Here on the farm, we had Christmas today!!
Big Boss called me yesterday with an urgent message. “Be on alert. It’s coming tomorrow.” Ummmm, what’s coming, I inquired?
“Well, you KNOW what will be here! THE truck.”
“OK…. pause…pause…OH, THAT truck!?”
“Yep. Get your camera ready. Should be here around 10.”
Nothing like planning ahead. And this from the man who wonders why in the world I insist that he pick up the pile of dirty sock before company arrives. That, my dear, is planning ahead.
So when grandsons #1,2 and 5 rang the doorbell this morning at around 10, they announced that “IT’S HERE!” To which I reacted by grabbing the camera, hustling them into their Gator and directing the oldest to drive us to the feedlot. Post-haste. I was already late. And in trouble!?
Nah, no trouble. The manager of the truck company was there with his brother, who went to school with BB, and they were having Old Home Week at the feedlot.
I posed them for a pic or two, took a pic of the brand spankin’ new truck cab (before it gets dirty!) and snapped a few photos of the “little” boys by the truck.
Nothing and I mean NOTHING gets these guys’ blood pumping like a new feedtruck or a new tractor. Absolutely nothing!!! And well it should. Big Boss spends around 6 hours a day in the feedtruck and it helps his attitude immensely if the truck works right. And when it doesn’t work right, the world is going to you know where in a handbasket. Fast.
He needed this new toy. The old truck was spending more time in the repair shop than it was actually feeding cattle. Of course with the drought, higher corn prices and falling cattle prices, the new feedtruck may be on eBay soon. I hope not. It’s so shiny and well…new. I love new stuff! Smells good!
As of yet, it hasn’t budged from the spot it sat at this morning when I was there. Wonder if he’s planning on actually using it?!