Posted 03-27-2001 at 12:23:11
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Just a reiminder of what can go wong when you are to proud of yourself - everything!
Had a great day Friday, everything went our way. Got super deals everywhere we went, got some great suprises, a super day. In the evening my husband and I were complementing ourselves on a day well done. This is the was it is supposed to go I remember saying. We paid for it in spades.
Started at 3:00am. I awake to hear a buzzing. Run into the laundry room to find the hoses for the water softener have come out of the drain pipe and the softener is recharging. 3" of water on the floor and my drier is shorting out - the buzzing. I now need a new drier. We clean everything up and go back to bed (never noticing we left the door to the garage open) At 5:30am my husband gets up to stoke the fire, looks outside, and there is a cow looking back at him. We jump up again, round up the cows, find where they got out, fix the fence. I went to feed them since I was up, and here comes our house Great Pyrenees across the field. He got out hours before and who knows what he did. I waited for a phone call that he scared someone really bad. He is gentle, but is big with a really big bark.
We then went to an Amish auction, where things went pretty well. Maybe our luck was changing.
At 10:30 that night, Our house dog starts barking, I look out, and three turkeys run across the yard, followed by a sow chasing them. Again I jump up, go chasing animals around, when the sow got out, of course all of her 11 babies did also. It was like a greased pig contest in the barn. We never did figure how the turkeys got out.
Then we went to bed exhausted.
Never again will I brag that I had a good day!
Posted 03-27-2001 at 13:57:54
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Joanie- Sounds like you forgot the old wisdom of "knock wood", so the devel didn't hear you bragging.
Just say a silent prayer and put on a big grin, no matter how bad things are, and it'll give you the strength to get thru whatever mess you're in the middle of!
A nice thing about living out in the middle of nowhere is that if the critters wander off, they eventually figger out that they had a good thing going, with food, water, and shelter, back at the ranch.
Big grin to 'ya, IHank