Another day of sheet rock dust. Thankfully I was gone most of the day and the rest of it I was in Mom and Dad's apartment doing stuff. They are coming home on Sunday so there are things to be cleared out so that they can get in! It is so clean over there, I hate to leave. I keep the door shut between our house and their house so the dust hasn't permeated that area.
Things are coming along though. The sheet rock is just about all mudded (if that's what they call it) and the cabinets should be in sometime this week. My keyboard is kicking up dust as I type so I am sneezing my head off, my computer room is right off the kitchen and even with the door closed the dust gets in here. Snuff Snuff....
Today I went to Tar*get for some Easter basket stuff for T, D and Cousin K. They had lots to pick from but I like to get some things that aren't particularly for Easter. Found some ADORABLE beach towels. For the boys I got the ones with pirates on them and for Miss T I found one that has flip flops on it. You can't beat Tar*get for fun funky things.
Last week we had spring shots day at the stable. With the owner still out of commission and the other three horse owners at work I was on duty to hold horses for the vet. They all were soooooo good. The size of those needles make my knees weak but the horses don't seem to mind them at all. The one thing they don't like is the strangles vaccine that is blown up their noses. I can't say that I blame them much. I held the leads, put one hand over one of their eyes and Stu shot that stuff up there before they could blink. After the strangles outbreak we had several years ago we always have them treated for it. All of you horse owners know the nightmare of strangles and the long time it takes for everyone to get over it. We had 12 horses in the stable at the time and 11 of them got it and it was about 8 weeks before it was gone. All five of mine got it with Buddy being the worst due to his age. Thankfully everyone survived with only minimal scaring. I could put in some pictures but out of courtesy of the nonhorse people I won't, suffice to say that it's nasty stuff.
When our son was in jr. high and high school he participated in weight lifting as a sport (not body building). It helped with his football career and more importantly his confidence and healthy lifestyle. He participated in drug free meets only and they tested regularly so we traveled all over to find these meets. Now Cousin K is at an age where he has become interested in lifting and this weekend was his first meet. He has been training with Son as his coach, taking it very seriously and working hard.
Here he is with one of the meet organizers.
This was his squat lift which he got.
This last picture is my favorite as he had just completed his deadlift and was just sooooooo excited! The adult lifters are so supportive of the younger ones and really look out for them. Many of our family members were there to cheer him on and he was thrilled to receive a medal which he wore proudly to church the next day to show everyone.
I like the Extreme Make Over show that is on Sunday evenings. I find that the families they pick to redo their homes are well chosen. This last week was a family that rescues tigers, lions and other exotic animals that people have stupidly bought as pets and then can't properly take care of them. Some of the stories where the different animals came from were hard to listen to and I give so much credit to these folks that try so hard to make a difference.
Anyhow with all that said I couldn't wait to see the make over. I was glued to the set but also was really tired and trying not to doze off. It seemed like there were more commercials then ever and at each one I closed my eyes to just rest them a bit. You know where this is going don't you???
As those of you that watch the show know they always have a big bus in front of the new home and the people all yell MOVE THAT BUS! and the bus pulls away to show what has been done. Well guess what? The last words I remember were MOVE THAT BUS! and I was out like a light and didn't wake up till much later that night!! I was so mad, I wanted to see the house but also wanted to see all the improvements that they made to the animal habitats. They even had Jeff Corwin there from Animal Planet to supervise the remodel of the enclosures. Well I missed it all. All of it. Good grief! Gonna have to wait for summer reruns I guess! Sigh.....