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On 6/10/2017 at 11:43 AM, noponies said:

Pick the dominant color and get a solid rug.

That's exactly what I did noponies. Found a light beige shag at Lowes on sale, it looks nice, deadens the sound in the room and the dogs and cat love it, so much so Penny left me 3 piles of puke on it this morning. I'm beginning to suspect her gall bladder might be affected too. 

Heat has us laying low, so I've been purging closets. We took a big load of the nicer things to the womens/men's shelter in Huntsville. Tackling my pantry next, then our bedroom closet, it's 10'x10', it's going to be mind boggling what comes out of there!!

Seems all I do is water plants and the garden. Squash and pickles look good, tomatoes don't, I don't know why they never ever do well there, maybe not enough sun.

Kids are coming here for Fathers Day, Paul wants fajitas. He requested Not Yo Mamas banana pudding for dessert and my sweet SIL gets a big pan of brownies for cutting shelves to fit inside the old gun cabinet I'm repurposing for storage. I'll have to hit the grocery store today.

Hope all you Dads have a wonderful day tomorrow. Take care, be safe.

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Hi fellow Texans wow I can't remember the last time I was on HC. Got added to the FB group yesterday and made me want to come check in and see how everyone is doing. :ph34r:

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On 8/2/2017 at 5:50 PM, Aggie said:

Hi fellow Texans wow I can't remember the last time I was on HC. Got added to the FB group yesterday and made me want to come check in and see how everyone is doing. :ph34r:

Aggie! How are you?!! I'm afraid the Texas thread is done. Everyone left but me. Honestly, I'm not that interested in keeping it going.

How is your little one doing? And your Mom?

Do you remember, my husband had lung disease? He had a double lung transplant on Jan. 25, 2015. The first 8 months were life and death, kidney failure, chronic infection and rejection. He went back in the hospital on March 17 and didn't come home until mid July. It was rough, but he's absolutely 100% healthy today. 

I added another mare to my herd. Moon is retired due to that ligament injury so I have Paisley now to ride.

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 Does anyone know what happened to Mz Rat?  She hasn't been here in ages.

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On 8/9/2017 at 5:38 PM, equicrzy said:

 Does anyone know what happened to Mz Rat?  She hasn't been here in ages.

I couldn't tell you Equi, or Peppy sue. I know Peppy was extremely busy teaching and going for her doctorate. She should be done by now or soon anyway. I keep hoping either one will pop on and give an update soon. Peppy lives and works in the same city as our daughter lives and where I shop. But we've not met.

 

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 I went to page one of the thread and, read about 70 pages before I got tired.

 We've come a long way!.....lol...

 

 

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On 8/10/2017 at 6:30 PM, equicrzy said:

 

 I went to page one of the thread and, read about 70 pages before I got tired.

 We've come a long way!.....lol...

 

 

Dang girl! Lol

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1 hour ago, noponies said:

And I thought MY life was dull! :rotf:

 What can I say, it was just one of those days!:rotf:

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3 hours ago, grimmie said:

Dang girl! Lol

 I know! How bored must one be.....:crazy:

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Taking a breather this morning before heading into town to buy paint for my pantry door (that red has to go) buy some sneakers then a few glasses of wine while I get my gray hair covered.

I stripped 5 layers of polyurethane off my kitchen island counter yesterday. Planned on doing the English pine finish on it, but it's maple not pine, the grain is so pretty I'm leaning towards leaving it raw and putting several coats of clear wax on it. Forgot to get mineral spirits to wipe it down before I wax and buff, so I need that from town.

Cucumbers are still coming in but the vines are about spent. I put up 3 qts. of bread and butter chunks this week. Guess I'll get going. 

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You know what I just realized? New Waverly is where I took Kelly to be bred this spring... twice. 4 road trips there and back, I KNEW it sounded familiar!

 

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20 hours ago, redneckcowgirlmn said:

You know what I just realized? New Waverly is where I took Kelly to be bred this spring... twice. 4 road trips there and back, I KNEW it sounded familiar!

 

Hmmmm was it a natural cover or AI by the Vet?

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Live cover... by a 4th year vet student. She hauled Kelly in to where she was interning, for ultrasounds, til we had her confirmed in foal. They moved up to Colorado in June, she's going to the CSU vet school to finish up.  Nice kid, her family is from AZ, around where I grew up. 

