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 ....
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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.
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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...
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AFTER HIS EXPERIENCE HE WAS OFTEN HEARD TO SAY "CONCENTRATE ON INVENTING A BETTER FLY SWATTER- THERE IS LESS HEAVY TRUCKING EXPENSE INVOLVED"
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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.
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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....
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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...
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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.
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NOW THIS IS FUNNY... I HAVE ENJOYED IT AT LEAST TWICE SO FAR..
> Hilarious Southwest Airline Safety Presentation (Open
>
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....
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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.
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other than that ...everything is normal..
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 well almost--
 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...

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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
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 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!!
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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 -- 
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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 !!!
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.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)
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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.
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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...
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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..
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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...  - 
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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.
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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 !!
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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*
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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
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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 !! 
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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? 
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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...
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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" 
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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 !!
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Carlene,
I just looked at my tv schedule for tomorrow night and saw that The Miracle Worker is on tv this Friday night!

MovieThe 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.  
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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)
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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⭐️
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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  
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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.. 
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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..
-------BURMA SHAVE...
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Dear Carlene,
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!
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Hi Carlene!
 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  
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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
REGARDS


DEBBIE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

FEB 15 2017

THIS WILL BE CARLENE'S THEORY OF ACCOUNTING DAY....
i know  there must be a reason for extremely accurate accounting-- my bank ( s) do that... and the only reason they can is they don't have 60 great danes and 100 people to deal with...my only requirement from any accounting is   "is it gonna bounce?" i realize that anyone giving us money  has some right to know where it went..-- and believe me you are welcome to come here and "straighten it out"-- your first problem will be the "spike" of reciepts-- which i ended up going thru yesterday getting madder and madder..
allow me to get specific....
 irene ( the current  accountant for sdp-- you may as well know her name) asked for my "petty cash log" right !  it is something i certainly could have kept if i didn't have a few other things to do..  the best i can do is to  take any reciepts and any odd bits of paper pertaining to money and stick them on  one of those 6" spikes..  it does keep things mostly in  cronological order- depending on how often i clean my car-  I CHECK TO BE SURE THE BANK HAS DEPOSITED ALL THE MONEY I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE--  AND I IGNORE ALL THOSE NOTICES ABOUT INTEREST $.43 - I MAKE A SPREAD SHEET OF ALL THE CHECKS THAT HAVE CLEARED-
I DO NOT SEE WHY THAT IS NOT A GOOD ENOUGH  PETTY CASH LOG. 
OK.. SO  THERE ARE 6 CHECKS WRITTEN TO BENTLEY WARREN.. A STORE/YARD.. THAT SELLS ONLY ROCKS, PEBBLES, SAND AND THAT STONE DUST THAT IS IN THE AREA IN FRONT OF THE BARN.
MY CHECKS TO BW = 392  534  196  352 582  352- ADD THEM UP  AND IRENE IS HAPPY-- HOWEVER.. A REAL PERSON ( NOT AN ACCOUNTANT) WOULD KNOW THAT THE  PROBABLILTY OF THE TOTAL  BENIG WRONG IS VERY HIGH-- BECAUSE THOSE TRUCKS ARE FILLED BY A SCOOP OR TWO FROM A HUGE BUCKET MACHINE-- THEY THEN GET ON THE MONSTER TRUCK SCALES TO DETERMINE THE CHARGE.   THE PROBABILITY OF HAVING 2 TRUCKS WITH THE SAME CHARGE  352  IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY.    SO I KNOW IT IS WRONG..  IS IT WORHT FIXING?  NOT IN MY BOOK...  LINDA HAD DONE SUCH A NICE JOB OF TYPING ALL THIS $%#^&*(*&^% ON A CLEAN PIECE OF PAPER--  I DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHAT THE  CORRECT NUMBER IS  BUT I AM PRETTY SURE  352 IS NOT IT. 
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 I REMEMBER....( HERE WE GO AGAIN)
IT IS THAT LOGIC  THAT GOT ME THE JOB WHICH PUT MY 2 KIDS THRU COLLEGE- AND THEN BUILT THE BARN AND ARENA... TEHRE WAS A MAGAZINE CALLED "the WANT Ad"   - BEFORE THE INTERNET,  IT WAS THE EQUIVILANT OF EBAY IN PRINTED FORM. I MANAGED TEH DISTRIBUTION  NORTH OF THE CHARLES RIVER--  BEING A MATH NUT... I BOUGHT MYSELF A COMPUTER LONG AGO AND PROGRAMMED IT ( THIS WAS BEFORE MICROSOFT-- JUST BLACK AND WHITE... AND EASY TO DEAL WITH....    -- A HUGE THING- ON WHIHC I KEPT ALL MY RECORDS OF CHARGE ACCOUNTS AND SALES ETC...IT WOUOLD .. WEEKILY SPIT OUT ONE PIECE OF PAPER GIVING ME ALL THE INFORMATION  I NEEDED TO KNOW.-- THE EASY WAY.. ONE DAY THE PRESIDENT OF TEH WANT AD, CALLED ME DOWN TO THE MAIN OFFICE ( WHERE I WENT ONCE A YEAR) TO MEET WITH THE "ACCOUNTANT"  WHO DID MUCH THE SAME THING  FOR SOUTH OF THE RIVER...  HE HAD A BLUE SUIT, BRIEF CASE AND SHINED SHOES.. HE HAD AN IMPRESSIVE REPORT OF "COMPUTER PAPER"-- YOU REMEMBER THE STUFF WITH ALL THE HOLES IN THE SIDE..  - IT WAS 1/2 INCH THICK..  IT DWARFED MY ONE SHEET OF PAPER FOLDED IN THE BACK POCKET OF MY BLUE JEANS.  GOLDIE WAS WITH ME THAT DAY-- AS I TOOK ONE LOOKAT THE FINAL PAGE OF HIS REPORT, I MADE THE STATEMENT "THE REPORT IS WRONG... I CAN NOT TELL YOU NOW, WHAT IS CORRECT BUT THAT REPORT IS WRONG."-- THE BOOK WHOLESALED FOR 86 CENTS AND HIS TOTAL  SALE ENDED IN AN ODD NUMBER...  AFTER WHICH---- THE PRES ASKED ME TO TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE MAGAZINE-- 

