Our appraisal is done, our holiday open house was a total success, and I have pledged to take a week sabbatical from working on the house (after a month of almost literally working on it every waking moment that I wasn't working).
|This house was made for Christmas.|
Even after the sabbatical is over, the house won't take over my life anymore. I can become a normal homeowner, with a normal house that has minor projects without the extreme timeline. It's now totally livable and functional. This means...it's pony time!
|Half and half.|
Connor's Aunt Mary came into town for the holiday open house and helped me clip him on Sunday. It's a balmy and unusual 65 degrees here this weekend, so it was really nice to do my second clip without gloves!
|Evidence: that is a live fly on my horse's chest. On December 13. In Indiana. Thanks, El Nino.|
As usual, Connor was a good boy for his clip and it was nice to have Mary there to talk to and help.
Mary even jokingly put a temporary design on his hindquarters. She said I would never know if it was a 'C' for Cubs (her team, my team's rival) or a 'C' for Connor. I said it was any of the following: Cardinals, Columbus, Cummins, Connor or Castleberry's Contender. But not Cubs.
(She buzzed it off right after we took this picture.)
|"Whyyyyy is that lady behind me..."|
Afterward, she tacked him up for a ride before she had to make the drive home. Part two to come!