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To: Beaker; Duchess47; HairOfTheDog; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
Hey Beaker, Hey Duchess! Hey everybody! Everything's been fine down my way. HaveFaith Bladerider and I have been riding a little, but not as much as usual. The weather's been either too cold and/or wet on the weekends, so we're really looking forward to Spring.

I finally got finished with my house plans and got a set of blueprints so I hope to be starting it this Spring too. That'll probably further cut back on my riding time, but it'll be worth it to finally have my own place and barn and all the horses under one roof.

Beaker, how's it going with TheFellow and the job?

Duchess, how's Bob and all your horses? You getting a lot of snow this winter? We haven't gotten ANY and I've been disappointed.

Becky, how's your new apartment coming? I'll bet there's quite a bit more done by now. You need to post us some more pictures.

Hair, I know you stay busy over at Baywind. I haven't been on there in quite a while so I don't know what's going on with you and your bunch either. I hope you and Bruce and all the horses, cats and dogs are staying warm and dry.

Here's a few pics of some of our recent rides...

Me and Bob...

Me and Grace...

Thought this one was really funny...

Me and Whirl. Not the best picture of her, but she's really coming along. She's barefoot in the rear with boots on the front or I wouldn't have had her up there for fear of slipping. I'd never done anything like that before but had seen it done, so I just asked her to get up there on the spur of the moment, jut to see if she'd do it, and she went like she'd she'd done it all her life. It kinda shocked me! She's absolutely fearless and has more heart than just about any of the others. She'll give you everything she has and then some, so you have to watch out for her or she'll over-do. And to think that the trainer said she didn't have any guts! Harumph!

I'll try to do a little better about checking in over here. I miss y'all!

11,223 posted on 02/26/2009 4:02:55 AM PST by FrogInABlender (A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have)
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To: FrogInABlender

It’s great to hear from you. In the second picture, is that ice???? And the next to the last looks like an old house foundation or an old wall. Whirl looks great too.

Can you describe your house plans? I’m glad you are going to be able to start on it.

Bob is okay, has a compression fracture of the spine but fortunately my son and my niece and nephew are making sure stalls are cleaned, feed moved, etc. so that helps a lot.

Still trying to sell horses :) down to eight but hoping to find homes for six of them. Belle, the chocolate lab tested mild hip dysplasia so we had her spayed and gave her to my son for a pet. We took a queensland rescue that he’d gotten and Bob is working with him. So - still six dogs.

Not much snow here at all, we seem to be in a pretty severe drought. Lots of wind but the storms all hang up right before the Sierras.

Take care.

11,224 posted on 02/26/2009 8:40:22 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: FrogInABlender

Great pictures, but it looks awfully cold:)

We have some drywall up down here now, but we’ve kind of moved back to working on the house. Last week we prepped it for painting, and tomorrow we are going to paint it...we’ve been waiting on the weather to cooperate.

Today I’m taking a friend of mines daughter ot OK City to take her baby to a doc. He was born with club feet and has to have new casts put on every week. No one wants her going by herself, but everyone works, so I’m going to run her up there today. I think it will be interesting to watch them cast this baby’s legs. This will be his third set. He will have 5 sets altogether, then braces for 3 years.

When I get back tonight, I have to go to the bowling alley to pick up my new ball!!!:), try it out, then the kids and I bowl on a league tonight. So today is going to be very busy.

Good to hear from you and see your pictures.

11,226 posted on 03/03/2009 4:07:53 AM PST by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: FrogInABlender; HairOfTheDog; Duchess47; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; All
Hi Frog!

Great pics! Life is ok. Still employed, but the job is the pits... but at least I'm still employed. I chant the mantra every time I walk in the door! The Fellow is great, he will be graduating in June, but he is having trouble finding a job. I'm worried about him. I was just in Chicago this past weekend at a formal that his school hosted. There was a pro photographer and we got some decent pics. If I can get my hands on the electronic copies, I'll post them. In two weeks we're dashing off to Poland for a week. We're staying in Cracow for a few days in a very nice hotel, and then we'll be staying with some of his extended family. That will be interesting. He promised to take me to see a castle! And apparently there is an underground salt mine that has shops and places to eat and things? I will be sure to get pictures. I'm excited and terrified all at the same time. I've never been abroad before.

I've been lurking over at the baywind forum, but I haven't joined. Hair did a wonderful job, though. (And Ecrubh too!) I prefer the format of this forum... and plus I know everyone. I miss everyone too!
11,227 posted on 03/04/2009 5:58:22 PM PST by Beaker
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To: FrogInABlender

Fabulous pics, frog!

11,251 posted on 09/29/2009 4:46:27 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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