Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Quality Time With The Hubby

First, let me say thank you, thank you, thank you to each and everyone of you
that left a comment, prayers and encouragement on my last post. 
I was going to reply to each of you and  all the emails disappeared....I don't know what
I did.  But you all have helped me more than you know. 
My son is in Rehab right now.......it's so hard and I miss him but it's where
he needs to be.  I will keep you updated on his progress.
But this post is more like the "old" me.
God did give me a spirit of joy and I am trying to bring some of that back.
So here is another trip with my hubby where he needs my help......;)
My few free hours I had yesterday hubby asked me to follow him pulling the tractor to another location.

 I whined and made faces but he said he wanted to spend time with me and he read "sucker" all over my face.
 So we go.
 Because I am always thinking of y'all I sent this photo on Facebook right after we crossed the "scary" bridge and I drove right into a muddy rut and got stuck.
 Meanwhile Shannon is in front unaware and leaving me.
 I thought okay I can do this so I put the truck in neutral and switched it to 4wheel drive.....oh my....
 Does it always make such a loud banging grinding noise?
 But it worked...its in 4wheel drive and it pulled me right out.
 I was so proud!
 Then I stopped and put it back in neutral and put it back in 2 wheel drive....but no...it would not go
 back in. Eek!!
I had no choice but to try to catch up with Shannon while in 4 low.
He was waiting at the gate.
 I wave him over.
 Ummmm....I kind of got the 4 wheel drive stuck.
 What!!??? Why did you put it in 4 wheel drive??!!
 Well I got stuck why do you think?
 Shannon:....Grumble grumble ...I've got 200,000 miles on this truck and I have NEVER gotten it
stuck in 4 wheel drive (I did not mention all the grinding noise...it didn't seem like the right time)
 He worked and sweated and I tried to get out of his way but every time he tried to move the truck I
seemed to be standing in the way....or......maybe he was just trying to run over me.
 But yay!! He finally fixed it and away we go...him back to the tractor and me back in the
truck.....about a mile or so down the road we stopped again
and I motioned him back to the truck.
 Ummmmm.....the gauge says Hot.
 Shannon: what!???
 I could see the moment he realized...."you didn't turn the fan on!!??"
(in this very old truck you have to manually flip a switch to run the fan)
 No....I said....YOU didn't turn the fan on!!!!
 He said... I had to turn it off when I worked on the truck! I thought you knew to turn it back on!!!!!
Me: well......you wouldn't KNOW to always put eye shadow on BEFORE mascara...
so I don't know your things!!!
 He huffed off to the tractor and I huffed back into the truck and after waiting 30 minutes
 for the truck to cool off away we went!
We finally made it to our destination!
 I think I may have knocked his scope on his gun almost off but we won't tell him about that right now. 

 I would say he has had all the quality time with me that he can stand for awhile.


Debby Ray said...

Oh Lisa, Lisa, Lisa...you get into more trouble!! I did read this on facebook but it was funnier when I read it on your blog for some reason. I think it's because the spacing is farther apart on your blog post and I can see it better! I am so glad to see that your joy is returning amidst all of your recent heartaches...with Matthew and then your dad. I am so glad Matthew is getting the help he needs right now and I will continue to pray for your family, including your dad while he is recuperating. Love you, girl!

Regena Fickes said...

God is so good. What wonderful news about you coming out of the valley! Keep on, keeping on. Still on my prayer list.

Poppy said...

Lisa, you are a courageous and oh-so-creative girl, letting your girly imagination run wild, dreaming about a delightful day with your hubby, perhaps walking hand-in-hand among the fields of hay, feeling less like 50 something and more like a flirty 15 again, until...BAM! The dream takes a 'turn' for the worst, and before you know it, you're in a female driver's nightmare! Yes, those 30 minutes definitely worked their magic, and after a cooling down of the truck, the tractor, and your tempers (?), all was good again in the land of Lisa...with not a mascara smudge in sight! Ha!

LOVED this comic relief at the end of a long, hot labour day!

Happy Tuesday, you truck trekkin', make up maven, you!