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Ellen E



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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:35 am

Doggone you, Snoop. CLOSE THE DOOR! It's 1 degree here.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:24 am

TRUDY:
Thanks for the new logo photo! Very cute!

ELLEN:
 The wait was worth it, your tree looks fantastic!   wavy  Donnie and I finally put the lights on our tree this evening, I was inspired by your photo.  Unfortunately, ours doesn't look nearly as gorgeous as yours.  We are a couple of thousand lights short  Laughing .  It is amazing the amount of time it takes to decorate a tree, even if done simply, which ours was.  I just got the living room cleaned up today and now it is trashed with Christmas boxes and decorations.  Rolling Eyes Tomorrow we will hang the roping across the stone wall in the living room and hopefully get the porch lights up.   That's about all I plan to do  santa 

BEECH:
 Thank you, you are very kind.  Sometimes I feel like Ivan is a lifetime project, but he really has come a long way from when I got him.  I had the nicest lesson on him today, we were doing sidepasses, one step at a time, in both directions over a ground pole.  The one step at a time makes him more patient, he likes to rush things and anticipates what I want to do a little too well.  We are getting so much better with sidepassing.  Lori says if I ride in the parade in Radford on Saturday, to sidepass Ivan if he gets too forward moving.  So we practiced that.  It will  give him something to think about besides whatever is on his nerves during the parade.    The weather looks to be pretty bad on Saturday....sigh.  If it is bad, I won't take Ivan to the parade and try to ride on slick pavement.   I'd like to go, though.  It is sensory overload for Ivan, but good for him in the long run.
 Your parade back in the 70s must have been pretty exciting, riding your rearing horse!  affraid  Having Sweetie for 29 years is really incredible.  

CAROL:
 Yep, Ivan wore me out last Saturday Laughing.  I think riding him will be easier on my poor arms.  I felt like the anchor of a very active tugboat! That he didn't freak out, when there were lots of reasons to do so, gives me a bit of hope that he will eventually figure out nothing is going to eat him if I am with him.

GRAYMARE:
 Safe and fun trip!

CB:
 You do know how to take care of your doggies!  cheers  With the cost of vets, that is a very good thing.  

RICK:
 So where does Carol plan to go next time?  Will you be going back to Scandinavia?  Scotland?

Speaking of Scotland, we never did hear from SILVERDANCER about her trip there.  I'd love to hear about it!
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:21 pm

is a cool and breezy day here in the sunshine state, we are at our high of 60 but are expected to get back to 80 by the weekend
my grand daughter has been spending a lot of time with me lately, out of all the grandkids she is the one that will miss me the most when she and her mother move to Idaho in June of 2014 I will miss her terribly too as she and I are alike in a lot of ways, she is the only one that is a animal lover and horse crazy, when she gets to Idaho my ex is going to help her get a horse, once they get settled in with a house, my daughter has never had a drivers license so that is the first thing that she is going to do she is 36 but she was driving a lot without one just glad she nevergot caught,

I m sorry that most of you are having verry cold weather and hope it warms up for you soon, stay safe and warm
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:51 pm

ARK: Thanks for posting my friends photo. She always takes one of her minis to the local Agway and has a Christmas photo taken. She has a herd of the little ones. 2 of her minis placed first in their classes at States this year. She is very proud of her breeding program.
You are doing GREAT with Ivan, he has come a long way since you started his training. He may always have a little ADD. Hope the weather is OK for the parade on Saturday.
I loved riding in parades, we rode in the Pittsburgh Christmas parade one year. Man was that day COLD, the horses did OK, it was the best parade we ever rode in, even if we about froze waiting in the parking lot.

ELLEN: Your tree is beautiful.. Good job.

BEECH: How did your carrots turn out after the ground froze?

CB: Did ya get Harry's Christmas present? Bet he is excited.

SUNNY: Enjoy that nice sunny and warm weather. it's going down to 11 tonght. bbrrrrrrrr

It is COLD here and still icy. Snow is on it's way on Saturday. Oh joy...our fields look like skating rinks, the ice is so weird looking. Never have seen the fields look like that before. What a strange winter this is turning out to be. The barn kitties have been doing some belly whompers on the ice while they are trying to walk to a bare and sunny spot. Poor kitties, it's going to be a long winter for them.


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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:30 am

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ELLEN, your tree is lovely…………ENJOY!

