Friday, June 25, 2010
Wheels, Wheels Everywhere And No Truck To Drive
John still has five vehicles from when he was ranching full time. Each one had a purpose. Tuesday John's daughter borrowed one of the small trucks because her truck was having problems. She wanted to haul goats to market at Uvalde, Texas. Our area is not goat country so she makes more there. She borrowed her brother's brand spanking new big truck to pull the trailer. On the way home it stopped, wouldn't go, zip. She called her brother who called the dealer. The dealer sent someone to get the truck and then took she and her friend to her brother's house to pick up John's truck which she had borrowed. You guessed it, they got a few blocks and it quit. It would start and stop. Thank goodness for cell phones. John told her to let it sit a while and then it would start. and go. Didn't work this time. Call to the friend's wife who was leaving work so she could wheel by and pick them up. John's daughter brought her truck and left it here to be worked on and she took John's better then work truck to use. That left John with just ole Blue except his car in the garage which is used for doctor appointments or when the whole family travels together. Not to the ranch to drive over cactus, mesquite thorns, and hog rooting holes. This morning when we were ready to leave for the ranch ole Blue balked. So I gave John an ultimatum. We can go in mine if we don't drive down those lanes where my truck gets all scratched up. He needed to open some gates so I could drive very slow and careful. We parked and walked a ways and we produced sweat before ten o'clock. I'm not talking presperation, I'm saying sweat. I found a little shade to feed the turtles and before I knew it ants were eating me up. What happened to my little peaceful piece of ground? I had to stand to feed while slapping ants off my arms and neck. The turtles are looking good. Most doesn't have the green yuck on their shells any longer. Their shells are marked so pretty. The two strange turtles didn't show up which is very unusual.