Lordy! And another work week starts.
Yesterday was rather interesting. Caught a punk kid wandering the back yard with his dog. Finally. Brazen little crap head thought he’d bluff his way around me. I didn’t exactly let him but did poke his juvies mores gently.
Then a whole host in two vehicles of the middle-class of recreational users choose the front drive to have a flat and change tires. Turns out to be father and his girlfriend; the daughter and her boyfriend; and the near neighbor. Neat.
The father is proud of his daughter – she’s in school and drawing a 4.0 GPA, which I must admit is pretty good, regardless of the subjects. The daughter is one of four. The father is not married.
They didn’t have a speed wrench (that tool that loosens the lug nuts holding the wheels on the hub) so I gave the father one. I had four (at one time, while running a business four trucks. Before selling out I’d cleaned out the trucks and had four lug wrenches hanging about for the last five years doing little for anyone. I carry travellers insurance for flats on the privately owned vehicle now.). I had to tell all of this to the father as he was reluctant to accept the wrench.
Tools that are truly useful seem to out last the owner, so I don’t regret putting one back into service, in this case with someone that travels a great deal. The father works on the Wind Farm crew and travels seventeen miles one way on back country roads every work day.
No. I can’t justify him not having one before gaining this one.
Oh, yes. The little dog gotten large broke one of those woven wire cables they sell to stake out animals. You know, those two piece cable units where one slides on a little pulley along the longer length to give the dog some room to roam.
My dog was eager to meet up with a free roaming dog and charged out to the length of his reach. The cable parted and sure enough he met the other dog – a very handsome Black and Tan (smooth haired) Dachshund named Little Man. The dog fits his name, like most of his kind he has a certain presence.
You’ll notice I said he. My dog may be strange, breaking a cable for a male dog.
However, it should be noted that my dog is a bachelor, without like kind friends in the house and could be just seeking company.
I’ll have to watch that.
From the reaches,