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    So I had to totally miss out on a fun gala last night related to the Big Boy steam locomotive. Hubby & Shortman went, Shortman was introduce to the man that is head of Union Pacific steam program. The gentleman was nice to have his PUC taken with Shortman & also signed the special edition cover of trains magazine. Talk about making a 9yr olds day. Oh & it was encouraged for guests to dress steam punk. Hubby & dressed up Shortman on open platform of UP business car. I wasn't totally forgotten. Hubby bought me a pair of car marker lamps for my business car on silent auction.
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    Smart vet.
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    Watching him take the first couple steps was funny, he high-stepped on all fours for the first few minutes. He figured it out pretty quickly, how to step up and down and last night when I did bed-check, he was laying down and got up pretty well to greet me. I put him on grass today. I can't put another board on top of the manger as then they wouldn't be able to reach the floor. Don't want to put a board they have to duck under as if anyone spooks, they'd crack their head. Ken is mulling some ideas. I showed him something called a "tombstone" panel and he thinks he can weld something similar. I'm glad your surgery went well. I didn't get to see the part of my colon they removed but the Dr. told me that portion was completely diseased over the outside layer. Inside, it looked inflamed like the rest of the colon length, but outside it was clear what the damaged area was. Your stew sounded wonderful! I'm sorry it was the trigger but I'm hopeful it has become the blessing-in-disguise as it prompted the surgery that will allow you to eat again. You know yourself best, start slow and see what you do and don't tolerate. As far as not eating greasy, fried or fast food - I tend to avoid those and can't say I feel as if I'm missing anything. It won't be too big. Vet says I can remove it Monday and I can just wrap the injury itself w/out the standing wrap after that. She did this to help prevent swelling for the first few days after the injury.
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    Whew! Sounded like a mountain of obstacles to overcome but it seems you guys are getting a handle on things pretty quickly. I'm sorry he had a bad day and night, those are no fun for anyone. The person with the pain is feeling it and everyone around them is 'feeling' it too, but mostly wishing they could take the pain away. It is a pretty helpless feeling, no matter which side of the pain you're on. (((hugs for all)))
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    Yes it can always be worse, the skin grafts would have been so much worse. Much better to have broken bones than nerve or spinal damage too. He’s home with us now. He had a bad day and night but seems as if the leg is settling down now. I feel he will be here longer than I thought he would be. Car transfers are extremely difficult with a leg that doesn’t bend. The long drive home, bumpy country roads and the porch stairs into his house will have to wait a while. Cooked dinner for the fam last night and was up last night on medication duty, I am pooped but we’ll be a fine tuned machine in a few days.
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    Just a quick Netflix update.. Tried watching The Haunting of Hill House. Booooring. Couldnt get into it. Deleted it. Tried 13 Reasons Why. Again, boooring and fell asleep, twice. Downloaded The Ranch and American Horror Story. Currently watching Heartland and Free Rein. Free Rein is a bit kiddish, but its cute.
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    I remember buying my first circular saw. I asked the hardware man to put the blade on. When I got home and read the owner's manual, I found out he put it on backwards! (I miss owner's manuals. I know there are how to videos on YouTube but some of those people might be as clueless as the hardware man.) Heidi, that vet bill is going to be enormous just for the amount of vet wrap and padding!
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    Wow! That's a big wrap. Does it bother him to not be able to bend the right front? Hope he heals up fast. Amazing that he jumped into the manger. I guess you need another board on top? It was pretty tall already. Second day after surgery. They removed the gallbladder. It was a chronic infection. I saw the pictures and it was an ugly, sick looking organ. I've had to avoid some foods for over 15 years (thought I was just allergic to them). The last couple of years, the list has grown longer. I never liked fried foods and we don't eat fast food, so I had some uncomfortable stomach episodes, but it took awhile before I had an attack. It was homemade beef stew with soup bones to make the broth and stew meat in the stew. That was high in fat, but tasty! It had leeks, carrots, turnips, and orzo in it, as well as fresh herbs. I took three hours to make it. That got me. Now, I have an entire gastronomical world open to me. The problem is, because I have avoided so many foods, or had a bad experience with them, I still won't want fried or fast foods. Ice cream will be welcome, though. Eventually.
