE PACKED IN MANY OTHER HORSES AND KIDS-- ( BEFORE SEATBELTS -- 4 KIDS BEHIND TEH DRIVER IN THE TRUCK)
AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO TRAVEL WITH A BUNCH OF GIRLS, THEY SEEM TO HAVE SMALLER BALDDERS THAN A BUNCH OF MALES- AT ANY RATE... I TIRED OF LOCATING REST ROOMS--- SO I TOOK IVORY DISH SOAP BOTTLES AND SLICED THEM AT AN ANGLE -- THIS PROVDED A SMALL CHUTE FOR TEH DISTRIBUTION OF FEMALE HUMAN FLUIDS IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO MALE HUMANS---WITHOUT ALL THE DROPPING OF SNOWSUITS OR TIGHT RIDING PANTS.. NEXT TO A TREE, -THEY WORKED ---THUS ELIMINATING TEH STOPPING AT GAS STATIONS WHICH - DRAGGING THIS 50 FOOT MONSTOR TRAILER OCASIONALLY TIED UP TRAFFIC MORE THAN OCASSIONALLY..
SO I DECIDED I SHOULD PATTENT IT- AND HIRED A PATTENT ATTORNEY WHO HAD IT DRAWN UP AND DESCRIBBED IN LEGAL TERMS-- IT CLEARED TEH BOSTON PATTENT OFFICE AND WE WAITED RESULTS OF FEDERAL--
WHILE WE WAITED, A FRIEND AND I DECIDED TO USE THEM IN TEH WOMANS ROOM OF AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT .. WE WENT IN-- LINED UP AND THEY WORKED NICELY AND MADE THE FAMILIAR SOUND OF FALLING WATER....... UNTIL SOME WOMAN WASHING HER HANDS BELLOWED " THEIR FEET ARE POINTING THE WRONG WAY !!"
FINAL RESULT OF THAT EPISODE WAS SOMEONE PASSED A PATTENT 2 WEEKS BEFORE MY APPLICATION
AND THE Y ARE NOW SOLD UNDER THE NAME OF SHE- WEE'S--APPARENTLY POLICEWOMAN CARRY THEM -- AS DOES MY DAUGHTER JANINE IN HER SNOW SUIT.
I GAVE UP TRYING TO PATTENT ANYTHING -- AND I HAVE HAD SOME GOOD ONES -- BUT....IT COSTS TOO MUCH.---- TOO BIG A GAMBLE-
MY FATHER GAMBLED ON HIS LOADING RAMP... WHEN PEOPLE RIDE IN THE CAR WITH ME-- THEY GET VERY TIRED OF ME SAYING "THERE GOES MY FATHER'S RAMP"- HARDLY A DAY GOES BY I DON'T SEE 2 OR 3 OF THEM.. IT IS A TRAILER WITH A COUPLE RIGHT ANGLES WHICH WHEN SWUNG DOWN FORMED A VERY STURDY RAMP. UNTIL HE PATENED THAT MANY CONSTRCTION PEOPLE WERE KILLED TRYING TO LOAD HUGE EXCAVATORS ON TRAILERS WITH CHUNKS OF RAIL ROAD TIES...
HE OWNED THE ORIGIONAL PATTENT- THEN SOME COMPANY COME ALONG AND CHANGED THE HINGE, AND HE NEVER GOT A PENNY. I HAVE A PICTURE ON MY WALL HERE SOMEWHERE
IF HE HAD 1/4 A PENNY FOR EACH ONE SOLD I WOULD BE EXTREMELY WEALTHY...
AFTER HIS EXPERIENCE HE WAS OFTEN HEARD TO SAY "CONCENTRATE ON INVENTING A BETTER FLY SWATTER- THERE IS LESS HEAVY TRUCKING EXPENSE INVOLVED"
MOVING ON.... I PERSONALLY AM BUYING MY WAY OUT OF THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM... I BOUGHT A GAS DRYER FOR THE BARN-- THERE SI ALREADY PROPANE GAS IN THE ROOM FOR THE FURNACE - SO ATTACHING DRYER TO GAS SHOLD BE NO BIG DEAL CERTAINLY LESS OF A DEAL THAN TELEPHONE POLES ACROSS FLAT FIELD.-
AND IT WIL GIVE US A CHANCE TO GO AHEAD WITH EHT INSTANT HOT WATER HEATER A CAMERA PERSON OFFERED TO BUY FOR US... THE DRYER WILL BE DELOIVERED MONDAY
I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE DAVID #1 CHIME IN ON ALL THIS-- AND I AM TOLD BUD #1 WILL BE ALONG TODAY TO STAND AROUND AND THINK OF THINGS TO POINT OUT TO ME---- REMEMBER BUD #1 IS THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE THAT READS MANUALS.... SO HE IS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ( ALSO A LIC ELECTRITIAN)---
BY ELIMINATING THE SECOND DRYER RELIEVES TEH PRESSURE ON THAT SYSTEM WHICH IS BARN LAUNDRY T TENT AND NEW BUILDING...
NOW FOR THE HOUSE... REDOING THE PANNEL WIL LHELP IDENTIFY A BUNCH OF WIRES I DON'T KONW WHERE THEY GO...
I HAVE ALSO UN-DONE/ELIMINATED ALL BASEBOARD HEAT--( EXCEPT IN MY ROOM :))) ) WE HAVE NOTES ON THE OVEN TO USE ONLY ONE COOKING DEVICE AT A TIME... ORDER OUT !! SHOULD NOT BE TOO HARD.. AND THEY WILL BE INSTALLING A NEW PANNEL THAT COULD TAKE 400 AMP SERVICE - EVEN THO AT THIS TIME WE HAVE ONLY 200 AMP.
I HAVE A BUNCH.... WELL NO..... I HAVE ONE QUESTON YET TO BE ANSWERED... HOW COME PLASTIC MELTED AND NOTHING TRIPPED.. I DO WONDER WHY PROBABILITY BEING WHAT IT IS.. THEY BOTH HAPPENED AT THE SAME TIME...-- PEOPLE KEEP EXPLAINING IT... BUT IT IS ONE TIME WHEN I THINK I WANT THE WIRING INSPECTOR TO GET INVOLVED...
