Well, despite the fact that Carol is already sick of life in a wheelchair and on the couch, and can't even get on the blog, things are beginning to settle into a routine at SAINTS and we are working out the glitches slowly but surely. (At least, that's what I think - Carol may have a different perspective!).
We still have those Weds and Thurs morning barn feed duties to fill and Thurs mucking out the barn, but I have a back-up plan in place for this week and next. We do have to resolve that problem however - the back-up plan is just that, and it is short term only.
The laundry is a pain, but Carol is phoning the venders today to tell them they have to bring a replacement machine (we are waiting for a part for our nearly-new still-under-warranty machines).
The poop in the yard is building up, and also in the pasture, so anyone who isn't sure what needs doing just wear your gumboots and grab a pooper-scooper or shovel.
The animals seem calm and happy now that Carol is home and volunteers are exercising them. We may have two "new" (but known to Carol) dogs coming in this week but generally speaking we are not accepting any more animals until Carol is mobile. Let's hope these two don't have too many issues other than being in a very unhappy and unhealthy situation right now.
Spritely's leg has been looking pretty good this week, but her hoof shows signs of something or other (I forget - Carol explained it to me but if I don't write it down it doesn't stay in the memory!) so some of us may have to begin bathing the foot again. Mo and I can do this together on the weekend, and I'll set something up for mid week as well.
We have a communications practicum student, Kerri, starting this week to develop some educational and presentation resource kits for us. She will be working independently but in consultation with Carol. She'll be around Saints getting to know the animals for a bit, and will be with us for the semester. Welcome to SAINTS, Kerri!
I know Carol would be on here filling you in on all the humorous (to us) catastrophes and amusing animal antics if she could access the blog, and I know she appreciates everything the volunteers are doing and all the good wishes she's received from our blog readers.
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