Tuesday, November 24, 2015

UKI Nationals

This wasnt taken at the UKI nationals but I liked it and didnt have any good pictures to post.  I took it this weekend in Ga at a seminar I went to.

Anyway, went to the UKI nationals that was being held in Perry, Ga. The weather was great. It was sunny and warm most of the time. It was chilly in the morning on Saturday but then warmed up.  But Thursday and Friday, when we had to also use the outdoor rings, it was nice and warm. Unlike last year, when we froze our butts off!!   So much nicer!!

We started Thursday morning.  We were divided into 5 groups and there were 4 rings.  We walked all 4 course first thing in the morning and then spent the rest of the day running courses.  The idea was that which ever group wasnt in a ring, since there were 4  rings and 5 groups, the group that wasnt running , would work the rings. Yea, a great idea as long as the group will work.  It didnt work out that way. What is wrong with people??  There were times when I ran both my dogs and then put them up and went and helped in the ring, still during my groups ring rotation.  Why, because people wouldn't step up and the rings needed help.  I know other people did this too.  I was helping in a ring and after this lady ran her dog, her friend ask her if she would mind coming back and helping in the ring.  She came back .
So we ran Power and Speed first. I used this for training in the ring time. Java broke her stay and I was able to put her back. She flew off the teeter and I was able to fix that too.  Miley had a very nice run going, but she has trouble getting to back sides sometimes. But still a nice run.  I thought using this first run as training, for Java, would help us. No, she broke her stay all weekend. It was really bad. I probably should have started pulling her from the ring when this happened. Im going to have to fix this.  It caused us to go off course multiple times. If she had just stayed, we would have had a chance.

Next up was  Last chance Master Heat.
This course was not that hard but Java was jumping everything in extension. That was the theme of the day for her. After 12, she took the dogwalk. The only thing that was nice was 8 to 9.   It wouldnt have mattered because I really didnt know how I was going to get from the running dogwalk to #20.  LOL

Next was National Championship Rd1 jumping.
 I really thought we could get through this.

We were so close too.  I was ahead going to 17 and I thought my lateral motion would be enough for her to come with me.  LOL, it wasnt.

Last for Thurday was Snooker. You needed 25 points to advance to the finals. So I had my plan and figured we needed to get at least to #5 in the close.

Again, she was jumping everything with extension. I kept having to call her back. At #5 she back jumped and we heard the whistle. Ugh!!

Well that was disappointing.  But then that night the posted the results and we had 25 points. I forgot about the red jumps being 1 point. So we had enough points to make it in. We were in last place but thats ok. LOL

The next day was a long day.  We walked the four courses again in the morning. Then started running.

Last chance Master heat jumping.

I really wanted to do well on the course. I focused all my energy on this course.  I worked this ring, so I could watch the dogs and see the problem places on course.
We almost made it through.  We got to #18 and I thought I had her to the back side. Her nose was to the backside and all of a sudden, she twisted her neck and took the front side. I dont even know how she did it. LOl   I was so disappointed.

Next up was a really tough course. Biathlon jumping. I worked this course too. Lots of E's.
#2 is a wall jump. So your dog is blind coming over that jump and then all of a sudden need to know where to go. We Ed right there. I thought I had Java and all of a sudden she took the tunnel.  What got most dogs was #17.  You had to run the line from #14 to #17 but you couldnt beat your dog to the correct tunnel entrance.  I saw a lot of people "down" their dog right before the tunnel, and they made their dog wait until they got there.  They got a 5 second refusal but I guess that was better than "E"ing.  I saw one person get it and they turned their dog to the left at #14, most of us turned our dog to the ring. She did make it down the line and she was running a border collie. It was beautiful.

Next was SpeedStakes.  This was a hard course for me to remember.

It seemed all jump, tunnel, jump , tunnel, ect.  I kept walking #15 and then the tunnel, instead of #15 , #16 and then the tunnel.  I was so worried I would screw this up when I ran. But some how Java and I made it through. LOL

Yea, we got to go to the finals!!!  And this time we werent in last place. We were 11th.

For some reason, I was really nervous.  I think its because everyone is watching and they have the course in one big ring.

