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Monday, November 15 2010

The thing I love so much about your notes to me, is that you people make me feel NORMAL!  God love ya! And I do too!

Diane is a perfect example!  After Other Half squished his finger and mangled up his ring while the two of us were trying to pull a horse cart down the street with a mule, (read: Red-light Adventures in Carting ), Diane shared this with me.  I begged her to let me post it.  This is soooooo something I'd do!


".........your little adventure reminded me of something I did once....well, let's just say I was glad no one was around to see me in the midst of it.
The goaties wrecked my fencing. 2 little goaties did more damage than 3 horses. They rubbed up against the fence to get rid of their spring shed......and all of a sudden, I had wires running all over the place. I was using welded wire then, not woven. Now I avoid the whole issue and use cattle panels.
But I digress.
The fence was ruined. So, I went and bought the same kind again, and went to put it up. (You see here, I still had not learned my lesson?!?!?!) Now, fencing comes rolled up in these neat tight little bundles....pretty solid and easy to handle.
Alas, when you take down bad fencing and roll it up for disposal, the closest you can come to *neat* is about the size of a round bale. So there this monstrosity sat.....right up against the back porch. I didn't have my tractor then, so my next problem was how to get this eyesore up to the dump with my garden tractor and cart.
I decided it would be easier if the whole mess were I got the brilliant idea of climbing up on the porch rail (which is roughly 7-8' above ground level) and JUMPING on this huge roll.
I did NOT flatten it. IT launched ME about 6 feet in the air like a wire trampoline. I landed in a heap, looked around on the faint chance that anyone had seen me indulge in this lunacy........
Then I went inside and called my father, who came up with his big tractor and crushed that evil roll into submission.......ROF........
But even now, when I go to do something questionable.....I remember that roll of wire......and try to find a better way.....LOL....
Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose......
But at least I haven't put myself airborne lately......."
Diane I.

I laughed so hard that I almost peed in my pants!  That's me!  That's me!  I'd do something JUST LIKE THAT!  In fact, I even have a roll of wire just like hers!  See!

Fortunately I haven't climbed on the barn and launched myself off of it, but that is only because it isn't beside a building.  Had it been close enough to the pump house, Gooberhead that I am, I "might" have tried that. Thankfully, I have Diane's little adventure to educate me!

See how much we learn from each other!

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:13 pm   |  Permalink   |  5 Comments  |  Email
Diane, I SO would have done exactly what you did. It would never have occurred to me that the wire was so strong. Glad you're okay and glad you weren't seen.
Posted by CeeCee on 11/16/2010 - 09:25 AM
Oh that's hilarious:) I'm looking at your pile and thinking "Please don't jump on that, there's a metal fence pole there ready to impale someone":(
Posted by Karen on 11/16/2010 - 09:53 AM
No, my pile of wire has become part of the landscape now! The blackberries grow on it! It sits there, an eyesore, laughing at me.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 11/16/2010 - 11:20 AM
Oh, just seeing that roll of evil wire gives me flashbacks....LOL.... What on EARTH was I thinking?!?!?! And how have I survived this long??? LOL Truly, God watches out for children and fools.
Posted by Diane I. on 11/16/2010 - 03:58 PM
Ugh, the blackberries, they just take over anything and everything. I joke that in this neck of the woods, if the countryside was abandoned, in ten years it would be a choking mess of blackberries and cottonwood saplings.
Posted by karen on 11/16/2010 - 06:34 PM

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