Monday, July 28, 2008

i'm a redneck woman (i ain't no high class broad)

about a week ago, chase's lawn mower died. he took it to get fixed, and they called today to say that it was ready for pick-up. while we do have a truck, we do not own a trailer. who would have ever thought we needed one? we've made it just fine without one until now.

anyway, our neighbor, shannon, owns just a little bit of everything (including a trailer), and he was willing to let us borrow it to go get the mower. unfortunately though, chase was working and wouldn't be able to get to the mower store before they closed. so....this left me as the one and only available person to go get that thing.

yes, i drove all through town and up the highway outside of town just like this...

...with mower and trailer in tow.

you could see the people that i passed cock their heads and look with a "what in the world?" look at what could have only looked like a 12 year old driving a monster truck. but, i made it. i wasn't too sure i was going to make it back because when i pulled up to the store i didn't calculate my exit very well! so, after the mower got tied down, i had to back up the trailer amid a parking lot full of tractors. (i know their are plenty of females who don't understand the difficulty in backing a trailer, but just trust me here.) thank goodness i had practice from backing a boat in the lake! or as chase tells me almost on a daily basis for just about everything...."you're a redneck from the country. shouldn't you know how to do that?"

yes sir. i do. i know how to work that lawn mower, too, but i'm going to continue playing stupid on that one!

6 comments:

Lance and DK said...

you let chase make fun of you all you want, but those redneck ways have served you well all these years. just ask puck!!! she helped to make you a certified redneck. isn't that right puck?! love ya, mama

Heather said...

I'm quite impressed that you drove the truck AND the trailer. I've only driven the truck twice, and both times were absolutely necessary. That thing intimidates me.

Anonymous said...

awesome! i bet you got some nods of respect on the the road too. go you! love, holly

Anonymous said...

the truth of the matter is that your husband probably could not back up like you did - he is a city slicker. honey

Amanda said...

Just yesterday I was driving the four-wheeler around the yard picking up limbs with our trailor attached! Not such as odd site in Winona though.haha Missed ya'll Monday night!

Anonymous said...

Desire...

I am so proud that you remembered your ol redneck ways and pulled this off successfully! I will have to tell Pappaw...he will be so proud!

Puck