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“Faith Love Hope”

Since: Nov 10

South Africa

#54412 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
You were lucky to get Sparton for that price as well. It seems you need to know horsey people before you purchase a horse. They put in a good word for you eh!
Yes, it certainly helps if you have "connections"

I bought Spartan off the internet. Meaning, I saw him advertised on the horse forum I'm on, and I contacted the advertiser and we had a huge discussion via email, and set up a date for me to view him (and try him out). That was on 21 May 2011. And I immediately said I'm taking him so they delivered him to me on the 22nd. There were a few other interested buyers so I was very lucky to have gotten him. And I didn't have the full amount available at the time, so I actually paid him off in monthly instalments. I paid them R2000 on the day they delivered him, and then R1500 for 3 months. They are amazing people for letting me pay him off. I guess things really DO work out if it's meant to be, huh? Lol.

I actually tried buying other horses off the internet too, but the one was sold to someone else before I could view him and try him out, and the other one was in Cullinan. Was quite the drive to get there, but the horse was amazing. The owner got onto her back, no bridle, bareback. And she stood perfectly still. So I'm sure she would've been a great horse too, and I actually had more than enough cash to pay the owner once-off, I think she was advertised for R5000. Quarter horse X Arab, 15hh. But something told me not to take her, so I spent the money on a laptop instead. Stupid at the time maybe, but now I know why I didn't buy her...

“Faith Love Hope”

Since: Nov 10

South Africa

#54413 Apr 30, 2014
^^ Correction, it was 2 months, since I paid the first R1500 on the day of delivery, plus R500 travel costs, lol
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54414 Apr 30, 2014
Ruby88 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, it certainly helps if you have "connections"
I bought Spartan off the internet. Meaning, I saw him advertised on the horse forum I'm on, and I contacted the advertiser and we had a huge discussion via email, and set up a date for me to view him (and try him out). That was on 21 May 2011. And I immediately said I'm taking him so they delivered him to me on the 22nd. There were a few other interested buyers so I was very lucky to have gotten him. And I didn't have the full amount available at the time, so I actually paid him off in monthly instalments. I paid them R2000 on the day they delivered him, and then R1500 for 3 months. They are amazing people for letting me pay him off. I guess things really DO work out if it's meant to be, huh? Lol.
I actually tried buying other horses off the internet too, but the one was sold to someone else before I could view him and try him out, and the other one was in Cullinan. Was quite the drive to get there, but the horse was amazing. The owner got onto her back, no bridle, bareback. And she stood perfectly still. So I'm sure she would've been a great horse too, and I actually had more than enough cash to pay the owner once-off, I think she was advertised for R5000. Quarter horse X Arab, 15hh. But something told me not to take her, so I spent the money on a laptop instead. Stupid at the time maybe, but now I know why I didn't buy her...
Hey Ruby, I say Spartan was meant for you because everything just fell into place and it became a reality even though you still have to pay her off. Fantastic people to let you do that. In Jo'burg that would never work. Person takes horse and pays R2000.00 on delivery and agrees to pay R1500.00 per month for three months. You would never ever see that person or the horse again They would ride into the sunset and never pay the balance. Grotty bunch in Jo'burg. No when something like Spartan happens just go with the flow and it worked out great. I am sure that the grooms would have let you know if Spartan was not doing well. I am sure that he is just fine. As soon as you find out please let me know.
Well today I found out about unfairness. I went to get a lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad and walked with Bongani the cleaning-man to the shop. He ordered the exact same salad. I got charged R10.00 and Bongani got charged R5.50 (for exactly the same salad). When we queried it, the cashier says "she's white" (pushing a finger in my face) and "your a black". Bongani got so angry he thumped his salad back on the counter and I did the same and we walked out. Geeze Ruby, Bongani was so upset (and so was I) because it dawned on me that I have been paying the "White price" and not the general going "black price". Will this country ever get it right. I have my doubts. Actually if you think of it, it is pretty bloody stupid because Bongani actually to said to me "I don't need anyone to make a special price for me because I am who I am". He is such a lovely person Ruby but this really upset him. I reckon that some people will never change and always be sh*tty people.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#54415 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Shovelhead, I am absolutely "astounded" to read about margarine being so bad for you. I think I will rather go the olive oil route as I know that it is good for you and you can have it on salads and vegetables and proteins without any problems. Thanks so much for bringing my attention to this article. If I cannot have butter and there is no olive oil, then I shall just go without. Both butter and olive oil are quite pricey. The last bottle of olive oil I had cost about R145.00 as opposed to vegetable oil (R14.99) that is a huge difference. So..........
You're so welcome! I've known about margarine for twenty years, since I took a nutrition course in college - one of the most informative classes I ever took, by the way. Since then, I haven't touched the stuff, and won't allow it in the house - hubby converted. We go through at least a pound of butter (REAL butter) every week. But we buy a bottle of olive oil every month or so, too. Priorities.

