Yesterday the kids and I drove down to Colorado Springs to help NAN registrar, Jim West, prepare leg tags for the big show. Along the way, we were able to catch a glimpse of the Waldo Canyon fire. Although no longer threatening homes, this fire continues to eat away at the mountains West of the city.
Jim's house is a fair distance from the burn area, but it has been engulfed its own unnatural disaster--a virtual tidal wave of NAN paperwork.
Signs of the invasion are everywhere...The door bell rang moments after our arrival. Just look at what the mailman brought--another NAN card!
In addition to his other duties, Jim has spent a lot of time helping NAN entrants fix their incorrect and incomplete entries. Can you spot the (very common) error on these cards?
We spent most of the afternoon peeling labels and affixing them to tags.It doesn't sound like much, but with over five thousand horses entered... It's a big job.
Once assembled, the tags were placed in a baggie with the exhibitor's name on the outside. Eventually these baggies will go in the each entrant's show packet.
Prior to yesterday's visit, I hadn't realized exactly how much work the NAN Registrar does. I hope we were able to lighten the load just a little bit. If you are attending this year's NAN, be sure to find Jim and thank him in person!