Sunday, August 09, 2009

Wet At Both Ends

Again With the Rain?

It was raining this morning when I got up and went out to feed. It did stop around 9 or 10, but by then I had to go get horse feed.

The reason I needed to get the feed in the morning was because I just "had" to go to Rick's Saddle Shop Tent Sale before 2 PM because he was having a drawing for a John Deere riding mower/tractor and I didn't want to miss my chance at that. (Even though I already have a John Deere)

So, I went to Agway for the feed. The sun came out and it was hot, humid, and downright uncomfortable. Got home, fed the turkeys and headed out to Rick's which is about 40 minutes away. (Checked it 24.4 miles on back roads) This is Rick's Cream Ridge store. I usually go to his Englishtown store which is much closer, but the Cream Ridge store is newer, bigger and a much better location for the tent sale.

I found just what I wanted there--bell boots for Tucker at half price. I picked up 6 pairs because he wrecks them every month or so and I haven't quite figured out any way to repair them once they are stripped of the velcro fasteners. When they are on sale, it's just as easy to replace them. I also found a few Christmas presents for friends and relatives, some nice horse theme items for the bathroom (toothbrush holder, soap dish, liquid soap dispenser) and kitchen (canister set, spoon holder), a mud brush, and a few other little things. I had a nice lot of tickets in the drawing, but once it has been for at least 10 years, I didn't win. Ah well, the bell boots were worth the trip.

On the way home, still clocking my mileage, I found out that I am about 18 miles from the New Jersey Horse Park, about 14 miles from the NJ Equine Clinic (With excellent vets/surgeons) and about 6 miles from the Stop and Shop supermarket in that direction. There is another Stop and Shop closer to me going the other way.

I drove the about 4 miles to the swimming pool after I fed the Boys and did my laps for some good exercise. But then, as I left the pool, it started raining again.

So it looks as if in between the rain and the heat, the Boys will probably have the day off again. Severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few hours as well, so I'll have to keep an eye on that too.

I guess it turned out to be a shopping Sunday this time.


  1. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Nothing wrong with shopping - too hot and humid to ride here too.

  2. sounds like an interesting day, anyway.