Brief Absence

A friend’s arriving tomorrow to stay for a week, so I probably won’t get anything posted here in that time.   Today was more frantic than it needed to be…I had a full morning planned, but first on the list was paying my credit card bill so I didn’t have to worry…and instead of being able Read More…

Online Advice, Take Two

Firefox has a first page feature called Pocket that offers a bunch of different possibilities to snare the procrastinating internet user.  Most of those (over the long haul) involve advice: clothes, home decorating, cooking foods/diet, fitness, health, etc.   Many of these Pocket advice articles start with or include a number: the five best (vacation spots, Read More…

Online Advice

Online advice is everywhere, and I do realize that as someone posting online, and sometimes giving advice, I’m part of the trend I’m about to complain of.  Naturally, I don’t think I’m the kind of problem others are, but equally naturally if I’m staring at myself in a mirror…that’s not really what I look like Read More…

HomeWork II: Plumbing

We are using the same plumbing HVAC contractor we’ve used before, but the plumber himself is not Dean, whom we’d worked with for years (who had already retired and then returned to work once.)   Josh, a long lanky plumber with a good sense of humor, Dean’s assistant if the job needed one,  left the contractor Read More…

HomeWork

Today the solar installer inspector and the city inspector (our city doesn’t have its own but has to hire outsiders…too small) met to discuss/approve our additions to the solar system.  That was about 8ish, though the inspector was on another inspection 20 miles away and didn’t get here until after 8.  Took about an hour, Read More…

Ride 39: Busy Day, Rode Rags Anyway

Following the good news at the vet’s, I planned of course to ride as soon as the horses had had their day or two off to recover from all those shots and the dental work.  Next day, Tuesday, I had a trip to the dentist’s and didn’t feel like riding.  Besides, they were both obviously Read More…

Vet Trip: Good News For Tigger

Tigger went in for regular immunizations, Coggins test (for Equine Infectious Anemia, annual test required federally), dental work (“floating”…actually means grinding teeth down…more on that later) , and a lameness exam.   I also wanted to talk to the vet about his change in behavior in the last six months.  Rags went in for the same Read More…

Ride 38: Rags Remains Unconvinced

My plan for the week was to ride Rags after the rain passed, if it wasn’t too muddy…however, the little norther came howling in dry and far too blustery for a ride Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday was another attack of gut trouble.  So today I got back on him when not feeling quite Read More…