They say the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys and I guess that’s probably true. So when my son-in-law Scott told me that when they bought their mini-ranch it came with a tractor, my first thought was “Now that’s a toy!” And when Scott told me I was welcome to play with it, he earned himself a whole lot of extra points.
Now, I’ve never been on a tractor, but I have driven a couple of golf carts. Except for a big hydraulic bucket out front, tires almost as tall as I am, and the ability to drive through fences, buildings and over small cars, how different could it be? What could possibly go wrong?
Scott gave me a quick lesson on the tractor’s controls, then stepped back and let me at it. Well, maybe he jumped back, or ran like hell, depending on whose description of things you choose to believe.
Oh, if we had any land I would definitely need one of these babies! It didn’t take me long to get the hang of it and then I had all kinds of fun running around the place on that thing. I didn’t run over anything I wasn’t supposed to, but I did push a big pile of brush around for a while.
Maybe I should put the tractor on a trailer and take it with us. Imagine what the people with the yappy little dogs that don’t pick up after them would do if they saw this heavy duty pooper scooper coming at them!
It’s a good thing I have Scott’s tractor to play with, and am getting plenty of loves from Tiffany and the granddaughters and three dogs to get my puppy fixes, because it got down to 24 degrees Saturday night and 28 last night. I need a lot of incentive to stay anyplace this cold!
Congratulations to Margaret Bergen, this week’s winner of the Gypsy Journal drawing for an audiobook of Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate by Randall Morris. We had 151 entries in this week’s drawing. Stay tuned, because a new drawing starts soon! Morris just released a second helping of his valuable technical advice, Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate Volume II, which just became available on Amazon. Get your copy now; these little guidebooks will save you a ton of frustration with your tech toys.
If you enjoy science fiction I’ve got good news for you. My friend Stephen Arseneault has just released AMP Colossus, the fifth book in his exciting AMP series! And my own Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series, which made the New York Times e-book bestseller list is on sale for 99¢ on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a limited time only.
Thought For The Day – Dogs are God’s way of apologizing for your relatives.