"Company--at this time of night?" I thought.
Welllllll, RubyAnn S. was on her way home for the weekend from college and was nearing Linton when her car started making dreadful noises. :( She limped into town and made it to a gas station, where a couple of mechanics "happened" to stop and give her their opinion on the car, saying that it was definitely not a good idea to drive it any farther. Sooooo, what was she to do?
Thankfully, she thought of us and called my dad, who said we'd pick her up wherever she was. As the mechanics were kind of headed our way, she rode with them a little ways and we met at a farm about 15 miles South of our place and picked up RubyAnn.
What fun to have a sister to talk with for an hour (or so...) before drifting off to sleep!
(I couldn't decide which of these pictures to post, as the top one is clearer but the bottom one we look more happy in, so I decided to share them both. :) )
Then this morning, we detained our friend as long as possible, as she'd never been to our farm before and of course we had to show her everything, and look at pictures, and pet the animals, and swing on the big swing-set, and share favorite piano pieces, and etc....
Then around 10:30, RubyAnn, Andrew and I headed for Linton to see if her car had cooled off enough to run properly. It hadn't! When Andrew turned the motor over, it made an awful squealing, clunking noise and it was decided then that RubyAnn had best call her brothers to come get her (and the dead car) home!
As it was going to be a while until the said brothers could get to Linton, we 3 sat in the van and watched "The Widows' Might" on Andrew's I-pod, as RubyAnn had been wanting to see that movie for a while. :)
Shortly after finishing the movie, RubyAnns' brothers arrived with a trailer to take the car home with. After the car was loaded, Matthew asked where the gun shop was in town, as his younger brother, Ben wanted to get a scope for his rifle. So, instead of trying to give directions, everyone just hopped in the van and we all went to the gun shop for a while. After the scope was purchased, and the friends were delivered back to the gas station, and the goodbyes were all said, Andrew and I headed home for our late lunch...