THERE WERE A FEW OTHER INTERESTING THINGS FROM THAT MEETING..
AFTER WORKING FOR THEM FOR 19 YEARS, THEY WERE SHOCKED TO HEAR I HAD A COLLEGE DEGREEE IN MATH...  ----- SOMETIHG WAS SAID LIKE "YOU HIDE IT WELL" 

THERE WAS ONE OTHER FYI I COULD MENTION-- THAT ACCOUNTANT'S PROGRAM  WAS NOT KICKING OUT READABEL BILLS  BECUASE THE    BILL WOULD START OUT  JANUARY  THEN OCTOBER, THEN NOVEMBER, THEN DECEMBER THEN FEBRUARY..
THAT WAS A PROGRAMMING ISSUE WHERE SOME PROGRAMMER  HAD CALLED THE NUMBERS APHATABETIC CHARACTERS-- SO IT WAS READING  1,10,11, 12, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 
 KINDA STICKY--  THINK PHONE BOOK --- SMITH, SMITHSON, SMITHSONIAN

THAT JOB WITH THE WANT AD LEFT ME WITH A BUNCH OF MONEY, THE LAUNDRY BUILDING WHICH WAS ONCE TEH RECIEVING SHED FOR TRUCKLOADS OF MAGGAZINES, PLUS AN INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF  THE LOCATION OF OVER 2000 SMALL VARIETY STORES NORTH OF THE CHARLES RIVER. 
AND THERE ARE SOME REALLY FUNNY STORIES BOUT THEM.
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It's been an amazing two weeks. We've been like glue.  He is only an arms reach away.  We go out to practice at least 4 hours everyday.  We are at the point of walking very slowly through out the hospital (loose leash) and by voice commands only, while I carry a cup of coffee. His recall has vastly improved, comes right in when called from the far corner of yard, he came right to me to help me out of the barbers chair this morning.   We sleep in the same bed and he accompany's me to the bathroom at night, no more stumbling . Responds very well to command/snapping finger/pointing. Now sits in my lap, not when he's afraid, but to let others know, I'm his. He constantly watches me all the time. He does not pay attention to others any more, I know he's concentrating on me. He's only tested me a few times. He has not gotten away with anything. We are still working on things but he and I are now a great team again.
Jack

