October 27th, 2011

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Blessings abounding.....

1. It's been raining off and on all morning. We desperately need the rain, so this is a HUGE blessing! It's cool, too - not humid, which is how it usually is - and the day is just, well - perfect. If you like English-type weather. (Which I do)

2. SG took out a distribution from his IRA, and the check arrived Monday. He wants to get all his credit cards paid off - which I agree; I HATE credit cards with a passion and haven't had any since 2003 - and was able to pay 3 of them off so far (there is a hold on part of the check; bank policy). Good timing...

3. Because we ran out of hay this morning. SG was not aware of this; I wasn't either until milking. SG called me about 10, asking if I wanted to get hay this weekend, or next. I, of course, voted on THIS weekend, so he called our hay man. Prices have gone up $1/bale (which is NOTHING, compared to how much horse hay has gone up!), and, oh by the way, he can deliver TODAY. :huzzah:

Of course, there's always a spanner in the works - we had to run to the bank to get cash to pay for the hay. I thought all the dogs were outside, so I closed our bedroom doors. Seems Ms. TooStupidToLive (aka Kenzie) was asleep under the bed (because I certainly didn't see her)....and, while we were gone (no more than 45 minutes) she.....decided to EAT Himself's Nintendo DS (they're kept in our room to keep the kids from playing them all night long. :sigh:)

It's trashed. Dead. And I KNOW who the culprit was, no question. :sigh:

At least we know who's been tearing stuff up - and it isn't MY dog. :weak grin:

Gotta get back to work - 2 of the 3 companies are done, but the 3rd one's the biggest. Better get cracking!

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Houston, we have Hay....

117 bales, to be exact. We ordered 100....but the guys got a little "toss happy" and, ummm, over-loaded the trailer. I waffled for exactly 30 seconds, asked if they'd take a check for the difference, and took all of it.

Why not? The goats'll eat it all up anyway...and I'd rather pay $6/bale instead of whatever he'll be asking come Spring. (Well, $7 with delivery, but we *could* have rented a flatbed and moved it all ourselves, so......we came out ahead. The trailer would have cost us $75, and we'd'a had to load, unload, and stack all the bales, and get the trailer BACK at the rental place, all before 1 PM on Saturday. Worth the $1/bale to me to NOT have to do all that!)

We also have new goat coats ordered. I have enough, right now, for all the dairy girls except Risky. And the doelings, but they get dog sweaters this year, and I have - I think - plenty of those. They're starting to shiver every morning on the stands, so I had to do something. (Spoiled? MY goats? How dare you even ask - of COURSE they're spoiled! :lol:) The best place I've found to get them is here - they make them custom, the prices are reasonable, and the quality is good - last year's coats look just as good as new! (They also sell on eBay a little cheaper, but.....:shrug: I prefer to order direct. Last year I specified the colors; this year I'm letting them pick. I just....can't decide on more colors. :lol: So much for each goat having their own color! :rofl:)

I'm SO. Tired! Game 6 is tonight (I hope!) - GO RANGERS!!!!!

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