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Techno Dork – 10/13/2014

I should have lived before the computer era. All things cyber seem to evade my ability to comprehend the way they work. To admit this might be embarrassing for some people, but for me it is simply a fact; I suck at computers. Anyway, I wanted to let you know what’s been going on, so please continue reading.

Recently, I noticed that there are some glitches with this page. Unfortunately, the minute I contacted my tech support to help fix the issues, life threw me a curve ball. So monetarily I had to choose between fixing this website or saving the life of my beloved horse who was diagnosed with colitis. Colitis can be fatal to a horse, and getting my mare the care she needed was paramount. Obviously there was no question as to where my money would go.

The irony is that I ran out of ‘real’ money for her care and I had to use other means. Like many of you reading this, I am basically hand to mouth. Now that sounds absurd considering I have a decent paying job, but it’s true. And this may seem like something too personal to share, however, I think that so many of us are struggling to make ends meet that it is all relative. If you make a lot of money, or just a little, it seems there is never enough. This becomes especially apparent when the unexpected occurs. What is the saying, that most people are one or two paychecks away from living on the streets?

I really do want to keep this short, so here is the deal. First of all, for the moment, my mare is doing well. She turned the corner and is on the mend. There is no price tag for love; it trumps all things. Secondly, if you want to use the contact form or leave a comment neither of those functions seems to be working. The option to order a book still works, but if you have any problems doing so, please email me directly at info@kimdoll.com

So I guess this is it for now. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep my head above water and revamp this entire page soon. Most likely the fix will not come until after the first of the year. I will continue to blog even before this website receives the work it needs. I appreciate all of you who have been on this journey with me and I look forward to sharing more insights with you as we continue our adventure together in this crazy thing called life.

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  • Erich Trapp October 13, 2014, 5:43 pm

    Hi Kim — Glad to hear your horse is doing better! It’s been a while since we’ve ‘talked’ so I thought I’d fill you in on life here. I think you knew we lost our 4 Pack (Boris, Dax, Stridor, and Lady Bug) all in the span of about 15 months. Boris and Dax due to age and infirmity, Stridor to a terrible fungal infection, and Lady Bug to heart disease. Most recently we lost our cat, Simone, to osteosarcoma. She was only 10 — so young for a cat. But the happy news is we have a new addition — Aksel, a (now) 10 month old GSD puppy. (He’s a big guy at about 100# already.) He came to be with us on March 31st at about 4 months old. At the time Dax was still alive, so she taught him all the things he needed to know, but he grew to love her in the brief time he knew her (he followed her everywhere, especially out and in and out and in the dog door), so he is a bit lonely for other companionship besides mine. We’ll be looking for another GSD pup (female) within the year. They do so much better when they have company. And I am figuring I have a few more years on the planet to look after one or two more dogs before I go. So, just wanted to check in to say & I’m glad you found some time to do a bit of blogging. I’m helping a friend wrap up a memoir — very interesting one. Should have it to a publisher some time next year. Will let you know. Be well, and best to your beloved horse! Fondly — ET

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