ARK, you & Ivan did great…………walking/trotting a parade is a lot of work for you. Next year let Ivan do the work………….lol, that wasn't even a walk in the park for him. He is o ne nice horse.

TRUDY, that pic is great………….mini's are SO cute.

CB, buying for hubs is hard. I found a big fat charge all for TL for his tools at Home Depot. He will love it, one central charging station……………..

The blah blahs met for coffee on Mon morning…………3 said "let's go to Cowboy Christmas"…….
I said "I'll drive, you guys get 2 rooms"……………….we left Tue morning and came back yesterday.
Five of us went and we shopped til we dropped (10A-5P)……………..we got there to shop Tue afternoon and all day Wed………3 went to the rodeo…..I thought the tickets stunk so two of us went back to the hotel and watched it in the sports bar……comfy chairs, warm and lots of laughs with fans…………

We all went over to the arena early as they have vendors there and we didn't want to miss any opportunity to see everything…..then two of us walked back to the hotel. GREAT TIME. We all wondered if we will have the health and energy to pull that off anymore……………..glad I did it, that's for sure.

Today is catch up and Faith's last flu & rhino for her pregnancy………….wow, time flies.

BEECH, glad you're here………I love seeing your posts.

God bless. Prayers for ALL.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:34 am

I forgot to say NFR tickets are very expensive even scalped so if the seats are not good or great, I'd rather sit in the sports bar with coke and a burger………….our surrounding tables were folks our age.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:38 pm

I don't do this often but help if you can or want to:

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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:19 pm

ELLEN...SNOOP says that Carol left her gate open when she left to go to Arizona.!! It is 44 here and going up to 50 today. Come on down!!

ARK: Our next trip is to the "poorhouse" ... we have to re-roof this house and tat will be next year's vacation and maybe part of the following year also. I really want to get back into my genealogy stuff and return to England for an overseas trip OR do something up in the New England area searching for great grandfathers!

Love to all...

Rick ... off to get another trailer load of wood for the woodstove!
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:56 pm

Better than any Christmas card!

CHRISTMAS AT A GAS STATION (ALL ABOUT THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS)


The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't
been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just
another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a
reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow that had
been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about
when the door opened and a homeless man stepped through.

Instead of throwing the man out, Old George as he was known by his
customers, told the man to come and sit by the heater and warm up.
"Thank you, but I don't mean to intrude," said the stranger.
"I see you're busy, I'll just go."

"Not without something hot in your belly." George said.

He turned and opened a wide mouth Thermos and handed it to the stranger.
"It ain't much, but it's hot and tasty.
Stew ... Made it myself. When you're done, there's coffee and it's fresh."

Just at that moment he heard the "ding" of the driveway bell. "Excuse
me, be right back," George said. There in the driveway was an old '53
Chevy.
Steam was rolling out of the front.. The driver was panicked. "Mister
can you help me!" said the driver, with a deep Spanish accent. "My
wife is with child and my car is broken." George opened the hood. It
was bad. The block looked cracked from the cold, the car was dead.

"You ain't going in this thing," George said as he turned away.

"But Mister, please help ..." The door of the office closed behind
George as he went inside. He went to the office wall and got the keys
to his old truck, and went back outside. He walked around the
building, opened the garage, started the truck and drove it around to
where the couple was waiting. "Here, take my truck," he said. "She
ain't the best thing you ever looked at, but she runs real good."

George helped put the woman in the truck and watched as it sped off
into the night. He turned and walked back inside the office. "Glad I
gave 'em the truck, their tires were shot too. That 'ol truck has brand
new ones ."
George thought he was talking to the stranger, but the man had gone.
The Thermos was on the desk, empty, with a used coffee cup beside it.
"Well, at least he got something in his belly," George thought.

George went back outside to see if the old Chevy would start. It
cranked slowly, but it started. He pulled it into the garage where the
truck had been. He thought he would tinker with it for something to
do. Christmas Eve meant no customers. He discovered that the block
hadn't cracked, it was just the bottom hose on the radiator. "Well,
shoot, I can fix this," he said to himself. So he put a new one on.

"Those tires ain't gonna get 'em through the winter either." He took
the snow treads off of his wife's old Lincoln. They were like new and
he wasn't going to drive the car anyway.

As he was working, he heard shots being fired. He ran outside and
beside a police car an officer lay on the cold ground. Bleeding from
the left shoulder, the officer moaned, "Please help me."