We made it through without Eing.  I know it was a pretty straight forward course but people did make mistakes. I was most worried that I would push Java off # 8,  and pull her off #15.  Multiple dogs missed 15.   We did pretty good but  I didnt give her any turning cues coming out of the # 7 tunnel. She saw all my forward motion when going into the tunnel and she continued that when she came out. So then I had to call her back and she was wide again after taking # 8.  Time goes so slow when you are fixing something like that. I just kept hearing the seconds tic away.  I tried really hard to make sure all the rest of the turns were as tight as they could be  The rest was beautiful.  We  ended up being 7th.  I cant saw I wasnt disappointed. If I had just let her know the turn was coming out of the tunnel, we might have placed. She was fast enough.  The best part was hearing people cheer for you as you came down the last line.  So exciting!!.

I have no idea what I ran on Saturday. I  do know we ran in the finals for the  games, Gamblers. It was again in a big ring.  We were in last place, so I didnt think we had much chance here.

I changed my mind multiple times about how I was going to run this course.  I didnt do any dogwalks because if she missed, then that was a waste of my time out there.  Here was the hard part. Dogs were not coming out of the  white circle #3 tunnel when you expected them to. I couldnt figure out what was going on.  When I ran Java, I pushed into her but it was to soon,because she didnt come out of the tunnel when I expected her to.  So she didnt take the white circle #4 tunnel. So no Q.  I think only one 16 inch dog got the gamble.  It was really weird, that #3 tunnel. A world team dog actually turned around in the tunnel and came back out the why she went in.
So after my run, when I went back into the stands to watch, thats when I saw what was happening with the tunnel. The tunnel was really long. It was staked down with these tunnel wraps. But they couldnt seem to get tight enough. Dogs that were really driving, the tunnel would accordion, under the dogs feet. So then the dog didnt come out when expected.  After the dog would leave the run, a ring crew  would go out and spread the tunnel back out again.   It was crazy.  I know the person next to me saw this happening too. Not sure if anyone else saw this. I was hoping it would show up on video, but I cant really see it.  But I know it happened.

Still if was fun to run.

Sunday they let everyone run the challenger round, to try to get into the finals. (If you were already in).  Again, she broke her startline, and it was a mess for a little while. Then we got it back together. LOL

Miley had a tough time.  She was stressing. On Friday, by the end of the day, she was just stress running around the ring. So I pulled her.  I dont think she ran much after that.  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Last weekend in Gainsville

I went to a trial in Gainesville Ga. last weekend.   It rained all weekend. In fact it rained all week too.  Im so over all this rain. In good news, its sunny today.  Today Im going to Perry Ga for the UKI nationals.  We arent really good enough for these tough courses, Im more going to help. Im signed up to run but I probably wont make it to anything on the weekend. But thats ok. My friends are in charge of this trail and they always come to our trial and work really hard, so I feel its only right that I come help them. Besides, they are both just the nicest people.

Anyway I bought some pictures!

We didnt get many Qs.  But there were many weekends, that I never Qed. So that fact that I get Qs, is just amazing to me. 

Java only got one Q in JWW. But with a nice run and 1st place. 

Miley finally got a Q this weekend too!.  Its been a while for poor Miley.

My hotel room also was not nice.  I didnt take my RV because I had to travel at night on Friday night, and its hard to drive at night, IMO.

Monday, October 26, 2015

What now???

So I went to someone else's place to train my dogs this weekend.  There were several people  and dogs running throughout the day. At the end of the day, I asked if it was ok to run my dogs before I left.  So I was going to run Java one more time over a small standard course.  She ran up the teeter and BAM!  The whole teeter falls flat to the ground. I dont know how she stayed on but the she did. (She probably thought this was some type of new proofing method. )  Anyway, I got her off the teeter and checked it.

Well the weld broke on the bottom support piece. so when that broke, the whole thing  went flat. Ugh!!! Java seemed ok. I put her over another teeter , that was there, and she seemed ok with it. So hopefully, she is ok with what happened and she wont be scared of it.  The person, who's equipment it was, felt bad and was just glad Java wasnt injured.  How very scary that this happened. Ugh!! (No, it wasnt a MACH1 teeter)

In other news, I went to a trial up in Pendleton SC , not this weekend but the weekend before. Once again, it was a small trial. It was suppose to be 2 rings and 2 judges but because of the small entry, they had to go to one judge.

