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Calm Interlude

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The day after our big Hays family gathering was in stark contrast for us. Overnight Sunday to Monday brought a fair amount of rainfall which almost entirely melted away the snow cover. The ongoing warm and dreary wet winter weather kept me indoors most of the day, which served me well in getting the laundry done. Cyndie spent endless hours in a meeting over the phone for her work.

We decided to leave the horses in the barn for the day because of the crummy wet weather. After Cyndie finished her phone work, we headed down to brush them off and put blankets on them so we could let them back outside. It’s actually the first time this year that we have had blankets on them. I’m so happy that none of them laid down as soon as we let them loose in the paddock. I’ll be surprised if at least one of them isn’t dragging around a dirty, crooked blanket this morning.

For once, with Cyndie’s help, I didn’t procrastinate cleaning out their stalls yesterday. It feels great to have the barn already clean and ready for the next time we feel the need to bring them in.

Speaking of caring after the horses, Cyndie learned that the brother of a friend of hers does some house-sitting and pet care. She has contacted him and initiated dialogue toward planning a visit so we can get to know each other. If it turns out to be a good fit, we will finally be able to start making plans that involve us being away from home for more than a few hours a day.

And speaking of being away from home, our calm interlude will be short-lived. The next few days will become a whirlwind of Christmas events with Cyndie’s family. It is wonderful and intimidating, all at the same time. It will be fun, but I am grateful to have the moment of pause between family holiday events.

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Written by johnwhays

December 23, 2014 at 7:00 am

Posted in Wintervale Ranch

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