George helped the officer inside as he remembered the training he had
received in the Army as a medic. He knew the wound needed attention.
"Pressure to stop the bleeding," he thought. The uniform company had
been there that morning and had left clean shop towels. He used those
and duct tape to bind the wound. "Hey, they say duct tape can fix
anythin'," he said, trying to make the policeman feel at ease.

"Something for pain," George thought. All he had was the pills he
used for his back. "These ought to work." He put some water in a cup
and gave the policeman the pills. "You hang in there, I'm going to get
you an ambulance."

The phone was dead. "Maybe I can get one of your buddies on that there
talk box out in your car." He went out only to find that a bullet had
gone into the dashboard destroying the two way radio.


He went back in to find the policeman sitting up. "Thanks," said the
officer. "You could have left me there. The guy that shot me is still
in the area."

George sat down beside him, "I would never leave an injured man in the
Army and I ain't gonna leave you." George pulled back the bandage to
check for bleeding. "Looks worse than what it is. Bullet passed right
through 'ya.
Good thing it missed the important stuff though. I think with time
your gonna be right as rain."

George got up and poured a cup of coffee. "How do you take it?" he asked.

"None for me," said the officer..

"Oh, yer gonna drink this. Best in the city. Too bad I ain't got no
donuts." The officer laughed and winced at the same time.

The front door of the office flew open. In burst a young man with a gun.
"Give me all your cash! Do it now!" the young man yelled. His hand was
shaking and George could tell that he had never done anything like
this before.

"That's the guy that shot me!" exclaimed the officer.

"Son, why are you doing this?" asked George, "You need to put the
cannon away. Somebody else might get hurt."


The young man was confused. "Shut up old man, or I'll shoot you, too.
Now give me the cash!"

The cop reached for his gun. "Put that thing away," George said to
him, "we got 1 too many in here now."

He turned his attention to the young man. "Son, it's Christmas Eve. If
you need money, well then, here. It ain't much but it's all I got. Now
put that pea shooter away."

George pulled $150 out of his pocket and handed it to the young man,
reaching for the barrel of the gun at the same time. The young man
released his grip on the gun, fell to his knees and began to cry.
"I'm not very good at this am I? All I wanted was to buy something for
my wife and son," he went on. "I've lost my job, my rent is due, my
car got repossessed last week."

George handed the gun to the cop. "Son, we all get in a bit of squeeze
now and then. The road gets hard sometimes, but we make it through the
best we can."

He got the young man to his feet, and sat him down on a chair across
from the cop. "Sometimes we do stupid things." George handed the young
man a cup of coffee. "Bein' stupid is one of the things that makes us
human. Comin'
in here with a gun ain't the answer. Now sit there and get warm and
we'll sort this thing out."

The young man stopped crying, and looked at the cop "Sorry I shot you.
It just went off. I'm sorry officer." he said.

"Shut up and drink your coffee " the cop said.

George could hear the sounds of sirens outside. A police car and an
ambulance skidded to a halt. Two cops came through the door, guns drawn.
"Chuck! You ok?" one of the cops asked the wounded officer.

"Not bad for a guy who took a bullet. How did you find me?"

"GPS locator in the car. Best thing since sliced bread. Who did this?"
the other cop asked as he approached the young man.

Chuck answered him, "I don't know. The guy ran off into the dark. Just
dropped his gun and ran."

George and the young man both looked puzzled at each other. "That guy
work here?" the wounded cop continued.

"Yep," George said, "just hired him this morning. Boy lost his job."

The paramedics came in and loaded Chuck onto the stretcher.
The young man leaned over the wounded cop and whispered, "Why?"

Chuck just said, "Merry Christmas boy ... and you too, George, and
thanks for everything."

"Well, looks like you got one doozy of a break there. That ought to
solve some of your problems."

George went into the back room and came out with a box. He pulled out
a ring box. "Here you go, something for the little woman. I don't
think Martha would mind. She said it would come in handy some day."

The young man looked inside to see the biggest diamond ring he ever saw.
"I can't take this," said the young man. "It means something to you."

"And now it means something to you," replied George. "I got my memories.
That's all I need."

George reached into the box again. An airplane, a car and a truck
appeared next. They were toys that the oil company had left for him to
sell.
"Here's something for that little man of yours."

The young man began to cry again as he handed back the $150 that the
old man had handed him earlier.

"And what are you supposed to buy Christmas dinner with? You keep that
too," George said. "Now git home to your family."

