Just a quickie...still living up to me blog title and dashing around like a mad woman. As you see, only a marginal (lol) improvement to the layout.
Took the truck in to have a new tyre fitted on the offside rear. The boys doubted my feminine word, probably justified in most cases, but not this one ;o). The offside was more worn than the nearside. Hmmm. Perhaps I corner harder to the right than the left. They did end up replacing the nearside. Well, they are men, they WOULD be right, somehow!! They found a socking gert screw in the nearside, so I had to agree. This of course necessitated ordering yet another tyre for the offside ! LOL I could have saved myself all that diesel by simply ordering four at the start instead of being a cheapskate and making the barely legal ones keep going till they were well and truly illegal.
On another subject, nearly. When the farrier came out to see to Thor I asked his opinion, again, on Thors lump that appeared about six months ago, just above his pastern. I'd hoped rest, and the soft winter ground would put it right, but no. Its still there and even tho there's no lameness, heat, swelling, other than the fibrous lump, or discomfort when pushed prodded, poked and pummelled, we agreed now is the time to get the vet to look at it .... before I bring him back into work ...... or even take him out on one of our lazy hacks!
The vet did all the 'P' tests and got no results. She said she could do a little investigating with a sample for tests and an xray to see what's going on inside. But she said its quite likely that its a calcification and will do no harm. I took the cheaper option and said I'd ride him out and monitor the situation, contacting her again if there was any sign of trouble.
There's a chance that it might be stress related, but that usually happens on both legs, and this is just the offside fore. Hmmmm I wonder if I corner harder to the right than I do to the left!! LOL
I think the next appointment should be with my chiropractor to see if I have a list to the right!! LOL
Yup ..... look at that .... I do have an expensive list to the right !!
Pic by Rik
The garbled chatterings within may prove I have perfected the art of living in total chaos whilst surrounded by blissful tranquillity.