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by Saddlebum
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I made it!!
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: I made it!!

I'm bay all the way but I must say, that's a beautiful shade of red!
by Saddlebum
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 455

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

How awesome! She sounds beautiful in every way. Hoping to see pics soon!
by Saddlebum
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8150

Re: Please tell me it can stop

I agree with Angfreda about giving the reason 'why' vs 'justify it' are two different expections.
by Saddlebum
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Walter Zettl

I was blessed to attend one of his clinics and watched as a young lady on an appaloosa/draft cross learned to dance. Many of us auditing cried when it happened. He was so patient and without effort...teaching what he loved most.
by Saddlebum
Fri May 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help Please: Cell phone protection
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Help Please: Cell phone protection

Ugh, so many people have such low standards of ethics these days. I'm still in a cunundrum. I opened another gmail account and have only my 'new' cell phone on it. But, this phone came with 40+ apps already installed. I stopped at Goodwill the other day and now am getting notifications re: yup, Good...
by Saddlebum
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

You can start collecting S.S. early at 62. Don't know your financial situation but...it will give you some income and...you can think about changing out of the medical field into something totally unrelated. I have had 5 jobs in the last 5 years and some only lasted 3-4 months. Go figure. I'm turnin...
by Saddlebum
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: NJ Has New Ticks

Eeeeeeww....it's only been the last 3-4 years that I've found ticks on my guys. One on my donkey 2 yrs ago and now, my dog and cat have one on them once or twice a week during the season. 27 yrs here.
by Saddlebum
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help Please: Cell phone protection
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Help Please: Cell phone protection

What I have done so far...first, i deleted all my contact e-mail addresses on my phone (hahaha) which in turn deleted all my contact e-mails on my computer!!! Now, I don't just feel ignorant, I have proven just how ignorant i truly am, hehehe. Then, I changed my e-mail notifications for my electric ...
by Saddlebum
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help Please: Cell phone protection
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Help Please: Cell phone protection

Well, my cell phone is plugged into my e-mail account. Because, when i'm on my cell phone, I get alerts of new e-mail messages. Not even sure how it got set up that way.

I feel so ignorant.
by Saddlebum
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help Please: Cell phone protection
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Help Please: Cell phone protection

I recently had my land line disconnected - today. Now I'm worried because I realize I call my bank and plug in a pass code to get my account balance, transfer money etc. etc. If I do this on my cell phone, how do I protect the numbers from being hacked? I know I'm late in getting this done but I was...
by Saddlebum
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: DACA and Walls
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: DACA and Walls

What I have found which helps me is I wrote to my congress representatives. One reply was very encouraging as to his support of DACA. Writing letters helps me vent. Frustrating are the generic replies which say nothing about their views, just thank you for sharing your concerns with me. Duh... Ce la...
by Saddlebum
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8150

Re: Please tell me it can stop

I don't ask them to justify anything. I simply ask them why and end it there. The only time asking has created a conversation was when the person said they voted for Clinton. Then, ha, a conversation is started. If they say they voted for Trump, sometimes they continue on venting but I don't go any ...
by Saddlebum
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 8150

Re: Please tell me it can stop

I'd like to jump in here as an aside and hope no one objects. I, as often as I can, ask people how they voted. There have been a few who were hesitant and it has gone both ways, hesitant if they voted for Trump and hesitant if they voted for Clinton. Their hesitation was because they too thought it ...
by Saddlebum
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: WTForecast App
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: WTForecast App

hahahaha i'm going to download that one! Thanks...
by Saddlebum
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Voice to Text for my LG Android cell phone
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Voice to Text for my LG Android cell phone

I just got a tracfone LG Rebel lite and wonder if there is a app I can download to it for speaking a text message. I get so frustrated typing and having to change the letter or the word...i know people speak their texts but tracfone does not sell a phone with this ability.

Thanks!
by Saddlebum
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Re: Help needed with work issue.

First, I spoke with the lady at the post office. Because there is a return address, when the mail is returned to the sender, it then becomes the property of the sender again. They have the legal right to open it. Spoke to my boss today and the other manager was in on the meeting. He did almost all t...
by Saddlebum
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New Suggestions Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

Re: New Suggestions Thread

Hello, Love this forum! One thing I wish for is to know people's location. Often times, queries posted for help/advice often means knowing their location to offer the help requested. Could you make it a 'requirement' for anyone new signing up to include their location? This one detail often frustrat...
by Saddlebum
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Re: Help needed with work issue.