I DON'T NEED HELP ON HOW TO NAIL BOARDS TOGETHER INTO A BUILDING THAT DOES NOT FALL DOWN, BUT WIRING... ONCE BEYOND 2 WIRES AND A GROUND... I NEED SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS....
THEY ARE COMING HERE TODAY WITH A NEW METER TO REPLAPCE THE OONE THATT MELTED...
THAT SHOULD GET THE BARN BACK LIVE.. AND TEH CAMERAS...
I AM LOST WITHOUT TEH CAMERA DETAIL.
BESIDES TEH MAIL IS PILING UP ON MY DESK THAT I DON'T DARE OPEN UNLESS EVERYONE IS WATCHING...
I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU MY EXPERIENCE AT MY DAD'S FUNERAL YESTERDAY. I WAS REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT IVY AT THE FUNERAL HOME. EVEN TO HUMANS THE SCENTS/ODORS (NOT SURE WHAT ELSE TO CALL THEM) CAN BE OVERWHELMING. AND TO A DOG WHERE THEIR SMELL IS GREATER THAN HUMANS, I WAS WORRIED. BUT LET ME JUST SAY, SHE MADE ME, YOU, SDP TRAINERS ALL VERY PROUD. SHE EVEN WENT TO THE CASKET WITH ME WHICH SURPRISED ME, TO SAY THE LEAST. SHE DID LOVE MY DAD AND IT DEFINITELY SHOWED YESTERDAY THAT THEY DON'T FORGET THE PEOPLE THAT LOVED HER.
. THEN OFF TO THE CHAPEL. IT WAS JUST IMMEDIATE FAMILY SO NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE. I PUT HER FLUFFY DOWN AND SHE LAID DOWN. AFTER ABOUT 15 MINUTES OF THE PASTOR SPEAKING ALL OF A SUDDEN IVY DECIDED TO DO A HUGE YAWN. SOME, NOT ALL, LOOKED OVER AND SMILED AT HER. THERE WERE A COUPLE OF GIGGLES ALSO. IT KIND OF BROKE UP THE SOMBER MOOD IN THE ROOM.
NOW THIS IS FUNNY... I HAVE ENJOYED IT AT LEAST TWICE SO FAR..
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MAKE THAT 4 TIMES....
THAT IS HUMOR AT IT'S BEST-- THE ODD LOOK AT REAL LIFE...,
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
feb 22 2017
electricity-- one of those things...i always took for granteed...
however.. experience comes from bad experience-- and i don't like propane gas... especially underground.
i saw the doctor's house that had a "gas accident" - where they were picking his wife's underwear off the tree tops.
luckily no one was home. he was playing with his new back hoe-- gas underground scares me...
and don't tell me all about dig safe--- i had the dig safe guy here once and he went thru 2 cans of red paint and finally said "did you ever think of just moving?"
to "do it right" and bring in more electricity.. cranney made some noise about $100,000- at which point i immediately went to the clotheslines in the arena... which we have done before...
bud will laugh at my descritpion of the problem i am sure- basically--
those 3 big commercial electric dryers are the problem..-- and the 100,000 was teh proposal to make them all run at once..-- and involved poles to the barn and more "legs..." apparently electricity comes in legs of 110 so 2 is 220-- but if we had poles we could go to numbers like 880.
ain't gonna happen..
this reminds me of ...
if you have a bellyache and go to a surgeon they would wna to cut a hole in you-- but if you go to ab internist they willl want to give you a pill and run more tests...
so to listen to these electritians-- the only solution they can see is to spend $100,000- which we don't have.. plus it is against my religion to not consider "alternative solutions" which is what got us in thei mess in the first place...
however... rethinking out of teh electrical box......
if i turn in the electric dryer in the barn and replace it with a gass dryer-- gas is already there in that feed room...in tanks for the furnace- then that releives teh draw on that "line" and we coudl just be aware of what is on...- because the laundry building... t tent... cameras... new building... are all on that line---- that is the line that fried the meeter coming in from the street... there is electric heat upsairs in the training room which will be just plain removed... we have a darn good wood stove there.. so that will get rid of that accidental use. if push comes to shove there... teh water can be shut off.
that would still give us 2 commercial washer/dryer combinations cleanliness is very critical around here.. altho there is much to be said for shaking and airing stuff that is not dirty dirty... you may see more of that....
this leaves the house... which is not a house but a small dog factory...people motel... in a normal house the few people that live there don't run everything at once...- but here-- with everything running we basically fried teh master breaker on one side which is why we lost only 220 and still had teh 110.. lights computers worked... but loosing the heat , hot water and the blessed dryer here in the house.
it may take more planning-- but planning is alot easier than raising $100,000-- this place is an IQ test, and we must rise to the ocassion...
if we had a switch in the cellar the made it possibel to run either the water heater or the dryer... that wold almost solve the problem there... for 69 cents. wired correctly it would be idiot proof... you could only run one.
if we add to that ... next biggest draw is cooking-- not that we do that much... but it wold be easy to use only one piece of cooking equipment at a time..i.e. you could either boil watter on the stove- or bake a chicken in the oven.. but not both at the same time.... unless you went to the guest house... which has plenty of electricity ( and no commercial washer/dryer and no room to put ont ehere either... besides-- stuff to wash is not generated there.)
add to that , that i only use my washer/dryer after 7pm.. when the rest of the place shuts down.
all that is a heck of alot cheaper.... and immediately accomplished -- without massive hole digging machinery--
i will talk to the "men" today
so moving foraward-- we need to buy a gas dryer --replace teh spagetty of electrical wires at teh board in the house-- with a board that eventually could accomodate more "legs" in case we ever need them for real..
my real question is... with my "half vast" knowledge... how come if we overload there is just not a switch/braker... that trips... isn't that waht is supposed to happen? isn't that why we have all those breakers in the cellar anyway????
