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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Do Things Seem To Come In Threes For You?

Not meaning to whine or complain but it does seem to happen that way for us. First the hurt cow, and then the dead cow. The third happened today, not a cow, but the truck. I don't know what the temp. or the humidity was but let me say it was hot enough to drip sweat without straining. Half way to the ranch the A/C on the truck quit working. Truck was heating up and didn't seem to be running well so we turned and started back toward town. Not fun to be stranded  in that heat. John was turning the truck off at red lights. First stop a parts place. He bought a belt but no one to install it there. Next to a mechanic shop, already closed at four. Then hunting down a oil field business where a man works that was in the parts place and said to come to the business where he works and even though he was on duty he would install it right quick to help us out. Guess we looked pretty (not pretty pretty) old and hot. He told us to park in back. I hope he wasn't risking his job. When he looked he said it wasn't the belt but wasn't sure what the problem was but to drive straight home by the highway and not go through so many red lights. Luckily our neighbor was off today who is an ambulance mechanic. He has the truck now. I offered to drive John out to the ranch in my truck but by this time the three's had him down.

11 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

You are right. It does seem that bad luck happens in threes. I'm hoping you get the truck fixed soon. Nobody should be out on the road in that heat. Sad about the cows.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, dear. i hope the truck can be repaired w/o too much trouble!

Wendy said...

It was hot today, really hot!! Hope it's something simple on the truck and they get if fixed soon!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...this heat and humidity is not good ANYtime. Hope it's fixed soon.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Well hopefully that good Samaritan neighbor will be able to fix it! My grandmother always said bad things happen in threes. On the bright side, since this is #3 maybe that means nothing bad will happen for a while :)

S. J. Qualls said...

You're really being hit, sorry for that.
If we have three in a month - it can go all the way up to six or seven in the same month. I don't understand it. Murphy will show up and move in until his month is over.

jack69 said...

I think it is an old wives tale, but one that is true more often than not.
I hope the problem with John's truck is a simple one, and reasonable...
The best to you TWO, Maybe the 2 can rest from the 3's for awhile...
Love from North carolina

Sheila Y said...

Bad things do seem to come together. Hope it is a simple fix on the truck. Take care, Sheila

Lucy Horky said...

You are so right about 3's. In our family it seemed it was death of family members. It was strange to hear mom say I wonder who will be next.

Lucy Horky said...

Ours waS ALWAYS family members, passing away. Mom would always say, I wonder who will be next.

Lynne said...

So sorry you are having troubles, glad though that you were able to get home safely. Texas heat is nothing to spit at, I can't even imagine being stuck in it.