oday Eve & Finn celebrated Valentine's Day with a Valentine Tea with her class. We sent hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries as well as something special so Finn could participate too! Wait til you see this video...We came home after school relaxed had dinner then went out to practice by visiting a grocery store to pick up a pack of cookies for Eve to celebrate her Birthday with her class tomorrow! Finn and Eve handled it perfectly!! I couldn't have asked anymore of either of them. I think that is going to be a place we frequent more often it was just the right amount of distraction without being overwhelming for Eve or Finn. Carlene should be proud I'm finally getting it "go slow!!!!" Ok - well - I think I got it a couple weeks ago but now I'm really seeing the results :) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FEB 14 2017
I HAD A WONDERFUL PHONE CALL LAST NIGHT-- FROM A GUY NAMED TOM...SAYING THAT EXPLORE THOUGHT WE WERE LOVELY AND THEY WOULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO CONTINUE TO SEND US SOME MONEY... I WAS WORRIED.. I HAD NOT HEARD  FROM THEM IN YEARS...  OTHER THAN FOR THEM TO SEND ME  ONE CHECK EVERY YEAR FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS... WHICH WAS CERTAINLY  THE BEST PART OF ANY COMMUNICATION WITH THEM.... BUT THAT "GRANT " IS OVER-- AND I KNOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO SEND IN ALL KINDS OF FORMAL THINGS  LIKE FINANCIAL REPORTS AND FUTURE PLANS...
 I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING A LOVELY JOB-- BUT I WAS NOT SURE IT WAS THE JOB THEY HAD IN MIND...
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FUTURE PLANS...??? THERE IS AN IDEA I HAVE HAD ABOUT SCOUTS GETTING THE SENIOR DAY CARE CENTERS ALL SET UP WITH THE EXPLORE CAMERAS-- ENTERTAINMENT WITH NO COMMERCIALS..  BUT IT IS HARD TO FIND THE COMBINATION OF ATTENTIVE PARENT AND INSPIRED KID.. 
CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING  CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR AND PLUNKED IN FRONT OF CNN ALL DAY-- OR HEAVEN  FORBID ... THE GAME SHOWS???   EXPLORE WOULD BE MUCH BETTER....NOT ONLY TO WATCH THE PUPPIES  BUT RHINOSOROUS    GETTING A DRINK FROM A POND IN AFRICA...-- OR EAGLE  FEEDING BABIES..

I AM NOT HAPPY THAT I HAVE NOT  GOT SOME KID TO  ORGANIE THAT.. LIKE AN EAGLE SCOUT????
OR THAT I HAVE NOT CONTACTED EBSCO-- A HUGE COMPANY IN IPSWICH--  THAT HAS LARGE CAPABILITIES WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOMEHOW..
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AND THEN IT IS THESE PUPPIES.. THE ATHLETES AND GIFTS... WHAT A LIVELY  PAIN IN THE BUTT THEY ARE.. WITH VERY FEW MANNERS...
THE VOLUNTEERS  ARE-- RIGHTLY S0 -- AFRAID TO REPRIMAND THEM-- BUT "IF YOU DON'T DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD THE WORLD WILL..."     PERTAINS TO PUPPIES ALSO... SO... BE PREPARED...
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THESE ATHLETES ARE GETTING FAR TOO TOOTHY.. AND HAVE TO LEARN NOT TO TOUCH A PERSON WITH A TOOTH... SO YOU WILL SEE ME OFFERING MY HANDS TO PUPS... AND PATTING THEM,, BUT IF THEY TOUCH ME WITH A TOOTH, I WILL GIVE THEM THE ONE FINGER SNAP ON THE NOSE..

SO PLEASE GET REATDY FOR THAT AND DON'T START  RUMORS AROUND ABOUT ME BEATING THESE DOGS...AND IF ANYONE KNOWS A BETTER WAY... TEHN GET YOUSELF A LITTER OF LIVELY PUPS AND HAVE AT IT.. I DO NOT LIKE BEING BITTEN BY A BUNCH OF BRATS.  ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO WEIGH 150 POUNDS...

