Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Things That Are Broken

We seem to be having one of those stretches where we break everything we touch. In a span of 24 hours we found ourselves with a broken truck, no front hydraulics on one of the tractors, a gator that wouldn't start, and a broken lawn mower. I'm pretty sure I am not leaving anything off the broken list  but I wouldn't guarantee it. We went on quite a streak, or maybe I should say quite an expensive streak. We are now in the process of attempting to repair everything that is broken. In the case of the truck and tractor this meant they had to be transported to their respective mechanics. 

Jason is currently attempting to repair the lawn mower and the Gator himself. The last words I heard from Jason in regards to the lawn mower was that "as soon as he had a %#&$ing truck he was going to put the &$%#ing lawn mower on a trailer and take it somewhere to be someone else's problem to repair."  It seemed best to just smile and say that sounded like a good idea. 

Of course as soon as we found ourselves with no truck we also found ourselves with a horse that needed to go to the vet clinic, on Memorial Day no less. It is extremely hard to tow a horse trailer without a truck. Thanks to the generosity of friends and neighbors we were able to borrow a truck, complete with a gooseneck hitch and an appropriate plug, to get that done. Thankfully our clinic attendee appears to be doing fine, so I guess that means we are going to have to beg, borrow or steal a truck from someone again to get him home. The fun never ends.

I hope everyone else has had a much more boring, and a much less broken, time of things than we have had lately!

Maisie in the process of being clipped with Lily standing nearby for moral support

Lightening and Thor

Johnny and Rocky

Gibson, Donneur and Lofty

Noble and Walden

Oskar and Clayton

Asterik and George

Homer, Tony and Apollo


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foffmom said...

My trusty (till now) Honda push mower developed problems, I brought it to be fixed in a tantrum (Loading into Prius by oldish lady that can barely lift would have been you tube material, ditto not blocking wheels so it hit the back of my head at first brake application). Apparently the 10% ethanol gas eats up carburetors.After my husband picked it up (in pickup) and used it once it broke in a different way, which he fixed. So tis the season for breakage.

Lori Skoog said...

Love that quote you got from fb. If that snake is smart, you won't see it again.