i never knew that properly wired--- if you turned on too many things the house would burn down...
so something was basically wrong...and i need to understand-- which may be difficult -- granted--- why over loaded breakers didn't break... could be that drunk guy...
keeping in mind that the origional electritian who wired this house... drank on the job...
time has come to get rid of that problem... which may mean we end up with only one switch per light fixture- and we may not be able to operate teh garage door while sitting on the luu.
we will learn to manage. -- for 100,000 you bet your sweet bippy we will.
other than that ...everything is normal..
janine sent me a picture of her load of donkeys rescued from the slaughter auction in penna- i took one look and noticed she did not have just 12 donkeys... but one huge mule standing very quietly with a bunch of mini donkeys packed under her ample belly in janine's trailer.
now janine is a pretty good judge of horses...and donkeys.. there has to be some story about this mule... which has landed at janine;'s house- and is.. according to megan "huggable" and "aged" with scars of having been worked in harness. hmmmmmmm....
i think grace and i should go and evaluate that situation... it could be considered an educational event..
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
feb 21 2017i am not sure why this would be inbteresting... but maybe "instructional"
you have to know the facts..
#1 one of the things that gives crazy acres it's unique atmosphere, is that the guy who wired the house drank. this is why if you are entering the upstairs bathroom and you turn on the switch by the door, the garage light goes on.... i have lived here since 1979 and i still don't know what switch does what. when we first moved in, i wrote a nasty note to the kitchaid dishwasher company bescause the first time i tried to use it , it "blew up" with smoke..-- it was not long after that the garbage disposal self distructed in a great flurry of metal parts.. being a student of probability, ...it was discovered he had wired 220 to both machines... it was perhaps my first run in with the building depoartment in ipswich..... several months later , the guy was still drinking--- and working in ipswich... and i was so mad, i never botherd to get an "occupancy" permit for this house.
this house had started out as a normal house with normal 220 service... the barn...guest house.. and laundry bldg.. are separate services/bills .. the fact that the house had morphed to a small motel with kennel privlidges meant that the normal "board" had produced a "baby board" off to one side- and the only breaker i knew for real was theh 50 amp thing that started the pump in the well which i used once a year to water the flat field... now that we have the luxury of town water..(and believe me town water is a luxury probably unknown to 94% of the people reading this...)
#2. as you all know-- my hearing is way less than perfect..
#3. yesterday was a holiday--- a fact totally over my head-- all the dogs needed the same care - holiday or not.
#4. i always knew that cooking was something to be avoided-- pam put a pan of water on to boil...
and the fun began.
my computer rebooteed itself-- not totally unusual--it did wierd things--i put another $4 in the swear bear and adjusted my thinking.. moving on... grace tod me we needed an new tv fot the sundroom.. it ws doing strange things.. the darn heater next to the pups was blinking "off" again-- david 1 came along and said i was going to have to "call cranney" the company who had put in out instant on generator and dealt with the electrical board in our cellar. david told me we had " lost a leg in the main board, -- and if i told cranney tht, they would understand.
so i called "cranney" - the comapny which has done a huge amount of work here--2 instant generators - barn and house--rewired teh entire laundry buildnig to be rat proof.. furnace in the barn etc...
it was before 5pm and since i did not know it was a holiday, i assumed the person answering the phone was the normal secretary/receptionist......eleven puppies got very happy nd started barking at each other just as she started in..'how do you spell carlene?" followed by "is that b-o-x-f-o-r-d- road?" and tehn it blew my mind "and the zip?" ---- i said "just let me talk to the electrical dept" -- she said " i can't until i get the information i need. now what is the zip" i was still thinking she is at some computer in their office...and i asked "i brian there?"-- when she said "who's brian?" i knew i was in trouble... brian is brian cranney.-- i think she said someone would call-- i coldn't hear....45 min... no one called... so i called another of cranney's numbers and the guy started in with "how do you spell carlene" all the way to "and the zip code?"--we figured out he wa an answering service-- but i had the wrong number for a commercial service which- he determined i was if they billed me... --someone would call-- and 1 hour later they didn't.. we built a bigggggg fire iin the fireplae...
i hated to bother sheila-- who is sheila cranney-- because she had deserted our sinking ship in Massachusetts and moved to florida- and i am sure she was no longer even aware of things like februrary with no heat and 60 dogs( plus me) not suited for no heat..... but i emaled her- which she must not have read for another hour.. because all of a sudden i got 2 calls from their emergency depts. 7 minutes apart - really promptly teh guy from nh started in right away to get here... because when the second one called-- from "right down the street" i could not turn off the first.
in the meantime we had determined that shutting off as much electricity was was convenient, the kerescene furnace would work-- and that strange flickering of the lights.... which i attributed to my old age... stopped.
we had alot of the things that were 110 but had lost the leg that made us 220 so they patched us for the night so the 110 didn't flicker and quit- which meant the keresene heater by the kitchen would work -- they also removed one dead/fried mouse which may have precipitated the entire thing.
it also meant that my bedroom got colder than some cold part of a witch...-so i was glad to get up at 4am... and am readuy tp welcom an entire cranney crew to replace that entire board with something that would not make bud cry every time he looks at that wall of spagetti..
rumor has it we need "another leg"-- but i will let cranney company decide that one. the 2 guys who came here-- on the holiday were very nice and very knowledgable and i wss exgremely happy to see them-- and i must go write a yelp thing about terriffic service
i expect us to have electricity sht off and on for most of the day-- so please pass that around so no one bothers explore.. and--- it iwll maybe give me the opportunity to label teh breakers as they install a new board.
i will try abnd keep the cameras going-- but heaven knows-- or maybe goldie does..
Monday, February 20, 2017
FEB 20 2017
TOTAL LACK OF INSPIRATION TODAY...