 IT IS ATAP ON THE NOSE-- AND THEY THINK ABOUT IT. AND TRY SEVERAL TIMES.. THEN FINALLY LICK MY HAND-- IT IS A PROCESS THEY BEST LEARN BEFORE THEIR TEETH ARE 1"LONG.
SO GET READY.

THE TRICK IS NOT TO REMOVE MY HAND-- BUT CONTINUE TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE SO THEY CAN CHOOSE NOT TO TOUCH ME WITH THEIR TEETH...
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 VERY MUCH LIKE A SNAP OF THE CHAIN COLLAR--  THE TRICK THERE IS TO RELEASE YOU PRESSURE ON THE COLLAR AND LET THE LEASH HANG--- AND LET THE DOG DECIDE  IT IS JUST A BETTER IDEA TO WALK QUIETLY NEXT TO YOU
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THE TAP ON THE NOSE OR  THE YANK ON THE LEASH HAS A STARTLE EFFECT---  THEY DON'T EXPECT IT SO  YOU ARE JUST SAYING  TO THE  PUP  -- RETHINK WHAT HAPPENED WHILE NO ONE IS HOLDING ON TO  YOU...

IF YOU KEEP THE LEASH TIGHT, YOU ALREADY HAVE A NEGATIVE BATTLE GOING IN THE FIRST PLACE.

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Hey Carlene 
Zep is doing great! He is such a sweet, affectionate, and smart boy! Also very playful but a hard worker too. 

I am sending you a video that was taken last week. Actually two videos and the first one, we are going by the preschool so he is very intrigued by the kids and you can hear them talking to him and yelling. He did pull harder there but it was fine. You can't tell from the video but that's a very steep, long hill. It is one of the steepest hills in the area and he pulled me all the way up it. My arm gave out right at the top but he would've pulled further if he could have. 

Thank you so much for him. He's an awesome gift. ❤️

Allison 
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THE ONLY OTHER EXCITEMEMT OF THE DAY IS ... I AM GOING TO TRY AND CLEAN OUT MY LEFT HAND DRAWER-- YOU KNOW THAT PLACE WHER OUR GHOST OF THE LEFT HAND DRAWER "GOLDIE"  RESIDES... 

 SHE IS A TERRIBLE HOUSEKEEPER.

Monday, February 13, 2017

FEB 13 2017

YESTERDAY I WAS TOTALLY LACKING IN INSPIRATION.. AND TODAY--  ON THE NEWS...THERE IS SOME BIG DAM IN CALIFORNIA IN TROUBLE.. WITH 200,000 PEOPLE BEING MOVED OUT OF THE WAY... 
YOU KNOW  MY FASCINATION WITH WATER FLOWING DOWN HILL..-- WHEN THEY SAY A WALL OF WATER 30 FEET HIGH WILL HAPPEN IF THE SPILLWAY GIVES OUT.... -- THAT IS GOING TO BE A HUGE PROBLEM UNTIL  THAT WATER GETS TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN...  OR WHEREVER  IT WANTS TO GO...
NEW ORLEANS CAN TELL YOU THAT.... ACTUALLY JIMMY CARTER (WHO WAS , I BELIEVE A PHYSISIST)
SAID TEH DAMS,LEVEY'S, AND BRIDGES IN THIS COUNTRY WERE IN  TERRIBLE NEED OF REPAIR.
THAT IS THAT INFRASTRUCTURE STUFF....

