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    Just wondering how you would have time to address...

    Just wondering how you would have time to address the training situation?
    What changes could you realistically make?
    Usually this is a huge undertaking that happens system wide.

    My hospital had...
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    Are you in healthcare? It sounds like it :)

    Are you in healthcare?

    It sounds like it :)
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    My family had a couple of Bichon Frises and while...

    My family had a couple of Bichon Frises and while cute they were not my idea of a DOG.

    Fist dog with my husband was a cairn terrier. A nice dog, and good with the kids, but she was so...
  4. Thread: Land Rovers?

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    I had an LR3 for a while and thought it had some...

    I had an LR3 for a while and thought it had some really wonderful features.

    1 - I had a BIG dog and the shape of the back meant that she was always comfortable even with a lot of luggage

    2 -...
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    If there is research that supports the way you...

    If there is research that supports the way you manage your disease process look for MDs that performed that research. See if any are close by to you. If not, you can reach out to the MDs who did the...
  6. I'm an RN and have plenty of patients with...

    I'm an RN and have plenty of patients with feeding tubes. In my opinion the tube itself is a non-issue. You can tape it down to your abdomen with simple paper tape.

    Why the 23 hour feedings?
    ...
  7. As an aside, while I appreciate your desire to...

    As an aside, while I appreciate your desire to home school your kids, not leaving yourself time for a job limits your options.

    You may have to move somewhere to find a decent school system.
    ...
  8. Some version of this is accurate. Plus if he...

    Some version of this is accurate.

    Plus if he ever goes into a true tailspin, looses his job, whatever then you will find yourself in the same position.

    I went from SAHM to working two jobs and...
  9. Please: 1) start putting money away for...

    Please:

    1) start putting money away for yourself - doesn't matter if you have to start scrimping on groceries and pocketing the extra cash or getting a part time job etc

    2) go have a consult...
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    Stunning horse! How old is he now? What is he...

    Stunning horse!
    How old is he now?
    What is he like, personality wise?
  11. Absolutely the case as far as I can tell. Major...

    Absolutely the case as far as I can tell. Major medical center with poor HR department who basically is uninformed. Lovely MDs who have no idea about administrative details!

    There is a separate...
  12. I also wanted to thank all the posters who...

    I also wanted to thank all the posters who suggested how to phrase my request for flexible time.

    Those comments were particularly helpful.

    The research team is on a deadline. They are desperate...
  13. Thanks everybody for all the input. The...

    Thanks everybody for all the input.

    The research project (an academic study where I will be doing clinical outpatient work as part of the study) will be conducted at several outpatient...
  14. New job offer - need help negotiating a schedule that leaves time to ride

    I've been offered a new job. We have not yet discussed a salary/benefits/vacation package.

    Currently I do shift work 3-4 days a week. The days that I am on I work from about 6:45am - 7:45pm....
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    BFNE and I were posting at the same time and no I...

    BFNE and I were posting at the same time and no I do not know her :)

    For the record, I once went out with Courtney a long time ago, and although I did not buy a horse from her, had an excellent...
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    I think your answer lies in how much of a...

    I think your answer lies in how much of a "babysitter" he truly is and can he win while he is babysitting.

    He is on the smaller side, which is something that will limit the rider pool. I love...
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    You don't need it for eventing either as long as...

    You don't need it for eventing either as long as you have the correct name of the horse:

    http://useventing.com/competitions/profile-horse-search
  18. I'm an RN and know that you really need inside...

    I'm an RN and know that you really need inside information to know if a facility is any good. Don't care much about what the place looks like as it is the staff which is the most important part of...
  19. Thanks so much for the information everybody....

    Thanks so much for the information everybody. Much appreciated!
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    This seems like a problem to me. Have you ever...

    This seems like a problem to me.

    Have you ever successfully jumped this horse over a 3ft or 3ft 6in fence?
    How about at the end of a grid?
    When you tried the horse what did you jump?
    Was the...
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    Barn I rode at for a while had a mix of show...

    Barn I rode at for a while had a mix of show jumpers, dressage horses, fox-hunters and eventers. I had a very expensive and a not expensive horse at that barn.

    Everybody hacked out. This included...
  22. Assisted living/skilled nursing facility in Charlottesville, VA - any experiences?

    SO's parents are quickly approaching the time where they will need to move to an assisted living facility.

    Ideally we'd like one with a skilled nursing facility as part of the campus.

    Does...
  23. My horse is retired. I NEVER HAD A BAD RIDE...

    My horse is retired.

    I NEVER HAD A BAD RIDE ON HIM. NOT ONE. NOT EVER.

    We fox-hunted, hacked out (alone or in a group), went to HITS, you name it. All his vices were on the ground ( ie he...
  24. Have you had a serious talk with your parents...

    Have you had a serious talk with your parents and/or a financial advisor?

    If you want to bring a horse you are talking monthly board above and beyond out of state tuition.

    Example of cost from...
  25. My opinion may not be popular, but I believe you...

    My opinion may not be popular, but I believe you have to try your hardest to provide a retirement for your horse if you keep him/her into their older age.

    If that means not riding for a while so...
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