is everyone? (echo)

Too dry here and the Texas coast is getting hammered with rain.
I heard possible 15 to 20 inches.

Appointments in Fredburg both this morning and tomorrow.
I hate running the roads unnecessarily, but the appointments ...

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weather forecast.
The week's forecast always starts out with lower temps and numerous chances of rain.
Never happens.

The weather is great, don't get me wrong.
Temps in the 90's and beautiful sunny days.
But we are quite ...

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ride.
B was going to come ride but she had a bad migraine.
Pilot went with me instead. Just a loop around the property.
It went very well.

Had pancake brunch when we got back.
Put out a round bale. And then some laundry.
I finished ...

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by Friday the 13th.
Well almost, our 80 yr old friend took a spectacular fall off the porch and tore up his arm.

Strangely my 90 year old friend asked me to find her walker for her yesterday after we came home from lunch.
She thoroughly enjoyed ...

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Friday the thirteenth and a full moon.
A good day to be cautious?

Amy and I met a new riding partner yesterday.
I had met her husband before.
He is a mounted archery world champion. But he has retired from riding due to age and injury ...

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are in the eighties.
Feels like I could get some ranch work done if I wasn't so busy.
Today is volunteer day and Lucky Boy's eighteenth birthday.
Where did that time go. Ribs are ready.

Tomorrow I am taking Ms. Toni out to celebrate ...

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A bright sunny morning here. Rain came overnight. No special plans for the day. Son got the old wood stove out of the lower level and set it up in the yard so Cal can burn things out side and do it in a fairly safe way. Son also got our "new" ...

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Temps are finally going to dip below 90 next week.
Chances of rain forecast also but I am sure that will all dissipate as the week starts.

Great ride with my friend Amy yesterday.
We went down the road to the cabin and checked fences there ...

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So I had plans to ride with Amy today.
We were going to pack a picnic of sandwiches and head over to Ms. Toni's.
It is her 85+ birthday.

C texted she had talked to Toni and decided we all should go over to celebrate.
I said fine Amy ...

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Nice way to start the day. Slept in, the air is cool, in the 50's, and the sun is bright.
My son has been helping his father continue with the clean up from his fire. He brought home an old photo of him and his brother riding double on Marvel ...

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Felt like a ping pong ball today.
Not sure why.
Started out well. Thinking I was getting good at not letting things bother me so much.
That changed by this evening.
Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Volunteer day tomorrow and found out ...

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Slightly cooler by several degrees.
Any respectable rain amounts are passing us by.

Deer counts start this evening. It is part of our wildlife tax exemption.
Acorns are puny and still green.
It could be a hard winter for deer.

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We had a small thunder shower last evening.
Only about an 1/8th inch.
Enough to barely settle the dust but welcomed.

Hay rounds got delivered yesterday morning. Not the best rounds but a developing hay source.
Amy and I rode. Sarcee was ...

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of fall here.
Still mid 90's.

Is it really Thursday again already?

Wednesday evening was a bit coolish when I went out to water around the front of the house.
It was mid 80's and it felt fall-ish.
At least I'm not freezing ...

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The low pressure needs to move out of here.
I have had a migraine for 3 days. It has to go!

We have heat advisory for the next couple days.
Maybe some relief coming by the weekend.

B and I did a short ride. Then we bathed 4.
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No ride on Saturday. Too wet from all the rain. Very breezy in the afternoon so that should have dried things out enough for a ride today. Temps in the upper 60s right now, haven't seen that in a long time and no 90s are in the 10 day forecast. @ ...

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the month of august already.

I am going to shirk my volunteer duties this afternoon to go pick up hay.
Not really shirking because I traded shifts with another team member.
I have to work Saturday for her and she will work my afternoon shift ...

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week of this heat.
Lower temps should be coming Sunday.
Chance of rain also.

I spent the early part of the day watering.
Now off to the monthly board meeting.

Everyone have a nice evening. ...

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This week NOAA actually is posting 100 on our forecast. So it REALLY will be HOT!
Next week looks slightly better. August is half over. (already)

Amy and I went for a quick loop around yesterday. Then she helped me bathe and trim. We got four ...

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Our barn was quie t a t feeding time tonigh t. I t was quie t for bucke ts, too quie t. A sad kind of quie t. No Breezy nickering for hers, nor Jack whinnying for his. Bo th of them are now bedded down in the side of the hill for tha t long sleep. I t ...

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MaderChica went back yesterday.
It was too hot for her at 100*.
Her Christmas trip is more her type of weather.
So hoping we will be in riding mode then.

She has lots to get in order for school starting next week.
And she will be doing ...

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So I bought the sand clear. Waited until I would be able to feed it 30 days in a row.
Well, they won't touch it. Now what?

These are the last couple days before MaderChica goes home.
Sad it was too hot to ride.
She never really gets ...

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HOT here. 100+ temps for the next ten days or so.
Keeping troughs filled and plants watered is the main item on my agenda.

We learned another friend has cancer. And a person from the library just had cancer surgery.
Another library volunteer ...

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Whisper has been so much better about wanting out for grass that I let her out late in the morning. She saw me leave and did not fret. An hour later I checked on her and she was melting down. Pacing in front of the barn, all nerves on edge. She saw me ...

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Chance of showers.
40% tomorrow. We need it bad.
Everything went brown.
The animals are really going through a lot of water.

Tonto had his own all you can eat buffet while we were away.
That boy can put away a round in a couple weeks ...

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