We're in the middle of a game of Rook, but Dad got a phone call, so the game is paused and I thought I'd take advantage of the few moments I have now to post. :)
Last night, I got home from working in town and shortly after, sat down around 11:00 to do my daily post, when I found that the power had gone off here while I was away, thus terminating our Internet router functionability, meaning that I could not post without getting Andrew up to fix the problem, which I chose not to do, and instead went to bed. (How's that for a long sentence?)
This day was busy, busy, busy, even though we weren't able to work in the fields or the garden (because of the 4+ inches of rain we've received in the last few days). This morning, I rode over in the semi with my dad to the land we rent (about 25 miles from our farm) to get a load of hay. My dad can do this chore himself, but he wanted someone to drive the tractor back home once we were done, so I was along to help with that. Jacob usually does that, but he said he'd rather do chores this time instead, so I went along. It was a slow drive home (that tractor goes about 20 MPH), so I had lots of time to observe the scenery and to sing... :)
When we got back, Mother said the washing machine was not working right, so Dad investigated and, after a while of trying to fix it, he declared it "Dead". Sooooo, now a washing machine is on the list of things to get in Bismarck tomorrow.
Another thing on the list is to deliver (to a junk yard that buys the stuff) the load of scrap metal we loaded up all afternoon! This is something we've talked of doing for years, but just never have done it. I helped the guys some with rolling up old chains and tying them together and picking up pieces that were declared as "Junk" and throwing them into the truck box. With the money we get from the metal, my dad wants to buy some lumber and plywood to finish up the garden shed we're building--to store more valuable "Junk" in. :)
Mother made Kombucha again today and also had the boys get down the Summer clothes from the attic and started the big job of changing clothes around. She also brewed up some spicy tea (she needs to drink hot, spicy things to maintain her health)--with lots of ginger in it. I almost was able to drink my whole cupful down......
Well, it sounds like it's time to get back to our game, so I'll wish you all a good night and be off.
PS. Here's a mystery picture, of sorts...
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE AND HOW WAS IT TAKEN?
(You may be able to click on the picture to enlarge it...)