That’s something newcomers are always told and in general, that’s the way it should be, but I wonder if the same thing applies if you are moving stock in the pitch dark.
I didn’t go out to put up the sheep and goats until it was very dark, almost 9:00 PM. The were on the far side of the ElectroNet and the only way I knew they were there was because the light from my head lamp was reflecting off their eyes. I sent Gel to the right expecting that he’d bring the sheep and goats through the alleyway that was created by the ElectroNet on one side and the house on the other.
The problem was, once I sent him, I couldn’t be sure where he was or if he was even there! Add in to the confusion cats and kittens running in the same area as the sheep and goats. Which reflecting eyes belonged to what animal? I kept asking Gel up, but there wasn’t much movement going on.
As it turned out, the goats and sheep were not in the same area, the sheep were further out. Gel brought them around the front of the house and I put them up in the ElectroNet, then sent him for the goats. Those he brought through the alleyway.
Oh, what fun I have sometimes!
I was very agitated about the economy and my job situation last night when I got home. I didn’t sleep well. I decided that I was going to just hang-in and take things as they come. So far, there have been no lay-offs at my firm and there may not be any. We are all in a holding pattern. I am billing at least four hours a day so I know I’m in better shape than some paralegals. Whatever happens, happens. I’ll have to figure out a way to make due. I’ve done it before …