THERE ARE PARTS OF THE  CALIFORNIA STORY THAT  SHOCK ME.... LIKE THEY HAVE HELICOPTERS DROPPING ROCKS ON THE SPILLWAY TRYING TO RENFORCE IT.  THAT SOUNDS LIKE A PRETTY DESPARATE MEASURE..  I AM CERTAINLY NO EXPERT- BUT I WONDER ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE ROCK A HELICOPTER CAN PICK UP  VS TEH FORCE OF 30 FOOT WALL OF WATER-- I THINK IF YOU ARE IN THAT AREA.. STOP READING THIS AND CLIMB THE NEAREST HILL...     IF THE SPILLWAY IS RELIEVING THE PRESSURE  WITH THE STORM COMING--- IS  BUILDING UP TH E SPILLWAY NOT JUST DELAYING THE INEVITABLE?    BUT WHAT DO I KNOW... ?    I KNOW I WOULD BE RUNNING FOR THE HILLS....  
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 SEEING AS I WAS NOT BORN YET, I DON'T HAVE ANY FIRST HAND KNOWLLLLEDGE  BUT ---  I WAS TOLD...I LOST MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS IN THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD--   MY GRANDFATHER WAS TAKEN OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW  AND RAISED BY ANOTHER FAMILY- WHEN HIS PARENTS WERE KILLED...HIS MOTHER IS LISTED IN THE BOOK  BY DAVID  MCCOLLOUGH  --AS NEVER FOUND-  THERE WERE STORIES ABOUT RAILROAD CARS PUSHED BY THE WATER  KNOCKING OUT BRIDGES.

TRY THIS CUT AND PASTE.... FROM HIS BOOK...

At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal.

IT IS A GOOD BOOK.... WITH ALOT OF RESEARCH DETAILS...
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SO THAT IS MY FYI TODAY.....  HAVING A BUNCH OF WATER UPHILLFROM WHERE IT WANTS TO GO IS LIKE  A BATTERY-- IT IS STORED ENERGY- WHICH AS NO EQUAL..

AND IN THE FINE PRINT I HEARD THERE IS A BIG RAINSTORM PREDICTED FOR CALIFORNIA..

AFTER ALL THE  CALIFORNIA  DROUGHT AND FIRES - TOO MANY PEOPLE PRAYED FOR RAIN... NOW THEY'VE GOT IT.
I DON'T THINK WE GIVE WATER THE RESPECT IT DESERVES -- AND WILL DEMAND EVENTUALLLY. 

MAYBE THAT CAN BE MY NUTTY PROFESSOR FOR TUESDAY.. SOMETHING ABOUT SNOW  AND WATER...  I AM TOLD WE HAVE SNOW  OUT THERE...

TANNER HAS BEEN OUT PLOWING FOR AN NHOUR OR SO..  HE LOVES IT.

SPEAKING OF SNOW-- AND  THINGS  LIKE THAT... JANINE CAME IN LAST NIGHT-- WAY BEHING SCHEDULE TOGET THE HORSE TRAILER.. BECAUSE SHE WAS STUCK -- COULDN'T GET OUT OF SOMEONE'S DRIVEWAY IN  MAINE.. SHE-- ANBD FRIENDS HAD SPENT AN HOUR  PUSNIG AND RUSHING AND SPIINNING WHEELS-- SO THEY FINALLY CALLED "THE TOW GUY"  WHO CAME, GOT INT HE CAR AND SLOWLY INCH BY INCH DROVE THE CAR UP THE HILL BY NOT SPINNING THE WHEELS...
ONCE AGAIN -PROVING MIKE ROW'ES ARGUEMENT  ABOUT EDUCATION...  ( WHOOPS... I MUST NOT ASSUME THE TOW GUY DID NOT HAVE A PHD IN PHYSICS... MAYBE HE DID)

FOR A PARTING SHOT -- I HAVE HEARD FROM A GUY WHO WORKED  ON THE OFFSHORE DRILLING  RIGS   "WHATEVER MAN MAKES GOD WILL DESTROY..."  NOW APPLY THAT TO HAVING A  OIL PIPE CROSS THAT RIVER THAT FEEDS INTO THE MISSISSIPPI-
 AND REMEMBER 99 % OF YOUR CORN FLAKES ARE DEPENDENT ON THE WATER FROM THAT RIVER... AND YOU COULD PUT OIL IN IT???? 
I HAVE TO BE ON THE INDIAN'S SIDE...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FEB 12 2017
SOME MORNINGS I GET UP WITH A  JUST PLAIN EMPTY HEAD..-- TODAY IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS,,,MAYBE THE CAFFEEN WILL HELP... ( AND THE MUFFIN TOPS... WHO BROUGHT THOSE???)

