William made it to NC from Oregon and I drove to Charlotte to meet him there so we could go look at goats. Its a 3 and half hour drive but I enjoyed sightseeing on the way. The trouble was when I got to the city and all the traffic. Made me realize why I don't like leaving the homestead! Luckily I keep a safe distance behind the driver in front of me because while I was sitting at a red light a truck slams into the back of my truck. I was talking to William on the cell phone as he was telling me where to turn to meet him so he heard me scream. Scared both of us. I was far enough back that I didn't hit the dump truck in front of me so when the light turned green I pulled into a service station and the driver of the pickup followed me. Thank goodness I was driving Williams pickup that has a heavy bumper because it didn't do any damage. The other guy had a big pickup too with a heavy bumper and no damage there either. So after asking me if I was OK and me telling William there was no damage we went on our way. After driving another hour to see the goats we were going to go out to dinner. On our way back to the motel there was a young man sitting in his car on the side of the road. William pulls over to see if he can help. He had ran out of gas and just arrived in Charlotte from Alabama and was on his way to his mothers home. Not only did he run out of gas he had no money for more. He wanted us to take him to the next exit and he would call his mom. Well William hooked to the young man's car and we towed him to the next exit where it took us forever to find a gas station. William paid for the gas and gave him some money to get something to eat. By that time it was getting late so instead of the steak dinner we had planned we grabbed McDonald's and took it back to the room to eat while we rested and caught up on the news. William had to leave out today for MO so we got up this morning and had a wonderful breakfast, found a laundromat to do his laundry and then I headed home. Sabrina and Katie fed and milked while I was gone. It felt good to be able to go away and know the animals would be looked after. Diva was happy to see me this afternoon and Nitro could have cared less as long as I had his cookies in my pocket!
Other news around the homestead is Ginger our bourbon red turkey died. She was old and caught a chill when our temps dropped and just couldn't seem to shake it even with antibiotics. The baby bunnies are running around everywhere and squeal like a pig when you pick them up. Going to set out strawberries and cabbage tomorrow. Time to start thinking gardening and getting everything ready for spring.
Thought For The Day
A mere rearranging of letters is all that separates the "Ha Ha" of laughter and the "Aha" of invention.