that was a really big group of students.
Carol · Oct. 31, 2013
but we got them all safely thru the tour and they did seem to really enjoy themselves.
I had to laugh..if looks could kill....
ellie mae has a name and "here piggy, piggy, piggy" is not it and she knows that is not it. such contempt in her eyes for new to pig people who can only see the very large pig outside and not the highly intelligent princess person inside. she demonstrated amazingly good manners and gracious restraint for our human inability to remember her name.
I love her.
chevy was a hit. crash cc and tess and of course all of the bed buddies, thoroughly enjoyed the extra attention. riley was traumatized by the herd of almost 40 people all squeezed into his doorway, he is still trying to recover from the shock of it all. rudy enjoyed playing horse-mouthy lips with the students, everyone thought that was fun. the cats that liked company enjoyed the visitors and the cats that don't disappeared until they were gone.
we are having ongoing septic issues..this is going to require some major changes around here...namely the amount of laundry we are doing. there is far too much water overloading our septic system and septic field every day.
so..the staff and I are going to be stripping out the animal areas...there will no longer be layer upon layer of blankets piled on to each and every bed..couches will simply be couches with only one single fleece to protect it that is easy to wash. there will not be beds on top of couches and beds on top of beds and beds every freaking six inches. the ridiculous overuse of bedding has just got to stop..i simply cannot afford the 30 thousand dollars to put in a new septic field that can handle the amount of laundry water from our current linen and bedding use every day that has to be washed. if we put it out..it will be peed, pooped or puked on and if it manages to escape all three, there will be a ton of hair stuck to it that has to be washed off.
the goal is to get both the house and the mp building down to ONLY 2 normal sized loads each, every day. and leaving wet or dirty stuff behind to reach that goal is not an option either. I want the beds they have to be clean..they just do not need us to be stupid and ridiculous with over providing what they actually need.
hopefully careful restraint will save the septic field..if not, we are totally, completely and big time, royally screwed...we just do not have that kind of money available to us for upgrading septic use.
Thank-you so much for the tour today. I wish there were more places like SAINTS and people like you, your staff, and volunteers out there.