We received more new snow this week than any other week of this winter so far. A good portion of this week was devoted to snow removal to enable us to get in & out of here.
The truck has proposed the greatest challenge for the week with the requirements of repairs to the Universal Joints on the Drive Shaft & then later in the week discovering that the Rear Axle & Differential was also damaged needing replacement. The good news is that the axle didn't break while I was driving the vehicle which could of caused serious problems.
However, the additional financial drain will prevent us from going to any further races this season! Although this is disappointing, it certainly is not the end of the world & it has caused me to reflect on all the accomplishments of this season.
THERE ARE MANY!
This week, I would like to reflect on the development of leaders. Going into the season, I had one seasoned Race Leader in Max & converted leader in Cosmos.
With the addition of Angel, the team had another seasoned Race Leader. She has given me an exceptional job in not only co-leading the team with Max at L'Epiphanie but also with the development of Willy into a leader. This year Cobalt was introduced to lead & ran the whole season with Max. She has developed into a terrific leader & ran her first race at lead in Wolburn. Willy has shown this year, he will be one of my main leaders next season. He is fast, focused & great attitude. Katie, Lizzy , Annie, Vicky & Indigo all were introduced to the lead position & will receive further development in the future. However, from what I witnessed this season, I feel Indigo will be the next great leader in the kennel. For running in here yearling year, she has never ceased to amaze me with her ability & attitude.
As you can see, I am very proud of my team mates!
Over the next couple of weeks, I will continue to review the accomplishments of this season so far.
This week, we also hooked up Hinto & Hok'ee for the first time in a team & pulling a sled. I was very happy with their performance on their first run.
Until next week........