SPARKLE IS HERE... AND SEEMS TO HAVE SETTLED IN VERY NICELY-- SHE IS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD AND IS BENTLEYS SISTER... WITH A VERY GREY FACE...OVERWEIGHT SEEMS TO BE HER BIGGEST ISSUE-- STEVE OR MEGAN CAN TAKE HER OUT TODAY AND SEE HOW MUCH SHE REMEMBERS... SEEMS LIKE A NICE DOG. JUST ASKED VERY POLITELY TO GO OUT-- WE HAVE THE FENCES UP ISOLATING THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE AREA, BUT I DON'T THIN
SHORT DOGGIE -- PUPS ARE NEED ING COOKIES ----THAT NEW PUPPY CAMERA IS WORKING GREAT !!
I DID GET THE CAKE DELIVERED TO THE GEORGETOWN FIRE DEPT... WITH A COUPLE DOZEN FRESH EGGS-- THEY ALL APPRECIATED IT... SAID TEHY ARE BEGINING TO TAKE NOTE OF THE 19TH OF THE MONTH.---- I WOULD TAKE ONE TO TOPSFIELD- WHICH WOULD BE MY CLOSEST... EXCEPT... THEY NEVER ANSWER THE PHONE ... OR THE DOOR... OR MY BLOWING MY HORN RIGHT IN FRONT OF THIER TRUCKS... VERY STRANGE-- IPSWICH IS 8 MILES AWAY...MAYBE I WILL GET THERE TODAY... THEY AARE THE ONES IN THE CALENDAR...
Appreciation Day at Cottleville, Missouri Fire Department.
My belated Valentine Cake was delivered today. I find it very interesting that all these men know about this special day, even if they are new to the station. When they see us coming, we are always greeted with a big smile.
This month hearts,, next month shamrocks.
Ila - Charter CP of Missouri
EVE AND FINN...
Saturday we got together with Don and his family. Don is the "angel" in Eve's My Team Triumph team. My Team Triumph teams runners with people who cannot run, they train and they run races together! Eve gets to ride in a deluxe running stroller and Don runs and pushes her. Last year they did a 5k in
November and Eve loved it! A. She had a great time and did really great with Finn in that new environment! Not only that but we got home and Eve decided her and Finn were taking a walk ALONE!! So I let her --- well sorta I
followed at a distance hiding behind trees LOL She knew I was there but was content if I kept my distance. She walked all the way up hill and around the culdesac and back. They took a couple breaks but did amazing!!! ( again I fell down on my job as photographer-- story of my life!) Our awesome neighbor came out and walked with her for a bit too! The whole thing was so sweet and a great accomplishment for both of them. Finn was a little unsure about what was going on because they went as soon as we got home and he couldn't understand why they weren't heading for the house but she got him going
and they did great!!
WITH GREAT SADNESS..
Grace received a message from Maureen (nurse w/ Cara) Curley's partner. Maureen was a nurse, has/had Cara, and had been volunteering for quite awhile. Maureen collapsed Thursday and passed away Friday. The calling hours are from 4-7 on Thursday at Twomey, LeBlanc and Conte funeral home in Newburyport. She said the obituary would be in tomorrow's paper. Grace will be going.
SEVERAL OF US WILL BE GOING... WHICH MEANS EXTRA HELP HERE AT THE FARM...
Sunday, February 19, 2017
FEB 19 2017
HAPPY 19TH-- CAKE DAY !!-- I WILL GET OUT AND DISTRIBUTE CAKES-- AND FRESH EGGS...
I HAVE AS I TYPE ALL 11 PUPS CHEWING AT MY FEET.... THEY HAVE GRADUATED TO THE CONDO-- THAT MARVELOUS APPARTMENT COMPLEX DAVID 1 MADE FOR THEM ABOUT A YEAR AGO...
I REMEMBER... .IT WAS DURING THE PHASE WHEN EVERYONE WAS TELLING ME "DON'T WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING... LET PEOPLE TAKE OVER" WHICH IS ALL WELL AND GOOD AS LONG AS YOU WATCH WHAT "OVER" EACH PERSON IS TAKING... AND IN THE CASE OG DAVID AND THE CONDO.... I FORGET WHAT OTHER DISASTER I WAS DEALING WITH-- BUT I WAS AWARE THAT EVERY HOUR OR SO DAVID WOULD COME OUT OF THE CELLAR WITH A SHORT 2 X 4 AND DISAPPEAR INTO THAT BACK FROM... FORTUNATELY I WAS BUSY ENOUGH AND I HAD ENOUGH FAITH IN DAVID 1--- THAT I LEFT HIM ALONE.... BECAUSE HE DEVISED THAT SYSTEM OF DOG BEDS FAR BETTER THAN I EVER WOYOLD HAVE.
SO WE NEEDED TO MOVE THE CAMERA---WHICH I HAD BEEN AVOIDING.... THEN YESTERDAY I REMEMVERED WE HAD ?300 FEET? OF CABLE--AND 100 FUNNY ENDS IN A CUTE LITTLE HANDY DANDY BOX OF ***RJ45*** ENDS -- I KNEW HOW-- IT IS NOT A CASE OF BRILLIANCE.. IT IS ALL COLOR CODED....-- BUT WHAT I DID NOT HAVE WAS HANDS STEADY ENOUGH TO GET ALL THOSE TINY WIRES EXACTLY WHERE THEY BELONG.. ENTER TANNER-- WITH HIS 14 YEAR OLD HANDS? AT ANY RATE HE DID IT. 2 ENDS AND THE BLINKING TESTER TOLD US HE HAD THEM RIGHT..