On Friday, it got very warm during the day. I didnt bring any shorts or short sleeve shirts. I didnt know it was suppose to be so hot.  I think the picture from above, it from Saturday morning. Its that time of year where its chilly in the morning and hot in the afternoon. So I had the heat on in the rv at night and the ac on during the day. LOL. Overall the weather was beautiful!
Friday went ok.  I had not entered Miley in this trial and was going to enter her later if she was ok. Remember I thought she might have had a seizure?  I havent seen anything else that concerned me but I forgot to enter her. So only Java was running.

"Wait, what??  Im not running?"
I thought she might be very barky because she couldnt run, but she did really well.

First up was  FAST.  It didnt look tough but not many dogs got the send.

So I knew I had to be down the line to cue #4 otherwise your dog comes out of the tunnel and curls in toward you.  Many people put their dog over the jump with 2 points and then send to the #3 tunnel send. It just didnt work. so my plan was to  come off a-frame,   from #9 to #1 and then blind cross between that #1 jump and #5 double and then send to the #3 tunnel send.  Well that worked great but she flew out of the tunnel so fast and took the #4 jump fully extended. So then when I tried to cue the turn back into the tunnel, she back jumped the #4 jump.  Ugh!!

Next up was Master standard.

Java left the start line early, so I had to RC on the flat into the weaves. (I had planned to front cross). When she came out of the tunnel she turned the wrong was for a second but I got her back. I was worried about the turn off the a-frame and that she would be so far in front of me, that she was take the start jump instead of the chute. But she didnt. I used verbals to  help with that.

Anyway, I asked my friend if anything was called. Its hard to run and see if your dogs is getting their contacts. But she said nothing was called. whoohoo!! I didnt go check the computer screen.  Sometimes I do but most of the time Im just glad I Qed.  Later someone came up to me and said,  "Wow, you beat xxxx (Dog name)".   I was surprised. Then the owner of the xxx dog came up to me and told me I had beat her dog. So I went over and looked at the screen and sure enough we took 1st place. But just barely. I think we took it by .10  of a second.  (To bad I didnt get a tighter turn out of the chute).

Next up was JWW.

I really wanted to run this and I needed one more double Q to get the 5 I need for nationals.  I posted turned #2, I turned to the right and Java went left. What the heck?? I wasnt late either.  The only thing I can think of it , she knew the course didnt go to the right because there are no obstacles over there, so she went left.  I was able to save it and get her over the #3 jump but now Im behind and cant cue the #4-5 line and she went off course. Ack!!  So disappointed.

The next day Premier standard was first.

I felt pretty good about everything on this course except getting the correct tunnel entrance after the aframe.  (down side of running a-frame. ) Anyway, she didnt read the backside to 2. WTH??  We practice this all the time. Even watching the video, I dont know how we missed it. Then it was just kind of a mess until she got into the tunnel.  I couldnt leave her at the teeter, because I figured she would fly off, so the kept me behind for the threadle at 12-13 but she got it. Then the dreaded a-frame -tunnel thing. I even layered the triple, trying to pull her into the left side of tunnel but it didnt work. (I took out the crappy stuff at the beginning of the run).

I really wish we had done a better job but live and learn.
Next up was Master standard.
It had the same a-frame tunnel set up as premier. Ugh!!  I tried to handle it better, call her, give her more verbals but I got the same results.

She also went wide around 7.  I dont have a video of this run. (My ipad camera is doing that same crappy white screen thing sometimes when you tape. Ever since  Apple send out that 9.0 update, my camera has been doing that. It looks like its taping but when you are done and try to view it, it shows a white square  spot and said that it cant read the format the video is in)

Next up was Master JWW.

So this looked fun!!   She broke her start line, so I RC 3 and then RC4.  Everything was going good until #17, I went to RC her, to turn her to the outside, and pushed her off the jump. Akc.
So no Qs today. I told my friend I have to stop thinking about going to nationals and  stop counting the points I need. Its messing with my head.