I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED LAST NIGHT IN THE CNN HISTORY OF COMEDY- I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT ALL COMEDY IS DERIVED FROM  "POTTY.. OR REPRODUCTIVE HUMOR"  
I HAVE LONG SAID.. 
"IT IS TOUGH  TO FIND
 FOR LOVE NOR MONEY
 A JOKE THAT IS CLEAN 
AND ALSO FUNNY"..
 BUT I DIDN'T REALLY MEAN IT..----- I THINK THERE IS THE UNEXPECTED HUMOR THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH AND SPIT COFFEE ALL OVER YOU KEYBOARDS...
 SOME  BUT NOT ALL SLAPSTICK -- "WHO'S ON FIRST?" ,"NO ,  WHO'S ON SECOND.. WHAT'S ON FIRST" -

THERE IS ALSO A MORE SITUATIONAL HUMOR WHERE YOU TRY AND PUT A VERY  PEQUILIAR SITUATION INTO  A NORMAL FRAME... THE CLASSIC OF LUCY IN THE CANDY FACTORY TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH THE  CANDY COMING DOWN THE  CONVEYER BELT WILL ALWAYS CAUSE PEOPLE TO SMILE- 

 THE TIDE TURNED  ABOUT THE TIME ARCHIE BUNKER RUNS OUT OF TOILET PAPER AND EDITH SAYS 
"I BOUGHT SOME , IT IS IN THE  CLOSET  IN THE  KITCHEN   " 

THERE WAS A RUN OF SITUATION COMEDIES THAT ALL SEEMED TO HAVE THE SAME GROUP OF WRITERS
THERE WERE THE  SCRIPTED 

BOB NEWHART "I AM SICK AND TIRED OF MAKING DECISIONS"  AND HE TURNS TO GET ON TH E ELEVATORS AND  2 ELEVATOR DOORS OPEN AT ONCE.

THE    MARRIED COUPLE   XXXX AND DICK VAN DYKE--  SHE JUST HAD A BABY AND FOUND OUT THERE WAS ANOTHER COUPLE IN THE HOISPTAL  WITH THE SAME NAME  WHO HAD A BABY  THE SAME DAY AND IS CONVINCED SHE HAD BEEN GIVEN THE WRONG BABY... SO INVITES THEM TO DINNER TO SWAP BABIES... AND - OPENS THE DOOR TO GREET THEM AND THEY ARE BLACK...

THAT MAUDE SHOW WAS FULL OF THEM -- ON TH EPHONE..."NO THIS IS MRS. FINDLEY,---  MR FINDLEY'S VOICE IS MUCH HIGHER"

BOB NEWHART ON THE PHONE WITH THE KING OF ENGLAND " THESE COLONISTS  HAVE A STRANGE THING GOING...  THEY TAKE A LEAF, ROLL IT UP TIGHT, AND PUT ONE END IN THEIR MOUTHS -- THEN SET FIRE TO THE OTHER END" 

 JOHNNY CARSON WAS SUPER AT THAT..----WITH THE  "I'LL CLOBBER  CLAUDE COOPER, THE KLEPTOMANIAC FROM CLEVELAND  WHO   COPPED MY CLEAN COPPER CLAPPERS  KEPT IN THE CLOSET & DISCOVERED BY  OUR CLEANING WOMAN CLARA CLIFFORD.

AND THE  UNSCRIPTED..
 JOHNNY HAD THE LONGEST LAUGH IN RECORDED TV HISTORY THE NIGHT ED?AMES? THREW AN AXE AT THE  OUTLINE OF A MAN- AND IT LODGED IN HIS CROTCH... OF ALL THE RESPONSES THAT MUST HAVE GONE THRU HIS HEAD WHILE PEOPLE WERE SHRIEKING WITH LAUGHTER...., HE SAID "I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU WAS  JEWISH".

LIFE PRESENTS ONE WITH STRANGE SITUATIONS--- SOME VERY FUNNY... SOME YOU JUST CAN NOT MAKE UP...( AS IN JANINE'S BOOK DOGS DONKEYS AND CIRCUS -- ALL TRUE STORIES.. EXCEPT FOR A COUPLE OF HER BOYFRIENDS NAMES GOT CHANGED.) 

