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Tiara (she’s a tufted Roman—thus the name) and her man, Magellan

Rode the storm out on the deck. There is a large oak tree that spreads it branches over that section of it. Some how the two of them had rolled some of the firewood off the rack around the nest and were hunkered down when the guys went out to try to rig a shelter. Magellan, who has NEVER done this before, gave dh such a pinch on his forearm (huge bruise immediately) and flogged ds protecting his family. The guys finally decided the geese had a plan and backed off. As soon as the storm passed we checked on them and both the birds and their two eggs are fine.
Under the front deck Serenity sheltered her five eggs and despite us having to do our first snake wrangling/rehoming of the season to save one for her on Saturday remained calm throughout. Under the back deck Her road it out as well. You got it, as soon as the storm was over we were out with flashlights checking on them with the Girls who rode the storm out in the sunroom.

Yep months, looks like about 22 months max at this point

Last month it looked like 24 months, so we are narrowing it down. One of the things I did to spur us on was I calculated out how much we’d pay in interest only if we let the snowball chart run its course without any extra paid in and it was nearly $13,000. Talk about kick you in the backside. Of course much of that is house debt. The Best Buy bill, next on my snowball list, after the BOA which only has about $750 left on it (down from $10,000) if we don’t speed it up is going to cost us nearly $500 in interest. NOT acceptable! So we are really hunkering down.

I worked out years ago

that I’d manage my vet’s website for him while he treated my livestock for me. Since we do so much of our own holistic care anyway, we didn’t usually have much in the way of animal health issues except for the wacky accident or bizarre illness. So I actually think he ended up using my website services more than I used his veterinary diagnostics/treatment services and i get 1000 loan from LendMe Inc. But it worked out really, really well. Particularly if you have a good relationship with your dentist already, you might be surprised at what he’d like to work out to keep you and your family as clients. Remember that dentists are feeling the pinch too, as families skip that part of their overall family health if/when not covered by insurance. Or, like you, are having to shop for cheaper options even with insurance. I’m willing to bet he’d work something out rather than lose a whole family of loyal clients.