This was a tough course.  My friend, who is a Qing machine, had trouble. I saw several other people, who are really good, have trouble too.   Great.  Anyway, hardest course of the day and we Qed. LOL   That figures, It didnt count for anything toward going to nationals either.  LOL

I came out of the ring and several people said that was awesome ect...  I said thanks but in my mind I was thinking, "No it wasnt. All I did was kept calling my dog off of things".  It wasnt a smooth run.  She kept thinking she knew where to go but she wasnt right and I had to call her back to me. Like 8-9.  She was headed straight to the tunnel and I had to call her off and bring her back.   Some how me made course time. Not sure how.
So here is the weird thing about premier. They have a specific course time set. Its not based on yardage. How can they do that. The 8 inch and 12 inch dogs have the same amount of time to get through the course. Thats really unfair to the 8 inch dogs. Im not even sure what they were thinking.  And how can they just add all these tight turns and think that , yep all dogs should make it through in this amount of time.  The more tight turns, the slower the dogs will be because they have to slow down and collect to make the turns.  Several 8 inch people were really upset. And I dont blame them. I told them to send the course map to the AKC and a letter with their complaint. I feel they are going to have to change this part of premier.  Otherwise no one is going to play the game if they have no chance in Qing.

Now to RV trouble.  On Saturday my friend's RV kept tripping the breaker at the pole where you plug in your RV. It happened several times. And one time it started smoking when it popped the breaker. She wasnt tripping any breakers inside the RV. So I have another friend, who was at the trial and lives nearby. I asked him to come look at it.  Well her plug was bad. He could see that one of the prongs was loose and  it was fraying where the plug connects to the long cord part. He thought he had an extra one at home and he came back and fixed it for her.  When he took the old one off, it was all melted inside and wires were touching each other. He said she was lucky she didnt have a fire.  (So if you ever keep popping the breaker at the pole, get your connector and cord checked)
Then the next day , when I was packing up, my slide wouldnt go it. The button would click but then shut off. So the button will shut off if it senses something is wrong. Like it taking to much pressure to pull the slide in.  Ugh, If I have to hand crack this thing in again, it will take me over the edge. That last time I had to do it, I had so much pain.  So, I called my friend again. I felt so bad asking him to help me. He wasnt even at the trial that day and had to drive over.  He help me get it back in. He hand cracked it and I kept pushing the button inside and it finally started pulling in on its own but it took a lot.   So my friend said either the slide is out of alignment, the motor that pulls the slide in is going bad or the motor needs to be adjusted to pull just a little harder.  I made an appointment to get it checked. Of course they cant see me until Nov 5th. I told them I need it back by the 11, because Im going to a big dog show. So I hope they can do it.

Ok, Im tired of writting now.  After just trying to forget about needing points and counting points for AKC, we  double Qed on Sunday. Yea!!  This was kind of a tough course. Tight in places like 4-5-6.  It doesnt look tight on the map but if I tried to go into the spot between 5-6, it would have pushed her over #11.

So I layered that #17 jump in the opening.  Then I knew I couldnt beat her out of the tunnel to be on the left side of 8 to push that backside. So I stayed to the right and pulled and then did a RC on the flat to get her over the backside.

So yea, we double Qed on Sunday!!  I didnt count points but yesterday I couldnt take it and counted my points. I have 510 and need 600.  I have all my Qs but you have to get Qs to get points. So will see how things go. I have 3 more trials to get points.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fixing Coachman Mirada entry door and dog agility trial.

My entry door on my RV has been rotted. Ive known about this for a month or two. The RV place put a bunch of screws in it, to try and hold it together , but I knew I didnt have much time to get it fixed.  I called and emailed a bunch of places but couldnt find a replacement door.  My RV is a 2000, so kind of old and the length of the door is 78 inches. All the doors I could find were 72 inches. I even contacted a bunch of salvage yards, no one had a door.
I google fixing RV doors and found a couple of post about people  fixing their entry doors. The doors have a thin wood frame just inside the metal trim. The trim is held on with glue, and mine had a few screws in it. I know some of the screws have been added after it was factory made, not sure all of them were.  We removed the trim with a putty knife and ran it down the side It came off easily. Then there was the wood. It was thin, not sure the exact size.

