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Posted on 2007.10.10 at 17:32
Current Location: Apt
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: Radio
A) Sleeping
B) Cleaning/organizing apt
C) Prepping for vaccinations/castrations
D) Wedding stuff
E) Hockey
F) Socializing

Take a wild guess at which one wins this evening's activity award. 

Posted on 2007.09.02 at 10:28

How's that song go?... flying on a jet plane... 

Home tomorrow.  6am.  YAY!!!!

Posted on 2007.08.10 at 18:12
I'm some 118 hours into training...  only 122 or so left if I go home as planned on the 27th. Whee....


Posted on 2007.07.29 at 16:21
Current Location: the Ranch
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: silence

Second full day here at the ranch.  Three of us came down from NY on Friday to join the three current trainees here.  Two are from Holland and the third is from SC, she will be joining us in NY while the other two return to Holland.  The sun and warmth have been amazing, although I was sweltering in the few clothes I hadn't packed in my lost luggage.  A skirt today paired with a new, light-weight shirt is much more comfortable.  I'll be here for 30 days, heading back on the 27th if all goes well.  With 12-hr work days it should speed right by.  I'm crossing my fingers it does. 
I actually got more than 5 hours of sleep today, which was wonderful.  The other American trainees and I went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant last night after all six of us spent the morning shopping.  Today has been a lazy day as everyone entertains themselves.  So much has happened in the last week, it's hard to remember it all!  I'll just have to settle for writing about it all a little bit at a time.  There is no internet in the trailer, so I have to settle for using the computer in the conference room.  And instant messaging doesn't seem to want to work, so communication is limited to my phone and the occasional email.  I'm going into serious Internet withdrawal.  But for now, it's time to wander back and see if there are any  plans floating around for this evening. 

Posted on 2007.07.26 at 15:24
Current Location: Farm
Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: shuffle
That's it, all gophers should die!  And I don't need an amusement park when I have a steep, bumpy hillside to rake.  Going up and down aren't so bad, but sideways sometimes gets a little scary.

Job Offer!!

Posted on 2007.07.18 at 18:08
Current Location: T&R
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Tunes
*does a little dance*   Looks like I'm going to Texas for a while!!!  Coming back here after training, so I'm really excited...  Can't believe it's true though...  A job.  Like, my dream job.  Interview came out of the blue too!  Oh man, I really can't believe today actually happened...  I'm still in a daze over it and don't expect to come out of it until I've got the official job offer and have officially accepted it.  *dances off*

Posted on 2007.07.14 at 12:57
Current Location: T&R
Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: Cows
Word to the wise- don't fall while working traffic in the dairy barns... I almost need to be hosed down but can't change until 3:30!

Posted on 2007.07.10 at 18:32
Current Location: T&R
Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: 105.7
Ack!! JLC is leaving on the 12th!!! Who shall be my partner in spontaneous shenanagins??!!  Last night we went on a "shopping spree".  Several dressing room attendants were amused (or not), a certain Piercing Pagoda employee's company was a surprise treat, and I ended up buying clothes.  Not only clothes, but among the items there was not just a skirt but also a dress! OMG! I think I'm becoming a girl!!  Batten down the hatches!! The world's ending!!  At least I didn't buy jewelry as well... although it was very tempting since we were at the Pagoda for quite a while... oooo pretty, pretty.... ahhhh.. jewelry, yeah jewelry is what I was looking at...  pretty "jewelry".    ;- )

Debating the merits of heading home Thur/Fri to finish up the cow's hooves.  Ooo... I can stop at the cattle auction...  hmm, that's probably a worse idea than JLC and I going to buy jewelry.  Especially since goats and llamas tend to be sold at the auction I'm thinking of.   :- )    Maybe I can embarrass SP there again.  *innocent grin* 

Squirt's college edumacation choices are being reviewed.  Financial aid is good.  Schools that don't really award financial aid are bad.  I'm getting Ivy League for a not-so-hefty price.  He wants aviation school with a really big price tag.  Should suffice to say that the numbers aren't quite adding up for him to go where he wants to.  Won't really change my plans on going out to see the family out west if he doesn't go, but it does alter my options.  Which reminds me.  I should probably make some excuse to drive the truck with the trailer attached since I'm looking at taking a load of calves out to IA when/if I go.  Preferably with something that weighs more than the goat inside (No, taking the goat to market is NOT A GOOD EXCUSE).  

Hot and muggy out.  Milking seemed to take forever today.  Had to almost barter with the hoof trimmer to get the cows out of their pens!  And the tie-stall girls had no idea where they were going, especially the 2x'ers.  Didn't help that two groups got mixed up for several runs so there were cows wandering around showing up in random stalls.  But, with a lot of breaks for a quick drink, we finished up at a relatively normal time so evening crew wasn't hassling us about holding them up.  Even had time for some barn gossip.  Fun.  Subject of the day: Cow dropped dead two steps from the hoof trimmer's chute.  Workers believe *anonymous* scared cow to death with his looks.  Regret expressed because the admin won't let us have the hamburger like they used to.  High-fat dairy feed equals some fiiine hamburger by local standards. 

Um, yeah... I think the heat's gotten to me... time to finish up what I'm doing and find a hose or other suitable supply of water to "wash my car".  I suppose I should have some sort of a brush if I'm going to do that though...

Posted on 2007.07.08 at 22:39
Current Location: T&R
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: silence
I've got the best boyfriend in the world.  That is all, cause it's back to sleep for me and I'm too tired/incoherent to say anything more. 

Posted on 2007.06.27 at 19:09
Current Location: FARM!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Wind
Decided to get away from the T&R/Ithaca during my days off, so I'm at the farm!!  Got to drive around in the beater truck (blaring the radio, of course), pick berries, say hi to the cows, and generally enjoy the sun.  I really needed the break. 

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