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July 14th, 2003
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Back from our weekend trip.
I hope to have pictures to post here and the web-site, soon. We went over the river and through the woods to Grandma Nancy's and PawPaw Bud's log cabin in Southwestern, Virginia.

We all had an awesowe time...Quinn loves playing with all his grandparents--highlights of the weekend for him were a walk in the woods (he could have done without grabbing that Spiny Caterpillar), digging potatoes and carrots and onions in the gardon, playing with an presurrized-air fueled, water-propelled "Space Rocket," and spreading out his new horses across the big living room hardwood floors.

Grown-up highlights included participating in all that, prettypammie picking blackberries with her mom, watching and copying Quinn home movies on the double-deck VCR, eating some delicious dinners featuring homemade bread and fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. They have 78 acres and the little "log cabin" does indeed feature that classic "dove-tailed log" look from the outside; on the inside it's well-appointed and constructed. Quinn liked the in-door water and ice dispenser...a feature not available in the mom and dad or Grandma Anne and Grandpa Bill appliances.

I'm still fighting a cold and/or sinus infection and/or allergies...so props to the lovely prettypammie who did all the driving. Pam found a tack shop only about 45 minutes out of the way. On the trip home, we shopped for clothes and accessories for Quinn's upcoming lead-line class at the end of the month. Unlike every other place we've looked, they had a pair of show Jodhpur pants that actually fit! Grandma Anne is still going to make a specially fitted set using her Dress Shop software--she's in business as a Dress Shop trainer and reseller, so in addition to riding pants that Quinn can wear this will be an example she can put up on her web-site of how to solve "special sewing problems" with the software. That's about all I know about it, so if you're a seamstress (or "seamster?") and want more information, leave me a comment and I'll put you in touch with her.

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From:inkahootz
Date:July 14th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC)

unrelated to your post

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Hi - I was in the polyamory community and recognized your picture on your icon. If you are who I think you are, I was one of your son's babysitters at Arisia last year (he is very very cute). My name is Nomi. Am I carzy, or were you at Arisia?
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From:happypete
Date:July 14th, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)

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Yep! Hi Nomi! How you be? Quinn's doing great...you can see lots of pictures of prettypammie and Quinn, and a few of me--including shots from Arisia--at our web site.

Going to TorCon?

* hugs *

--Happy
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From:flyingwolf
Date:July 14th, 2003 11:17 am (UTC)

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Am I carzy, or were you at Arisia?

Those are not mutually exclusive questions. : )

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From:happypete
Date:July 14th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC)

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Hee hee hee...too true...
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From:flyingwolf
Date:July 14th, 2003 11:35 am (UTC)

Re: unrelated to your post

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see, even when I'm sick, my sense of humor doesn't totally leave me.
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From:happypete
Date:July 14th, 2003 11:43 am (UTC)

Re: unrelated to your post

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I love the new userpic...
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From:inkahootz
Date:July 15th, 2003 10:36 pm (UTC)

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well, actually both are true. i am pretty crazy, and i was at arisia.

Um, but: not to crazy to babysit children... oh no...
*hides*
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From:happypete
Date:July 16th, 2003 02:02 am (UTC)

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Hee hee hee...we're going to draft you again at Arisia '04...you make good Con Den Mother. ;)
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From:theredhead
Date:July 14th, 2003 12:11 pm (UTC)
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Leadline class! *grin*

It can be tough to find the smallest sizes of jodhs - have you tried any of the cataloges? They have a good range of helmet sizes as well.

-the redhead-
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From:happypete
Date:July 14th, 2003 02:01 pm (UTC)

Please drop Pam a suggestion of..

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catalogs, etc...

I think we've got him all set but the leg garters now!
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From:theredhead
Date:July 14th, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Please drop Pam a suggestion of..

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State Line Tack ( http://www.statelinetack.com/ ) and Dover Saddlery ( http://www.doversaddlery.com/ ) are the two largest, and have the widest variety of items.

Hope this helps! Have fun with the ponies *smile*

-the redhead-
...remembering many a day spent at the barn...
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From:happypete
Date:July 14th, 2003 04:08 pm (UTC)

Horse-crazy redheads...

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gods protect us all...
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From:theredhead
Date:July 14th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Horse-crazy redheads...

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Here's another one - Mary's Tack ( www.marystack.com )

Yup, I'm certainly guilty of being a horse-crazy redhead *nod* And I rode jumpers to boot *grin*

-the redhead-
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From:happypete
Date:July 14th, 2003 05:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Horse-crazy redheads...

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Heh...and although Quinn didn't catch the red hair, he seems to have caught the horse gene...
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