Her manager is not located at this facility; either is H.R. for that matter (they come here once a month for 2-3 days). I have a call into H.R. in hopes of getting my mailing address on line with all their subcontractors who might send me stuff such as W-2's etc. I believe that will solve the proble...
by Saddlebum
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Re: Help needed with work issue.

Thank you! I will follow up with H.R. as to make sure my mailing address is reflected with them as well as Payroll so my W-2 and anything else mailed to my home gets to me at my home. There are over 400k people working for this billion $ co. I'm a lowly grunt and do not expect them to mail me anythi...
by Saddlebum
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Re: Help needed with work issue.

Literiding, I looked up on google search an employers right to open mail. Still not sure in this case because it was originally addressed to me at my street address. I have a P.O. box and do not receive mail at my street address. Therefore, the checks which were reimbursement for co. expenses were r...
by Saddlebum
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Re: Help needed with work issue.

It wasn't a mistake on her part. I'm not one to confront anyone face to face. Not quick witted, very slow thinker. So I have always step away and think of how to say it, what to say and when/where before speaking. Because she's my boss and so young and inexperienced, I think PaulaO is correct. Thanks!
by Saddlebum
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 7887

Re: Need some help or advice

Oh family, how they can hurt... Starters, I saw a therapist 3x a week for 3 years. Quit, moved away, a year later, realized I still - very much - needed therapy bc of the abuse I received as a child into adulthood. New therapist did in 3 months what the other one couldn't do. She asked me basic but ...
by Saddlebum
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 2252

Help needed with work issue.

I'm a new employee and my boss is a new supervisor over 8 or 12 employees. I'm 64, she's 26, grin. She started here when she was 19 and only a H.S. education. No one inside applied for this management position but her and one outside person. She has worked her way up from clerical to outside worker ...
by Saddlebum
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Me Too
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Me Too

Until the famous started coming out, I felt I would be victimized again if I spoke up or defended myself, just an ongoing feeling. Even when at 13, a young man grabbed my breasts with his hands IN FRONT OF MY DAD who was not watching but knew something happened by my face as the young man simply got...
by Saddlebum
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: New PRE baby!
Replies: 15
Views: 1911

Re: New PRE baby!

Beautiful and sweet looking. Can't help with names either.
by Saddlebum
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Property investment
Replies: 13
Views: 2771

Re: Property investment

Craigslist under community and then I believe Groups. Try starting a group if there isn't one on there right now. I'll bet there are others who wish they could find like minded people and having the same issues as you.
by Saddlebum
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Most hated domestic task.
Replies: 31
Views: 5903

Re: Most hated domestic task.

Dusting, I dream of having a housekeeper just bc I hate dusting so much.
by Saddlebum
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Which home owners insurance company do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

Re: Which home owners insurance company do you use?

Wolverine - horse, donkey, 10+ acres, no boarding or anything commercial.
by Saddlebum
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: ideas for selling a horse farm?
Replies: 21
Views: 4826

Re: ideas for selling a horse farm?

I found realtors who are not into horses have little to zero knowledge how to sell a horse property. They list the amenities but go no further than that. Horse magazines of all kinds are well worth targeting imo. I, at one point, wanted to sell my place and realized the above about realtors. When I ...
by Saddlebum
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help w/buying carpeting
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Help w/buying carpeting

The padding that has been recommended by everyone because of the 'pet friendly' request has been padding that has a water barrier on one side, which would be the up side of the pad.

That's important as one dog is elderly and the other is young and both are house trained but ya never know.
by Saddlebum
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help w/buying carpeting
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Help w/buying carpeting

Tarlo Farm: I live near Traverse City MI and wonder if you are referring to a business in the vicinity. If so, please let me know who they are and I will go and talk with them. Thanks!! Won't do an area rug as I am down to the sub floor and money is a consideration. Thanks Sunshine 2 me. Josette, I'...
by Saddlebum
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help w/buying carpeting
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Help w/buying carpeting

My living room is 21'x16', no closets or indents etc. My dog is too old for laminate flooring (he's big and would slip around too much) so am going to go with carpeting. My first time buying nice carpet and having it professionally installed. Problem, I don't know where to buy it at or how to decide...
by Saddlebum
Fri May 26, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Trump’s Budget Would Allow Sale of Wild Horses for Slaughter
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Trump’s Budget Would Allow Sale of Wild Horses for Slaughter

I doubt T's budget is going to pass. " Everything he proposes meets with resistance, so I wouldn't be concerned about this."
by Saddlebum
Fri May 19, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian

my farrier would say he was well balanced with a mane that falls to both sides like that :). Dorsal or no dorsal, he's a bay to me. I want one just like him only 16.2hh and a mare please.
by Saddlebum
Fri May 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian

I have a friend who trains and she says, jokingly, a horse is NOT a warmblood unless the mane falls on the right.