")

(And yes, it rots that things which are good for us, are often more expensive than junk. We have the exact same problem in the States....I blame the food industry for this chicanery.)

Hope your day is peachy!
Love,
Shove.
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54416 Apr 30, 2014
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>You're so welcome! I've known about margarine for twenty years, since I took a nutrition course in college - one of the most informative classes I ever took, by the way. Since then, I haven't touched the stuff, and won't allow it in the house - hubby converted. We go through at least a pound of butter (REAL butter) every week. But we buy a bottle of olive oil every month or so, too. Priorities.
")
(And yes, it rots that things which are good for us, are often more expensive than junk. We have the exact same problem in the States....I blame the food industry for this chicanery.)
Hope your day is peachy!
Love,
Shove.
Hi Shove
I was thinking of that article during my lunch time whilst making my grocery list. I am going to Pick 'n Pay after work tonight and I am buying butter (real butter) and real olive oil (not vegetable oil). These are my first two items on my list. When I have them I will have to sort out what we shall eat. Yes the food industry is very much into chicanery. Have you ever tried to buy smoked salmon here in SA ? It is a mission and joke all rolled up into one. R135.00 for two very thin slithers of salmon. So it is best that I listen to "what my mother used to tell me" and cook chicken and fish with no skin on and broil it, not fry it. The chickpeas did not go well at all, but if I have to eat like this and there is no other way, I shall just get used to it. I am waiting to try what Okimar told me with lentils. That sounds as if it could be nice. Have to check about the ham first though.
I am very pleased that you told me about the Margarine as they have some very expensive margarines here which are supposed to be very good for your heart, but after reading your article, I have a different view.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#54417 Apr 30, 2014
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Ed, I didn't know you could speak Greek--cause that post was all Greek to me.... Not all really--I did understand the wee tyke part. lol.
Jumpin'Billy is what I call my 1 inch cannon.Melbourne is south of here about 25 miles.
Maynard is that British chap who chases me all about, trying to end me career as an entrepeneur.
Oh yes, 2 oz. of 3 F is being the powder we use here darlin'.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#54418 Apr 30, 2014
one thing to say about that basketball fella. Okay, two.
1) we do not have the right to express our opinions.
2) we do not have the right to free speech.
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54419 Apr 30, 2014
Hey Ruby
Not long to go now and then another Public Holiday. YAY!!!!
I am planning on sleeping late tomorrow and getting a load of washing done before the evening so that it can get dry in the sunshine.
My little female dog fell into the pond in our garden and she came inside shivering with wet fur and the biggest eyes you have ever seen. She is a cross Yorkshire Terrier / Scotty and has fur growing all down her face. She looked too funny for words. Bless her heart. She looked very shocked, but it is not the first time she has done this. I think she has a bad memory LOL.

Have a great day tomorrow EVERYONE if I don't get to speak to you before I leave the office.

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#54420 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
Happy Tuesday Everyone.
I see someone is wishing Happy Monday.
We had that yesterday and we are now on Tuesday evening. I will never get used to the different time zones on this planet. It is a mystery to me. When my cousin calls from Australia she is days ahead of me. I just cannot keep up with it.
Sorry for being incredibly thick, but I don't suppose it matters in the least as long as we are just wishing one another a happy Monday or Tuesday.
Well, alrighty then ... Happy Wednesday ...

Good morning, Dale ... Enjoy your day! FC <3 ...
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54421 Apr 30, 2014
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, alrighty then ... Happy Wednesday ...
Good morning, Dale ... Enjoy your day! FC <3 ...
You too Flower Child. Have a good one.

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#54422 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you. Wifey sure does sound like a genius. Knows what is good for her man.
I'll bet she's quite humble too.....

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#54423 Apr 30, 2014
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
Jumpin'Billy is what I call my 1 inch cannon.Melbourne is south of here about 25 miles.
Maynard is that British chap who chases me all about, trying to end me career as an entrepeneur.
Oh yes, 2 oz. of 3 F is being the powder we use here darlin'.
Hi Ed, thanks for the explanation.

<muttering> geeze and men say WOMEN are hard to understand......
Dale_Harris

Cape Town, South Africa

#54424 Apr 30, 2014
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>I'll bet she's quite humble too.....
Hi Princess, Oh Yes, most definitely humble ..........

“Faith Love Hope”

Since: Nov 10

South Africa

#54425 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Ruby, I say Spartan was meant for you because everything just fell into place and it became a reality even though you still have to pay her off. Fantastic people to let you do that. In Jo'burg that would never work. Person takes horse and pays R2000.00 on delivery and agrees to pay R1500.00 per month for three months. You would never ever see that person or the horse again They would ride into the sunset and never pay the balance. Grotty bunch in Jo'burg. No when something like Spartan happens just go with the flow and it worked out great. I am sure that the grooms would have let you know if Spartan was not doing well. I am sure that he is just fine. As soon as you find out please let me know.
Yeah it was really awesome. I couldn't believe my luck actually. They took a gamble but I was brought up right so I paid what I had to pay. And those two months flew by so quickly, and just look at me now! I don't regret buying him, I believe we are "a match made in heaven" (that's what the lady I bought him from, said).
Dale_Harris wrote:
Well today I found out about unfairness.

