Q. Your beautiful tribute to your granddaughter on her wedding day brought tears to my eyes. Is she the one who was engaged to a police officer?
A. Yes, Toby graduated from the police academy a couple of months ago and just finished his field training with the Show Low (Arizona) Police Department.
Q. You seem to have fun when using your Kubota tractor, but it seems it is more work than worth it. Maybe should have gotten a Deere.
A. What, you don’t think I can tear up a green tractor as easily as I can an orange one? The problems I have experienced with the tractor have been self-inflicted due to operator error and have been part of the learning curve of never having used one before.
Q. How are you hitting your arm with a compound bow? I did with a recurve, but never with my compound. But I have hit my face with my release.
A. I don’t know how, but I managed to do it twice. Fat arms maybe?
Q. You mentioned that you had venison for dinner a few days ago. Have you started hunting? With all the deer on your property, it shouldn’t be hard to keep the freezer stocked.
A. No, I have not started hunting, though I used to back in the day. The meat was a gift from a neighbor. I think our deer fall under the category of pets. At least until they start eating the garden. Then it might be a different story.
Q. How come we have not seen any of Miss Terry’s weaving projects in so long? I always loved seeing her beautiful creations. Please tell me she hasn’t given it up!
A. Terry has been so occupied with getting the house set up the way she wants it that she just has not had time for weaving. But she loves it and will definitely be back at it soon.
Q. I was watching a video where a guy had a Kabota tractor stolen and they found it somewhere in northern Alabama. The thieves sold it to another unsuspecting person, and he’s out whatever money he spent. That kind of got me thinking of you and that the place that you purchased the unit from more than likely has the serial number, make, and model. Do you have it at your house? Do the implements to that tractor have serial numbers on them? God forbid somebody likes it better than you do. Do you have it insured in your house policy? If not, you might want to have a conversation with your insurance agent.
A. Yes, I have the serial numbers for all of my equipment, as does the dealer. And since it is financed through Kubota with their 0% interest for seven years, it is also covered by Kubota’s 100% replacement insurance program.
I didn’t have room in yesterday blog to congratulate Dave Cross, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of THE CHESAPEAKE: Tidewater Sagas, a collection of short stories of the shared memories of those who lived life to the fullest in the Chesapeake region, donated by my friend Ken Rossignol.
We had 37 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – I’m losing my mind, but as long as I keep the part that tells me when I’ve got to pee, I should be okay.