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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/3/2011 6:57:01 AM   
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Last Day at Pinon Middle School...

Final act of stupidity though - I got pressured during a break from today's final teacher planning retreat day to participate in a game of "Ultimate Frisbee" in the gym. I had avoided physical games all week because I just knew that if I started running around I'd screw up my knees, heels, or something and be in pain all summer.

Well, I tried playing goalkeeper... went up in the air to block a shot and got hit by a male teacher who knocked me about ten feet into a door post. Now I've got possible cracked ribs, two messed up knees, a hurting elbow, jammed fingers, and generally can barely move around or sit without extreme pain. Just when I need to pack and get ready for my move to the ranch!

Got a Worker's Comp form so might go to the hospital tomorrow for x-rays, but I suspect it will just be a matter of healing naturally as I don't think the pain is sharp enough to be an actual cracked or broken rib. I'm going to try and work through the pain and go down to Snowflake tomorrow as planned to spend the day learning about the solar and wind power systems and how to work and maintain everything. Hope I can do it!

Other than that, I checked out this afternoon and am officially no longer a teacher. School is over for me.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/3/2011 1:01:48 PM   
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Look at it this way Rhonda,

Those physical injuries will heal, the mental injury and stress of teaching will stay with you for the rest of your life!

My daughter teaches in Florida. All kidding aside you should be very proud and I'm sure that you made a positive difference in the lives of many children. Teaching is a very honorable and one of the most important professions there is. We do need to get back to education for the children and for our future. There is little doubt in my mind that government and unions have slowly done great damage to our educational system that we must find a way to recover from.

In the end, you can take great pride and satisfaction in your career. A job well done under difficult circumstances that will allow you to look back and realize that your life mattered and gave children a chance to succeed.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/5/2011 7:41:45 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Yogi the Great

Look at it this way Rhonda,

Those physical injuries will heal, the mental injury and stress of teaching will stay with you for the rest of your life!

My daughter teaches in Florida. All kidding aside you should be very proud and I'm sure that you made a positive difference in the lives of many children. Teaching is a very honorable and one of the most important professions there is. We do need to get back to education for the children and for our future. There is little doubt in my mind that government and unions have slowly done great damage to our educational system that we must find a way to recover from.

In the end, you can take great pride and satisfaction in your career. A job well done under difficult circumstances that will allow you to look back and realize that your life mattered and gave children a chance to succeed.


Thanks Yogi :)

Woke up this morning and my ribs are still hurting... how long does it take to heal from bruised ribs anyway? It's really cramping my moving schedule!

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/5/2011 7:46:49 PM   
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At our age anything takes 6-8 weeks.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/5/2011 9:55:25 PM   
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Ribs are extremely painful. Like J2D said, at minimum 6-8 weeks, and even after that you will know you hurt yourself for quite awhile. Just love being the bearer of bad news.

Messed up my ribs all the time in my wrestling days. You just suck it up and keep going. (that was in my YOUNGER days...much younger days.)

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/5/2011 11:36:08 PM   
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Does anyone recommend trying to bind them up in some fashion? Or do I just go about my slow, painful, daily routine?

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/5/2011 11:49:27 PM   
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quote:

Does anyone recommend trying to bind them up in some fashion? Or do I just go about my slow, painful, daily routine?

Contact a doctor and get an opinion. There could be a hairline fracture that might not heal right or some other problem. Im doing a little research into using DMSO for my arthritis so here is another possible remedy;
http://www.dmso.org/

(Doesnt aging suck?)

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/6/2011 2:09:11 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SLAAKMAN

quote:

Does anyone recommend trying to bind them up in some fashion? Or do I just go about my slow, painful, daily routine?

Contact a doctor and get an opinion. There could be a hairline fracture that might not heal right or some other problem. Im doing a little research into using DMSO for my arthritis so here is another possible remedy;
http://www.dmso.org/

(Doesnt aging suck?)


I've got a doctor appointment next Monday (right after my move) so I'll get it checked out then.

Thanks for the advice guys (and, yea, aging does suck!).

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/6/2011 2:37:02 AM   
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Youre welcome Rhonda. In the meantime here are some lovely vampira's to comfort your beleaguered plight;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiafSX-v7Qw


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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/6/2011 3:12:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SLAAKMAN

quote:

Does anyone recommend trying to bind them up in some fashion? Or do I just go about my slow, painful, daily routine?

Contact a doctor and get an opinion. There could be a hairline fracture that might not heal right or some other problem. Im doing a little research into using DMSO for my arthritis so here is another possible remedy;
http://www.dmso.org/

(Doesnt aging suck?)


Funny, she's headed for a horse ranch. I'll be there's lots of DMSO available through that place.

Are you using that stuff SLAAK ?



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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/6/2011 3:56:27 AM   
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Funny, she's headed for a horse ranch. I'll be there's lots of DMSO available through that place.

Are you using that stuff SLAAK ?

I will be soon. If its good enough for a horsey, its good 'nuff fer me!

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/6/2011 4:30:35 AM   
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Youre welcome Rhonda. In the meantime here are some lovely vampira's to comfort your beleaguered plight;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiafSX-v7Qw




Haha... are you trying to scare me because there will be no lights at night for about two miles? I'm told the stars are gorgeous out there though in the pitch blackness. I'll rely on my six dogs to keep the nasties away :)

Bought an LED headlamp though and my weapons will be here whenever my son-in-law comes to visit from Guam (he's promised an AR-15, a shotgun, and a good sidearm).

