This is what I have been up to the last couple of days...Yesterday we stripped one side of the roof, laid tar paper and laid out the bundles of shingles in preparation to start shingling today. Luckily, we had Megan and 2 of my friend's girls down below, cleaning up the stripped shingles and nails for us.
Today, not so lucky. My friend's 2 girls had Volleyball practice this morning and Megan was in a coma. Poor baby, she works hard, but don't last more than a day at a time. She's 14 and a tiny little thing...can't expect her to keep up with us.
The crew today was me, my friend and his youngest daughter, who is 13. He shingled, her and I stripped...
Thankfully, in the afternoon, another young guy showed up to help us finish stripping. Me and the youngster were pooped!!! Here's a neat tip if you have to have your house re-shingled. Make sure the contractor lays tarps below the area they are working on. Shingles, paper and nails all go in the tarp. And then all of it can be easily moved to a dumpster. No shingle mess on your grass and a couple of swipes with that handy, dandy rolling magnet and Ta-Da, all clean.
Now this is a tool trailer to die for...My friend's trailer is like a rolling hardware store. Never ceases to amaze me that you can ask him for something and he can tell you exactly where it is in this trailer. Me? I have a hard time keeping track of a hammer-LOL. Tomorrow, we finish and then Meg and I are heading to a horse sale and perhaps the Rosebud Pow-Wow.
Alright, now back to more important things...
I guess I will be pulling out my Arabian judging notes and brushing up on them for 20Meter. I will take a stab at evaluating "The Booster" for her. Although, girlfriend, I can already tell you, from what I have seen of that handsome boy, you don't need me or anyone else to tell you all of his wonderful qualities. Luckily for me, I had to help prepare the 4-H group Megan belonged to in AZ, prepare to judge at The Scottsdale Arabian Show. They didn't get to judge that year, but I sure enjoyed learning all that info.
As far as judging stock horse types...I can tell you, there is a world of difference between judging a class of halter horses and judging riding type horses. But it sounds like you all know that already. A perfect conformation does not make a good riding horse and lousy conformation does not necessarily mean that you won't have the best riding horse there is. It all boils down to the brain and the heart of the horse you are riding.
As for the FUGLY blog...guys it is High School all over again. Remember the Prom Queen that ruled the school and told all her minions what and who was cool? Well, you all have just met the b@#ch who made the Prom Queen cry in Debate class-LOL!!!