Saturday, May 9, 2009

Its finally finished

Here are the before and after pictures of the side of the barn. Desi had actually only kicked the top one out, the rest fell due to gravity and poor workmanship.

Many many Thanks to my wonderful Son-In-Law for fixing this for me. I don't know what I would have done without your help!
We loaded up the boys today, along with the remainder of our tack and equipment and headed out to the new barn. Stressful- YES! Happy to be done with the old barn? DOUBLE YES!
Everything went very well. The boys were settling in quite nicely. I took Desi out and let him run around the new arena. He really snorted and acted like Shazzam the Arab today! The when i took him out and tied him to the hitch rail, he promptly pulled back, broke the lead rope and wandered away. Luckily he wasn't too freaked out to catch! But if this is a precurser of things to come I will have to NIP nip nip it in the bud! NO PULLING BACK!
Bob looked like he was doing airs above ground with Gin today, but after about five minutes he settled down with an " OH! This is a working kind of place! I see!" attitude.
I'll lunge and ride tomorrow. It's been four weeks since I climbed on him- I've just been too upset to ride.Tomorrw starts the first day of the rest of my life ( Oh come on! I was raised in the sixties!) I'll start my training all over again!
Are we in Paradise- not quite but it's a lot closer than it's been!

Today is the Day!

It has been a long and stressful three weeks, but today is the day we move the other horses to their new boarding facility. I feel like a ten year old that has to change schools! You know, excited and happy and anxious all at the same time? My girls used to say " I'm scared!" when they felt like that and I would tell them- " That is because you are anticipating the fun!"
Almost all of my tack is out of the old barn and my very kind son-in law Jeff Sr is fixing the hole. And he's fixing it ten times better than it was ever put up in the first place.
Lil Mama and I took his big ol diesel truck to the lumber store in Richmond yesterday to pick up the materials. His truck is a Dodge, with a huge metal square camper, utility racks and giant bumpers front and back. When it goes down the road you hear and see it! So we have the littlest cowboy asleep in the back seat when we get there ( of course! Thats the only time he wants to sleep) and when we pull up, three yard men( I used that term loosely) turn to stare. I tell LM-" I guess they don't ever see a truck like this in Richmond with girls in it!"
SO in I go, to buy the materials, the guys inside are nice to me ( I'm kinda a cute granny!) and we go around back to pick up the stuff. Those guys are driving big forklifts thither and yon- all at warp speed- and everyone that passes just ogles us- both! And they aren't even sly about it. Nope, just head turning, tongue-lolling kind of stares. And the truck is still running- cuz GAWD the baby is asleep and don't you DARE wake him up! And another guy- a customer- comes up to me standing there waiting for MY crazy forklift driver to get back with the stuff- " Hey what kind of work do you DO?" He nods to the big truck.
I have to laugh! I say- We build barns! Hahaha!
More on the 'Mission' when it is done and I promise to bring pictures!