a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Trial Chair

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Trial Chair

I'm co-chair for this weekend's Bay Team CPE trial at Twin Creeks.

In the past, when filling this role, I've felt as if everything got delegated quickly & early. This time, with everything else I'm involved in, it's now the last minute and I keep finding more things that were just not dealt with adequately earlier.

Biggest thing is the equipment for the trial. Because one of our trailers is completely out of commission, we could have used people to haul some of the equipment in their own vehicles (like we used to do in the old days). But--we didn't get the equipment lists from the judges until the end of last week, and it's been raining so it's been hard for the person who's storing the trailers to go through the equipment, and they're up in the east foothills so it's a long drive and their classes have been cancelled so no one is going up there, and so we have virtually no volunteers to go get the equipment.

I was going to go up and try to fit a little bit into my van, but it looks like we might be able to just pay the guy's gardener $15/hour to help load and haul the equipment. This wasn't particularly in our budget. I hope we at least break even this trial. We're getting a lot more entries than we had expected, but that also means that we had to hire a judge and rent half a field for an extra day, too.


OK, off to OSH to look for contractor's tape in at least 3 colors.

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