Hubby told me to climb up and all I had to do was steer to keep it behind the truck. I walked to one side, and then to the other side. This was one high tractor! Hubby was beginning to get impatient and asked me if I was climbing up. I'm like, "Yeah! If I can figure out how!" So, Hubby, being the gentleman he is (this is the South), offered to help. I was looking at him and he was looking at me, and then he asks what kind of help did I need. I guess it was akin to, "I was looking back to see if he was looking back to see if I was looking back to see if he was looking back at me..." This, of course, made me start laughing, and when that happens, forget trying to climb on a ten-story tractor, I was lucky I wasn't sitting on the ground from laughing so hard. The thought of poison ivy, which I already have, kept me standing.
After a good stiff look from Hubby, I managed to curtail some of the giggling and he hoisted me up. My feet didn't even reach the floor when I was sitting in the seat. He climbed into the truck and proceeded to bounce me all the way back to the front of the back of the property (try to figure that one out.)
Once, it seems, wasn't enough. The second time the tractor broke, he was a mile back and this time HE got to ride the tractor. Poor thing. I finally got the whole show going - it took several tries to get the traction that was needed. So, finally, we are on our journey back to the front (of the back) of the property and he's bouncing around on the tractor. I got a little (okay - a lot) too close to the trees on one side and he was getting whipped around and of course I wasn't seeing the hand signals telling me to move over away from the trees. I was too busy enjoying the bug free air conditioned, music jamming ride! Poor Hubs. That is one patient man.
We made it back to the front (of the back) in one piece. Well, I did. He was a mite worse for the wear. I apologized - profusely - and he just tells me it's alright, I was doing the best I could. Should I be insulted?
My cousin recently decided to start a home cooking business. Kelly loves to cook so it is the perfect business. He forwarded his brochure in progress to me for some input - which means I totally took over! I couldn't help it. My creative side just took flight. I had designed several brochures at one of my jobs (a long time ago) and I really enjoyed it. I have to say, whoever orders from him will have a culinary delight!
Meanwhile, I have been attempting to catch up on my reading. My Kindle crashed and after trying everything known to man, which included wiping my Kindle clean, as in no pdf files, etc. All my books from authors and publishers - gone. Amazon finally said we will send out a new one. That Kindle arrived and guess what? It took two days to download a book. I phoned Amazon and she checked their records and saw this, and sent out another Kindle. I've been through so many Kindles the last two weeks, I have forgotten what number I'm on. The one I have now seems to be working, although it takes a while for the downloads to start. Once they do, I can download them pretty quickly. I just haven't figured out why it takes so long to start. Even with all the problems, if any of you are wondering, I would still buy another Kindle. I have been really satisfied with the product even though I have had a few problems (laughing here.)
I spent a few days picking trash up out of my yard and throwing it back over the fence where it belonged. Yes, I have officially digressed to the neighbor's level. I can't help that they are lazy and instead of picking up trash, they mow over it and instead of blowing it around their own yard, they choose to blow it through the fence into my yard. I just tire of being the nice, normal person and picking it up and throwing it away. Either way, I have to pick it up. At least it's helping to whittle away my waist as I bend.
On Sunday I went to visit a friend and just as I was leaving Hubby called. I grabbed my phone from my bag and when I was finished speaking with him, I thought I put it securely in the outside pocket, which is my habit. Then I tossed my bag on the sofa and went to the ladies room before leaving. I didn't notice that my phone had fallen out on the sofa. I left and on the way home stopped at Walmart to do a little grocery shopping. I got sidetracked when I noticed the swimming pools that I use for Ryka and Calypso were on sale and they each needed a new one. I headed over to the garden section and bought a few and stowed them in the suburban.
That's my week in review. Feel free to comment on your week! We Southerner's love to visit.