FOR ALL OF YOU ABOUT TO NEED TO PUT ENDS ON CABLES.. THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE YOU UNTWIST THOSE 4 TINY WIRES TO REVEAL 8 EVEN TINIER WIRES...COLOR CODED TO POKE INTO THE EVEN TINIER PLASTIC ENDS IN THE SPECIFIC ORDER WHITE/ORANGE--ORANGE--WHITE/GREEN--BLUE--
WHITE/BLUE-- GREEN-- WHITE/BROWN-- BROWN --
I DON'T FEEL THE NEED TO EXPLAIN HOW ALL THESE WIRES GET LABLELD, IT SUFICES TO SAY WE GOT ALL TANGLED UP IN MALE ENDS AND FEMALE ENDS -- AND ONE CONFIGURATION OF CAMERA, BLACK BOX AND WIRES... LEFT US WITHA MALE MALE SITUATION -- SO JUDY MADE A QUICK TRIP TO HOME DEPOT WHERE THEY ASSURED ME ON THE PHONE THEY HAD FEMALE FEMALE RJ45 CONNECTORS .. THE RESON I TELL YOU ALL THIS IS I WOULD HATE TO THINK ANY OF YOU WOULD SPEND $200 TO HIRE
SOME COMPANY TO WIRE A COMPUTER WHEN GIVEN ENOUGH WIRE AND RJ45 CONNEDTORS YOU WILL EVENTUALLY GET IT RIGHT FOR ABOUT $40...
AND THEN YOU WOULD HAVE EXTRA MONEY TO BUY CHICKEN BRICKS !!!
.LEAVING DAVID 1 ALONE TO FIGURE THINGS OUT...... HE PUT IN THE HEATER IN THE NEW BUILDING... AND IS PUTTIN ONE IN THE OFFICE SO LINDA WILL NOT FREEZE ANYMORE--
SEE... THE BIGGEST PROBLEM I HAVE IS DECIDING WHO WORKS BEST WITHOUT MY SUPERVISION
SO HE GETS THE DEGREE OF "CC" CREATIVE COMPETENCE.
PLUS HE HAS FRIENDS "IN THE TRADES" -- I HAVE A FEELING MANY OF THE FRIENDS ARE OLD MILITARY BUDDIES.. PLUMBERS ( GOING TO FINALLY GET THE INSTANT HOT WATER IN THE FEED ROOM IN THE BARN.... HOPEFULLY)
LEAVING ME WONDERING HOW THOSE HEATERS WORK.. IT HAS BEEN EXPLAINED TO ME SEVERAL TIMES--- THAT HEAT EXCHANGER TAKES TH HEATED AIR OUT OF THE 20 DEGREE OUTSIDE AIR AND TURNS IT INOT 72 DEGREES INSIDE.. AND THEY WERE SOBER WHEN THEY TOLD ME THIS..... THE ONLY KNOWLEDGE I HAVE OF THIS ... IS THE BROADWAY SONG OF DONALD SWANN AND MICHAEL FLANDERS... THE FIRST AND SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS "HEAT CAN'T PASS FROM THE COOLER TO THE HOTTER BECAUSE THE HOTTER BODY'S HEAT WILL PASS TO THE COOLER".. I EVEN LOOKED UP PHYSICS FOR IDIOTS - AND IT WAS OVER MY HEAD.
I HAVE BEEN TOLD B Y THESE INTELLECTUAL PURISTS.... "MATTER-- OR ENERGY... MAY NOT BE CREATED NOR DESTROYED" ----WELL THEY MUST NOT HAVE STUDDIED TRASH... BECAUSE THAT SURE GETS CREATED. AREN'T WE BUILDING AN ISLAND OFF SEATTLE ABOUT THE SIZE OF NEW JERSEY.. OF TRASH???
THAT IS IN THE SMALL PRINT SOMEWHERE...
BARKING DOGS--- I HAVE A FEELING SIZZLE MAY BE COMING INOT HEAT... WE WILL SKIP THIS ONE... OR MAYBE 2 WHO KNOWS... GEORGE HAS TEH IDEA THAT IF S SHE COMES INOT HEAT, MOMMY NATURE SAYS SHE IS READY TO BREED... PERSONALLY I THINK THAT IS A BIT YOUNG...OUR CHART IS EXTREMELY ACCURATE OF BLOODLINES... BUT I THINK WE HAVE ONE MISSING LITTER WAY BACK IN 2004.. LUNA HAD A LITTER ( ACCIDENTLY ) BEFORE SHE WAAS A YEAR OLD-SHE WAS FINE... WHICH IS WHAT CAUSED GEORGE TO SAY "MOMMY NATURE SAID IT WAS OK" LUNA WENT ON TO HAVE 4 MORE LITTERS-- WHICH IS MORE THAN WE USUALLY DO... I FORGET THE DETAILS BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WITH GEORGES APPROVAL...WE HOPEFULY HAVE 2 PREGOS NOW..
SPARKLE IS COMING BACK THIS MORNING... SHE WAS A SERVICE DOG - AND HER OWNER DIED UNEXPETEDLY-- SHE IS IN A FOSTER HOME IN LYNN-- THEY CALLED LAST NIGHT AND WE WILL TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT IS BEST FOR SPARKLE.
THE RELATIVES OF THE DECEASED HAVE SOME FEELING SHE WHOLD BE PLACED AS A PET-- AND THAT COULD HAPPEN... EXCEPT IT IS MY BELIEF THAT DOGS WOULD PREFER TO BE A SERVICE DOG THAT GOES WITH THEIR PARTNER 24/7 EVERY SERV DOG I HAVE RE- INSPECTED, IS THRILLED TO GET THE HARNESS ON AND GO PLACES, INSTEAD OF BEING LEFT HOME.
WE WILL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT... SHE IS OF BENTLEY'S LITTER..
Saturday, February 18, 2017
FEB 18 2017
YESTERDAY'S 20 GIRLSCOUTS TURNED OUT TO BE 20 ADULTS FROM A CORP IN MIDDILTON- SO THEY NEEDED DIFFERENT ENTERTAINMENT--- ALONG WITH SEVERAL APPLICANTS , I DIDN'T MOVE OUT OF MY CHAIR MUCH YESTERDAY... I WILL WRITE ANOTHER BOOK JUST AS SOON AS I FINISH THE 14 I HAVE ALREADY STARTED IN MY HEAD.... WHICH WOLD HAVE TO BE AFTER I FINISH GETITNG SUED FOR WHAT I HAVE SAID INT THE FIRST 13.
