September 22nd 2013 8:46 pm
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Daddy rented the mini excavator to try to fix some of the water issues on our property. He operated it all day Saturday and today the “handyman” came over and operated it. First the “handyman” called daddy and tried to tell daddy that he would come over on Tuesday instead of today like he promised, but daddy told him that the excavator had to be back at the rental place tomorrow morning so Tuesday was out of the question. So the “handyman” said he would be here shortly but didn’t show up until 11:30AM.
Anyhow, daddy let the “handyman” operate the excavator and guess what happened? It started to rain with lightning and thunder. Our dirt turned to mud so daddy and the “handyman” took time out for lunch and to let the storm pass, which it did. After lunch, they went back outside and before too long, daddy came back in the house and told momma that he needed to use her car to go get gas for the excavator because it was empty. That might sound like an easy thing to do, but remember we live in the rural area and the closest gas station is over 8 miles away and is CLOSED on Sundays so daddy had to drive all the way to Zuni to get diesel fuel.
The only gas can daddy had was a five gallon container so it wasn’t much for the excavator but would have been plenty had the excavator not gotten a rock stuck in one of it’s tracks and now refuses to move out of the mud. Yup, the ole excavator is currently stuck in our back yard and there is no way we can get it out and onto the towing trailer, plus the “handyman” used all five gallons of gas trying to get the excavator to dislodge the rock, but it didn’t.
Daddy says he is going to call the rental company tomorrow morning and ask them what he should do.
Puffy – in need of a good nap and tow truck.
Well, for nappin', I recommend using a stuffie pillow. I got no idea bout da tow truck.
I'm headed right over, I'll dig that captivator out right away!!
OH NO PUFF.. poor Daddy .. life in New Mexico is a challenge .. guess everything has a trade off ! Hope daddy gets help soon !
Oh noes! Well, I could come and perhaps dig out some of the mud. I am very good at digging holes and tunnels. Have a good nap Puffy!