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Wednesday, July 20 2011

This is me this week!

Sort through 20+ years of accumulated "stuff" to figure out what to move, what to sell, and what to trash.  Move 20+ years of accumulated "stuff" into a house that won't hold it all. Put Dog Fencing around front and back yards of House #2. Put Goat fencing behind Barn #2.  Get House #1 ready for Realtor to show . . . and do this all while juggling 7 dogs!

And THAT'S my only defense for why I left the water hose running when I went to work yesterday. (for 12 freakin' hours!)

Yes!!! Texas is in the worst drought in 40 years and for 12 hours I filled the sheep trough . . . and the sheep yard . . . and the back yard . . . sigh . . .

Friends and Neighbors,

there is not enough caffeine in the state of Texas!

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 07:47 am   |  Permalink   |  14 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Yep, Moving sucks,dogs hate all the comotion and get very upset and do the velcro routine. I said the last time I moved it would be the last time, they can bury me from this place. I hate having to throw out perfectly good "stuff", when I get to new place can't find any perfectly good stuff to make my life easier. Good luck in the whole process. Give doggies lots of treats. Libby
Posted by Libby on 07/20/2011 - 12:51 PM
if you're getting rid of things, i could use that iron bistro set in my garden . . .
Posted by mum on 07/20/2011 - 05:39 PM
Oh no!!! I left my water on the other day and overfilled the pool. You by far, have me beat. Good Luck!!!
Posted by Fergus on 07/20/2011 - 07:42 PM
Yup, moving is a very unfun process, and inspires all sorts of out-of-sorts behaviors on the part of people and canines. Don't know how it affects goats, sheep, horses, etc. Leaving the water on..well, did it all flood back into the basement or some other place...or did it just makes lots of mud? Our worst house flood so far was when the dishwasher broke a hose while it was running, and it ran water about 6 hours - my first floor had about 2 inches of water and the basement had another 4 inches of so that had dripped down from the first floor, so much that it was even leaking OUT the cellar walls and running down the outside of the shingles! Luckily we had dry windy days so it got dried out before we got mold and mildew!
Posted by clairesmum on 07/20/2011 - 08:46 PM
Hope you are not on restrictions, [water inspector might pay a visit] Yep been there done that when timer failed on sheep water tub. The trees below got a bit of a drink that drought year. Spring has sprung 1st blossom is out.
Posted by Liz (Vic.Aust) on 07/21/2011 - 01:26 AM
Ha ha ha ha Much too late to suggest a water timer on that darned hose. I learned to use those after sooooo many times looking out the truck window when I returned, wondering why there was such a flock of chickens just jammed in one spot in the pasture. Hmmm, why is there a pond in the pasture? Oh, hose left in the tank again! Maybe you can get a timer for the new place? A nice little ranch warming present! Jesus, that's so funny.
Posted by Sue on 07/21/2011 - 11:32 AM
Yep, moving sucks! My next move will be to "the home". Hopefully none of your dogs will have this problem: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/11/dogs-dont-understand-basic-concepts.html And I do remember Navarre, mostly from agility. Glad you found "him" and can't wait to see the results. Hope you're on a water well..Virginia in North TX.
Posted by Virginia Gilmore on 07/21/2011 - 12:17 PM
12 hours -- YIKES! I feel guilty letting the water run more than a few minutes and we aren't in a drought situation (though it is quite dry now compared to other years). I hope you get a nice long gentle rain soon. Meanwhile we are having a heat wave in Ontario (humidex 35°C = 95°F) with very little relief at night. I suppose that's "normal" Texas summer weather. I did the same kind of move to my current home -- it was/is like trying to fill a 5 lb bag with 10 lbs of potatoes. Are you moving to the cattle ranch?
Posted by Terri's Pal on 07/22/2011 - 12:05 AM
Dad was a 30 year Marine. He said that 3 moves was equivalent to having a house fire.
Posted by Eric on 07/22/2011 - 03:58 PM
I've been away for two weeks. Did I miss something? Did you find a place? I've looked back at recent posts and don't see a definite answer, just some prospects. Do tell!
Posted by EvenSong on 07/24/2011 - 09:43 AM
I see I missed a bit of typing. In dad's 30 years in the Marines, there were 18 moves.
Posted by Eric on 07/24/2011 - 11:40 PM
We are not on a well. My water bill last month was $450 because I left the hose to the horse trough on overnight NOT ONCE, but TWICE. The only consolation was that the deer, raccoons, possums, and assorted birds were in heaven until my man-made pond dried up.
Posted by Jennifer on 07/25/2011 - 08:47 AM
Yes, we found a place, but we need to sell one of the other farms to put a down payment on the land. Now we are hustling to get that house ready for sale and move 20+ years worth of stuff into the other house! By next week things should be under control, but at the moment we are on our feet all day, moving furniture, building fence, and trying not to shoot each other!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 07/25/2011 - 09:23 AM
Hmmm.. this is why I have water timers on my pasture hose, because that way if I do forget, it at least shuts off! And lets face it, with a bunch of critters it is easy to get distracted.
Posted by Linda on 07/27/2011 - 10:31 AM

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