Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My World!

The eyes believe themselves;
the ears believe other people.
          German Proverb


Question: What could possibly make a tired farm girl get up, get dressed, pull on rubber boots and a coat, grab a flashlight and head outside into the pouring rain and darkness at 4 AM?

I woke up and had to go, well you know where and did not really want to. I was snuggled all comfortable and warm in my bed with visions of sugar plums (not really it just seemed to fit in there) when I looked at the clock to see I still had a couple more hours to sleep. I rolled over and tried to fight that urge. Well that never works very well; I pull myself out of bed and head over to look out the window. I have no idea why I do that it is always my first instinct.

I can hear the rain coming down and wonder to myself where the heck is our snow? After the drought and not getting hardly any hay and still dealing with those long lasting effects I appreciate every bit of rain. I should not be complaining but it is the week before Christmas and this is Canada after all. Now where was I?

Oh yes, the window; I can see nothing in this darkness but when I looked to the barnyard I could see a light. Now this is where my imagination kicks in. Could it be someone with a flashlight in the rain? That is highly unlikely but you never know I guess. Could it be something that had been left on, never a good thing, batteries dead in tractors that you will need later is never a good thing?

I walk out to the kitchen without turning on any lights and over to the big window. I grab the binoculars and look to the light, yup still there. I walked back to the bedroom and ask My Hero what is parked in front of the drive shed? He answered “The big tractor, Why?” I see a light there. He hops out of bed walks to the kitchen and grabs the binoculars. I have now sucked him into my world.

“It has to be the tractor interior light” I volunteer to go and check;  I tell him, you can make the coffee, after all he is the one that has to go to work and I could probably sneak back to bed if I really wanted too, so this seemed like the best idea. This has me back to the dressed standing outside in the pouring rain, in the dark part.

I turn on the flash light and I walk down through the wet grass heading to the barn gate. I unhook the chain and it rattles and bangs, I am hoping at this time the skunks and coons are still sleeping and do not like being out in the rain but I am almost positive that noisy chain would scare them off if they had ventured outside; I bang it a little more. I chain the gate behind me and shine the light all around the barn yard, just in case. I walk over to the tractor.

I climb up the steps and pull open the door, I shut the door and then I turn off the flashlight. I proceed to pull out the key, it was not on. Complete darkness. I sit there for a while and wait. I look around the barn yard and see absolutely nothing anywhere. There is just complete darkness. I listen to the soothing yet pounding rain on the roof of the tractor.

Answer to that question:  Apparently nothing, absolutely nothing. Darn random lights from nowhere.

I climb back down from the tractor, I walk through the puddles. I rattle the chain on the gate and hook it behind me. I enjoy listening to the rain pounding down on the metal roof of the barn and I head to the now turned on light glowing in the kitchen window. I take those wet boots and jacket off and head up the stairs and tell My Hero it was nothing. His reply “That is weird” Welcome to my world.

I head off to take care of that urge and decide this is OK because it gives me an early start to my busy day and I think to myself that I should be able to accomplish a lot.



Then again; maybe not.

Happy Birthday Dad I miss you but as you can see life is back to my normal.

Later

32 comments:

  1. Sounds like you must have a good imagination, Buttons. You're memory is ok though and you remembered what you got up for! hehe! Have a great Christmas to all the family from us in Australia. Hugs Sue xox

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  2. After going out into the cold and wet so he didn't have to I'm sure your Hero thinks of you as his Heroine!

    Happy Christmas Buttons. =)

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  3. These things happen! I've seen lights up in our woods before.

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  4. Oh you are much braver than me going out in the middle of the night in the pouring rain. Glad it was nothing to worry about though :))

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  5. Experiences like this you will never forget. Have a wonderful - busy - day.

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  6. Great post ! Maybe it was the glow from an angel ! I am thinking the same thing where the heck is our snow , enough of this rainy weather this is Canada not England lol . Have a good day !

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  7. I am glad you arrived back home safe after going out in rain to see where the light came from, pleased it was nothing but it makes you wonder what it was.
    Take care my dear friend..Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..rained here today as well.

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  8. That is REALLY early but at least it was nothing to worry about. Great post :)

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  9. Things happen that we can never explain...like my dream, where from my deceased brother, says,"If you don't visit the family..I will haunt you"!

    Well, cannot explain each time I enter a room, the lights start to flicker off and on. For many nights this been occurring. Was driving home from town at dusk...dash and headlights went out. Guess I been told, need to make a family visit....so B your Dad may have made a visit, shone the light...hugs fr auntie m

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  10. An early day for me too- awake since 3, got up at 4:30 after giving up on the idea of more sleep. Hopefully the tractor battery didn't die to turn the light off.

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  11. You make me smile today! Very nice of you to let your Hero stay in! :)

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  12. One word: DAD. He is always with you.

    Love You, BA

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  13. I love your stories. This one you could call 'The phantom Light.'

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  14. ohhhh that was really weird! i was hanging on every word waiting to find out what the light was! i like the idea that it was your daddy :) happy birthday to him!

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  15. Probably just a bit of random moonlight reflecting off something shiny...

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  16. I reckon Dad was paying you a visit.
    No snow in my part of Canada either.

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  17. you sure can tell a wonderful story b!! i enjoy all the details, it makes it much more exciting!

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  18. I have I have seen lights before & they seem to be just a reflection of something.

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  19. When I get up in the night, I walk past our sky light and I always look up. For some reason, I find the thought of all that sky above me-sometimes glittering with stars-to be very comforting.

    Wonderful story today, B.

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  20. That was not "nothing"- it was your Dad

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  21. That is so weird! Wonder what it was. Guess it will forever remain a mystery!

    Love the cow photo :)

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  22. Do you live near any kind of swamp? Swamp gases can appear to be lit...

    Or it could be your brain looking for ways to freak you out. :-) I know mine does...

    Pearl

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  23. Your story had me on the edge of my seat!

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  24. I think it was your Dad on his birthday! :)

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  25. I agree maybe your dad wanted your company outside for a bit...

    Gill

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  26. The adventures of a Ranch Wife! I am glad you are getting some much needed moisture, Miss B! I like your quote and picture.

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  27. I'll be honest. I was scared and worried.

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  28. You woke to Solstice magic, luv!
    And where better to find the magic than in the barnyard.......with your Dad.......
    ;)

    Happy Yule!
    ;)

    *hugs*

    Mimi
    The Goat Borrower

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  29. I don't know how many times I have gone out in the dark thinking a dome light or car light is on only to find it is simply a reflection of the moon or some other coming from the house. It's always a weird feeling when you get there and there is nothing.

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  30. just another early morning hallucination. happens to me all the time! =)

    have a happy new year!

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