WELLLLL... WE SEE IT WHEN WE ARE OUT DOG TRIANING... MEGAN FALLS AND WE ALL STAND AROUND AND WATCH HOW SHE AND THE DOG WORK THERI WAY OUT OF THE PROBLEM--MORE OFTEN THAN NOT PEOPLE RUSH INTO HELP HER ON HER FEET- WHICH - WITH REDCIPIENTS IN THLONG RUN IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. WE HAD THIS HAPPEN IN A SCHOOL WITH ONE OF OUR RECIPIENTS, WHO FELL FOR REAL- AND 5 OF US JUST STOOD AND WATCHED-- IT WAS A STRUGGLE, BUT SHE GOT ON HER FEET WITH THE DOG'S HELP-- AND WAS SHE THRILLED "I DID IT !!" - AND I CNA ONLY THINK HOW HARD IT IS FOR A PARENT TO LET THIER CHILD STRUGGLE WHILE THEY WATCH... BUT HOW HAPPY THAT KID WAS TO HAVE DONE IT HERSELF !!
INDEPENDENCE IS SUCH A CRITICAL WORD IN CHILD REARING-- SOMEWHERE I DECIDED TEACHING MY CHILD TO BE INDEPENDENT WAS ONE OF MY PRIMARY GOALS--JUST THINK OF THE LEARNING PROCESS- HOLD YOUR OWN CUP, FOLD YOUR OWN LAUNDRY- EARN YOUR OWN MEDICAL INSURANCE AND ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD--- (WHICH CAN PROGRESS INTO AND SUPPORT ME IN MY OLD AGE !!!!.) -
IT IS CERTAINLY EASIER TO DO THINGS FOR KIDS....
IT HAS BEEN SAID......LAZY MOTHERS HAVE VERY EFFICIENT CHILDREN-AND TEH REVERARSE IS TRUE IF MOTHERS ARE TOO EFFICIENT A BRIGHT KID WILL DECIDE IT IS EASIER TO LET MOM DO XXXX ANYWAY.
THIS SLIDES TO DOCTORS AND TEACHERS -- "PUT THEM IN A WHEELCHAIR-- IT IS EASIER FOR EVERYONE.".. SOMETIMES I AM SURE THAT IS TRUE.. BUT WE HAD ONE KID MISSING LUNCH OFTEN BECAUSE SHE WAS IN A CHAIR AND HER ATTENTEDNT FORGOT TO WHEEL HER TO THE CAFETERIA...
SO THERE IS A FINE LINE.... BUT TOO MUCH HELP IS NO GOOD EITHER.
I BETTER QUIT...
THE SAME KID WHO MISSED LUNCH--- I SAW THIS PART --- GOT PRESENTED WITH SOME BOWL OF "SOUPY STEW" TYPE LUNCH -- SPOONTYPE-- AND AN APPLE FOR LUNCH..
HER HAND WAS THE SHAKING VARIETY SO ONLY A FEW HALF SPOONFULS LANDED IN HER MOUTH AND NO WAY COULD HER SMALL SHAKING HAND MANAGE THAT LOVELY BIG APPLE.....NO ONE THOUGHT TO CUT THE APPLE SO SHE COULD GET SOME OF IT IN HER MOUTH-- THERE ARE SOOOO MANY TIMES THERE NEEDS TO BE AN ADULT IN THE ROOM... -
I LOVE HOW THESE IMPONDERABLE QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED BY OUR ARMY OF CP FACT CHECKERS....
now for teh attempts on presidents LIVES .. thanks to some cp's.... here are the facts..
16 presidents have had attempts on their lives..
the first 8 were over 128 years... the second 8 were over 48 years..
in other words it was one every 16 years.. now it is one every 6 years..
and every one since kennedy had an attempt made.
osha would never approve..
THE ONLY REASON A PERSON WOULD RUN IS... THEY HAVE PRETTY GOOD HEALTH INSURANCE FOR LIFE.. UNLESS SHOT FIRST.
I WAS EVEN MORE AMAZED TO HAVE 2 PEOPLE LAST NIGHT AT MALL CALL COME UP WITH THE WORDS TO TOM LEHER'S SONG ABOUT THIRD WORLD WAR LASTING AN HOUR AND A HALF.
HE HAD SOME VERY FUNNY SONGS- WHICH WHEN I WAS YOUNGER ( MUCH) THEY DID NOT SELL THE RECORDS NORMALLY.. THEY WERE BEHIND TEH COUNTER- THAT MADE THME EVEN MORE DESIRABLE.
I BELIEVE TOM LEHER WAS A MATHMETITIAN FROM ?HARVARD? -- AND ALSO A PRETTY GOOD PIANO PLAYER-- SO THESE RAGTIME SONGS ARE PRETTY CLEVER --NEW MATH DONE IN BASE 8 WAS INVENTED BY SOMEONE WHO HAD ONLY 8 FINGERS. AND TEH VATAGAN RAG TO SPICE UP THE CATHOLIC SERVICE AND MAKE IT MORE MARKETABLE. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN GOOGLE THEM, BUT THEY ARE WORHT A CHUCKLE ( I HAVE TEHM ON MY COMPUTER ) LISTEN TO HIS POLUTION SONG 20 TIMES !!
I PLAYED THE WAR SONG LAST NIGHT AT MAIL CALL AND GOT ALL TWISTED IN FEEDBACK.. IF I PLAYED IT SO YOU COULD HEAR IT, IT CAME BACK OVER THE SCREEN AND GOT REPEATED..
I KNOW IT IS EARLY YET AND I HAVE HAD ONLY ONE CUPPA--BUT HOW COULD I PLAY A SONG FOR MAIL CALL SO THE MIC COULD PICK IT UP-- AN D NOT HAVE IT COME BACK AND GET MIXED WITH THE NEXT VERSE 45 SECONDS LATER WITH THE DELAY*
THE PUPPIES ARE LOOSE ON TO THE BACK DECK.... ALMOST--- TRYING TO GET SOME VARIETY IN THEIR LIVES SO THEY STOP CHEWING ON EACH OTHER....
