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Sunday, August 25, 2013

You Know It's Dry When-------

You know it's dry when the sheriff's department knows your telephone number. You know it's dry when the cattle start sticking their head through the fence to eat the green grass in the bar ditch. The caller said they had the cow back in but John needs to check the fences first thing in the morning. We went out anyway but by the time we got there it was so dark we couldn't see if the fences were bad, good, there, or not there. It used to be fun to jump in the truck at a moment's notice and race out to take care of the problem what ever it was. Not so much anymore. Seems to happen just when we get our snack all ready and the TV on ready for a relaxing night. The same conversation transpires. I'm getting too old for this I need to sell out. John got his first cow when he was sixteen and it went from there. What would he do without cattle? Watch TV, eat, and sleep. He has no hobbies and doesn't plan on getting any. I always suggest he could take up knitting.


jack69 said...

Some of the most miserable people I know, retired, had no hobbies and nearly went stir crazy. When a person asks me about retiring, I always ask what hobbies do you have? If youhave NOTHING to fill the time Retirement just make tired lazy and frustrated people who lie, eat and watch TV. (And there is nothing wrong with that if that is what you LIKE!)

Lynne said...

Somehow "knitting" and your John just don't seem to equate, lol. I have thought about this myself as we are heading into the winter of our careers, and would like to take up golf with the husband. However, I know that will only fill so much time and since we live near a town thought about what community activities I could help out with. For now though, I will just keep working. Even though I am balking at it today...I'd rather stay home and sleep! lol

TexWisGirl said...

i bet he could hire himself out to fix fences for others. :)

salemslot9 said...

you'd be hanging out at
the bowling alley
the dance hall
the movie theater ;)


He'd find something else to do. They always do.