We are fortunate to have a friend with a wrecking yard and he had a tire. DH changed out the tire and everything was good until last Sunday. She called again. Her tire was flat, we were very busy with the Ancient Ones so we told her to check to see where the hole was. They discovered that the rim was cracked. DH went to the friend and found two steel wheels, and DH had two tires that he mounted and balanced and we took them her house to switch out the cracked rim and another tire for the newer ones.
DH had a helper.
I have been spending an inordinate amount of time taking care of the Ancient Ones and there are days that they are argumentative *meaning frustrating*. I needed a little bit of help around the house and garden so I asked if the middle grandson Gabe would mind coming to spend the night to help me pick tomatoes. His older brother and sister are already back in school, but he doesn't go back until September 2. Anyway I retrieved him and he helped pick tomatoes.
Gabe checked out the carrots.
We also checked out the giant pumpkins.
OF course there has to be some fun.
Of course you have to feed your farm hands well. We had pizza, and bacon bread for dinner. Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream for dessert, and blueberry pancakes, and chocolate milk for breakfast. We watched his favorite TV shows today before I took him home to his mamma. It is kind of bittersweet and reminds me of a John Wayne movie called The Cowboys.
The premise of the movie is that there is a gold rush and no adult men around to help John Wayne herd his cattle to market-- so he hires the boys from the local school.
John Wayne has just told his wife that the cook is on his way but won't be there for a few days so she will have to cook for all those boys.
Her comment: "I miss the sound of boys."
I agree I sure do miss the sound of boys.