no excitement with pups...the puppy progress is coming a;ong... more friendly----- so my obcession today i s with trash.
2021 1 5
I spent $20 on a plastic bracelet from ocean 4 because they said for every dollar they got a ton of plastic out of the ocean or something like that .so basically I have a full circle where the water bottle on my Bureau now empty and awaiting recycling ...it is sitting next to the plastic bracelet which has been through the ocean and processed back into a usable object .. why does it have to go through the ocean to get back I don't understand like all this plastic can't just be melted and put back into more things----- I do know I have plastic furniture in the donkey cafe and I do use a lot of plastic wood for decking and stairs ..
but the concept of living in one room and a bathroom I don't really do much at all and I still produce the scrap basket full of trash a day .. granted a lot of it is paper but an awful lot is also oversized packaging .. here again if a prescription calls for 20 pills and is delivered in a plastic jar that will hold 200 pills that's just the start of it because Amazon it's gotten totally out of control putting a small jar of pills in a Cardboard box that would hold 2 pair of shoes .. for 20 pills?????
i do try and participat as a good citizen from the trash world ,
every time I make a monkey fist I have about a foot of rope that is leftover from tightening the fist down .
this now becomes a collection of pieces of rope too short to use .... which is remarkably similar Two the pieces of string too short to use that some elderly crochet person had i her n erratic .
well my collection is not in the attic----- it's under my desk in a jug a whole bunch of 8 inch the 15 inch pieces of various size of ropes .. nice cotton rope .
I remember---- here we go ---- what some of you new people may not realize is that the start of service dog project was greatly helped by my ability to splice rope ..
I was standing in Susanna barn in one day -- I don't know why I was there but I was just standing and her cross tyes we're hanging right at my head ..
the crossties are ropes that you attach to either side of a horses halter then have them stand in the middle of the floor so you can groom them etc /
at any rate there crossties we're all frayed at the ends .. I didn't have anything to do so I just spliced them into a tidy stump... the cut off the rest the edges ..
it was one of those things that absolutely amazed the surrounding horsepeople .. I know now you can buy plastic rope or Polly something rope and burn the stump so it does not need to be spliced.... but the old horse person really prefers cotton i==and cotton usually comes in three strands which needs splicing or it will unravel . I do believe it's because of this ( and maybe a few other things ) that Susannah made a very generous donation for me to get going with service dog project ..
it is to that end that I am going to address how to teach people this place rope long distance ... so this jar of pieces of rope for which I have not found any other purpose nor am I likely to do so .. I am going to today die the ends of the strands and glue them in various stages of splicing ...so that along with A handful of pieces of rope too short to use .. people could --- practice and therefor Possess a skill so they could amaze someone in to donating money so they could start some other charitable outfit
how's that for a stretch of the imagination .. don’t knock it... it happened.... truth is stranger than fiction .
so for $10 to cover envelope and postage I will send you a do it yourself splicing kit.. that eill be in our “doggie b ag” on our web as soon as pam gets it there. And donna dyes the ropes./ it should be very handy ... along with the vials of puppy breath for $8 ( refills for $5)
Just in case you wonder .. because of our special sale in vials of puppy breath , I became very friendly with the guy who was selling plastic bottles of snow from the Boston Blizzard .. he apparently made several $100 with his snow project .. so just when you think you've heard it all ..... there is always more.
The fact that truth is stranger than fiction will be put to the test today , as it promises to be an exciting day news wise .. with everybody lining up with opposing true stories .
Personally I will be lining up with the accountant .. probably filling my scrap basket with lots of paper as I try and get my 10:40 done for 2019 .. .. I did manage to file an extension of the extension of the extension to file.. but even that is running out now .. being late it's somewhat of a tradition with me .. and for a very long time The IRS didn't seem to mind as long as i paid the money on time and got there eventually .with the paperwork
but they're getting fussy now .. and I notice in my wad of papers that I have a fine of $255 which is basically 4 paying the wrong amount in .. I paid $40 more than I was supposed to for something or another .. and for that I was fined $255 .. that's another truth is stranger than fiction