Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sometimes I think my husband is a real comedian without trying. We had to order some more tin for the roof because our original measuring was not quite spot on. But it was doable and we have been waiting for 5 pcs of tin to arrive. We got a call yesterday that it was in, so DH got busy and connected our very low trailer to the car and when we finished lunch we left over back roads to pick up the tin approx. 50 miles away. The back road we took turned out to be better than we thought because our summer has been very dry. When we arrived the tin was much longer than the trailer (almost twice as long) so DH bought some 2X6s and extended the trailer by about 6 ft. but when the tin was placed on the trailer the back end dragged on the ground. I said "Give in, we have to have it delivered". The building supply store agreed and it will be delivered Fri. with another load coming to the village for free. I think they just wanted us out of there because they had been closed for 45 min. by the time we all came to that conclusion. The drill DH had used to extend the trailer had a dead battery so we drove home with that ridiculous extension and took a wrong turn ending up at a dead end needing to turn around in very poor ground. In the end it took us 3 hrs. to get home and the whole adventure took about 6 hrs out of a busy life. Secretly I think DH enjoyed it all because he loves to be out in the wild driving along and seeing the country. Me, I was okay with it as I do like for him to enjoy himself and it only cost us the gas, time, buying coffee, and a little worry (what if we couldn't find the main secondary road). He and I agreed we had found a thirdendary road and had followed it to the end. We ended up having supper at 8:00 in the evening and then one of the kids called to say can you meet us on the main highway tomorrow for lunch at a solitary diner as they go thru truck driving. Here we go again!