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Friday, January 6, 2006

Mud Slide

We had Copper's X-ray done yesterday and were relieved on one hand to find that his spleen remains intact. But that also means we don't know what's wrong with him, so we'll continue to keep an eye on him. Yesterday I discovered my GPS is not infallible. There's a covered bridge out in Graysville I wanted to take a picture of and I had some extra time so when I got to the road I went down it. It was the wrong road (there's an old barn that looks similar) but my GPS said I could continue and pick up rt 21. The tar ran out and became gravel, then cinders, then cinders and dirt and then..... two muddy ruts in the grass. I looked at my GPS and saw route 21 was only a tenth of a mile and when I looked up  I saw a house so went for it. Bad decison - the road curved up and then right into the stream. There must've been a small bridge there at one time that got washed away. I actually thought it would be a very cool picture, but my car was pointed down towards the water, since it's been raining and all the snow melted the mud was deep and slick and I was indeed sliding towards the stream and more importantly, when I stopped, my CRV started sinking. This was not good. I hit reverse and gently pushed on the gas as not to spin my wheels and managed to back all the way back to the cinder part of the road. I was very glad to get out of there - even if I had been able to tell anyone where I was there was no way to get a tow truck down there. In other news one of my patients offered me TWO goats yesterday so I'm busy trying to convince David we should take them. I already cleared it with my boss and she said goats are ok to accept, jewelry is not. If they're not payment or a gift I can take them and since they are indeed Freebie Goats they could be mine. I could have my very own goats!


mosie1944 said...

I love your pictures; the buildings all look so old, and quaint.  We have lots of anti-bellem houses and buildings around here, but nothing that looks as old as the buildings in some of the pictures you show us.

mosie1944 said...

Oh, and about the goats.... if you've never had goats, study up.  They can jump fences, crawl under fences, and get into all kinds of trouble.  They'll eat trees, flowers, and shrubs, and love to get on top of cars, denting them with their sharp little hooves.  I love goats; you just need to have the right facilities for them.