Thursday, December 23, 2010

Before The Rain

I got off work at noon today on the pretense of getting out of town for the holidays. I put in for vacation three times and was denied all three times. At the last minute they said I could go so we tried to get everything together for a week and a half away and it just did not come together.

You know as well as I do that when you have animals, it is hard to just go. Things do not work like that. It takes time to find someone to care for everything plus show them what to do twice a day. .    

Not just the animals was the problem but it was the money that did not come together. Thinking we were not going to go let us get a couple of more gifts for the girls this year. I think it's all for the best.

So instead, my dad came over this afternoon and brought his 70 year old Farmall  and dug the trench for the power line. Renting a trencher was going to cost about $200 a day so Dad made a trenching attachment for the little thing and went to town with it.

Unlike a trencher that throws the dirt out of the ditch, his little device made it to where we still had to clean the ditch out by hand and then cover it back up.

All and all a little extra work was a lot better than paying $200 dollars, that was for sure. Tomorrow I plan to get the string in the pipe so I can pull the wire in on Sunday. 

Isn't that tractor as cute as a mouse's ear or what?

1 comment:

  1. I agree, I wouldn't like paying $200 either. And yes, the tractor is cute. lol