I knew my better half kept our farm going, but I never knew how much, or what he did until now. A broken ankle puts a person in a position of having to rely on another. In my case, my hubby has to rely on me.
Frankly, I never bothered to learn how to do what he does, or what needs to be tended to. Why would I? He does a great job, keeps things running, and even if I had tried to do what he does, it wouldn’t have stuck in my mind. Heck, I can’t do as good a job as he does, and I’m too lazy to try to prove I’m capable of learning all that stuff.
We live on forty acres and he’s the one that built our house. He’s the one that put in the orchard, vineyard and garden, plus the watering systems. Thank goodness they’re all watered with timers. The garden’s the exception.
So far, I’ve learned how to turn on the little valve sitting on the ground. Lucky I even found that hidden little gadget. Turn more if the water pressure is low, turn less if it’s high (meaning not watering the orchard at the time).
Now, winter’s coming on, and I need to learn all about our solar water pump, heat tapes, and a whole pile of other things. Add to that; learn how to keep my better half from coming outside to show me how.
I’m getting there, and believe he is beginning to trust me (at least a little).
Okay, fine. Now I need to run our business (no idea about the accounting side as he’s the bean counter), and all the other things he does. But, I drew a line when he asked me to iron his pants.
So, I want to hear from you. Write us about a time you either had to rely on someone else to help you, or a time you were required to help another.
Your challenge: Write us about a time you either had to rely on someone else to help you, or a time you were required to help another.
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Challenge: Write us about a time you either had to rely on someone else to help you, or a time you were required to help another.
BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES. HUGE WOW! Please let me know if I missed anyone's post and I'll get it linked for next week. My husband just had surgery for his broken foot, so I may be slow at getting back to this.
The Texas State Spelling Bee, by Heather-child of God, C.
Armadillo, by Jay W.
Happy Birthday Shel Silverstein, by Veronica Hosking
A Beneficial And Tasty Genetic Modification, by William Dotani
Armadillo - Aardvark / Nonsense Poem, by Sharon P.
The Animal Spelling Bee, by Don Ford
Armand the Armadillo, by Karen Vaughan
ARMADILLO HAIKU, by Douglas Raymond ROSE
In Praise of the Armadillo, by A.F. Stewart
Tracy Fabre Mystery, by William Dotani
Granny Janny wrote the following:
Arm a dillo with care
And watch out for your hair
Cause when it shoots
It goes for your roots
And leaves you bald and bare
Don't bark at an aardvark
Especially in the dark
It'll creep into your pants
Looking for ants
And leave a permanent mark
And don’t forget Connie C.’s updates.
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