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/6/2011 7:34:57 PM   
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quote:

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quote:


Funny, she's headed for a horse ranch. I'll be there's lots of DMSO available through that place.

Are you using that stuff SLAAK ?

I will be soon. If its good enough for a horsey, its good 'nuff fer me!


I'm curious to know how it works out for you. Were you planning on using it with aspirin or some sort of anti-inflammatory ?

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/11/2011 2:52:16 AM   
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Spent the day packing up for my move and cleaning the house... had five hired hands helping... no way I could have gotten it done by myself... still plenty to do tomorrow when I pick up the U-haul truck! My move to the Ranch will be Sunday.

So Excited... but so very, very tired at the moment!

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/11/2011 3:46:27 AM   
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Spent the day packing up for my move and cleaning the house... had five hired hands helping... no way I could have gotten it done by myself... still plenty to do tomorrow when I pick up the U-haul truck! My move to the Ranch will be Sunday.

So Excited... but so very, very tired at the moment!

Good luck. I was looking on the map to where the location are. I noticed I am stuck not too far away in Tuba City waiting for my vehicle to be repaired.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/17/2011 5:40:50 PM   
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Hello friends! I'm moved in to my ranch and finally got the computers up and running again using a Verizon "MiFi" wireless hub. It was strange being without internet for six days!

Anyway, made it safely despite total exhaustion!

Learning to handle the horses, got all the dogs (six of them now) bonded into a pack, and am trying to master the complex wind and solar power system. Last night learned how to turn on the well pump and fill up the cistern, fiddling with the inverter settings, and getting the **** out of me when the generator turned on unexpectedly!

Running back to Pinon today to close out my PO Box.

I'll try to get some pictures to post soon!

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/17/2011 9:06:59 PM   
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"... and getting the **** out of me when the generator turned on unexpectedly!  ..."

LOL, yeah I can imagine that scared the bejeezus out of you, haha.
I imagine that in your new place you have this luxury we don't have; lots of space!
Learning how to handle horses, sounds like a lot of work, lots of work really.... matter of fact, I don't trust them. They can be all friendly, next thing you know they get scared of something and off they go.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/17/2011 11:19:28 PM   
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Congrats on the successful move....and that you're still in one piece!




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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/18/2011 4:07:55 PM   
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Way to go Rhonda! Post pics soon.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/19/2011 1:51:00 AM   
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Will definitely make pictures a priority for tomorrow. Right now the wind is blowing so hard that all you would see was my hair blowing in front of the lens!

Did I mention that there is a major wind farm about 10 miles away from here? The turbines stretch for miles to the north. So... I think I can safely assume that wind is a constant around here Helps keep things cool when the temps go up into the 90's, it's always comfortable in the shade, even if the sun is cooking you out in the open.

I'm waiting for the sun to go down to do the chores, fill up the horse troughs etc etc

Took an afternoon siesta with the dogs...everyone just wanted to lay down for awhile.

No problems with the horses in the last two days, I suddenly realized that the reason they bolted for the upper pasture was that I was trying to hurry them along and actually scared them so they took off to a safer place. Once I just meandered with them they went right where they were supposed to go... all part of the learning curve.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/19/2011 3:26:08 AM   
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This is fascinating.  I hope you keep posting about it and post pictures and keep us informed.  

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/28/2011 2:59:42 AM   
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I have pictures, but haven't found the damn cardreader so I can offload them onto the computer.. I'm still unpacking boxes after 12 days!

Super hot today... just got the horses in and settled back with a cold brewski... something I didn't do on the Rez due to it being "dry" (and as a teacher, I felt honor bound to set a proper example by not drinking). I had forgotten how good beer and pizza are together though LOL

Pictures coming soon.. promise!

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/28/2011 3:17:09 AM   
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Have one for me. Not allowed on the rez around here either but that doesn't stop anything.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/28/2011 5:58:24 PM   
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Have one for me. Not allowed on the rez around here either but that doesn't stop anything.


Ain't that the truth!

At least my conscience is clear though :)

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/28/2011 7:29:47 PM   
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"...I'm still unpacking boxes after 12 days!..."

You will be unpacking boxes for the next year or so :-) Trust me. I moved to my current place 10 years ago or so... and I *still* have stuff in boxes. LOL 


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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/28/2011 9:06:48 PM   
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Good to hear you are making progress, and settling in. Give the horses a carrot from me.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/30/2011 10:47:48 PM   
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This morning, Blaze (my Australian Sheep Dog Rez mix) proudly showed up at my doorstep with some kind of furry creature. After research I found it to be a "Southwest Round Tailed Squirrel" native to the desert. I wondered what all the little holes were on my ranch (too small for rabbits) so now I know. I had expected a rabbit!






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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 6/30/2011 11:04:48 PM   
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Hopefully it's not an endangered species and the feds don't show up and arrest your dog.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 7/1/2011 3:24:41 AM   
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They are not endangered around here. They are all over the place. They look like miniature prairie dogs. They sit straight up when they munch plants.

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RE: Leaving the Rez! - 7/2/2011 7:24:00 PM   
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quote:

This morning, Blaze (my Australian Sheep Dog Rez mix) proudly showed up at my doorstep with some kind of furry creature. After research I found it to be a "Southwest Round Tailed Squirrel" native to the desert. I wondered what all the little holes were on my ranch (too small for rabbits) so now I know. I had expected a rabbit!

Shhhhhhhh! Keep your voice down Rhonda. My daughter would skin me alive if she overheard your evil plans for Leporid genocide. 

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