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Your fault, always has been, always will be
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Cindi    Posted 10-08-2003 at 08:13:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fred sat down on the couch and then pinned me with a questioning stare.

"Why are there towels draped over the arms of the couch?"

"Because the arms are still damp from where I washed the chicken poop off of them." His arm came instantly up off the of the couch and just hovered there.

"How did chicken poop get on the arms of the couch?"

"Well I just imagine that when I chased the goat out of the kitchen it startled them, and they let loose."

"Why the heck was there a goat in the kitchen?"

"It was just Baby."

"I don't care if it was just Baby, what was she doing in the kitchen?"

"Eating out of the trash can I guess, I'm not sure I wasn't here. Besides the whole thing was your fault."

We just stared at each other for a minute.

"I think you need to start over." He said.

"Sometimes it is so hard explaining things to you!" Tsk. Sigh. "Okay. I had to go to the bank and to the store and I couldn't find my keys."


"Then I remembered you and Jake used my truck to pull the tractor out of the mud, and that you probably left them in it. So I locked the door and pushed it to and went out to check. I didn't want to close it all the way in case the keys weren't out there, then I wouldn't be able to get in the house."

"Right. Gothcha. Were they there?"

"Well, at first I didn't think so, but then I found them in the SEAT!"

"Okay. Good. Then what?"

"Well, I put my checkbook and my phone and other stuff into the truck and then I noticed that you had left the snatch chain and one of the good shovels in the back of the truck when you pulled the tractor out of the mud, and I didn't want to go to town and risk them getting stolen so I had to take them out. That chain is really heavy, you know that?"

"Yes it is."

"Well then I had rust and mud all over my hands so I had to go wash them off at the water spigot. Then I locked the gate and got in the truck and left."

"But you forgot to push the door all the way closed to lock it, so a little gust of wind came along and blew it open and that's how Baby and all the chickens got in the house." He said nodding like it all made perfect sense.

"RIGHT! Were you here?"

"NO I WASN'T HERE!! I have extremely powerful deductive reasoning." He winked at me.

"So you can see then how it was all your fault, right?" It was common sense for me.

"Right, and somehow, I will try to make it all up to you, no matter how long it takes."

"Good. Thank you. I appreciate that."


Hal/WA    Posted 10-08-2003 at 18:52:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cindi, are you saving all these little stories that you treat us to? I think you should if you aren't already. They are fun and might be marketable. I wish I had your talent for writing..... Reminds me a little of Garrison Keilor. Thanks again. Hal

You know what...    Posted 10-08-2003 at 21:01:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
...I usually do, but here lately I have been forgetting to save them. I bet the last twenty or so are just bobbing around out there and I don't have copies. When I get over this lazy spell maybe I'll go try to collect them all. The thing is though, something is happening around here everyday and there seems to be an unending supply of stuff to write about. Thank you for liking them, though!

ret    Posted 10-08-2003 at 16:13:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let me see, you got a door that you can't shut without it locking? Never Bet the old lady next to you thinks she has real trailer trash living close by. Don't get offended, but as you wrote it, don't sound good for you. I can remember when chickens used to go in and out of some of the poor folks shacks years ago, but thought them days were over. A goat kind of gives it a classy
touch to the story though

cowgirlj    Posted 10-09-2003 at 07:29:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ret, I've noticed most of the time your comments are so negetive. You must be one miserable person. You mind me of my late mother.....
Don't get offended, I'm just observing what you write. It doesn't sound good for you.

Cindi    Posted 10-08-2003 at 16:36:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
"So I locked the door and pushed it to and went out to check. I didn't want to close it all the way in case the keys weren't out there, then I wouldn't be able to get in the house."

This must be 'pick on Cindi' day. I'll make sure to mark it on my calendar for next year so I won't be caught by surprise......

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 10-08-2003 at 13:49:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
That reminds me of the time Maggie backed her truck over my car on her way to town. I heard a crunching sound and went outside to see what happened. Maggie rolled down the window and shouted at me that she would not have hit my car had it not been parked there. I could not argue with that statement.

Cindi    Posted 10-08-2003 at 16:03:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well that's true. She would make a good lawyer.

Newgen    Posted 10-08-2003 at 17:59:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Uh--Cindi, I don't think Maggie and Greg are the only ones on this board that would make good lawyers!! You made a pretty good case yourself there! And don't worry about Ret, he's probably just jealous--

ret    Posted 10-09-2003 at 03:42:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy, there are a lot of people and things I am envious of in this world, but I don't think any of you live quite the way Cindi says she does either. I like her stories, just makes me glad I lead a more conventional life. Too old for hassle I guess. As long as Cindi and her husband get along, that really is the most important thing.

Cindi    Posted 10-08-2003 at 20:09:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Newgen. Right about now my bottom lip is sittin' on my chest. I think I have worked myself up into a honest-to-God pout. (grin)

Lets see if I have this s    Posted 10-08-2003 at 13:45:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hubby leaves the keys in the truck so you leave the door to the house open and put the goat in charge of things and head off to town. The goat takes advantage of the opportunity for a mid-day snack but doesn’t want to go down without taking someone else along with her. She heads to the chicken house and says, “Come on girls, the soaps are on and I just know there is something good to eat in the kitchen. You warm up the set and I will get the snacks.” Meanwhile you come home and surprise the goat, she runs into living room to rat out the chickens in an attempt to cop a plea bargain, they cut loose on the couch and claim that the goat told them that you said it was OK if they came in for awhile.

I think it’s the goat’s fault.

You ever look at one when they have been up to something? They always have that look on their face as if to say, Who Me? I didn’t do it.

Good Story Cindi.


Cindi    Posted 10-08-2003 at 16:05:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Greg. You sound like you would be a good lawyer too. (grin)

And yes they do always have that wide eyed 'I have no idea what you're taking about' look. Especially Baby.

Joe Schoolfield    Posted 10-08-2003 at 10:35:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
.................................i won't bite ;) its tempting though

Cindi    Posted 10-08-2003 at 11:54:44       [Reply]  [No Email] joke.

Maggie/TX    Posted 10-08-2003 at 08:38:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL Cindi! It makes perfect sense to me and you are absolutely right! :)

Cindi    Posted 10-08-2003 at 08:56:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you, I thought for sure I must be.

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