The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
OK, so it is the first day of my being back to work, or let me rephrase that, it is the first day of My Hero’s being back to his off farm work. Enough said. I just I knew it would start like this.
It is cold. Cold and icy as far I could tell from my vantage point looking out the window. This was before I threw on layers over top of my flannels to go outside and start my tractor. Well let me tell you, “She” was as willing to rollover as I was this early morn. Back to work, after a long couple of weeks of lounging around is hard enough without the weather finally beginning to be like winter.
Standing beside the tractor with my nostrils frozen shut, after my quick scramble across the icy lawn, slipping down the laneway and into the barnyard I should have known my day was not going to begin like I had hoped. It appears My Hero in his anxious to get to his nice warm office, had forgotten to plug in the tractor.
Well there is always the curly button, or as I like to call it the kick in the engine. That did not work either. The spitting and sputtering of the engine, told me that the flashing lights on the dash were all I was going to get this cold icy morning. I climbed back out of the tractor and slipped across the ice to go plug it in. That would mean at the very least half an hour to wait before I even tried to start it again.
Not a big deal you are thinking, but you do not know that I have my pole walking class in town today. I know it sounds strange but they are a hardy bunch and none of those girls have a tractor to start or cows to feed before they make it there. I am sure they will all make it. I on the other hand….well that is at this moment up in the air as I write this. Patiently I wait, trying to put in time while that little engine decides if it wants to warm up enough to roll over already.
I am beginning to think this towngirl stuff/farm stuff is going to be clashing as far as time goes. I honestly knew it was going to......eventually. Well spring is coming in about four months.
Wish me luck.