i checked her every couple of hours on camera and all was well. colic watches are so much easier and less stressful now!
looks like we are living in a rainforest again today...maybe we won't run out of water this year????
i will tell you what i like best about this last couple of days of holidays..i wake up at 5 or 530..check the cameras and then go back to bed for a couple of hours more...that is in itself a major treat and quite relaxing for me!
i think i am ready to go back to work..i got pretty much everything done on my list of to do things, this time around. that is the beauty of the annual open house...it literally forces me to get things done.
so...now that we are broke again, i am back to worrying about money. the open house just stuck some fingers in the dam of bills that we absolutely had to get paid (like the year end financials to keep our charity status)....we still need to get some money down on our vet accounts..make it thru with wages and feed and supplies til the gala in sept...AND come up with about 4 grand to build teddy and gracie and soon to be family, their new mini pig house and yard. the gst rebate should be here in a few weeks and that will cover the pigs home but where the rest of the money is coming from is a mystery at this point.
someone asked me last week if we got a ton of donations from the recent news coverge we had...no... not really..maybe a very small handful of 25 or 50 dollar donations (you would have to ask ann the actual amount...and they were much appreciated too!) but not the thousands of dollars that this person thought we had. that whole thing was about needing the cameras and it was the cameras that we very gratefully got.
oh well hopefully something good happens sometime fairly soon...until then i will continue to worry, not like this is anything new. i know sometimes folks look at us and think we have it made in the shade..i wish.
there is nothing easy about trying to run a shelter that eats up $14,000 per month. i had a good chuckle at the open house... a relatively new to me rescue person, told me that while she was on the tour, she was adding various cost things up in her head. a shelter like this is her one day dream and she said...."i think i figured it probably costs about $1500.00 a month to run this?"
ahhhh, such starry eyed innocence! was i once as untarnished and innocent as that????
i think that maybe i was...
watch out for rescue dreams cuz they can and will swallow you whole....(and it will leave you on a bad or good day with either a crazy cat lady or a george washington hairdo.)