Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lots of ramblings today...

Yesterday I spent all day up in the Spokane area. I definitely advise against hauling even an empty horse trailer through downtown Spokane. And while hauling a scared horse in rush-hour is unpleasant, it may sometimes be unavoidable. However, try not to get lost in a neighborhood area with streets too narrow to drive through. Backing up in that situation is not for the faint of heart.

Lyric was a good boy though. He loaded right up after just one refusal, then we were on our way. He was rocking the trailer pretty good sometimes, but when we FINALLY got to our destination he really wasn't all that sweaty. He had to stay in the trailer for a while so we could get some last minute things done, and by the time he came out he was really pretty calm.

I did not take even ONE picture... This seems to be a trend lately with me. Sorry. Busy doing, not taking pictures. But here's a pretty one of him a couple years ago:
Laura's dream has finally come true and he is officially her very own horse. I think they're both going to be very happy.

In other news, I have been having a sort of hay emergency. The guy who was supposed to cut and bale our hay disappeared off the face of the earth. Both his phone numbers are disconnected. So I sent him a letter, waited, nothing... We finally called the neighbors. They said they couldn't. Then they came over and looked at it, and we had a nice visit. They said they'd do it if we can't find the other guy within a week or so. Then they called back and said they would! So the money I put into fertilizer won't be totally wasted. That is a huge weight off my back. I've been waking up thinking about it lately.

I went to the doctor today. I realized I think I may be developing a doctor phobia. And I have no good reason. I just get nervous. Maybe it's just an extension of my normal nervousness at talking to people. Because I'm not afraid of needles or anything like that. I just don't like being asked what's wrong and having to answer, I guess. Sounds dumb...

They took a lot of blood, 3 x-rays of my hands, and told me they'd call me later. I did get a new prescription for that horrible albuterol inhaler. Which is good, since it's haying season. I don't like the way the inhaler makes me feel sick, but it's nice to be able to breathe. :)

Tonight Scout is getting his little toenails trimmed. I noticed one is torn. BAD ME. Of all horses to let get that bad, the baby? Bad, bad, bad.

Tomorrow the chiropractor is coming to see Bella. Her hind end has been just not quite right since a little before Scout was born. I'm sure she'll be fine with a little help. Probably a pinched nerve or something.

I better get back to work. I think I'll feed the kids before I start trimming hooves.


Anonymous said...

Andrea - Did Laura find a place to board Lyric? Bob said we could. But I lost Lauras phone number to call her and talk about a price. Will you be there Friday. Hope so.

Pony Girl said...

Lyric is a pretty horse. I have not hauled a horse trailer. I would love to learn someday!
I have a doctor phobia, too. I am always afraid I am going to find our something is wrong. So I get myself all worked up and that just causes all kinds of stressed-induced symptoms. Then I am always so relieved after I go and they tell me I am fine.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Whew! Busy day.

I hope your hands feel better soon!

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