Trying to be the hap, hap, happiest blogger on the internet.
One of the reasons that i chose to label myself as "in a tractor" was obviously, because a lot of my time is spent sitting on that tractor seat. I can remember, in the dead of winter, trying to convince myself to start a blog, thinking, with all that time seeding, haying, and what-not, the dam of wonderful blog ideas is going to overflow with creative excess.
Ya, well........not so much.
I've been sitting here the last 4 or 5 days, seeding my ass off, trying to resist the urge to post about the difficult time i seem to be having. The sun is out, holidays are on their way, i should be able to come up with something good to talk about?
Part of the problem is from the different equipment we are using as a result of the fire. It's good stuff, just.......different. Things that were second nature because i'd done them hundreds of times, take longer than they should because i have to take extra time to figure them out.
Things like, having to cannibalize the hitches off of two different tractors to make one, on a tractor i bought and had neglected to notice that part of the hitch was missing.
......... actually, I WAS quite proud of myself about not throwing a wrench across the yard over that, so there's a good thing.
And how, because the two inches of rain last week, I had to shut down for five days and now feel that I am dreadfully far behind.
........that rain sure helped the pastures for when we take the cows out to them after seeding. So that's good too.
How about those two inches of rain, added to an already wetter spring, causing endless holes to seed around. The same holes, that although I've only been stuck twice, (so far) one was so bad, i had to unhook the tractor from the drill. The drill from the seed cart, and pull each piece out separately. No small feat.
..........but it's nice to get out of that cab for a bit and get some fresh air.
Maybe to some people, dropping my practically, brand new phone the other night and breaking the battery door might be a bit of a downer.
...........I got to spend an hour shopping from my phone on e-bay for a new one. I love shopping!
Also, because of the long hours I've been in the tractor, i've hardly got to see my sweet wife this week at all. Not to mention the fact there has been no time available for happy bedroom time.
............but she does bring out supper and we spend some time together, her in my handy jump seat, chatting in the tractor during that time.
All things considered, it's been a decent week. I came in 2nd in the voting for the Pish Posh Get Fit! Challenge. (read about that here) Turns out the votes were so close, Lady in Red, the real winner, and Pish Posh, decided it would be awesome to share 1st place between her and I. How cool is that? I won a book written by an awesome blogger, The Bloggess.
I got to see a moose and some deer, multiple sets of new baby ducks, and unbelievable sunsets. I lost another pound on Friday morning weigh-day, so I'm at 183. (Suit of Awesomeness, here I come.) I kissed my wife, talked to the kids and petted the dog.
As bad as the bad was, there was a lot of good as well, it all depends on how you spin it.
................oh, the first couple fields of wheat I seeded have new rows poking through the ground, so straight, you could shoot a bullet down them without hitting any plants. Plus, it appears there isn't any screw ups, so that's another bonus!