Well, I closed on the house this afternoon. Then I drove down to meet with the seller so he could show me what all the switches and knobs do, how to turn off the water. As I always do, after I buy a house, I looked across the tumbleweed riddled land and said, “Whoa, what have I done?” It will be nice being out in the country, backed up to a huge ranch. Eventually I’ll get ducks so everyone can herd. I have worker-guys lined up to scrape up the weeds and debris and finish fencing the acre. I have an inside worker-guy who will be doing patching, painting and re-flooring. Once those chores are done, I’ll move, and then send the inside man up to the townhouse to touch it up. Tomorrow morning I’ll meet with the inside-guy and I’ll take photos.
The word from the east — Susan called this evening. Chase worked ducks last night and this evening. Tonight he worked off the line and Susan said he was “herding”. He has a very solid STOP (makes Susan happy), and has learned to turn the ducks to take them in different directions, he always picks up stragglers. She is very pleased with him. So, he’s halfway through the first week and hasn’t yet been sent packing.
Holmes is back from Topeka and I think he’ll be out of the show ring for a while. He is so skinny though he usually eats like a pig. He’s also sure that Leidy is still in season though she tells him it ain’t so! We’re signed up for a Beginning Novice class and hope to visit some sheep for herding lessons. Once I have my new-house-act together, I may add ducks so everyone can have the sort of fun Chase is enjoying.