The young man turned with tears streaming down his face. "I'll be here
in the morning for work, if that job offer is still good."

"Nope. I'm closed Christmas day," George said. "See ya the day after."

George turned around & found the stranger had returned. "Where'd you
come from? I thought you'd left?"

"I have been here. I have always been here," said the stranger. "You
say you don't celebrate Christmas. Why?"

"Well, after my wife passed away, I just couldn't see what all the
bother was. Puttin' up a tree and all seemed a waste of a good pine tree.
Bakin' cookies like I used to with Martha just wasn't the same by myself and
besides I was gettin' a little chubby."

The stranger put his hand on George's shoulder. "But you do celebrate
the holiday, George. You gave me food and drink and warmed me when I
was cold and hungry. The woman with child will bear a son and he will
become a great doctor.

The policeman you helped will go on to save 19 people from being
killed by terrorists. The young man who tried to rob you will make you
a rich man and not take any for himself. "That is the spirit of the
season and you keep it as good as any man."

George was taken aback by all this stranger had said. "And how do you
know all this?" asked the old man.

"Trust me, George. I have the inside track on this sort of thing. And
when your days are done you will be with Martha again."

The stranger moved toward the door. "If you will excuse me, George, I
have to go now. I have to go home where there is a big celebration
planned."

George watched as the old leather jacket and the torn pants that the
stranger was wearing turned into a white robe. A golden light began to
fill the room.

"You see, George ... it's My birthday. Merry Christmas."

George fell to his knees and replied, "Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus"

This story is better than any greeting card. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD
BLESS!

Now clear the lump from your throat, blow your nose, and send this
along to a friend of yours or someone who may need a reminder as to
why we celebrate Christmas.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:45 pm

Yes, clearing my nose & throat................clearly why we have Christmas.........Christ's birth.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:26 pm

rendeer Cool Cool 


Real good shot Ellen====tks'
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:15 am



ELLEN:
That is a very nice Christmas story. Thanks!

GRAYMARE:
Welcome back! Sounds like you had a blast. Very Happy 

RICK:
Oh, well. Roofs are sort of important. We have metal roofs on all our buildings which should outlast us. I hope. The barn has the oldest metal roof we put up, about 14 years old or so, and it seems to still be fine.


Well the parade is cancelled for tomorrow and is rescheduled for Sunday afternoon. We have our weekly quota of wet weather coming in tonight and tomorrow. I don't think we'll get much snow, but may get ice pellets.....again. It's a weekly thing. Anyway, I have another day to worry over whether to ride Ivan in the parade or not.  Laughing 

We just finished putting up the inside Christmas lights. The greenery is up on the rock wall with new lights since last year's lights croaked. They look nice.

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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:53 pm

I wish that there were a lot of people that are like that, the world would be a much better place and we would all be happier, I realy wish we could go back in time to a better time when neighbors helped and were happy to get together with other neighbors for picnics, block parties, and such,

I hope everyone has a great christmas and a very prosperous New Year
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:10 pm

Sunny, I do live in a neighborhood like you are wishing for. All of us had been here for years, but barely knew one another. Then, Pirkko made the decision to change that. She lives about 5 houses from me. She walked up and down the street handing out invitations to a summer party at their house. She loves to cook and was going to do all of it, but we all pitched in. At that party, we all got to know one another better and eventually we all became friends.
Since that first time, we've had several more get-togethers at all of our houses. I'll have an after-Christmas Christmas party in about 3 weeks. We all know we can call any of the others if we need help with anything.
When her husband (he has a heart and lung problem) fell in the water last spring and she couldn't get him up off the seawall by herself, she called me. Another neighbor was here at the moment, so both of us headed down there at a run. I helped her get him up and to their swing while the other neighbor called 911. He probably would have been okay if she had called 911, but she was certainly glad to know there was help close by.
So, I guess what I'm suggesting is that you start the ball rolling and invite everybody in your neighborhood to some kind of a pitch-in so you all get better acquainted. Once people see the faces and talk, they are more likely to be more friendly and interested. After Christmas is a good time because people aren't harried and bothered by all the hoopla of shopping and cooking, and will be more open to hanging around to visit.
Each family or couple brings a dish and a chair and whatever they want to drink.
Good luck. I hope it works out for you.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:52 am

