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Twice Blessed

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I arrived home yesterday, shortly after noon, and found everything in such great shape I could hardly fathom our good fortune for having found our latest house/animals sitter. Not only does she provide excellent care for our horses, dog, and cat, she cares for our home in every way. I swear it was cleaner when I walked in yesterday than when we left it last Thursday.

She brings in our mail and hauled our trash bins up from the end of the driveway. We checked in with her on Sunday night when we learned there was a tornado warning and she was already aware and waiting downstairs with Delilah.

Everything down at the barn looked great. We’ve been watching and treating an open wound on Mia’s leg that I thought still looked bad so I tried to get a picture to send to Cyndie for her review. Mia did everything she could to foil my attempts.

The good news is that those with better knowledge than us about this kind of thing have a more positive opinion of the progress. Someone is going to stop by to apply more salve to assure things keep going in the right direction.

From the looks of the property, that storm threat the other night didn’t bring much in the way of wind or rain. It is very dry and the prediction is for it to be hot and continued dry for the rest of the week. That’s not very conducive to the main concern I have right now about working on the gravel edge of our new asphalt driveway.

I only have two days before I’m scheduled to head back up to the lake for some biking in the woods. I’m holding onto the possibility that I won’t be working too hard here prior to that departure.



Written by johnwhays

August 2, 2022 at 6:00 am

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  1. Re.having found our latest house/animals sitter. Sounds like a god-send… I’d love to find such a person but I guess doing things myself also keeps me alive – that said, I am hardly available for my family and their needs. I don’t know how you have managed it… perhaps you can give me some tips.

    Ian Rowcliffe

    August 2, 2022 at 11:51 am

    • We are lucky to have an agricultural University just 10 miles away from us that provides a great resource for industrious young people who have interests in animals, large and small, and they are always interested in a way to make money while in school.
      Combine that with Cyndie’s magical ways and tenacity to advertise and interview for just the right person for our needs.
      Don’t know if that helps you or not. Is Luis still a part-time resource for you?


      August 2, 2022 at 12:13 pm

      • Thanks for your helpful information, John… Otherwise, Luis still helps out once a week although sometimes in busy periods he can’t get away from the supermarket where he works. That said, I can always phone him when there is some type of emergency and he will make time to help out. He is quite amazing..

        Ian Rowcliffe

        August 2, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      • Good to know Luis is still around to lend his support. We remember him fondly. Pass on our regards!


        August 2, 2022 at 7:40 pm

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