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Used to run a stable and live on a farm, now I am back into banking for awhile. Still have horses and love animals.  

Monday, April 29, 2013

You have to had a bad day once and awhile I guess... right?

I've had my share of really bad days but lately not so much so I guess I was do for one. Today started out with Micah rolling in something nasty in the yard, that was first thing in the a.m. As soon as I let them out I realized that the ducks were right by the door so they waddled in high speed and Micah most likely found duck poop. Next, the mower had died on me Saturday, and Sunday it rained all day so I just let it sit outside in the yard.

During lunch I pushed the thing through the backyard and down the driveway to the garage. The battery has been a pain since last year and now it runs for 30 seconds and just cuts out. So, I called our neighbors because I had a feeling the problems where the battery terminals needed clean and the gas line was clogged. John and his wife are just super people and I knew John would be able to help me find the problem and possibly fix it.

We changed the fuel filter but it seems the carborator needs cleaned out so we sprayed some cleaner in it which is a quick but not permanent fix. The battery terminals where easy and we changed the spark plugs for extra measure. I am now charging the battery in hopes that it will now hold the charge.

I guess all of that wasn't bad except I am exhausted and smell like gas and oil. Work of course was very busy and I had plenty to do during the day besides the animal explosions and stubborn mowers.

Tomorrow is shots day for the dogs so I will be shoving 4 of them in a Corolla and moseying down the road with them. They will be very excited for the car ride but probably not after we get where we are going.

Wednesday Kylie has to meet with her counselor and we have to make time to go see the horses. The lawn is off the hook and is growing like 8 inches an hour (well at least it looks like it).

One good thing is that the Killdeer on the patio had abandoned her nest with four eggs over a week ago or maybe something got her and I found another nest in the driveway with 1 egg, so I put the four eggs in that nest. The mom bird sat on the nest but she did look a littler perplexed. I was reading that the eggs aren't always sat on right away till all the eggs are laid but they will hatch at the same time. It's a long shot but if they do hatch this little momma bird is going to be busy.

We marked the driveway so we don't run over the nest. If she lays more eggs we will be having a big bunch of birds in the front yard for sure. Not that we don't already because the ducks are always on the move, you can't spit without hitting one. They even go inside the electric fence with the ponies and I found a duck egg in the manure we put in the garden.

It's a good thing the neighbors across the road that have chickens don't let them cross the road (no pun intended) or it would be old McDonald's for sure.

Nana has been out of her cage more and she is all over the house getting her nails caught in the carpet and getting mad. She sits on a perch in Kylie's computer room downstairs and keeps Kylie company. I of course sit in my office with all the dogs asleep on the floor and inevitably run over someone's paw with my office chair or trip trying to get to the printer it's like playing dodge dog sometimes.

It's funny because when I call in for a meeting I have to make sure the phone is muted because it's either a random scream coming from Nana or the dogs start to bark because they hear me talking to someone. Crazy place sometimes.

I guess today wasn't such a bad day, it's just spring and there is always something to contend with when springtime comes especially mower's and dogs.  

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