We got hit by bad storms two days in a row now. As best as I can tell, everything is okay, but it’s still dark out there so I don’t know for sure. We left the cows down below with the horses overnight. The goats and Spot stayed in their pasture all day yesterday. I did check the rain gauge when I went out to feed the cats and there was three and a half inches of rain in it.
I sure wish we had a real barn instead of relying on tarp houses or run-ins with used-tin-roofs.
It’s not to be depressed when I think about my current financial situation. I know I’m not the only one in this position, but that doesn’t help me much. I’ll be lucky if I get 25 hours in this week. I need to work slower or get better at hiding so I can stay longer. I got into work at 8 and was the only one there until 11. I had much of the prep work done by then. By 1:00 the manager was coming out back asking how the prep list was coming, which is a hint that it was time for one or more of us to clock out. By 1:00 the lunch rush is about done so she starts to send people home. Damn, I’m there on time and work hard yet it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
A part-time administrative assistant job came up on Craigslist this morning. I applied for it … heck it pays more than MM … but given that it’s Craigslist, it could very well be a bogus job, so many of them are. Wally asked me if I looked at the web site for the local hospital to see about jobs. I told him that I didn’t and that I couldn’t work at a hospital. I’d hate it … probably more than working in retail.
I had a dream last night that I went down to check on the horses and Trophy’s feet were all swollen up because I rode him Tuesday over rocks without hoof protection. Now that I have a good riding horse and a saddle that fits him, I’m afraid something will happen to him.
There was a chance that I was going to send Al Bin out for 14 to 30 days of training, but I don’t think that will pan out. I suppose, if I want to get him riding, I need to do it myself; but I’m not sure I’m up to that. My farrier told me that I should get 100 miles ponying him, tacked up, off Trophy. Well, that’s all fine and good, but I only have one saddle. She said that wasn’t a problem: make him a pack horse-style saddle out of what I might have lying around. Yea, right, I may be resourceful, but not that resourceful. Plus, there’s the small problem of getting him back on a trailer. I can see it now, I’ll get him in the trailer and when I load Trophy up beside him, he’ll panic and injure Trophy and then where would I be? I ain’t no horse trainer, that’s for sure.
I guess, all in all, I’m feeling like a failure.
Until later …