SOGO LOOK AT RERUNS OF THOSE COMIDIES  OF TEH 1970'S???? 
CNN HAS A SECOND SECTION ON COMEDY COMINIG ON THURSDAY NIGHT 9PM
I HOPE THEY DO BETTER WITH THE NEXT INSTALLMENT...
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SNOW STARTING AT NOON???? FOR 12 HOURS???? I HOPE ALL OUR KIDS CAN GET HERE AND STAY OVER....  IT COULD BE A BIG ONE...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

FEB 11 2017
 WE HAD QUITE A FEW PEOPLE EXPLAIN THEI AMAZON STUFF TO ME.... OR TRY TO...  FROM THE COLLECTION OF  INSTRUCTIONS.... APPARENTLY THE AMAZON SITE OFF OF DAILY DOGGIE WEB GIVES US A HIGHER PERCENTAGE   SOMEONE SAID  OVER 5%  THE KICKER HERE IS   IT DOES NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING SENT TO SERVICE DOG PROJECT  37 BOXFORD RD....  -- NOT THAT I WISH TO BE ILLEGAL... AND COMPUTERS BEING WHAT THEY ARE.... IF PACKAGES WERE SENT TO ME-- OR BENTLEY  WHITE  -- AT 37-B BOXFORD RD, MAYBE THEIR COMPUTER WOULD NOT NOTICE  THE 37 B   ... COMPUTERS ARE ABSOLUTE-- THEY CAN NOT DO "ALMOST"  EXCEPT IN   THE SPELLCHECK FUNCTION...