He is such a lovely person Ruby but this really upset him. I reckon that some people will never change and always be sh*tty people.
WOW! I couldn't believe what I read! That's horrible! Makes one think about the prices of certain things...

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#54426 Apr 30, 2014
Mornihg all friendlies ... wishing all a lovely day! FC <3...
Harrison Freebird

New Bern, NC

#54427 Apr 30, 2014
Ed Teach wrote:
one thing to say about that basketball fella. Okay, two.
1) we do not have the right to express our opinions.
2) we do not have the right to free speech.
And your point is Einstein?

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54428 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Okimar
I have suffered allergies for about 3 years now. They have eliminated garden plants, So they say it is a food allergy. Also I have Nerve end damage in my feet so they are trying to treat two things at the same time. The allergies are bad and my eyes swell up for days on end and my legs swell which in turn affects the nerve end damage in my feet and they get very painful. So I am giving it a go as I really cannot continue like this. Thanks for the tip with the ham hock and then adding lentils. I will give it try. For the next week they have limited me to Chickpeas, salad with tomato/lettuce and cucumber, Brown rice and mixed vegetables. If all goes well with these foods I get some more added for the next week. But I have a list of definite NOTS and they are white bread, yellow cheese, red meat, cream, anything made with white flour, butter (minimal margarine), alcohol, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, no carbonated cold drinks. Nothing white so rice, potatoes anything like that and no condiments at all. I must drink 6 to 8 Bottles of water per day. Next Monday all being well, I will get a few additional foods added. But I am allowed lentils so I am hoping that they add that next week. I am allowed fresh water fish (no sea food) and all green leafy veg, broccoli, cabbage, The list is never ending. Oh and I can have a piece of chicken without skin once per week.
So it does sound drastic but I will do it to find out what I should be eating.
Are you diabetic Okimar? I have family that are diabetic and take insulin.
Thanks for the tips and all and I shall keep you in the loop of how I get along.
Have a really great day and once again thanks for the tip on the lentils and ham hock.
Not diabetic but could become if not careful. Sooooo,I watch my diet. A low carb diet is my new norm. While I have a wide variety of foods that are okay,potatoes aren't. And I really love my spuds. LOL As it is I can have a very small serving on occasion. Like you,anything green/leafy is on the list. As are all meats/fish/seafoods. I'll be looking soon for the dandelion leaves for a salad. Rich in iron and tasty with a nutty flavor I love them in the spring. A sprinkle of bacon bits and some homemade oil/vinegar dressing and lunch is ready. Can you have pork? You know,the OTHER ewhite meat. Pork chops/steaks? Ham/bacon?

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54429 Apr 30, 2014
Dale_Harris wrote:
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Okay .,... this relates to a cannon loader. Okay fine something to do with war.? Please forgive me, do not have much experience with cannons.
Canister,shells,ect pertain to the type of ammunition used. Canister is a bag of 1/2" lead balls fixed on a wooden base. Shells or shrapnel is an exploding type that scatters fragments all around when it blows uo. Solid shot is as the name implies. Just a big iron ball,used to batter things. Unlike much of today's modern ammo,cannon back then used separate loading ammo. That means the powder,in a bag,was loaded(from the front of the barrel) first then a shell,or "round" was next. a ramrod was used to tamp or pack it down in the barrel. At the rear of the cannon a fuse was inserted in a hole of the barrel to ignite the powder inside thus firing the round.

When I was in tyhe U.S. Marines I was an artilleryman. We used to drill all the time,setting up our guns and practice loading/firing without live ammo to increase speed and make t5he steps in the procedure an automatic reflex. We called it the Cannoneer's Hop. Monotonous but necessary.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#54430 Apr 30, 2014
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
Jumpin'Billy is what I call my 1 inch cannon.Melbourne is south of here about 25 miles.
Maynard is that British chap who chases me all about, trying to end me career as an entrepeneur.
Oh yes, 2 oz. of 3 F is being the powder we use here darlin'.
Do you use real black powder or one of the substitutes? I use real black powder in my rifles/pistols but buy on sale pyrodex for the cannon. There are several new substitutes now on the market. Triple 7,Trail Boss and some others. If you have trouble finding the real stuff these aren't too bad. A lot of places around here no longer carry real black powder. I have found several sources in a magazine called Muzzle Blasts. A publication put out out by Nat'l Muzzle Loading Riifle Assoc.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#54431 May 1, 2014
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Ed, thanks for the explanation.
<muttering> geeze and men say WOMEN are hard to understand......
I guess it just depends on what we happen to be talking about.
Might I suggest watching Captain Ron to pick up some tips?

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