Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Soup Truck,It's On The List

Hi there! How you all been? It's been busy around here getting things ready for the winter months. One of the things that we do for the winter is cut wood. Well, Hubby cuts it. If I do anything, it's load it in the truck or help stack it in our wood shed.(The front porch of our old house.lol)

Well, since it's that time of year, we loaded up our things and went to Mom and Dad's place to cut some wood. (Hubby and Dad cut and load. Me and Mom set  in the house and visit with each other. I know, it's a hard life.) Hubby doesn't like using his good truck for hauling firewood. When I help, I have a tendency of not tossing the wood high enough over the sides of the truck. That usually causes a dent or scratch at least once a year. So instead, Hubby uses, what we call, our Soup Truck.

Now don't go laughing at us. It's not a truck that used to haul soup back and forth from farm to store. It's a one ton, rusty, Chevy dually. We call it the Soup Truck because it looks like a Cambell's Soup can. It's red with a stripe. We also call it the Soup Truck because Hubby used to call it The One Ton Truck. I, with my wild imagination, turned that into Won Ton Truck. Therefore, The Won Ton Soup Truck.(Ok, it's a stretch, but it stuck.)

Anyway, Hubby and  I took the Soup Truck over to Mom and Dad's. Now, this truck is NOT in the best of shape, but it does it's purpose. We hardly take it off the farm. If we do, it's not more than a couple miles down the road. If you drive it and it hits a bump, the whole front end will start shaking so bad that Hubby has to almost stop in the road, and then start back up. Yep, front end needs some work done to it. It's on the list.

The brakes leave something to be desired too. Most of the time Hubby uses the emergency brake to slow us down. It DOES have breaks but, the break lines are sooooo bad, they could go at any minute. As many hills and things that are around here. You don't want that to happen. It's a stick shift, so that helps on saving the breaks some. The breaks are on the list of things to fix too.

And like most of the farm vehicles that I know, the passenger side floor board is so full of junk(chains, truck parts, tool boxes, water bottles, etc....).that it's hard for me to actually get in and sit. After I finally moved everything so that I can get in and sit, Hubby informed me that he chased a mouse out of all of the junk just a few minutes ago. Great.So not only am I going to have to worry about breaks going out, and the front end falling off the truck,  I'm stuck in this truck with possible mice that will go up my pants leg, travel up to my shirt, and eat my innards out. That's just what I wanted.

Well, we got to Mom and Dad's just fine. No big incidents. Me and Mom had a nice visit, and Dad and Hubby loaded the truck bed with a good amount of wood to keep us warm in the winter. It was dark as we   were leaving Mom and Dad's place. When Hubby turned on the lights (they all worked!) to the truck, I saw a mouse run away from the truck. Looks like it just escaped. Nice, we just left Mom and Dad a little visitor. Oh well, that's one less that's going to be in this truck.

As we were going down their driveway. Hubby let out a yell. "Something just jumped on my foot!" He quickly turned the interior lights on.  And low and behold an ugly, ratty, old water bottle had rolled down from all of the junk that he had piled up and on to his foot.  I laughed the whole way home. Even when the truck's front end stated to shake so bad that I thought we were going to wreck.  So cleaning out the truck........It's on the list.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, hehehehehehehe

12 comments:

Candy C. said...

Funny, funny!! You had me laughing out loud! :)

angela said...

your list is as bad as ours. hahaha see having a wood fire is so good for the soul, what ever would we do without it for laughs.

Modern Day Redneck said...

Just look at all those memories you are creating.

Happy Days said...

You are so funny!! Enjoyed your story! Am worried about your Soup Truck though. Hope you get it fixed soon. We need a photo of the Soup Truck by the way!! ...debbie

granny said...

Love it ! You should seriously consider writing childrens books sfg!!
You have a wonderful story telling gift :0)

sariah said...

Oooh, that water bottle story brought me a good chuckle this morning! :-) And I'm glad to know my husband's work "car" filled with the same sort of stuff is in good company. The back trunk is his "portable" toolbox-- filled to the BRIM.

Carolyn Renee said...

You just described the back seat of OUR work/farm truck! :)

Feral Female a.k.a. Vicki Locey said...

Funny post SFG!

thecrazysheeplady said...

That's HILARIOUS!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

This was such a funny post! I'm visiting from somewhere, wish I could remember...

duckidaho said...

I've had some trucks like that. Cheers, duckidaho

Carol............. said...

Well, your post certainly started my day off with a good laugh! Thanks....

And the horse post...I had a couple of horses given to me over the past 2 years and they're still here. What did you say about pulling on the reigns to stop? LOL!