You know how we think that once riding time comes around, we will have soooo much to talk about?
Yea...Once you start doing and get settled into a routine....there isn't much exciting to talk about and it sure isn't glamorous. LOL
The weather has sucked here the last few days. The heat blew in and blew right back out. It's been cool and rainy every since. I laid off the ponies a bit. Just making sure that Moon is rode. I sure don't want him to lose his condition.
The horses have gone absolutely bonkers about getting turned out in the evenings. Green grass!
Since it's been cool the last few days, I have been able to do that. Once the heat rolls back in...their pasture time is going to have to be cut way back. Just those 2 hot days we had and bam...big bellies. Moon and Frosty even got a bit colicy one evening. I had left them on the pasture during the day and the sugar must have really been high in the grass. It was easily remedied with a couple of spoons of White Lightening...but still.
Other than that...and the water drama that happened over the weekend...there has been nothing going on to talk about.
Oh...what a mess. This weekend, I unwrapped the swamp cooler and turned the water line to it on. About 30 minutes later, Megan bursts through the door and says there is water running out of the ceiling.
Oh yea...it was a gusher.
See, the swamp coolers around here are mounted on your roof and the water line from the main to them usually run through your ceiling attic. Last fall, I turned the water off and undid the line and let the water drain out. I guess I did not get it all. The line burst and when I turned the line on it sprayed water in the attic.
I have a bunch of ceiling to fix again. F*$%ing swamp coolers! Why can't people in this area just use air conditioning like the rest of the free world?
Needless to say, MH was NOT thrilled to hear that news when I called and told him what happened. I got a lot of 'tude.
Karma is painful though. Tonight MH got home while it was still light out and since I was still outside weeding (the rain does make that go a lot faster and easier), he started to mow the lawn. Ran into the water spigot and busted that. Water spraying everywhere and lo and behold...there is not a single shut-off valve to the water main on this house. Had to fight with the shut-off at the road but come to find out...it was just the outer spigot that broke. For no apparent reason, MH reached down and turned the nozzle and the water shut off. Lucky!!!
So add a water main shutoff on the house to the to-do list, besides the need to get the swamp cooler repaired and a new spigot. Ugghhh! I'm not even going to think about the damn ceiling right now.
At this point, I hate to even touch anything. You know how it is when the bad ju-ju starts!!