So this AM, I had an appt with the Dr. 8:40 is way too early for me to be out driving, apparently the county-road-folks thought so too, cuz I almost did not get there due to some road work of the rarest variety. In fact, only on this farm in Mississippi would you see such a sight!
First, I had to drive around the idle road-grader. That's not too
uncommon. We have the road re-graded often during the
spring. Heavy rains make the dirt and gravel rut and pile.
Not a good thing. Course then, when is rutting and piling ever a
good thing? Getcher minds outta the gutter, folks! You know
who you are, don't be making me name names now.
Then, I had to drive around the fence. The new fence that my
landlords just put in a couple weeks back, replaces the old gate they
tore down, which seemed pointless to me, cuz the fence is not there for
any functional reason, just asthetics. So as I drove around the
new white fence, I glanced over to see why in the world we have three
earth-moving machines clustered at the entrance.
They were removing the cattle-gap!! (gasp) And after I came
back from the Drs, the road was all fixed and smoothed and no bumply
gap to drive over anymore. This is a really big deal. See,
for those of you who are city-slickers, a cattle-gap is sort of a gate
in the surface of the road. It was made of rails (like those for
the rail-road, rail-way, trains). Its function normally is to
keep cattle on the property. Cuz, dumb as cows are, they are
smart enough to think, "hey, if I try to cross that, my hoof could get
caught in the gaps between them there metal things, and say! I could
break my leg and then have to be put down (shudder)".
Thing is, this farm gave up on the dairy business years and years
back. Now we just raise hay, hell, and kids. So, the
county-road-folks came out today and removed the grating from the
road. Big improvement. It's almost like we are now joined
with the rest of the county, instead of being The Farm on which the
road peters out.
Ok, so that's the big farm excitement...
The nurse at the Drs, (and really where else would the nurse be in the
capacity of a nurse?) told me to "hop up on the scales." So I
did. I hopped all the way across the room. She cracked up
laughing. That's my good deed for the day, making the nurse
laugh. Gosh that feels good.
Great news!! I weigh 220!! I lost all the weight I had
gained in the past year. The last time I weighed 220ish was March
Then I went to the library. Has anyone read Bill Crider?
This is an author whose books I checked out today. I've never
read his stuff before, so I'll give it a go.
It's cold, windy, and I'm gonna go burrow under my covers with "A Time
for Hanging". Shaddow and Ziggee will probably curl up and keep
me company. Later, we might all take a nap.
Well, that's it for the exciting day, dude!