My first horses' mane fell on the left and she being a big morgan and me being 9 yo, I used her thick mane to help me into the saddle. I still yearn for a duplicate of her.
by Saddlebum
Fri May 19, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian

WOW! Thank You! Thank You! hehehe, he is just gorgeous!

I love his big feet, that long arched neck and, I'm going to say this knowing some will of course, disagree...love that his mane falls on the left. I love bays!
by Saddlebum
Wed May 17, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: (*E^%#*(*!! trucks
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: (*E^%#*(*!! trucks

In my local paper today is a legal notice of a township in my county posting re: Truck Route Ordinance. They are limiting big trucks to just 3 roads in their township! FYI, when I was working for the asphalt co., a Meijers was petitioning a township for zoning variances as there was a stream going t...
by Saddlebum
Wed May 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: (*E^%#*(*!! trucks
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: (*E^%#*(*!! trucks

I worked for a very large asphalt co and drove a double bottom/gravel train for several years. Originally, the owner had trucks running 24/7 from the gravel pit in a seperate county from where his main bus. was located bringing material from the pit to where the bus. was to make asphalt and sell to ...
by Saddlebum
Wed May 17, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: Update on my #warhorse - Tuddy the Canadian

Oh please, post more pics. He looks beautiful!!! Sorry that you have had rough times together but the future looks bright for you both! Thanks for sharing.
by Saddlebum
Mon May 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Holy retained sole!
Replies: 13
Views: 3067

Re: Holy retained sole!

It's motivated me to call the vet for x-rays! Thank YOU!
by Saddlebum
Mon May 08, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pension has been applied for
Replies: 23
Views: 4861

Re: Pension has been applied for

Calvin, thank you for reminding me of my gratitude for everything I have...all the experiences...friendships...and loving relationships...garnered throughout my life.
by Saddlebum
Sat May 06, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pension has been applied for
Replies: 23
Views: 4861

Re: Pension has been applied for

My pension was fully funded by my employer in the union contract. I was the last to retire on the contract. New hires, for the last two years of my employment were required to contribute 20% of the pension each month. also, the pension was reduced considerably by how much, I can't remember. Instead ...
by Saddlebum
Sat May 06, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: April 22 March for Science
Replies: 13
Views: 3442

Re: April 22 March for Science

Tarlo Farm, please describe for us where were not able to attend, what it was like?
by Saddlebum
Sat May 06, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: new members
Replies: 1
Views: 919

new members

Would you please require new members to state their location? Please explain to the prospective member the benefits of posting the general whereabouts in order for the forum to answer their post with their location in mind. Explain that so many times, the question revolves around their specific loca...
by Saddlebum
Sat May 06, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Deposit for sale horse question
Replies: 31
Views: 6470

Re: Deposit for sale horse question

How obtuse. To think someone would pay 'just' to see a horse and hold it till the weekend (and 1/3rd the price!). That means, 3 people is all it would take to pay for the animal. I would shoot them back an e-mail no doubt on how arrogant ... blah blah blah...!!!! I always think, if the horse is stil...
by Saddlebum
Sat May 06, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best place to live with horses?
Replies: 26
Views: 5555

Re: Best place to live with horses?

I live in Michigan. Although, I have traveled in every state except S. Dakota. I was born and raise, lived in Michigan for most of my life. Spent 2 years in CA (Santa Barbara Ca - the most beautiful city in CA imo).

Except for the far N.E. Coast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont) I would choose MI.
by Saddlebum
Sat May 06, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lonely cat
Replies: 13
Views: 3165

Re: Lonely cat

Because of her health issues and age, I would advise getting two kittens. They would play with one another more than her -- but, give her lots of company. Because of her age, weight, and health issues, this would be welcome as the kittens would entertain her, give her company and maybe entice her in...
by Saddlebum
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Finally back, update and pics :D
Replies: 13
Views: 2806

Re: Finally back, update and pics :D

Tempest, beautiful pics and thanks for sharing. Congratulations and am looking forward to more pics and wonderful stories!
by Saddlebum
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?
Replies: 16
Views: 3455

Re: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?

I also, do not support any person or business who openly supports racism, sexism, hatred towards others etc.

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