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    Ugh, as I was peeling the netting away from his hoof, I kept repeating don't-be-broken over and over in my head. I'm just glad I was there to see it. Had it been a few minutes later, I'd have never found him until after I got home from work and by then it probably would have been too late. QB - that is ADORABLE! I love how rustic it is and I especially love that you made it yourself. For displaying things, if you have room in your home, you could use a 2nd china hutch. When we bought this house we had to buy furniture for the formal dining room (which we didn't have at the other house). We found a dining set to and then husband found a gun cabinet from a private seller and when we went to buy it, they had other furniture in the garage and the china hutch they had was very close in style to the dining set we just bought. At first I thought I'd use it for china overflow, but ended up using it to display our "treasures", which are special to us, but probably 'junk' to other people. It has crystal bowls and vases, a fine tea set, our wedding cake topper, two Breyer memorial horses, the cotton rope my Shepherd-wolf played with, a hay-hook from my mentor horseman, things from foreign countries from our nephew when he was in the Army and a couple framed photos of special people.
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    Jubal, pack your house like you are going to move. You would be amazed at how much stuff you've got that doesn't get used. I'm sorry but God intended for minis to look prego regardless of breed or sex.
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    Its amazing the things you can do when you have the right tools to do it with. I love my circular saw. These 3 glasses are the ones I use. I have others in the cabinet that are from wineries/vineyards that I dont use because I dont want them to break. I need to find a better way to display them though.
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    Horses can think of the strangest ways to hurt themselves. I'm glad it wasn't worse, Heidi. Queen, you're right handy! I wish I could give you all the wine glasses taking up space in my cabinet. I don't even drink wine!
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    Heidi, what a crazy afternoon. Glad your boy is going to be ok. QB your project turned out great.
  18. @The_diesel_dave I'm watching the diesel bike build and laughed my *** off on your commercial video.. "coolest **** ever" lol lol

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    So, heres my little project. Got tired of having all my coffee cups and all of my wine glasses taking up space in the cabinet. (Oh, who am I kidding, I just made room for more wine glasses, lol.) I just had this idea and the landlord had some pallets laying around. I bought myself a drill and a circular saw and made it happen. I ordered the hooks from Amazon and had one of the maintenance guys hang it up for me. I love love love it.
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    Whew lord jesus, I think you both are pretty lucky!
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    Some major ouch there. Poor guy,
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    So, I had an equine emergency with Ever today because Chrome was his usual jerk self. I turned Ever out into the corral and he stayed in the run-in shed to eat hay, didn't think anything of it and was going back to the house. Chrome came in and my guess is Ever felt he had no escape except to jump in the manger - with half a round bale in a hay net! I turned back when I heard the scrambling hooves and saw Ever IN the manger on top of the hay, struggling with his hooves. I was loudly shouting Whoa! in hopes of getting him to stop moving but as I came in, he turned himself on top of the hay and tried to jump out. With a hoof twisted in the bale net. He rotated over the manger rail and whomped on the floor on his left side, right front hoof over the top edge of the manger and twisted in the net. I grabbed the box knife and sliced through both ropes of the bale net to release the tension and then used my hands to peel the netting off his hoof. When I freed his hoof, his chest was still against the manger with his left foreleg folded against it so I grabbed a rope to go in and try to pull his head away, or flip him over, so he could get up but before I could climb out of the manger he got himself standing. I separated the horses and went to the house for my husband to help me assess the injuries. The biggest injury on the side of his right cannon looked like I could see bone and we decided to call the vet. Countryside arrived in less than 25 minutes from the time of injury. Dr Smith was pleased to see him using all four legs and the wounds were mainly just scrapes. NO stitches needed! She said it didn’t go through all layers and we could just wrap and keep clean and fly free to heal. She wants me to keep the huge blue wrap on for 3 days and then I can go to a smaller wrap. She left Uniprim to prevent infection and Bute to help with pain and any swelling.
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    littlecow this is my landlords mini donkey Abby. Last year we went back and forth on if she was pregnant or not. Turned out not.
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    Sounds like a busy year so far. Congrats on your graduation!
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    That's painful to look at! I can't imagine. I guess you can always play the "it could have been worse" scenario. It could have been something that couldn't be pinned (like his brain.) I'm sorry for him but men...
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