Year in Review

Earlier in 2010 I decided to set a goal for myself to walk or bike 400 miles in 2010. This seemed like a completely attainable goal—and it would have been if I’d not started having some health problems. I was tired often and wrote it off as stress. I figured exercising regularly would help. It…

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Weekend fun and stress

I just got back from a UKC dog show in Wapakoneta, OH. While we were there Ranger earned two more competition wins toward his GRCH title. He just needs one more to finish that title! He also comes home with 4 Top Ten points from the weekend. Ranger needs to get some more muscle, so…

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2009/10/16–Energy Conservation Follow-up

Back in February I gave some tips on how to save energy in the home. Due to the arrangement of how my energy bills are paid, I do not see how my actions are affecting the final bill until some time later. I found out today that the impact my actions made. Overall, the curtains,…

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2009/04/21—Boxers for Boobies

The Great Lakes Boxers Club is known for its annual community service projects. For this year’s project they chose to raise money for the Susan G. Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research in a project called Boxers for Boobies. This has been well received by the club and quickly spread throughout the UKC community. People…

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2009/04/20–Ranger earned a title

This past weekend I took Ranger and Beau to Wapakoneta, Ohio (home of Neil Armstrong), for a UKC conformation show. My Dad met us there and showed Beau all weekend. On Friday, under Judge Laura Frizzell-Soloman, Beau and Dad won Best of Breed and then placed 4th with me handling him in the Herding Group….

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2009/02/02–Energy and Economics

Everyone reading this has been affected by the economic meltdown. I’m no different. My employer—who also provides my housing—has mandated a 15% reduction in energy consumption, along with other cuts. This is divided between fuel (fuel oil for some of the housing and buildings, fuel for vehicles and equipment), and electricity (offices, residences, and all…

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2009/01/14– Ranger is a PHS Graduate!

Ranger is officially a Puppy Head Start (PHS) Graduate! He knows stand, sit, down, in-your-crate, and get-in-the-Jeep. We’re still working on come and stay. Also, he offers play bows when he wants something (supper, outside, a toy, treats), so I started clicking for that action. Last night it got a name–curtsy (because bow and down…

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