So yesterday I headed out about 6am to Tulsa to the Mike Johnson World’s Richest Invitational Junior Calf Roping. It was a three head roping and the top 15 in the average got to come back in the final Championship Round. I have to say I didn’t fair to well.
First calf out and the guy running the chutes didn’t wait for my nod. So he turned my calf out to fast and I wasn’t even ready. It was no wonder I missed. That set the tone for the whole roping. The Second calf I was so mad that it shook me and I missed again. By the third round I finally caught and was only one out of the money.
We headed home and stopped at Wal-mart and Sam’s on the way so we could pick up a few things. When we got home the day just kept on coming … Dad and I headed out to do the chores and found a piece of the new barn roof on the ground out side.
After inspecting the panel we found that there were no holes in it where it had been attached to the roof. So Mom called the contractor and found out that the building is six days out of warranty. So since we hadn’t inspected the roof since the last time they were out to repair their workmanship, we were out of luck.
Well, Mom wasn’t really happy to say the least. She called around to the local lumber yards and had a new piece ordered in. By the time it gets here the ice should be done and we will get up there ourselves and unscrew any screws holding the old piece down and remove it and then replace it with the new one making sure to attach it firmly so this doesn’t happen again.
After yesterday, we all slept in a bit. Mom didn’t have anything on her agenda for the day but sewing and a bit of running this afternoon. As for me I just didn’t want another repeat of yesterday where nothing seemed to go right.
Mom spent some of her time sewing and Dad and I watched a movie. Until he got called into work early that is. After that Mom and I decided it was time to get the running done. So we headed to pick up feed for the animals, my deer that we had processed and a deer that was for my uncle and his family. On the way home we had to stop and get some parts for the truck.
It seems that in this cold weather the truck has taken to dying when you pull up to a stop sign, traffic light or when slowing down to turn. So Mom stopped by the parts store and had them hook it up and it showed two spark plugs misfiring. So we got the plugs and hubs for those two.
We headed home but made one more stop on the way. For New Year’s Eve we will be having tacos. That means we needed cheese. When we stopped to get the cheese at the little grocery store in the small town a mile way, we found a blessing.
You see they had a delivery of tomatoes that they were over stocked with and they were giving them away. Yup, you guessed it Mom picked up enough to can up some to go with the deer for my uncle. Not to mention she got some for her to can for us.
When we got home we unloaded the truck and Mom went to work on those Tomatoes. Can you believe we are blessed enough to be canning stewed tomatoes just days before the new year???