Originally Posted by Shoegal
Last night we decided to head out to the home improvement store to buy more stuff we need for that bathroom. Goodness - I want the door back on it in the worst way. We have been done painting - but DH says that the door will be in the way when he puts the trim up. Then he asks - what's the hurry - it doesn't need to be up right now. I'm trying desperately to move things along - but I'm afraid I'm the apprentice in this project and he is calling the shots. I asked if I could remove the tape - no - we can't do that just yet
. I know things always take longer but it doesn't prevent me from hoping that things will go as planned. Of course my weekend plans include more of this bathroom stuff but DH has already announced that he will not be working on Sunday.
Uh oh, Shoegal, I recognize that phrase ... it's why I lived without doorknobs on several doors for about two years! Hopefully the enthusiasm for the task will continue, and let you get that door back up. Is there perhaps some other fixup project that requires some neat new tool, that could be started IF (and only IF) the bathroom is done ... ? Or, perhaps some of his handy-guy friends could come over to visit in a few weeks, and you could show off the new bathroom ... ? That has sometimes worked for me. But most of the time, in our house, it only slows things down when I try to hurry them along
Hopefully you'll have the bathroom back; and it sounds like it is going to look great! Loved your comment about the molding, btw, because I made almost exactly the same comment a few years back. For some reason it is wrong to put crown molding on as trim. Even if it looks the same as trim
Originally Posted by Shoegal
I was concerned that this unexpected trip to the store would interfere with my plans to work out. I'm always concerned when my normal routine is disrupted but I made certain it didn't. I got home and immediately changed my clothes and started. Last night I did the Quick NRG mix from ASC II (Amy Bento) it was 38 minutes long. I put in the lower body premix from 4DS - and then tacked on the core & stretch from KB 4DS. It was all good - I had a great workout. I'm feeling it too. Those lunges she does where she has one foot on a low step and you begin by pushing up from the floor with weights in your hands -
Yowsa! That'll get you good.
That sound like a great workout! You're so good at diving right in and getting these started
The lunges sound amazing. Are those like the ones in Drill Max -- at least I think it is Drill Max, or perhaps I am confusing with Meso 1 --where you have lunges from the floor 'up', and then lunges from the step 'down', with weights? Those always got me right where I needed it
Indy must have been a terrific friend. And, very lucky to have had you as her person!
Originally Posted by Shoegal
Shadowpup - It sounds like Picante is one lucky horse to have you watching out for him. I also hope he heals up quickly. I'd like to know what you usually do for medical maintenance with horses - they probably have regular shots and check ups like dogs but what else do you need to do?? Does the vet always make house calls? Is it expensive? I'd also like to know if you have any help planting bulbs? Or is it just you? I'm afraid you sound like Superwoman to me - I simply don't know how you do it all - all that canning and planting and harvesting - I'm in awe.
It is just a good thing that I am off this week, Shoegal! Or I don't know what would happen
My DH is of the opinion that if I insist on transforming a forest into a mini version of Holland, that's okay, but he's not going to get involved ... I see his point, and he doesn't try to make me golf, so that's okay
Sometimes I'll get him to rototill an area for me, but the ground is too hard for that this year. It's all shovel work, with an army of one.
Picante is clearly feeling cranky, because the other two boys were as far away from him as they could get! But I do not blame him. He's been very accepting of all of the uncomfortable treatments, and that's all that can be asked.
Shoegal, yes, normally I have the vet come out when the horses are sick. We have a trailor, but normally they will do better without the stress of having to stand up in it while being transported. It does get expensive. To keep costs down, I do all of the 'easier' veterinary work - all shots, all of the worming (twice a year). Most wounds I can handle myself. Once a year I have the vets out to do dentistry on whoever needs it; usually two of them will. We will be doing that later this month. Remind me to take pictures of that for you
And, we have the farrier (horse shoer) come out about every two-three months. Because they are barefoot, it's a trim and not a shoe. Shots - a 6-way, rabies (every 2-3 years), west nile. Used to give an extra flu booster another two times a year, but that was when we were in a stable with other horses all around. There is far less exposure to disease out here, so I go with once a year now. My mare, I'd do twice even out here, because of her age.
Usually there is one or two big things that happens with the horses over the course of the year that requires the vet to come out, so I budget for that. And, I save something small for him/her to do with the other animals. For instance, I can legally give a rabies vaccine, but I can't get a certificate that shows everyone is officially covered. So, if the vets are coming out about the time that the cats or dogs need their rabies, I have the vets give the shot instead of doing it myself. Or, if one of the kids has been so healthy that they haven't needed the vet in two years, I'll have them do a once-over. That happens pretty often, actually. With eight animals (used to be ten), we see quite a bit of our vets! And they know I worked in a veterinary clinic long ago, so usually I get to help with the procedures, which is interesting, easier on the animals, and a cost savings. The vet will bring one assistant, rather than two, when he (or she) comes.
And, let's see - there are all kinds of other little things. Keeping up with the latest in quine health - I take a couple of magazines that help me with that, and there are now podcasts, too. Clipping, trimming, keeping feet in good shape - all manner of grooming tasks; blankets of various weights as the weather gets bad; fences usually need repair; and then there is the training. Not exactly obedience training for dogs - similar - good manners under saddle and on the ground, different kinds of jumping, working on different kinds of 'all terrain' riding, making sure that they are 'desensitized' to scary things of all kinds; all the physical conditioning that the horses need - they work out, too, and that's how I think about it
Used to take lessons, which I really enjoyed; but honestly, something had to give in my schedule and I decided I'd let that go for awhile.
This is probably TMI, sorry about that
I get enthusiastic when I'm talking about the kids!