Thursday, December 2, 2010
I was at home alone, about to go to the barn... and I realized my early morning appointment need preparations I had yet to do.
So here I am all 140lbs of me! While I can throw or stack hay bails, muck stalls and haul water pushing well over 500lbs with my legs... I can NOT get the divider INTO my trailer alone. What's the big deal? Well... the big deal is my darling husband is NOT a morning person, is NOT a physical person, and would rather have a root canal than be cold.
Having said that I waited... anxiously ... nervously ... pacing time till his return. I was done! It was 6:30 and could feel the down turn in my body. Not a big deal you say! Well for a woman who rarely gets a good nights sleep, it's a VERY big deal. I took my shower, waited, got my tea... and he arrived home.
I got the truck plugged up!
The water was beyond boiling... it was half way gone! But just enough water after grinding my beans and waiting the plunge for so I may have the nectar of the Gods.. I knew even being a morning person I was not about to start putting all the pieces of the puzzle together unless I had at least one cup of coffee.
Finally... oh yes... as the steam warms my face!
I got down half a cup and started to organize the rest of my task.
Ok... got in the center bar, got in the grate divider, chest bar... I'm stuck... too early to get him up...
OK... so check the truck.
Got the batter cables... attached my tiny car to the larger truck... and just laughed.
I go back in finish my coffee, pour myself another, prep one for the trip... relax and hope it starts in another 30 minutes.
Just in time... I eased up the bedroom and wispered /under a laugh... I needed your help! (only 29 degrees) and hoped not to have any more words... In all the spirit of the season... he was sweet, helpful and I was even laughing after we were done.
As he was getting clothes on I slipped outside... started tried to start the truck... PERFECT! so I let it run the rest of the time!
On to the barn to complete my task! as the day had just began.... On to the VET... yeah... standard trip, standard bill, standard full day.... You do not want to know the rest.. BUT I got a LOT of things marked off my to do list today! One trip through town with the horses in tow... What the heck! What is life without its adventures? Then back to the barn, on to work... and a day full of other adventures.