WE NEED TO GET THE MEGN MARCHES GOING WITHIN A WEEK OR SO... UNLESS WE HAVE A BLIZZARD
UNFORTUNATELY WE HAD TO SPREAD SALT AND SAND BIG TIME.. SO WE NEED TO GET THAT WASHED AWAY OR COVERED UP ...
OR GET A BATHTUB SET UP FOR FOOT DUNKING WHEN THEY COME BACK..
AND CHAOS IS COMPLAINING ABOUT THEM RUNNING NEAR HER SOFA
I SUPPOSE I COULD DIDDLE WITH THE NURSERY CAMERA AND TRY AND GET IT IN THE "CONDO " AREA.. APPARENTLY THEY ARE HAVEING A WONDERFUL TIME RUNNING UP AND OVER THE SLEEPING LOFTS...
I WILL TRY. SO IF IT GOES DEAD THAT IS WHY...
THEY NEED ENTERTAINMENT...
Friday, February 17, 2017
feb 17 2017
it never occured to me in yessterdays dd that when i said sizzle decided she should stay by me so she did n't get hurt or scared--- that any one would assume i was doing the hurting or scaring....good heavens no... it was the world in general.. like the dangerously noisy puddle we faced together..."and people in costco driving metal objects full of treats and grabbing at me... then finally we all stand in a group and they squeeze us thru a narrow passage which makes wierd noises and we get a ticket to go back out the door." she is definitely in the "look i don't understand any of this stuff, but since you seem ok with it, i will go along just incase any food drops on the floor,"
personally i was totally unprepared for the number of people who stopped me to say what a beautiful dog she was..--- much more than bentley with his harlequin color.. i mean people comment on him.. but this was words like regal- striking.... clean...perfect.. -- so i should stop looking at her like the
pain-in-the-ass that i can not get to even pick up a basket !!
i did get her to walk with the wooden dumbell in her mouth.. i did not start the treat business.. because with her and most any dog-- if they pick up the proper thing and you say good dog, they drop it and you treat them, they think they got treated for dropping it.. and that is hard to overcome !! that is where i have been with her
so now she is eating that nice hardwood dumbell.. ?this is progress?
now i am back to wondering ---- can somebody research this????out of our 45 presidents how many have been shot at-- last i knew it was about 12-- with 4 killed???? hands up for how many of you would break your neck to apply for a job where about 25% would get shot at and 10% killed??? this points out a basic question of our system..
i don't think anyone had shot at the queen of england.. at least that i know of...
now marketing .. as is related to beef stew... every time i go to costco i pass that meat counter and think of some of the lovely beef stews i have had in my many years-- tho none lately...
so yesterday i bought a packet of beef in 2" x 6" hunks... to once again try...now i know that to cut it up across the grain makes this cheaper cut of stewing beef so much more chewable... problem now is i can not stand up for the legnth of time to cut the beef-- and then the carrots legnthwise so they get cooked
donna is a very good cook-- so i am hoping-- i have additional feelings about the pursuit of the perfect stew... you doin't cut the mushrooms so anyone who does not like mushrooms can find them and not inadvertantly put one in their mouth...heaven forbid...-- then there is the fluid part of the stew.. which generally has all the seasonings in it-- if you don't thicken it with flour or corn starch, it does not stick to the meat so that you have some lovely soup and cardboard tasting lumps of things... like meat and carrots..
now carrots-- you would think --- well never mind.. at costco carrots come in huge bags of Ppealed--- they are pealed to the point of being small carrots - should be perfect for stewing .
i buy these carrots- and i did again yesterday- but i know full well there are at least 2 other partially used bags of carrots in the fridge-- that can only be described as "tired" - which is exactly what donkeys love... tired carrots... so why are they in my fridge?? i had to threaten people with their removal.
but it is the part of "pealed" that fascinates me..once upon a time .. you threw pealings away-- that is before a more creative bunch got involved.. i just read where i should not put butter in my mashed potatoes, but take the pealings and fry them in butter, bake til crisp and ten chop them up in my mashed.. that is all i need ---labor intensive potatoes.
pealed--what about those skinless boneless chicken parts i will bet more than one cookie.. that dog food companies have that perfectly good source of protien in the dog food we feed... we got trained to fear the fat that was contained in the skin... so they take it off and sell it back to us as dog food.
that is why the dog food labels contain ingredients like carrots, peas, potatoes, and teh deboned chicken ( technically, skin is deboned). ...lots of types of dog food have "egg product" makes me wonder what the world does with all thos e egg shells-- i bet the are ground up into something...probbly chicken food.... "layer pellets"
so we have chickens who are beginning to lay eggs-- lotsa eggs... so maybe this 19th of the month we should give the fire dept a dozen "farm fresh eggs" instead of-- or in place of teh cake bit??
lord know there would be none fresher !!
I just looked at my tv schedule for tomorrow night and saw that The Miracle Worker is on tv this Friday night!
Movie: The Miracle Worker (original with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke)
Channel: TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 8 pm (EST)
It is a great movie and movies on TCM have NO commercials.
worms ---good morning new dog owner....
they all have worms-- we worm every 3 months with "all wormer"-- which is a wonderful generic wormer from austrlia that is not sold in the usa in one pill--
however sounds like your vet did a fecal so you know what kind of worms- and he/she can sell you med for that specific type.. but in the next 3 months i would suggest you look at the all wormer.
i think it is petsmegastore.au where we get it. heartwormer is the only thing thing you need beside that-- and your vet will sell you that .. the vet brand has a flea killer in it so with one dog that is probably what you should use..
the ivermectin we use ... 1/3 of 1 cc per month is onlavailable tht i know of in 50 cc cattle size.. so you wouold be better of wih the normal.
worms are a fact of life--
( i used to worm my kids when they were younger too.. animals are animals)
not only was it Eve's Bday but she had a field trip at school too. Her class dropped off some food at a local food pantry. It is was sort of a kick off for a class project where they will continue to collect food and help out at the food pantry. They also got a tour of the entire church that the pantry was located in. It was WAY more walking than I anticipated so Eve went in w/ Finn and without her wheelchair. It was pretty cool though because she really pushed past her limits she even went down (slowly) an entire flight of stairs with Finn!!!! She chose the elevator to go back up - I don't blame her. She wasn't willing to push herself before like that but with Finn she goes for it! Not only in walking but I'm seeing it in other areas of her life as well!
