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Jennifer is writing about our experience today bringing the horses home, but before we get to today – I have to talk a little more about yesterday…  It was awesome!  I haven’t been that dirty, that tired and that sore in a long, long time and it was absolutely fantastic!

David geared up to do a little pressure washing of the back of barn, and it’s a good thing, because water was not just spraying from the end of the hose, it was coming from the sky in buckets!

Nate and I commenced to stripping some stalls and replacing some mats, and at about the 3rd one, I stood, turned, lifted and … oops… there went my back.  No more lifting for me.  So off I went to get some pizza for lunch leaving Nate to continue on his own until Brian showed up after taking his benadryl to help with his dust allergies.

In the meantime, Alison was sneezing her way through the barn, clearing cobwebs and chasing dust out the door with the shopvac and Jennifer was meticulously removing every inch of dirt and grime from every surface she could get a rag on and every nook and cranny she could reach.

When David finished with the pressure washing, we started in on the water buckets with soap, sponges and brushes…  by this time we were both soaked from head to foot by splashing hose water and the drizzle that just wouldn’t stop leaking down on us from the sky and I couldn’t be happier.

We got a call to bring in 3 boarding horses and that kicked us into high gear with more scrubbing and dusting to ready those three stalls.

At the end of the day, Jennifer and Alison had transformed the barn on the North Aisle, and gotten a pretty darn good start on the South Aisle.  Nate finished it off with a nice deep bedding of shavings, clear cool water in squeaky clean buckets for all the arriving guests, and then we all crawled off to our respective beds to get some much needed sleep before heading out the next morning to bring our own horses home.

A perfect ending to a perfect day!