Ya well, my new, used combine finally showed up on Monday evening just as the dealership was closing. You remember the combine right? The one that was lost for almost 5 days. Well, it came, and I was excited, and a little worried too, because I had only seen it over a few pictures and didn't really want to be on the hook for well over $100 000 for a giant green piece of shit. So I ran into town, to take a look at it. Luckily, the fellow that they have to go over the operation of new equipment with purchasers was there and we spent some time going over things.
And I left, that evening, a little disappointed. And with a list, all be it a short list, of things I wasn't overly enthused with on my new, used combine. Granted, they had also trucked the combine from wherever it was hidden to our town through the rain that had been going on for most of Monday, so it did have a healthy layer of road film on it as well.
That being said, my dealership has been working like crazy to shape her up to what I want a combine to look like. A good washing helped a lot to give it a bit of her shine back, and I'm sort of expecting to get my hands on it sometime Thursday. I'm itching to try it out. (If you've ever harvested grain, you might smile at that last sentence.)
|because even new, used combines are AWESOME!|
It's week 2 of the Pish Posh 8 week Challenge. Week 1 didn't go as well as I had hoped. I sort of tripped, and stumbled my way out of the starting gate, then fell face first into the dirt.
Needless to say, I've been stressing a little bit over the last week while I wait for this combine, and now while they're working on it. It also doesn't help that the weather is nicer and all of my neighbours are slowly getting back in their fields to do their harvest and I'm sitting here waiting. I've been trying to get onto some sort of diet schedule but that's all gone to hell. I've been in town every day this week and because it worked, have eaten out with my lovely wife. Which, while awesome, isn't exactly helping my waistline. YESH!
So have I done anything good? I'm trying to get a handle on portion size and limit myself to one helping. I'm really trying hard to not have any beers in the evening. Other than on the weekend, which worked out well because my combine was missing through the weekend and beers WERE required! I'm also trying to drink more water as well.
I'm calling week 1, flush. My mind is in the right place. Yesterday, I desperately wanted to stop and buy cookies but I resisted. So that's a good thing.
|Week 2, monkey toe scale report.......no change.|