After that the kids got to go to McDonalds for lunch and play in the playland. Finn was a super star ⭐️ and so was Eve⭐️
Things are quiet here, finally. Fiona and I had four Birthdays over the past two weeks. She is always up and ready to go.She is also plowing through the snow and just loves it. If you and Megan and everyone at SDP had not hand fed her and taught her all the steps in her training, we would not have been able to do this. I love your training sections of the DD. It makes me appreciate, all the more, the love and training that went in to make Fiona the wonderful partner that she is. I love her dearly and all of you at SDP. There is a place in heaven for you.
Love Fiona and Mary Lou
Thursday, February 16, 2017
feb 16 2017
i think i have some massive revision of a training definition around here.. how much is training and how much is proving to them if you do what i say you won't have any reason to be afraid of stuff... all danes being timid in the first place...-----
yesterday i took sizzle out with me to go to staples- around the farm she has been known to be a little independent..i.e. not coming immediately when i call her ( which is one of the most critical tasks.) i had her alone.. without bentley.. and as i got her out of the car,( with her harness and collar on of course) a car went by and splashed a puddle-- she didn't "bolt" but she did a quick HS "holy sh1t" fortunately my hand was right on her harness and i very quickly said "stay" and we just stood there while cars splashed that puddle- after which we walked past it and into the store. i think the way she saw it was..." if i just do what she says, i won't get hurt." -once in the store i asked her to "down" and she dropped-- flattened her head even.. and never moved--- until i asked her to get up .
we left she stayed exactly by my leg as we passed teh cars and i led her around thaat "dangerous" puddle. i was very careful to say "stay " while i took off her vest. and told her to jump in-- she did exactly what i said and i was careful to tell her exactly what to do " wait-" - before she jumpeed--- then "ok" to run off which she did...
we can see how today goes, but i think she has had a mental "bolt of lightening..." like that "water moment" in the hellen keller story where helen finally realizes that her teacher ann is trying communicate with her...
watching the movie "miricle worker" should be a requirement for all dog trainers... the entirre movie is of the out of control animal that helen was is worth watching-- but if you are short on time.... that one section
can be googled "helen keller water moment.
i am not sure it wil have anything to do withsizzle holding a basket in her mouth.... but at least she was thinking yesterday and not just reacting
teh reason i was at staples was to get the new SDP tree of bloodlines printed ( soon for sale in the doggie bag) - we will be selling the laminated colored version for $25 + $5 for mailing tube and postage. and the black/white also laminated for $10 + $5---- pam will be putting them on the web/daily doggie .. soon..
there are sooooo many advertisements that annoy me-- mostly teh lightbulbs that last up to 20 years... right !! one week is certainly "up to 20 years" but there is another "this medication must not be given to a child under 6, blah blah blah and should not be taken by someone under 16" the givens and takens probably have some significance but i find it offensive.
teh geico ads aren't bad... but nothing compares to
"DON'T LOOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT..
Zeke is amazing at many things: helping me up and down the stairs, walking down the streets of Disney World during April vacation, getting me to all my physical therapy appointments, helping me walk around the house during the day, helping me off the floor during a 2nd grade math game...
The training at the SDP is amazing, and last night Zeke showed off his amazing training like he does many Wednesday nights. Wednesday nights are dance night for my youngest daughter who is 7 years old. When we arrive, there are toddler boys and girls driving there little trucks all around. Zeke lays down and the toddlers continue to drive and crawl right by him. Then at 5:45 the magic happens. Fifty 7 and 8-year olds with their parents walk right by Zeke, within inches of him, leaving and coming in, putting on boots, putting on tap shoes. He just quietly watches until the dust clears.
Sometimes I feel like a broken record. Zeke is an amazing dog. The training at the SDP is magnificent. Everyone would have been proud of the job Zeke did last night and everyday, for that matter. Thank you to everyone who supports the SDP!
Time for the Wrinkle update. What a wonderful gift you've given me. Our little girl has settled in to her new home wonderfully. Axel and Otto (dachshunds) sleep right next to her and all three are getting along great! We go out for walks, go to the grocery store, Walmart, the bank, and everywhere we go she gets compliments. Compliments not only on how beautiful she is, but more importantly on how well trained she is. Steve, Megan and EVERYONE at SDP have done a great job on her training and temperament. Every time time we go outside we practice, practice, practice! She's so sharp on all her commands and does so well at recall, she constantly amazes me. We're becoming this great team and because of your generosity I'm able to get back parts of my life I'd thought I had to give up on. Her empathy is boundless and her sweet personality melts everyone who meets her! I'm working hard to be worthy of your gift, please share this with everyone at SDP so they can know that your tireless efforts are all paying off. I told you before, but it bears repeating, "thank you" doesn't come close to how much you've all changed my life! I'll keep you posted on her adventures, if anyone is interested they can follow her on Facebook @ Wrinkle & Me, our story. I usually post stuff every day so you can all see her whenever you want. =0) Thanks to ALL at SDP, you're LIFE CHANGERS! All my best, -Steve & Wrinkle
It's our 2nd Anniversary today 😍😍it's is the year 2015 & the month is February & the day is Friday the13th😜😜(oh my) the time is a little after 7 pm. The place is Service Dog Project guest house. My life is changed forever for the better when Grace brings to me my partner, Princess Ruckus!! I reflect on an emotional week of new friendships both human & Canine, training with lots of snow & cold & fear in my abilities. First time out training Ruckus puts her head on my hand & looks at me with those soulful eyes and says " hey lady, we got this." Two years latter, the rest is History.
Carlene and all involved with SDP I THANK YOU & support you mission to help others. Please all, follow me in buying a brick to support this great non profit & selfless organization