Friday, July 17, 2009
Out And About Early
We beat the crowd to Wal*Mart this morning to buy two small air conditioners for the farm house. The tenants are melting since the two a/c's stopped working or at least working properly.Wal*mart was out of the small ones and don't intend to get anymore in. Geeze we've got two more months at least of this heat. The clerk was very helpful in trying to find some at another store as close as she could find. Probably have to get the next size up in San Antonio. We had planned to buy them and take them out so they would be there when the tenants get home from work. Oh well we thought we will go out anyway to see if the new cows are okay. I started thinking of the 14 months when we lived out there. It was a drought then too. Really it was worse because the field in front of the house was plowed up and when the dry hot wind blew the sand came in under the window air conditioners and under the front door and windows. It is a good sturdy house but that redish sand could creep in. I hated that. The spiders seemed to come in more too. I guess spiders get hot and thirsty too. I got to the point I didn't even kill them unless they were black widows. Don't know if I ever found one of those inside the house but sometime in the garage. I have a lot of widowed friends since I am one but I don't like those black spider ones. John had put Shelly Marie and her calf in with the new cows so she could get some special feed. Today he opened the gate for them to all go out with the herd. One, a black cow, spotted the open gate and she just had this look on her face like huh huh the old man forgot to close the gate so I'll escape. We were back home before nine o'clock so we can hug the a/c all afternoon.