Hi ya'll. Honey Bandit and DaBubbles are happily waiting for their first Christmas.
Sometimes I wonder how a holiday that is about love and family and God can turn into such a stressful time. Christmas is about a miracle, and I think if we all sat back for a moment and remembered that it's not about money, or the gifts we get, but about love and our family and friends, we would be able to relax and enjoy it more.
It is certainly a miracle for Honey Bandit and DaBubbles. I know many people didn't think Honey Bandit would ever see his first Christmas. DaBubbles also; the day I found him laying in the yard, breathing erratically, frozen in shock, ripped wide open from the mountain lion, I certainly never thought that he would live to see his first Christmas either.
Not only are those little guys amazing, but so are the awesome people who have come forth to share in their journey back to health. It is a miracle that so many people have helped us, so that we could provide the care Honey Bandit needs to get strong and healthy.
The weather is certainly not warm and pleasant at night anymore, but despite the little blips we are experiencing, the horses are staying healthy. It will be much easier for everyone when we get the insulation finished. We did learn one very important, (and not too fun) lesson. Guess what? You can't put insulation directly against a metal roof. Apparently the proper way to do this roof thing means this: We have to take off the metal roof, put plywood (I know that is not the exact type of wood, but it does paint the picture), then put the "roofing felt" over that, and then, and only then, are you supposed to put on the metal roofing, if you are going to insulate it.
So now we have to (when we get a few nice days) remove the insulation and metal roofing and "git 'er done". I have to say that most of the time when you "use what you have" it works out fabulously. However, in this instance, it kind of stinks. But I guess we have learned a valuable lesson (ha ha). So now we have to buy wood (sheeting?) for the roof so we can "git er done" before the seriously cold weather hits. Hmmmmmmm - anyone have any used plywood???
I have to clarify something for ya'll. I have gotten thanks and words of appreciation and compliments on the dvd's that are circulating. I have to make it clear and be quite honest. I had nothing to do with making that dvd, (except enjoying seeing it as it came about), Sue, a wonderful part of our family, and beautiful lady, created that CD. So the compliments and appreciation should go to her and not me. I cannot take credit for all the work and love she put into that.
I hope ya'll have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season! HONEY BANDIT'S CHRISTMAS WISH FOR EVERYONE - Please take a little extra time to do something nice for someone else. It will make a difference if we all do it. Something as simple as a smile when we wait in line, or helping someone with their packages. He knows ya'll are awesome and wants us all to remember this is a season of love.
Happy Holidays from HB, DaBubbles, Patches & the Gang at CHILLY PEPPER - MIRACLE MUSTANG, Equine Rescue & More.
p.s. We were going to try and go to the Summit of the Horses to show our support for our beloved horses everywhere, but financially and other reasons, we have decided our time would be best spent here. (I guess one of the most important reasons is that even though I had a spectacular "babysitter" to watch Honey Bandit, I am just not comfortable leaving him yet. I still need to be there to "uncast" him etc.) But our hearts and prayers are with the horses.