Monday, September 24, 2012

Oh My!

A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs,
jolted by every pebble in the road.
                                   Henry Ward Beecher


Oh my now I really know the true meaning of surfing the net, it is not all about sitting and waiting which I have always thought was normal. There is no longer a message saying” Unable to connect please check your connection or contact your service provider”, I am free to roam the house and no longer tied to the front porch. I am very pleased.

Last night I went outside on that front porch to watch the fog settle over the field, to settle over the six second cut bales of hay we have sitting there. Not a great number but that has been the reality of this drought. It has rained steady for most of September and that in turn has kept our Mother cows happily grazing the open pastures and not needing to be fed hay.


We went for a drive early this morning to go visit our heifer (girl) stocker calves, the ones that we have boarded at Brother B’s house. Our Nephew J has bought two of them and the other three will be boarded there till spring when they will head back here to our farm. Brother B has more hay than we do so it works out great. I like the fact I can still come to see them if I want to. I tried to get near them in their new home but they ran, I imagine them saying “Run she put us on the truck once”, they look happy and so am I. I can see our bull (I named him Thor) running with Brother B’s cows and he was happy too. He likes to visit other places and will return back to our farm in the spring also. This is a great arrangement that we are so lucky to be able to have. Next year will be better as far as haying goes I am sure.


After the visit with those girls, we head over to a farm auction in the cold damp rain. It seemed like a good idea at the time. As soon as we arrived we met Brother D and his lovely wife and Brother B and J, this was like an unplanned family reunion, so we did not notice the weather that much. We had a nice visit and I wandered around taking photos of the very wet, rusty farm things that I love to see. I pull my hood on my jacket up and wished I had of brought an umbrella, we were not really planning on staying; it was to be a quick visit. I should have known that when you get those three brothers together it tends to be much longer. I had no problem finding things to occupy my time and people to visit with. The rain did stop once in a while just to tease us but then it would pour again.

I happened to look up while taking some photos and see my neighbours standing there (blueberry cheese cake neighbour mmmm), they were also standing in the rain waiting for something they would like to bid on. We had a nice visit and My Hero mentioned that he would really like to get those circular saw blades for our sawmill, it is hard to find these big round blades in such good shape and now that artists were buying them to paint it was getting even harder. We use that saw to cut our tree limbs for firewood it makes quick work of it. We were hoping the sale would go fast and we could bid on them and leave, the sale was not going fast. We said our goodbyes and wandered around looking at more items with Brother B and D.


I must say by the middle of the afternoon my Fibro was fiercely protesting this very cool damp weather and all I wanted to do was go home to get warm. We happened upon an old childhood friend and My Hero asked if he would bid on those blades for him and he said he would be happy too; problem solved. We bid goodbye to everyone and headed home to warm blankets, heat packs and a hot cup of tea.

 A few hours later while I was happily surfing the net on my new high speed network we heard a knock at our door, it was our neighbours. We invited them into the kitchen to sit in front of the big window where the sun was now shining. My Hero and neighbour start talking about prices at the auction. My Hero asks “Do you know how much, and who bought the circular saw blades?”  Neighbour answers “Well I kept bidding on them for you but so was another guy.” Well you should have seen My Hero’s face I surely wish I had captured that with my camera.


 Well you must have guessed by this time; that was our childhood friend bidding for My Hero and our very well intentioned neighbour was bidding against him. In essence My Hero was bidding against My Hero without a clue and without even being present. By this point I was trying so very hard to hold in my laughter. Our neighbour went on to say how high he had bid and then dropped out when it got expensive. My Hero asked “Did the man bidding against him wear glasses?” He answered “Yes”.  That would be our childhood friend. “Did he get them?” “No” I could see relief spreading over My Hero’s face. My neighbour adds “A man with a beard jumped in and had the highest bid”.

My Hero was finally smiling with relief. I guess it was not very nice of me but I happened at this point to mention Brother D has a beard and just maybe it was him.  My Hero’s face was priceless.

The moral of this story appears to be always bid on your own things, and if you cannot do that make sure EVERYONE you know, or knows you, knows the plan.

(In case you were wondering it turned out it was not Brother B)

Later

32 comments:

  1. I'm so happy your internet is as it should be! Sorry about your fibro flare up. It must be terrible.

    Very good laugh here about the bidding!

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  2. Oh Buttons, you made me laugh with your story...wish you' could've captured your Hero's face for us! :)
    (I'm glad you finally have good internet service...I remember how wonderful it was for us!)

