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Friday, 8 June 2007

I've been trying all week to get things caught up around the farm, but shit just keep's taking a shit. The mower broke, just a simple spring, you'd think Sears would stock the thing at their parts store, NO! I had to order it online because the one from the auto parts store wasn't strong enough, still waiting for it after a week. Than I put aside last Sunday to brush hog the fields, made two rounds and the rear tire blew. It was old, but damnit, I really wanted to knock the top offf that field while it was at seed. Just about every one knows a handy man and we have a local, Joe's his name. Joe does a lot of work on Big Rigs and farm equiptment around here. Hadn't seen him in a few years but I knew if anyone had a tire, it'd be Joe. I took a ride out there and sure enough he told me he had a guy who had a used one in good shape he could get me for $150.00. I said I need it and he told me he would come out and pull the tire off and get me going. Joe hadn't changed none from the first time I met him almost 20 years ago. Still greasy, still spitting every 60 seconds and still had three junk yard sheaprds sunbathing that would sure enough bite your leg off if you pulled in there at night. He shows up this morning with the tire, a new tube and asks me to drive the tractor down to the compresser and he'd get 'er done. Orignially he was going to come out and take the rim back with him. Talk about service, in less than an hour he had the old one off and the new one on and than tells me I only owe him $100.00 for the tire, $30.00 for the tube and $25.00 for the service. If you ever priced tires for a Big Tractor, well they ain't cheap. I told him I'd stop by after I went to the bank. I gave him $50.00 for the service, and $130.00 for the tire. There are still some good honest people out there. I did a few acres tonight and tomorrow it will be all day tanning on the tractor. Sunday I have a ride planned. Have a safe weekend, CG

Posted by CruelGirl at 9:10 PM CDT

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