Friday, April 17, 2015

We found a grader!

"Mom, I want to go find tractors," said Will as Kathleen and I were huffing and puffing on a long walk.

"I don't know if we're going to see any today, buddy," I said. "I've been looking but I haven't seen any."

I could tell the road had been recently graded - or at least the process started as there was a huge mound of gravel in the middle of the road. I was nervous the grader would come roaring back and we'd have to skedaddle off to the side of the road in a hurry. Those things move FAST.

Imagine my relief - and Will's delight! - when we happened upon the grader, completely driverless, sitting by the side of the road. We thoroughly inspected it, touched the tires, peered at the blade, pointed at the engine.

Took pictures, of course, because how often do you have a friend visiting from Montana, walking with you on an unusually warm April day, and you find a grader for your two year old?

Will wasn't entirely pleased. "I want to see a John Deere, mom," as though ordering a basket of fish and chips. "Can't promise we'll see a John Deere, Will." 

And then not five minutes later, what comes cruising down the road but an old John Deere tractor, completing the grading?

And THEN an enormous semi tractor-trailer, arriving to pick up the broken-down grader? 

Some kids get all the luck.


No comments:

Post a Comment