new (used) fridge AND stove delivered today..they gave me such an awesome deal, i couldn't resist. i bought a few very basic groceries to replace the half dozen garbage bags full we had to toss away. and i cooked myself dinner tonight (nothing fancy just scrambled eggs and toast) but what a treat, it was so freaking easy to cook a quick dinner with a working stove!
i figured out a cheap and easy way to keep the cats off it...cats hate walking on tin foil so i bought 2 tin foil stove bottom liners and covered up the top of the stove..hah! so far it is working!! i don't know why i did not think of this years ago.
fatty pants Ollie got sent over to the mp room. he has been good, it was just that my room was getting a bit crowded. he is back in my room now. when i went thru to check on everyone, his little fat heart was a breaking.. i just couldn't turn my back on him and walk away. i think we will do the transition more slowly...a few hours over there and then he can come back where he thinks he is home.
i wonder if folks realize how hard it has been here, especially out in the barn areas for the past few weeks. there was sometimes only one person, occasionally two to deal with all of the animals, stuck in all of the wrong places, plus all of the workman, all of the big machinery, all of the deliveries of materials, gilbert up in the shop area, frozen water pipes, shavings and hay deliveries, vets and ferriers coming thru and mud, and mud and mud and then snow and slush everywhere you look. the house has been shorted, the mp building had someone different almost every day, little routine or consistency in trying their damnest to provide everyone care...these past few weeks have really sucked the most for our staff. the weekends always have lots of bodies to share the workload and the weekends thank god did not have to deal with all of the deliveries, vets and workman and big machines romping thru..but 3 or 4 really dedicated weekday people (plus a couple of great intermittent volunteers on the very worst days) did have to deal with it all day after day for several weeks in a row. thank god it was all over last Friday...we can finally try to get back to normal around here.
it was a very long haul!
i think we all owe all of our staff a HUGE THANK YOU for stepping up, getting the work done despite all of the many various obstacles in their way every day...it was not much fun for anyone.
thank you guys, you rock and saints is so lucky to have you all!!