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March, 2002 - Issue #10

 

BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI

 

RECYCLED OIL PROMOTION

Bob hands out free oil containers on behalf of Maui County's Oil Recycling program on March 23

 

CHANT'S BIG ADVENTURE

In which Cynthia's horse, Chant undergoes minor surgery on his right front leg. He suffered a small puncture wound that caused a localized infection in the tendon sheath. The procedure calls for an antibiotic to be administered intravenously to the tissues surrounding the injury.

 

What is this horse saying?  He looks angry but he is really just bored and yawning.  Chant, the star of our little story, had no idea what was to befall him during the next 4 hours.  Camille knows, though, and smiles impishly from the surgery room as she helps remove all it's contents prior to the operation.

 

"Your Mission..." The Vet said to Bob "...is to steady the horse as he falls down and then help hobble him."  Chant had been sedated and would soon drop.  It takes a couple of strong people to help shore him up.  It wasn't long after Chant's knees started  buckling that he crumbled.  After he was down, Peg, the anesthesiologist and Bob wrapped hobbling straps around Chant's ankles quickly while the Vet readied the block and tackle.  Cynthia looks on.

Look what we did!  Have you ever seen such a thing?  Before we knew it, we had hoisted Chant into the air!  All 1100 pounds of him hung about two feet off the floor while Peg and Camille slid a blue mattress beneath him.  Bob grins at me through Chant's hind legs.

 

The Vet administered the drugs into Chant's leg as Peg monitored his life signs and the anesthetic while Cynthia squeezed a bulb to pressurize the intravenous drip for the Vet.

  

Portrait of a concerned horse owner.  Cynthia looks on in disbelief that this type of injury would happen to a horse just before a pre-purchase vet exam.

 Bob keeps Chant from falling over by holding a rope tied to his tail and run through a pulley.  He waited for over an hour for Chant to get back on his feet.  The Vet, Bob and Peg closed the door, padded it from the inside (note the padded walls!) and watched Chant until he woke up and staggered to his feet.  The sweat on Chant was caused by lying on the plastic mat for and hour and a half.

 

BOB'S COUSIN PATTY COMES TO MAUI

Cousin Patty and her husband Steve take time out from the kids in Wisconsin to visit Ka'anapali.  We met them on the beach, swam, snorkeled, ate and posed for photos.  Can you say "Trucker's Tan?"

 

BLUE COLLAR WORLD

Whether its recycling or planting grass, the weather and the vistas are almost always awesome!  Shaun shown here on the lift gate of the flat bed truck during the Upcountry route.

   

Here are the Trouts planting grass in the "Pit of Despair" in one of those before and after scenes.

 

WORKING FROM HOME

 

Here you have the Home Office and the Home Service Station.

 

A DAY IN THE GARDEN

 

Cookie plants strawberries.

   

See how nicely the berm looks after some ground cover and stones, and isn't the agave happy!.

 

The garden has really taken shape over the last six months.  Kind of linear, isn't it?

 

FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE!

 

Flowers are such an easy way to stay wealthy.  On the left,  begonias in the front with ti in the back. On the right, these roses (The Prince) have the old rose fragrance and take us right back into our childhood. Yes,  we finally broke down and bought our first rose bush!

 

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