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Happy Solstice!  I’m so glad the days are starting to get longer again. 

I’ve had a good news bad news kind of day.

The good news is that I finally found a home for Prize.  I’ve been wanting to find her a home where someone would be able to ride her.  I have no desire at this point in my life to ride.  I especially have no desire to ride her.  We have too much history together and way too much baggage.  She’s been mostly hanging out for years while I pay her board bill. It is surprisingly difficult to give away a horse.  I’ve been trying for years.  With the move it got more urgent but she could have stayed where she was if necessary. 

This happened quickly.  I had asked my massage therapist about her before.  Yesterday something told me to ask again.  She was excited.  Her horses are either very old or very young right now.  She doesn’t have a horse that can be ridden consistently.  She came out to meet her today.  She seemed to “get” Prize right away.  She works with the natural horsemanship methods that Prize prefers.  Prize is going to go to her new house on Monday.

People seem worried about how I’ll react to being horseless.  In a way I’ve been horseless for years.  After Spirit died, Prize was boarded and I didn’t see her much anymore.  For now at least I’ll play with the horses I judge at trail rides and wait and see if I ever want to get back into it in the future.

Now for the bad news.  We aren’t closing on the house tomorrow so we aren’t moving next week.  There is a reason why but for the life of me I can’t understand it even though it was explained to me by the SO twice.  Maybe I do understand it but it is so completely stupid that my brain is rejecting it.  We paid for an inspection that we shouldn’t have paid for.  So, to somehow compensate for that even though we don’t care at all, there needs to be new paperwork and a scheme that sounds a lot like money laundering to my simple brain or else the loan company won’t approve.  

It is a total pain in the butt.