Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 25, 2011

A Downer and a Cure

My  truck went and blew a spark plug (again) and is in the shop waiting for repairs. The plug took out the cap and coil causing the truck to sound like a very old tractor or a threshing machine. The last time this happened, my mechanic was able to heli -coil the head. Hopefully, I will get lucky this time also.

When feeling blue, how can I stay that way when I look at this face?

A trip down memory lane also helps. I can't believe the time has gone by that fast!

Then if I go way back in time to my high school days, I think of the fun I had building this boat in the basement during Christmas vacation. Eight feet long, four feet wide and twelve inches deep. For all you metric types, I'll let you do the math. With a 10 horse power motor and racing prop, it did an honest 32 miles/ hour. I had it all over Lake of The Woods for four seasons.  The boat cost about $50.00 to build and  was worth every penny. Believe it or not, two people fit cozily inside. When the big waves came along, powering down got the nose to come up, and it was dry in waves up to four feet high.

There! I feel better already!

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