I love my husband…. I love that he can do almost anything…. But sometimes I can’t figure out what in the world he is thinking….
He told me that he wanted to try this new work out; but he’s convinced he needs the world’s largest tractor tire to do it…. So yesterday, as the clouds are rolling in, we pull up to this crazy little house; no kidding, a large gust of wind could blow it over any moment now… and Matt gets permission to dig, from their backyard, the biggest tire I’ve ever seen. (might I add that, of the two available tires, he couldn’t have picked the one that was more accessible, because it must have belonged to the “smaller” tractor…) Matt had brought a pick-axe… but we needed a shovel… I make myself useful and retreat to the car, because the wind is freezing and blowing large tumbleweeds all over the place, to call Father Chris (who had no idea what he was getting into… we thought that Matt had already dug most of it up and that we just needed some help getting the tire out of ground and into the truck bed). Chris arrives, and the boys decide to pry the tire from its resting place by roping it to our trailer hitch….. The tire must have been buried for fifteen years or so, because we broke our new tie downs and four different ropes…. Who does this?… It’s not working (the tire was bigger than we thought and half filled with hardened dirt/mud), so Matt and Chris commence digging for another 30minutes in the now RAINY cold (of course I had decided to wear shorts and flip-flops that day). Meanwhile, Zuma (our doggie) is fanatical in the truck-bed, seeing as some cat nearby is wickedly taunting her…. We try again and … yep you guessed it… rope #5 breaks! BLAH… Any girl would have gone to the junk yard, spent 20 bucks and been done… : )! Next, the owner of the property comes out with a 2X4 and has an idea to jury rig the tire to the truck, using rope and the board. He must be a genius… because it works! Leaving a hole twice the size of me in the ground, that we (or rather the boys) spent the next 15 min re-filling…. Mission accomplished!
Oh, and I must say… the tire looks absolutely stunning in the backyard! A lovely addition; totally the look I was going for! Haha!!!