For most of you the ritual of picking up the morning paper is a matter of walking out to the front porch or the driveway a few feet away and picking it up.  Or maybe you have trained your buddy Rover to fetch it for you.  I’ve seen that done. . .

    When you are in the country, the paper is a bit farther away from the house.  Our mailbox is about a quarter of a mile from the back door of the house.  I decided that I wasn’t interested in “fetching” the paper from the end of the driveway everyday and so I did not get a subsciption to the paper when we moved here.  If DH wanted the paper he’d start it himself!

    While I was on a 3 week travel for business I returned to learn that DH had started a subscription to the weekend paper.  It shouldn’t have surprised me.  Now, I couldn’t wait to hear how he intended to make that run to pick it up early in the AM. 

    Well, I have just witnessed quite a sight!  Let me digress a bit first. . . In April of this year, just after we moved to the farm DH and I found, through good friends, a 1955 Farmall tractor.  This machine had been loved and worked a small farm for a man for years.  It still ran, but needed some repairs and a bit of paint.

Before Restore

    DH and RS, the man next door, sand blasted, painted and replaced parts for months. It was apparently one of those “man-cave” tasks that they bonded doing. I took them water, snacks, sometimes lunch. In the heat of the summer they toiled. I took photos; I”m so helpful. . .

     It turned out very nicely! They are so proud of themselves. DH would like to take it to the fair and show it. He has joined an antique farm equipment club.  That is a story for another day. . .

 

 

     I suppose by now you have figured out my DH’s mode of transportation to and from the newspaper in the morning. His ritual is now set. It’s not as though DH and I couldn’t use a bit of aerobic exercise. Well, I suppose it is a way to ensure the old Farmall gets run weekly. I just wish he didn’t run it so early in the morning; it might wake the neighbors!

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