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  1. A fly sheet would be a very good investment. ...

    A fly sheet would be a very good investment. Soften the angles.

    Good luck with the crazy.
  2. Complaining worked to improve my dismal mail...

    Complaining worked to improve my dismal mail service. It took several months of repeated complaints though.

    At least your mail carrier is not delivering a couple miles past your mailbox. Mine...
  3. I've never heard of a university using that...

    I've never heard of a university using that grading scale. The lowest F I remember was in the Navy, where passing was 2.5 (62%) on a 4.0 scale. That got changed to 2.8 (70%) around 2000. Every...
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    For many, 9am is nearly the afternoon. I know...

    For many, 9am is nearly the afternoon. I know lots of people who get in 5:30, 6, 7am. They need to wait 3 hours to send you email? Your day may be just starting, but theirs is almost half over.
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    Good Ol' Kathy Lanier. I pass by a row house...

    Good Ol' Kathy Lanier.

    I pass by a row house owned/occupied by a DC cop almost daily on my way to work. That person routinely parks in the area between the no parking sign and the corner. Over...
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    Try living next to a funeral home. Nothing...

    Try living next to a funeral home.

    Nothing like the self inflicted guilt from grumbling about some @ss who is parked in front of your house while presumably mourning a friend or loved one. Even...
  7. Unless your HS guidance counselors are a heck of...

    Unless your HS guidance counselors are a heck of a lot better than mine were, I wouldn't bother. Other than signing us up for the next year's classes, mine were useless.

    I would suggest taking a...
  8. It's really easy to say it's unacceptable today...

    It's really easy to say it's unacceptable today because meat prices are so low. For a couple hundred dollars, it's easy to make the "right choice".

    If prices were what they were in the 80's, even...
  9. It may be outside the norms of acceptable...

    It may be outside the norms of acceptable behavior in 2015. In 1983(?) the attitude toward horses still leaned toward livestock and not pet. The changes in attitudes toward animals in the US over...
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    That's a stretch. Even if the stall is filled...

    That's a stretch. Even if the stall is filled immediately, there is more work for the Barn Owner if the previous owner leaves.

    Time spent checking that that HO only took what was theirs, time...
  11. I've had a couple MRIs that the insurance company...

    I've had a couple MRIs that the insurance company should have denied. Big picture they weren't needed at all. Precertification was done by the MRI group, there was nearly instantaneous - I got...
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    I lock my house all the time. It's the 'burbs,...

    I lock my house all the time. It's the 'burbs, but not the greatest neighborhood. I grew up locking doors & it never occurred to me to not lock it. I leave the upstairs windows open all the time. ...
  13. I would be inclined to explain this to the owner...

    I would be inclined to explain this to the owner as a go/no-go proposition - confine the dog and get services or don't confine the dog and don't get services.

    I'm pretty sure that Nurse Ratchett...
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    From reading this thread again, I would advise...

    From reading this thread again, I would advise you to stop, take a breath, and READ every statute you can find regarding livestock, boarding & liens for your area.

    As I said in my earlier post, I...
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    Having been through the whole stableman's lien...

    Having been through the whole stableman's lien process with my BO last winter (walking him through it, not on the receiving end), I don't think it's over the top.

    A signature required letter is...
  16. Good for thinking ahead. An 11 yro, broke,...

    Good for thinking ahead.

    An 11 yro, broke, sound mare, even if not beginner friendly is a world apart from a 20+ lame gelding. She's not likely to bring 5 figures, but is not unmarketable.

    I...
  17. This bears repeating. BTW, there are a lot...

    This bears repeating.

    BTW, there are a lot more quirky horses out there than beginner safe horses out. If the only thing ever sold was beginner safe, bombproof horses, there would be a lot fewer...
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    Wrong. There is a good reason for it. The...

    Wrong. There is a good reason for it.

    The reason is that some of us, many of us, have had it paying for the extravagant hobbies of the financially less fortunate. No one needs 4 horses. Very...
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    My sister moved to Redlands, CA last year. They...

    My sister moved to Redlands, CA last year. They were REQUIRED to water their lawn, and to my knowledge still are.

    We grew up in the Midwest, had a couple droughts that were minor (a year or...
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    I wish you'd take the horses too. Have you...

    I wish you'd take the horses too.

    Have you ever incurred vet bills that were the result of your BO having to cut corners because other boarders weren't paying? I have.

    Have you ever been asked...
  21. My mother was a home health/hospice nurse for...

    My mother was a home health/hospice nurse for several years. She, and her nurses & aides, had no problem telling clients or their families that a dog had to be confined before she would enter the...
  22. The alpha has been dealt with. The other woman...

    The alpha has been dealt with. The other woman is still being a special snowflake.
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    This is not the BO owner's choice. It is the...

    This is not the BO owner's choice. It is the HORSE OWNER making this happen.

    The stableman's lien laws don't allow a whole lot of leeway. For the BO to recoup anything, he has to sell the...
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    Mom got to have this conversation for my BO last...

    Mom got to have this conversation for my BO last December. She just said 'NO' over and over.

    No, you can't stay
    No, I don't want a saddle as payment, sell the saddle then give me the $
    No I...
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    BO wont put them down because stablemen's lien...

    BO wont put them down because stablemen's lien laws usually require that the horses be SOLD. The point of the laws is to recoup money owed, euthanasia doesn't do that.

    I helped my BO with one of...
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