So yes…I messed up — I completely spaced off blogging on Friday (and I even had a topic) but sometimes material lends itself it its own time and we had quite an adventure in it this weekend.
Mark purchased a cow from his “uncle” Jim which we needed to pick up this weekend — unfortunately we didn’t really have a way to pick her up. Cows don’t really ride in the back of pickup trucks the way dogs do 🙂 So we went about looking to rent a trailer but turns out no one around here does that (you can rent a skidsteer and a small crane but not a trailer — go figure). So we were in a precarious position of MUST BUY. Mark and Connor took off on Tuesday to look at one he had found but it turned out to be junk, so when we saw this beauty on craigslist
we were all over it. We made plans to go look at it about noon on Saturday. Come Saturday I called the owner to get his address/directions, all that good stuff and he tells me there are a few interested parties (one coming at 11:30) so the sooner we can get there the better. Mark thinks this guy might be bluffing to increase the demand, but since we are slightly desperate we get right on it and get on the road hoping to be there about 11:00. We found the place no problem (have I mentioned that I LOVE the iphone! and that it can give me directions at any time in the palm of my hand? — the garmin is better but the portability just can not be beat).
The owner is outside (apparently he is a goat farmer) and asks Mark if he is Harvey — nope, but the trailer is there and he has told everyone the first cash buyer can have it. So the deal is done. Mark is literally taking the money out of his pocket and along drives another car! Two minutes later and the trailer would have been gone! Again the owner asks if this is Harvey (apparently the guy who was supposed to get there at 11:30) and he also says no. As we are hooking up the trailer (probably 8 minutes after we arrived) along comes Harvey. It was surreal. 10 minutes later, we would have missed out on the trailer and not even been the runner up!
Fortunately for us we “won” this round but I have definitely been on the opposite end of these adventures and it makes me more certain that everything happens in its own time. Many people in our lives right now are searching for their next step and my prayer for them is eyes wide open to the possibilities and steady legs ready to make the leap when the time comes, but it will come (although I’ll be the first to admit that waiting is a “beach”) 🙂
Lessons from a trailer for a Monday morning. What a way to start the week 🙂
P.S. If you know my mom you’ll get a kick out of this one — I had no more than said the words “somebody up there must like you” to Mark when we both looked at the clock to see 11:11