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I believe so, does he do the equine repro stuff?  Stud owner said the vet got a kick out of the ease of handling ol' Heifer, she just went in the stocks and assumed the position, lol!

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On 8/21/2017 at 8:22 AM, redneckcowgirlmn said:

I believe so, does he do the equine repro stuff?  Stud owner said the vet got a kick out of the ease of handling ol' Heifer, she just went in the stocks and assumed the position, lol!

He does do repro stuff. He's a one of those practical Vets, takes the time to explain. Super nice guy. Saved my daughter's horses eye. Good thing he's a lameness specialist, he treated my mares leg back in 2009, she almost severed her superficial flexor tendon kicking tin when Hurricane Ike was blowing in. She went through the hurricane injured and it was 4 days before he could treat her and get his practice opened, still with no power . He warned me the wound would probably turn into a train wreck and it did. He researched treatment for her wound and found the Kemzie splint made from airplane aluminum that prevented movement of the tendon which caused tissue to stuff off. I bought the splint then when Moon was healed, he bought it back for his practice. Saved me a bundle. Took 8 months to get her healed and I retired her. I've got a pic somewhere of the wound at its worst. 

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QH, I had a mare who had that same injury, except the tendon was severed. The vet came right away and stitched it. It took forever to heal. She was in foal and she lost the foal at seven months. It healed shorter and her leg was more upright than the other which made it appear she was limping. She had just won the reserve championship five gaited pleasure horse at the KY state fair. It was devastating to me.

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I've been prepping for this storm. Landfall is about 260 miles south of us but we'll get the dirty side. Prediction is up to 20" of rain over the next week. We're high and we don't expect any flooding. Everything south of us is another matter. 

Aww Jubal, sorry to hear that. Moon healed perfectly, acts perfectly sound unless she is being trimmed. I suspect the tendon is tight with scar tissue and probably painful.

Red, not much of a scar at all. I'll have to show you the wound at its worst and then the scar, hard to believe it isn't massive. 

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 QH, Will keep you folks in thoughts & prayers, the next few days. I will say when things happen in Texas, they sure happen on a big scale.  Best Wishes to you. PD

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grimmie, stay safe! That last big one that came through, what was it, last month? We "Overprepped" including hauling extra dirt to the top of the landfill. The guys worked a lot of overtime, figuring our pit would flood, and it would be weeks til they could get back in there.  I think it sprinkled.  So now, they're "moderately prepping". 

I have picked up a few extra bales, stocked up on all bagged feed, have a couple cases and a few gallons of water stored. My mom is in a panic, because we apparently don't have any canned vegetables. (Mom, nobody likes them anyway, which is why we don't HAVE any. Fresh or frozen!) :crazy:

 

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1 hour ago, noponies said:

But if your power goes out for any length of time, those frozen foods will suffer.

 If, the freezer is full, with the items tightly packed, they should be fine for several hours.

 Every winter, we lose power for several hours, at least once and, the food in the freezer stays frozen, as long as you don't constantly open the door.

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Honestly, She's got an ice cube hoarding situation in there, I don't even know if there's much if any veggies in there. Her and my aunt have this overly enthusiastic garden going on...  and this storm probably won't get us way up here in the Northeast armpit of Texas anyway. :questionicon:

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On 8/24/2017 at 9:13 PM, Danyel said:

Stay safe, Grimmie.

Thanks, that's the plan. We're fine but have been getting very heavy rain all morning. Wind isn't bad, small gusts but not damaging. Lots of tornado warnings and lightening strikes. I'm so bummed I never put my rain gauge back out. Estimated amounts are 10"-15". I can see that happening because Harvey will stall awhile then loop back and up towards us dumping massive amounts of rain over East Texas.

Flooding happening south of us, Houston in particular. It's below sea level anyway and has drainage issues.

Landfall was Rockport slightly north of Corpus. Damage has been severe.

I can hear someone using a chain saw, neighbors lost a big oak tree to ground saturation, fell across the road. We have one behind the house that I am concerned about, it's leaned since Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Got to try once again to get these dogs to potty.

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 QH,  Glad you don't have severe damage in your area, I hope things continue to go that way. Mother nature is a powerfull force to reckon with, I feel those that have been hit hard. Best Wishes. PD

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