12:25 a.m., 10° F outside, and it’s snowing to beat the band. Forecast is for between 10 and 14 inches, light and powdery. Horse is in and dry and happy after slurping up his bucket of warm bran mash (he colicked last week), and I’m snug and happy in my recliner, with the wood fire making the kettle sing, and extra wood stacked near the stove for whatever the night may bring. Just heard the plow truck rumble by; it does my side of the road on the way to the town line, then the other on the return, a comforting presence. Though we’ve had an inch of snow everywhere on the ground since last week, this is this year’s first real snowstorm , so it feels like a big deal. And I think I’m actually welcoming it as something familiar and predictable in a world otherwise gone cockeyed. Does anybody remember Whittier’s “Snowbound,” which begins, “The sun, that brief December day,/ Rose cheerless over hills of gray…” In any case, with luck, my snowblower will start in the morning - and perhaps the sun will return by afternoon.  santa 

Yes, ELLEN, that’s excellent advice about encouraging neighborliness! Around here in summer, folks gather around pig roasts; the host provides the pig (and the men take pride in controlling all the apparatus and timing and seasoning involved in the roasting), while the guests (the women??) bring all the other foods, pot-luck style. Of course population density affects friendliness. Mine is a tiny town where those who’ve been around a while know just about everybody else, Yesterday in our miniscule P.O. I got the biggest kick out of standing around for a time while the postmistress chatted familiarly with others who came and went.. “Here comes Ritchy,” she said, as a car drove up. “Yes, and I’ll betcha he’s still wearing shorts, ” said a patron, noting that the temp outside was only about 12 and a bitterly sharp wind made it feel like 20 below. But, as Ritchie got out of his car, we could see his long pants, so, after he’d come in and bent over his box to pluck out his mail, the patron said, “Richie, we’re disappointed in you!” “Why?” he said, quick as a wink and laughing, “because I’m not wearing shorts?” He would be, he said, but they wouldn’t let him do so at work…

Eeek! Way past bedtime! I’ll be back.  Sleep  Basketball 


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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:03 pm

We have a quiet friendly neighborhood with a spring and fall gather…………….I am increasingly thankful for our good friends…..they are a treasure.

We currently have one bit of strife in our neighborhood…..we have one 16 yr old that gets to drive a very nice car and he drives way over the 25 limit……………..a couple of neighbors with small children called the police……………his parents are obviously lenient. This is on the back side of our rectangle so it hasn't caused probs right here that I know of. I do wonder………….who in their right mind would have a 16 yr old driving a Hummer? If he gets in a tangle with the dad next door (5 kids, twin 3 yr olds) it will turn into a legal situation…………..the kid must only go the back way now as I haven't seen that Hummer for awhile.

God bless. Prayers for ALL.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:43 pm

Beech, your little town sounds a lot like the one I grew up in. Everybody knew everybody, and lots of gossip was exchanged at the post office.

This afternoon I was watching the Colts game, and I knew the guys next door were watching the Bears game.  All of us were happy at the end of our respective games.  A little while after the games were over I started hearing a motor running outside.  Travis and his dad were out playing in the snow.  Dad was on the quad with a blade on the front, plowing around my car.  Kid was using my snowblower to clear the sidewalks.  He came back a little later with a shovel to finish it.
As I've said before, I have the best deal in the world for owning a snowblower.  All I do is own it - and it was a gift from my dad about 17 years ago.  Kid stores it in his barn, tunes it up, puts gas in it, and uses it to clean my sidewalks, and his.  Is that a deal or what!
I do have such great neighbors.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:14 am

ELLEN, I'm not quite as privileged as you, but pretty close. This morning, I had just started the snowblower and was making the first trip with it from barn to house when I looked up to see a neighbor up on his John Deere tractor clearing out all around my car. We don't have any agreement that he'll do it, and I don't ask him -- he just does it every now and again. And, of all my neighbors, he's the one I probably know the least! I blew him kisses. Before I was done, another neighbor, out in his pickup plowing his own drive, swung by mine and paused just long enough to see that I was all set and gave me a smile and a wave before driving off.
We did get good 14 inches or so of the powdery stuff, and the sun began fighting to shine about 2:30. I'm pooped!
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:01 am

Beech, we never get the amounts of snow that you get. A really big snow for us is about 9 inches. My snowblower is just a small one that would never be able to handle your kind of snow. It works okay for what we get unless it's a heavy wet snow, then it just can't do the job.
As we get older, it's comforting to know that neighbors are looking out for us and willing to help, even without being asked.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:58 am

I was raised in the same small town………..our neighborhood functions very much that way.