The metal trim is on top of the door. This is the hinge side of the door.  This is the bottom edge. Its completely rotted out. Im not sure how the door was holding on.

This was the wood trim after we removed it from the door.  Scary , huh?

We cut a new piece of trim from a 2x4. we used a table saw to get the size we needed.  (sorry, I took lots of pictures and accidentally deleted them off my phone)
After you take the wood trim off, there is Styrofoam  and aluminum framing.
So after we cut the new wood, we did put a coat of light primer on the wood to hopefully help protect the wood.  Then we slid the piece back in place. We stapled the top and bottom pieces to each other. We also used contact cement to keep it in place. Then put the metal trim piece back on.  We checked all the other wood framing and it was ok, so we left it alone.  We got the door back together and hung It seems ok, so hopefully we did it correctly.

Not sure how the water is getting into the  door framing. Weird.  Im thinking of adding a EZE  RV gutter above the door to help prevent water from running down the door.

This weekend I went to a dog trial up in Charlotte NC.  I was just entered  Saturday and Sunday. It was suppose to rain on Saturday. I called my friend, the trial chair , that morning and asked if it was raining. She said no.  Right before I left the house, I asked her again. She said no.  I started driving. Its about 1 1/2 hour drive. During the drive, at times it was pouring down rain and lightening. Great. I kept debating turning around. But I figured, if I went home, I would find out that it didnt rain up there.  So I kept going. Of course it was raining when I got there.   The rings are on  a slight grade, so several times you have to run uphill. It doesnt seem like much but you can tell the difference when running  flat rings or ones with grades. LOL.  Miley Qed in standard. But I just couldnt run Java. My legs were like lead because of what we did Friday.  On Friday, my son, husband and I went to a friends house who was flooded.  They had about 1 1/2 foot of water in there home. We helped move all the carpeting, padding, dry wall, cabinets  and other wreck house hold stuff to the curb.  Everything was so heavy with water and already starting to get moldy.  It was hard work. And it killed me the next day (Saturday).  I had woken up at 3am  in pain and just couldnt sleep.  So anyway, I didnt run my dogs to well. With Java, I kept falling behind and she would read it as deceleration and turn. Ugh!!  Anyway, it was pouring down rain at times and it was good to go home. I was grumpy and probably not pleasant to be around. LOL

The next morning, I felt so much better.  So back to the trail I went.  I ran Miley and Java in T2B.  Both stayed on course and Java did the teeter correctly. Yay. But each dog dropped one bar.
Next was Master Standard.
I didnt think I would get the opening. #1-#4 are headed downhill. I have a lead out on Java but not a huge one. So I decided to push after the a-frame and then layer that off course jump to cue the correct tunnel entrance. It worked!!  Of course the dogwalk is going uphill, LOL.  So I was hoping just telling her "go on" and  "over", would be enough to get her over the #8 jump. She did curl off the dogwalk  and tried to take the tunnel but luckily she didnt.  I had planned to front cross after the teeter but didnt make it, so I didnt handle the #14 jump very nice but we made it through.  Anyway, we Qed!!

Miley didnt do to well and jump off  the table and ran around the ring.

Next up was JWW.

I was so worried about #6-#7.  I kept thinking, how am I going to keep Java out of that tunnel but make sure she takes the #7 jump. Well it turns out, that wasnt a problem at all. I turned my dog to tight after #4 and she missed the weave pole entry.

I was so disappointed. Ugh. And then , even though I knew that I turned Java to tight after #4, I did it the same way with Miley. Ack!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

The big flood

Sorry I havent been posting.  I never even finished the post on Java's 2 double Qs. LOL  Then there was our clubs trial. Ugh. What a lot of work.  So I was trial chair again, because no one would do it and I had already hired the judges. I was in charge of the judges and the equipment. I think all of this took me over the edge.  Because by the next Tuesday, I had quit the agility committee.  I told them I would help for the Spring trials but then Im done. Why??  Because I always have to find people to fill the position and every time someone quits, I have to find someone else. And if I dont find someone, I have to do their job. Im so over it.
It started raining on Sept 24th, the day of set-up for the trial.