SO THAT IS OFF OUR  DAILY DOGGIE LINK... APPARENTLY YOU CAN CHOOSE AMAZON-SMILE  SOMEWHERE WHIVH PAYS .05%  WHICH IS STILL WONDERFUL... AND THAT ONE DOESN'T CARE WHERE YOU SEND IT.  AND IS EASIER TO "GET ON" BECAUSE IT DOES NOT INVOLVE OUR WEB SITE..
 FROM THE RAFT OF EMAILS  WE GOT, I THINK THAT SUMS IT UP.. MAYBE NOT???? APPARENTLY WE DO GET  MUCH HIGHER % OFF THE WEB... THO WE ARE THRILLED WITH ANYTHING...    HAVE AT IT...
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I JUST GOT AN EXTRA BILL FROM THE SURVEYOR  $1500 TO STAKE OUT THE  EXCAVATION OF OUR WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE DOG HOUSE.. SOMEOW THE 2 BILLS I GOT TO STAKE OUT THE  DRIVEWAY FOR $2500  WERE NOT ENOUGH... THEY HAD TO COME BACK AND PLACE TEH DOG HOUSE EXACTLY WHERE I HAD SCRIBBLED IT ON "THE PLAN"  I HAD FIGURED PLUNKING IN THE MIDDLE OF 12 ACRES WAS CLOSE ENOUGH-- IT WAS WELL AWAY FROMT HE SIDES OF THE PROPERTY... BUT NO... HAD TO BE EXACT..  AND THEN THE  INSPECTOR HAD TO COME LOOK AT THE HOLE WE DUG...AND THE CONCRETE WE POURED..
I REALLY WONDERED WHY THEY HAD TO COME  SURVEY AND TEHN THE INSPECTOR COME STAND AROUND AND LOOK-- LIKE THE INSPECTOR  HAD SUCH  ACUTE VISION OT DETERMINE IF TEH BUILDING WAS PLANTED WITHIN 1/8 TH OF AN INCH .. HE SHOULD BE A SUPERBOWL JUDGE IF HE CAN SPOT 1/8 OF AN INCH...
 I HAD JUST SCRIBBLED IN THE BUILDING  NOT REALIZIING TEH ACCURACY TO WHICH I WOULD BE HELD.. BECAUSE BEFORE THEY DUG, I ACTULLY WOULD HAVE MOVED IT  OVER ANOTHER 20 FEET ---SO 53' TRAILERS COULD SWING MORE EASILY.. THEY CAN STILL MAKE IT,  BY SWINGING ONTO THE ONE SMALL PATCH OF GRASS WE HAVE..  WE DO GET BIG TRUCKS IN HERE....
I REMEMBER.....
 THERE WAS ONE  NEW DRIVER WHO PULLED UP  ON THE ROAD AND DID NOT WANT TO RISK GOING UP   THE  NARROW UPHILL DRIVEWAY  NOT REALIZING IT OPENED UP IN BACK SO HE COULD TURN...MEGAN WAS  ON HER WAY OUT AND HE ASKED IF HE COULD TURN...BLESS MEGAN... SHE ANSWEREED.." THERE IS AN OLD LADY UP THERE SITTING IN FRONT OF HER TEEPEE WHO CAN TURN IT FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE..."  
THE IMAGE WAS LOVELY-- ALL I NEEDED WAS A CORN COB PIPE...
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MY WORST TRUCK TURNING EPISODE WAS UNDER THE WESTON HOTEL IN BOSTON-- BIG SIGN -  TRUCKS --TO LOADING DOCKS--  AND IF MY TRAILER WAS NOT 53 FEET LONG, IT WAS DARN NEAR.. SO I WENT DOWN THE CHUTE  AND LANDED IN A HUGE UNDERGROUND "PLACE'  WHERE SEVERAL TRUCKS WERE NEATLY BACKED IN. ALL THOSE UNDERGROUND CONCRETE POSTS WERE  ARRAINGED  SO TRUCKS COULD TURN-- MY PROBLEMS - ASIDE FROM  BEING IN THIS KIND OF PLACE FOR THE FIRST TIME.... WAS ALL THOSE TRUCKS HAD A SNUB NOSE... I WAS IN A PICK UP WHICH ADDED ANOTHER 6 FEET  OF TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME.. I WAS ALSO A WOMAN IN THIS MAN CAVE KIND OF PLACE... I TURNED AND BACKED AND PULLED FORWARD AND BACKED FOR ABOTU 20 MINUTES-  WHILE ALL THOSE  TOUGH MEN JEERED, MADE FUN OF ME  AND OFFERED SUGGESTIONS.....THEN AS WE UNLOADED A BIG BUNCH OF ANIMALS-- DONKEYS ETC.. THERE WAS A PERSON CARRYING THE CARDBOARD BOX WITH 100 BABY CHINCKENS..-- AND THE BOX BROKE- ALLOWING 100 TINY LITTLE FLUFFY THINGS TO SCATTER ALL OVER  AND UNDER THESE BIG TRUCKS...-- WE-- THE ANIMAL EPISODE CREW.. GOT DOWN ON OUR HANDS AN D KNEES TRYING TO GATHER THEM-- AND-- ( HERE IS THE FUNNY PART) THOSE 4 TOUGH GUYS JOINED US CRAWLING AROUND  CALLING "HERE CHICKIE HERE CHICKIE, CHICKIE ,CHICKIE
NOW THAT WAS FUNNY !!
 PLUS WE GATHERED 102 OF THE 100..THEY ARE TOUGH TO COUNT-- BUT THAT IS ANOTHER STORY... 
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RE: MY SLIDING SCHOOL CONCERN....
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MY  CHILDREN, NEW DRIVERS,  TOOK A COURSE OFFERED BY DRIVEINCONTROL.ORG.  WE CALLED IT SKID SCHOOL.  USED THE SCHOOL CARS TO DO EXTREME MANEUVERS FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS ON A SATURDAY.  LOCATED IN ANDOVER, MASS.  THEY USE OLD AIRFORCE RUNWAYS FOR THEIR CLASSES. MY CHILDREN LOVED IT AND LEARNED A LOT.  MY INSURANCE COMPANY SUBSIDIZED THE COST SO I PAID $35.  EXCELLENT SCHOOL. 
IN LOOKING UP INFO FOR YOU IT SEEMS THEY HIT HARD TIMES AS A FOR PROFIT AND REORGANIZED AS A NON PROFIT.  GLAD THEY DIDNT GO UNDER.  NOT JUST FOR TEENS!!   MY HUSBAND DID IT TOO AND LOVED IT.  $350 now. 

Have a Dane tastic day...