Sad news this morning. Bess, the smaller brown goat miscarried overnight. We were concerned last night because she was panting quite a bit. We weren't sure it meant problems not having gone through this before, but we had separated Mr. Deeds, the billy away from the does. Anyway, Jay is quite sad. We're not full-fledged farmers yet so a few tears were shed. He was really looking forward to the babies. Belle, the larger gray doe is doing fine. She's bigger in size and appears to be only carrying one. I suspect Bess just wasn't big enough to carry two but I don't really know. Jay's headed back home now to take her to the vets office.
On to other things...
I called Bruce this morning and left him a message that I would indeed pick him up, all joking aside. I haven't heard back from him. Not to worry. The man's never had to work a day in his life. He can figure it out. Jay and he get along just fine. Even though they somewhat overlapped in my life if you follow my drift. Bruce was and is a great man. One of the smartest people I've ever known. He's nine years older then me and we were just at different places in our lives when we broke up. At the end he was moving to Hollywood and I knew LA wasn't my kind of town. Bruce was a playwright when we were together and I saw enough of the Seattle THEATAH scene to know I never wanted to live in Hollywood. Bruce has gone on to become an independent film producer, meaning he's (so far) produced one independent film. He has over the years sold a few treatments to the networks but nothing that produced any credits for him. More like story pieces and parts that were developed into other scripts.
Anyway - I knew at the time that I wanted something like what Jay and I have and that's were I went. At the end of our relationship, as well as through most of it, Bruce was out of the country more than he was in it. I met Jay when he was working on a play in Edinburgh for six months. When he got back, it just made sense to end it. He left for LA a few month later but has always been part of my family. My Mom & Sis still think of him as a son and brother. I'm the one in the hot seat when ever Jay and Bruce are together as they end up picking on me. But then I do make myself an easy target.
On the work front were muddling through. We've shuffled the deck on roles and responsibilities and the guys are pitching in to get the work done with our new open position. Unfortunately we're finding the quality of work the ex-employee had been doing wasn't good. We're finding more and more issues out in the field. The kind of stuff that wouldn't happen if the man had his mind on his job. I knew in my gut things weren't going right in the field and I should have acted sooner - dang it - We cycle through the commercial customers every 90 days so I'm sure well find more. Not exactly the time I want to be issuing a bunch of credits but there you have it. We're a small company and pride ourselves on doing quality work so this kind of thing hurts. Luckily it didn't get to the point where customers are complaining and hopefully we can put everything right quickly.
I just got a call from Jay and I need to run some parts out to the field. So no time to edit this so sorry for any mistakes.
Yay! ROADTRIP! and it's a sunny day! - Hope your day's going good.