When Chad was a little, once I had laryngitis and could barely speak above a whisper. He kept yelling when he was talking to me and after every sentence, he would say “Can you hear me?” Yes! I can hear you but I cannot talk so that you can hear me! That went on for several days.
Today I was reminded of that incident. I had been out working in the garden and when I went back to the shop to get a different hoe, I found the little shovel I used to pick up what Speck leaves behind so I went and did that and as I was going into the woods to dump it, I glanced over at the water tank for the cows. The neighbor owns the cows and they aren’t here right now but they should be coming back soon. I had been telling Vince that we needed to clean it out again, so I looked over there to see how low the water was and . . there was a dead critter in the water tank. We keep a board in there for critters to crawl out if they fall in but I guess with the ice, he fell in and couldn’t find his way to the board to get out or the water was too icy and he couldn’t function.
My handy dandy iPod thing was around my neck and my earbuds in so I knew I couldn’t hear Vince so I was sending hand signals to him and . . he figured out what I was saying.
He was looking at me like . . what? I kept pointing over towards the tank.
This means . . there’s a dead critter in there!
He got the message! He got the critter out, then had to bail enough water to where he could lift and dump the tank.
He got enough water out to where he could lift it and dump it.
Vince will pressure wash it but . . another day . . some day before the cows get here. Then we’ll fill it up and be happy to welcome the new cows.