 It poured that day.  Blowing into the covered arena.

Then the water started flooding into the dirt arena.  Ack!!.  So we sandbagged and created dirt damns.  It worked pretty well.
On the positive, the dirt surface was the best its ever been. Im not sure , but it looks like they added new dirt to the surface. I also told them I need them to turn the dirt down 6 inches. They kept telling me they usually only go down an inch. I told them that was a big problem for the dogs.  The top dries and the dirt underneath is rock hard and dogs start slipping and get injured.  So they went down 6 inches. It was great !!  The only problem was the rain. It continued to rain all weekend.  It was blowing in on the one side, so that edge was getting soppy. We had to have the judge move the table because it couldn't stand up straight.  The next day, we moved the ring  out 5 feet, at the center. So no more deep mud.
I only got a few Qs.  Java and Miley both got jumpers Qs. Java got a FAST Q and and T2B Q.  Miley would have had a couple of more Qs but always dropped one bar.

This was my favorite run. I cant believe I made that blind cross at the dogwalk.  To bad I mess up at the tunnel. Ugh.

The freaking teeter is still a problem, although she did have a few good ones. But then some really bad fly offs too.

So the rain started on Sept 24 and its still raining today. The rain over the weekend turned into a massive flood here in Columbia , South Carolina and the surrounding areas.  It was suppose to start Friday and then Saturday.  We had rain on and off but no 10 inches. I kept thinking they didnt know what they were talking about. But Saturday night and into Sunday morning, I kept walking up to the pounding rain on the roof. I knew the rains had come.  And they just kept coming. In a very short time we had 8 inches of rain. Small damns just kept breaking and peoples homes and businesses flooded.

Our yard flooded a little. I usually have the dogwalk where that water is. So my husband and I went out and moved it because the yellow contacts were underwater.  The guy behind me has an in-ground pool.  He must not have emptied it  and it was running off into our yard.

The rest of these pictures were not taken by me.
This was taken by the Irmo Chapin Rec Commission.  This is Saluda Shouls park, that I walk the dogs at almost every day.  It has flooded before but not like this.  This is the entrance  to the park. That's a lot of flooding.

This is a house in Coldstream subdivision, not to far from me.

This is one of the two roads that leads to the Clubs agility field.  We are pretty sure the agility field was under water during this event.  It has a pond right next to it that is also controlled by damns. But not the same damn that caused this road to wash out.

This is a club member's house. They had just refinished doing the floors in their house.

This picture was taken by Shanon Huffman. This is ext 5 off I-77. You cant even see its a huge intersection. This is the exit to go to our club's building. Its also one exit after Amazon.  My son has been called off work the last two days. There are curfews at night here. Im not sure if Amazon had flooding or not, but workers have been told to stay home and that NEVER happens.
This lady checked our clubs building. Its flooded before but this time its really bad. The whole building flooded.  We had rolled up all the new mats in the back room and stacked them up. Not sure it helped. We sandbagged the doors but I guess that didnt help either. I had left the agility electronic equipment in the closet there. Usually its on the floor but I had put it all on the 3rd and 4th shelf. I hope its ok. Now I feel like I should have taken it home.

This picture I took off the television.  It shows the flooding across I-77. Just crazy.  People kept driving through flooded roads and there were so many rescues.

This was Shady Grove rd, not to far from my house.

This is why some of the highways are closed over the bridges. The water is all the way up to the top.  So trees and trash are hitting the bridges and causing problems. One tree hit the bridge and came over the top. So if cars had been going over when the tree hit, it would have been bad.

 This is Kings Grant, from WIS new, I cant believe this place is underwater.

This is also not far from my house. It all depends on where you live if you were flooded.

Here we are trying to fix the leaking roof again The tarp blew off.

