Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Bigger Nut and a Better Septic

It's been a busy week, I don't think it will fit in the nutshell. I need a pretty big nut.

Joseph was promoted from Middle School to High School. He is on a career path. I'm impressed. Dave took pictures. They are still in the camera. I am still overcoming technical difficulties.

More leach field testing at the Possum Lodge. We need a better septic. Who doesn't?

Whiskers the cat has been to the vet with irregularity. They are testing her poop. I hope it turns out fine.

Janow is recovering from his spider bites. There have been no new bites since the premise spray. His neigh-bor off and on for ten years, Cherokee, crossed The Bridge. Janow stood with him while he was dying. Now I'm going to cry again.

Physical therapy is helping, but my new therapist is not trying very hard to contact the old one who was familiar with my history and knows what to do. Anthem Blue Cross PPO does not pay enough for the old therapist, nor enough for the new one to take any extra time.

I have been able to start ground driving Janow again. Things have not gone smoothly but we have been able to work through them well. That is good. That is when you learn the most. Janow thinks it is fun, if slow. I figured out with Janow that I use the whip in place of the seat bone. They all say, in driving, that the whip takes the place of your leg if you were riding. Janow likes to be ridden with less leg and hand, more seat. When I tried the whip as if it were my butt, the response was good. He seems relieved that I am finally making sense.

We had an incident when a TB mare in a round pen spooked at the harness. Janow just stopped. Immediately. Me, following behind, plowed right in to his hairy self. It could have been bad, but Janow has always looked out for me when things get truly scary.

Invented scary is another story.

More pics from the tower project.


Breathe said...

Healthcare = inconvenience by design. Make sure you get a copy of your record (it's your right), and it'll make it easier in the future. You can also contact your old therapist for the record. Might help.

Sorry to hear about Cherokee (we heard from Silver). Sounds like Jannow has enough to keep his mind busy...

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Poor Janow, losing his friend. Lol, I can just picture you running into his butt. Good thing it wasn't an accident instead.

Arabian Lover!! said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is sooooo sad what happened to Cherokee!!! :,( I'm so sorry, I know what it's like to loose a horse...and im sorry for Janow!! :(

Cara said...

AL-Cherokee died from colic. He got prompt verterinary care. He was about 26 or 27 years old.