Our current house was at the end of nowhere when purchased………….all farm/ranch/cattle/horses………..now, 30 yrs later, yuppyville. Some of the old neighbors are still here, a few are true city kids……….we now have more cattle in our hood than horses………..
most of the grandkids and great grands are even grown, so they raise steers to feed the family.

BEECH, your house must be so pretty right now…………..I sure am glad to read you have help.
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:06 am

I have to agree it's great to be able to call on neighbors. Our snow hit on Saturday, and while I don't know the official amount, I had a good 8 inches to trudge through by the time it was done. I didn't even go out of the house on Saturday except to feed. Sunday morning I bundled up and prepared to fire up the snowblower, only to discover I had no gas. Twisted Evil  Where the heck did it go? Since nothing else was missing, (the can was there, just no gas except for a tiny litte bit sloshing around in the bottom,) I came to the conclusion that one of my dear relatives who knows I keep gas around for equipment helped himself. He knows that I'll tell him it's ok. It's just that I would have refilled the can by now. Besides, who leaves just enough gas to cover the bottom of the can? I know, the same person who puts the almost empty bottle of milk back in the refrigerator. Anyway, I trudge over to my neighbor with my gas can in hand asking "Can I borrow a cup of sugar? er.. gallon of gas?"
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:50 pm

Iam so glad to hear that there are still some places that help each other out, here in my community the people are from up north and most of them stay in there own little groups like the people from Michigan get together for parties, and the people from New York do the same but it is only for them, I have tried many times to get the neighbors in my park to do a block party with everybody invited and they say they are to busy to be botherd, a few wanted to and that was great until they cancelled, I have tried for several years but no one seems interested, so I fnaly gave up, tey comedown here toget out of the cold only to be cold to others, they will say hi to you when you walk by but don't want to get to know you, there may
be some n here that are not that way but I have not met them yet,and I live here year round it is a shame there is so much we could all share and have more fun, this place used to be fun when it first opened families were allowed with children, but they put a stop to that by making this place a 55 and older park, some day I will be able to leave here and go back to where I want to be
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:47 pm

Snoop writes: Rick says, "I'm a multitasking procrastinator, I can put off a lot of stuff at the same time."

Well AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH?  ROFL ROFL ROFL 
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:37 pm

I resemble that remark. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: December 2013   Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:25 am

"Rick says, "I'm a multitasking procrastinator, I can put off a lot of stuff at the same time.""

Oh dear.  I hate to label people, especially myself, but I am a multitasking procrastinator, too......sigh.....Acknowledging the problem is half the battle!  This may have to be my New Year's resolution, stop multitasking.


BEECH and INDYAPP:
 Ouch.  Too much snow.  I don't want any, and so far the weather gods have gone along with me.  We've had tiny amounts off and on, but nothing substantial and it all melted fast.  We are having flurries tonight.  Flurries are okay.  Pretty, then gone.  We've had multitudes of rain, however.  My parade scheduled for last Saturday was cancelled due to rain and sleet, then rescheduled for Sunday.  I was going to take Ivan to it, but when we woke up to 30 to 35 mph wind gusts and a predicted high around 32 degrees, I chickened out.   When I went down to feed the herd, Ivan and Areion came bucking and snorting out of their area acting like a bear was on their heels.  Cold windy weather turns them on.  That pretty much finished off any lack of chicken-ness I may have had for going to the parade.   They were wired for sound.

 So I spent Sunday evening wrapping family presents to ship out on Monday and then Monday  went down to Galax to visit a couple of lady friends for lunch and gift exchanges.  That was fun, but it left me with a fair sized barn mess here that took me over three hours to clean up today.  It doesn't pay to put off poop....(see how this ties into procrastination? Very Happy )  

ELLEN and the rest of you with good neighbors:
 I would love your neighborhood.  We do have one very good neighbor who is wonderful, but most just keep to themselves.  

BEECH:
Your story about the guy who wears shorts in cold weather reminded me of a vet we had come here a couple of times. He showed up in 18 degree weather wearing no coat and short sleeves. He said he never got cold. I got cold just looking at him!

INDYAPP:
 Every few months we have gas to disappear from one of our vehicles.  We figure if they must need it pretty bad to risk that nasty taste in their mouths from siphoning it. We did finally get a locking gas cap for the truck, but the car still is available for them.  Rolling Eyes
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