|July 23, 2009||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Nope, I haven’t dissapeared. Here’s an update on all things Tevis.
1. I’ve had THE busiest week at work in a very long time. As a result I’m time crunched, tired, grumpy, and have a headache.
2. Trying to prepare my Tevis crew is like trying to herd cats. Somewhat entertaining. A lot of patience involved, which I have more of when I’m not time-crunched, tired, grumpy, and have a headache.
3. Farley was suppose to be getting shoes today. Now she is getting shoes next Thursday. TWO DAYS BEFORE THE TEVIS. Found out Tuesday that my farrier has left the state until next week…..There goes my *perfect* 10 day Tevis shoes. I’m mad as a wet cat, but don’t want to switch farriers this close to the big race. Instead of leaving Wednesday night or Thursday morning, now I can’t leave until Thursday late morning. If it’s hot, I’ll probably wait until Thursday night because I don’t want to trailer her in the heat of the day.
4. I’m very very very stressed right now, trying to get everything done – pack for me and the horse, coordinate a ten person crew, get my stuff out of my trailer and with people that can take it to the checks. Get the shopping done, get the crew instructions done (pretty much done as of an hour ago). I’m putting more on my Mom than I should. I’m getting over my aversion to asking people to do stuff for me. Still on the todo list: buy more buckets and sponges, separate what is going to the vet checks (one pile) and what is going to the start and finish (separate pile), put together a food list for mom to grocery shop, coordinate my sister’s travel plans, get the crew t-shirts and hats to my mom for silk screening. Make copies of the crew packet.
5. One thing that has gone right – I got a sponsor for my entry fee! Yep – in exchange for paying my entry fee (including stabling), my crew gets to wear t-shirts and hats. I’m using the money to stock icechests for my crew during the race, pay for their award lunch on Sunday, and buy my completion buckle if I finish. Next year I’ll start earlier – I’m hoping to have most of the costs associated with the actual day of the race covered.
6. I’ve planned my next major horse endeavor after Tevis. No details now because everything goes on hold until after Tevis. But it’s exciting I promise!