This Just In:
My pony is feeling better. I checked on him twice a day all holiday weekend. I haven't heard him cough all weekend, his eyes are bright and his energy is back. After 7 days of antibiotics, I still have some yellow/green discharge, although it has decreased substantially. Becky called the vet to discuss, and he had put G on 5 more days of antibiotics. So-- looks like we have dodged the vet visit bullet another day. And I'm happy to see visible signs of improvement. I was definitely scared for a while there. I'll be really pleased after a few symptom free days and when I can finally hop back on the big man (after over 2 weeks).
My tall boots broke again last week! This is two times in about a dozen rides. I returned them to the WONDERFUL sales girl at Horse& Rider Inc. in Greensboro, NC. And this time, instead of a replacement, I asked for a store credit. That way I won't spend the money allocated for tall boots but I can try to save up another couple of hundred dollars to get a nicer pair that will hopefully endure. I'm very glad that was taken care of.
I got a phone call this morning that I did not receive the job for which I was a finalist. They will officially appoint the other candidate tonight. I am still in shock and don't know how I feel about it. The work isn't exactly what I want to do long-term and the location is near where I want to be, but also not spot on. So, the positive side is that maybe I will find that truly perfect match. The negative leaves me working two jobs and struggling with money and working an under stimulating job. I do trust in the process however, and think the right thing will come about at the right time for me.
ReCap of my weekend (sadly non -horsie):
TK took me to the Zoo saturday (the weather had a hint of fall, which is my fave, so I was in hog heaven). Then we checked on Granite again before getting Mexican food and watching some college football.
Sunday was a cookout with some friends and more college football. It was a blast.
Monday was some quality time with TK's family, some pool time with my friends, more checking on the pony, then a walk, wine, more college football (can you tell I LOVE football season).
I had a really great and relaxing weekend. I guess I needed it to prepare for getting bad news today!