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  3. Ha! One time my husband and I bid against each other...made sure that was the last time we did that! High speed is nice..we had that when we were in Virginia...kind of spoils you!

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  4. If he had gotten them at an inflated price you may have had to paint them yourself lol.

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  5. oh, that is too funny! but, yes, i'd be upset if it turned out he got the high bid via surrogate. :)

    SO glad the internet is speedy! yay!

    and really happy you've been able to send a few girls and bull to 'winter camp' and can get them back again. hooray for brothers!

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  6. What a funny story!! Lovely photos, too!
    I have never seen the fog come in, although DD in St. John's has told me about lying in bed, watching the fog drift in at the window... Hopefully that was not after she watched a horror movie!!

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  7. The tangled web of the auction!

    Pearl

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  8. How great to have fast internet! Happy for you. Great auction story. 80D! Glad it didn't mean a big price for the blade, although I hope you get one soon (those darn artists). Love the photos of old tools. Wish I could go to an auction with you (but not in the pouring rain).

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  9. Fantastic story, I pictured it all in my head. You have a great way with words.
    Glad you have a faster service now. Mr M

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  10. hehe, you tell a great story!!

    so happy your internet is working correctly!!

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  11. I know what you mean about high speed internet. When we are on the road in our trailer. Most of the time the connection is so bad. I bet you'er pretty happy with the high speed. I can honestly say I have never been to an action. But it sounds like fun.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment.


    Hugs~

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  12. Oh my goodnes! So funny that your heros were working against eachother:)

    As always, adore the pictures!

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  13. Woohoo for working internet! I hope the fibro symptoms relent soon!

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  14. F.U.N.N.Y. Just the moment of laughter I needed in this hectic-catch-up-from-vacation-day.

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  15. Yay for high speed internet! The auction story had me laughing, glad it wasn't the brother who outbid at the last moment. We host auctions from time to time, I clerk them and my husband is the relief auctioneer and ring man.

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  16. That was fun! Thank you for you kind words regarding my brother and his life and passing. I may have commented earlier, but thats ok if I do it again, right?

    take care and these Photographs are so cool and amazing!!!!

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  17. So glad you have working internet now!

    I loved your story and it rang so true! Reminds me of the time my stepdad was bidding on John Wayne memorabilia and someone kept driving the prices up...turned out to be his oldest son, my stepbrother, who was trying to buy the stuff for, you guessed it, his dad!

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  18. Oh what a funny story B. Can absolutely see how it happened too :D)
    So glad your internet is behaving now - it is just so frustrating at times :D)

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  19. Pleased about your fast internet. So that bloke told the truth.
    Phew I'm glad your husband didn't get those saw blades in those circumstances. I have some here, but the postage might be high.

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  20. isn't it great to have high speed even in the countryside.....

    Gill

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  21. OH MY GOODNESSS! I was laughing so hard just thinking about his facial expressions. OH DEAR! I'm glad he didn't end up paying way too much for those blades and that someone "outside" the family got his "treasure"... at that high of price it would have to be considered treasure. AND I'm thrilled you can now zip zip zip on the net!

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  22. Funny story and I'm so glad the ending was a good one for you!

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  23. So nice to meet you. Hurray that your internet is working well. Hoping that you get some fibro relief soon. Blessings to you and your family.

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  24. Great post ~ and photography ~ Yep ~ make your own bids ~ (A Creative Harbor

    thanks for coming by ~ great to have you ~ no bidding here ~ ^_^ You are safe!

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  25. Sorry to hear about the Fibro. My hubs only wants to bed about $20...no matter the item. I am the bidder! lol

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  26. I like your machine shots, too, Buttons. Must have something to do with country living!

    Great story about the auction--a similar thing happened to me once. I still have the runaway stallion art which my boyfriend bought for me then!

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  27. Oh what a laugh! That is a priceless story. By the way, your quote on top is my absolute favorite! As a teacher that statement was so so true. As a principal it is also true, but rarely do you get to laugh.

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  28. That is wonderful you now have your wireless internet with new provider - and it WORKS!
    Lovely tale as well, as always :)my dear friend..M xoxoxox

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  29. A great post! Haven't had any personal experience with auctions. Sounds a complicated business.

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  30. I love all the neat old things you took pictures of at the auction! Whew, sure glad your Hero didn't win! LOL!! :)

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  31. LOL...that is too funny. He wasn't even present and was bidding against himself. Thankfully he didn't get them in this case.

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  32. that is too comical! you can feel good knowing the seller got a good price on those blades because of your hero!

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