Saturday, August 30, 2008

Harvest Helper

Hubby has been incredibly stressed trying to get lots of harvesting done this week. Beginning on Sunday we have a big chance of rain, and dropping temps, weather that isn't conducive to getting the durum in undamaged.

My Dad has generously agreed to come up and help for a few days. Hubby has had a friend come out after work for the last two days as well. But essentially he has been on his own this week since Mr 18 traveled across the state for college. Labor Day at our house is always celebrated by actually doing labor. It's the middle of harvest and there are no last chance camping trips or cookouts here. We have called some friends looking for someone who can help this weekend, but either they have work of their own or other commitments to take care of.

I got Miss 10 to bed tonight, emptied the dishwasher, put away laundry and did all the usual night time preparation that needs to be done, then, because it's Friday, I poured half a glass of Shiraz, grabbed my book and I actually sat down to do nothing. Miss 15 got home from her evening of work and play at the football game. (the pep band had to play, but then after halftime she was free) I began hearing loud noises outside, I thought someones motorcycle had a serious problem and apparently they were trying to fix it under my front window. I was too lazy to get up and see what it was, then I began hearing voices and wondered if some of Miss 15's friends had decided to stop by. Moments later I heard footsteps on the porch, the front door slamming open and someone grunting and falling through the doorway. It was Mr 18, home with loads of laundry a few changes of clothes, his pillow, phone and a smile! He said, "I hear you could use some harvest help." Surprise! Hubby is very, very excited for the help and I was very excited to see him myself. It's my Fabulous Friday moment!

5 comments:

Allen Fieldhouse said...

what a nice surprise & such a kind act on the part of your son. see how good of a job you did with him??
also, a girl after my own heart, drinking my favorite wine AND reading a book! hope the weather cooperates, but hey, you're in n.d...

La Rêveuse said...

You can take the boy off the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy! Especially when he's got dirty laundry. ;)

See? I knew he'd be back, practically before you missed him. You raised a good kid. :D

Next time, have the whole glass!!!

joann said...

What a nice surprise. That's a long drive on a Friday night. What a great kid!

Anonymous said...

Aw, geez. You made me cry again. :) I agree with the other comments - you have three amazing kids. Good luck with harvest. And next time ... go for a full glass of wine. :) love, j.

Lo said...

What an awesome thing for Justin to do! I'm drinking a glass of shiraz while reading this post, so it's like we're having a drink together! Of course, you only had 1/2 a glass, so I'm having 1 and 1/2 glasses to make up for your deficit! (Don't worry. I rarely drink by myself, but before I turned on the computer I just thought a glass would be nice tonight. Quite the coincidence, huh?)