In good news, its suppose to be sunny tomorrow. In bad news we had a trip to the beach , in the rv, planned.  We were going to see  Stephanie too. All that had to be canceled.  I know , based on everything that is going on, this is minor. But I was really looking forward to Lou and I having some time together.  Ugh.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The nicest comment ever!!!!

Im taking an online class at Agility University.  Here was a comment made, by the instructor, about my vidoe.

"5th & 6th reps - I said DANG so loud (and twice) on the 5th rep that I woke up my dogs and then came to check on me haha!!!! I REALLY liked the blinds here - really nice turn at 3 on the blind and also you did a blind to the outside of 5... (that is called a Japanese turn if you like names haha) - gorgeous and fast and in control of the run!"

How freaking aweseome is that!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

2 Double Q's

Last weekend we went to an agility trial in Ga.  Of course my RV had been in the shop for 3 weeks. I had a long list of things I wanted them to work on. I picked it up the Friday , a week before the trial. I parked it at my RV storage site.  The next day I went to put some stuff back in it and there was a couple of inches of water in the shower. (the rv sits on a slight grade, so  the water was away from the drain or I would have never noticed it)  So I cleaned it all up and it rained again the next night. I checked the RV and water was in the shower again. Ugh, there is a leak.  When I had brought it to the shop, I asked them to check the roof. Nothing was leaking but you should have your roof inspected once a year.  They had to change out a vent topper that had 2 screws broken off. That vent wasnt near the shower. Now I had a leak, a big leak.  Lou went on the roof but we couldnt find it. So I took it back in to the RV shop Monday night. I called Wednesday and they said it took them a while but they found the leak. The skylight , that is over the shower so you can see in the shower, was cracked.  Hmmmm wonder how that happened?  Anyway they said they had to order the skylight and they didnt know when it would be ready. Ugh, I needed it Thursday because I was leaving for a trial and had paid for a spot.  I was kind of getting mad, so I called Thursday morning and said I would be there at 11:30am to get my RV whether is was done or not. The lady was kind upset and said I cant take it if its leaking. I told her it was just leaking into the shower, so it isnt hurting anything and I will bring it back Monday. So I get there at 11:30 and its all done. They replaced the skylight and it was good to go.   I drove to Ga and as soon as I parked it poured down rain. No leaks!!  Yea.

The trial was very very small. It was suppose to be a 2 ring trial but they had to change to a one ring trial and cancel a judge.  So because of the way they set the schudule it was 5-6 hours between Master standard and Master jumpers.  Even though they set up two rings, the judge went back and forth between the rings. They did Master standard, then open jww, then open standard, then novice jumpers then novice standard and then Masters jww.  It wasnt that big of a deal, its not like I would go anywhere anyway but still that was a long wait for the dog to run. It was so small of a trial that 4, 8, 12 and 16 walked together.

After the rain storm Thursday, there was a rainbow.
There was lots of grass to walk the dogs and horse rings to let dogs run around.

Master standard Friday
 Java had a beautiful run until I  messed up and she went wide at 17 and then got a refusal at 18. Ugh, so close. And what a nice teeter!!
Miley dropped the  bar at 17 . Both errors at 17, so it must be me.

Next up was JWW

Miley ran so nice all weekend.  Just little things went wrong but no stress in the ring and no weird jumping.  This was probably the nicest weekend of running Miley has ever had. She only Qed in T2B on Friday and Saturday but it was still a really nice weekend.
After T2b on Friday, I signed Java up for a practice class of Premier standard. Java had a beautiful run. It would have been Q, if it had counted.

Ok, Im not going to finish this tonight because its taking to long to upload the video's to YouTube. Ugh

This weekend I went to Aiken and gave some private lesson for beginner agility students.  It was awesome.  I felt like I really helped them with there problems and learning new things.
I also gave a group lesson to people who are in Masters. I told them I really didnt feel like I helped them, plus it was hot has heck by the time their lesson came about. It was sunny and 91 degrees.  But it was a very cheap group lesson. It was at this lady's field. She owns 7 acres.  She is so lucky.

It use to be a church's baseball field. So it has real bathrooms and water and electricity.  Her agility field is fenced in and its a huge field.  Its big enough for 2 agility set ups!!!