What a difference a day makes….

The good news is that I got the “Cowboy Cadillac” back. I have been without my truck for 2 weeks and I’m not sure how much longer I could have made it. She laid down on me while hauling hay from Captain Flora’s farm. Lynn is the Captain on A-shift at Lucky #13. See the related post  HERE.

Lynn was a huge help in that he allowed me to use his truck to make my deliveries that day. He offered to let me have it more or longer but I was a little nervous hauling with equipment I don’t own. It’s nice to know it’s there if I need it. I picked up my truck on Sunday and was at the station Monday. Tuesday morning, Lynn brought a load of hay into the station. We unhooked his truck, backed the Cowboy Cadillac into position and I was back on the job!

It tickles me to see the looks we get from “City” residents when I haul hay or livestock into the City … it’s like they have never seen anything like it before.  Whats that??  Hay ?? In the City??? LMAO. Like when we couldn’t get  a new lawn mower for Station #3  and “someone” brought a goat in …..

LMAO .. I love that video.  Anyway, I’m now trying to play “catch up” on 2 weeks worth of undelivered hay. It makes for long hard days but when you end up in places like this … with these kind of views …. it worth all the hard work..

Whats funny though is how 1 day can change so much. Yesterday was 40 something degrees, sunny and pleasant for the most part. This morning … not so much…

The Buckaroo and I woke to a wintery mix. Sleet, snow and freezing rain. I don’t think we’ll be hauling much hay today. We still have the regular chores …. feeding, watering etc so the day wont be a total loss.

I do hope to finish up early today so I can make tonight’s pod cast over on Firefighter Netcast.com  Rhett and John have asked all the finalist for the   Black Diamond Boots 2010 / 2011 Fire and EMS Blog of the Year Contest  to be guests. The show airs LIVE @ 9pm (est) and can be found   HERE

Speaking of the contest, voting is still open and will remain so through January. You can cast your vote every 6 hours   HERE.

Ironfiremen.com is currently holding a 100 or so vote lead but I know that the “gap” can be closed rather quickly. I have my fingers crossed because I really want to win this thing. All of the blogs are great sites to visit so take the time to check them all out.

Speaking of my being in the lead …. we have also hit the “300 Vote” mark! WooooHooooo!!! Thanks and keep up the good work! This benchmark means another piece of the “covering” is removed from our pics ….. here ya go …

The 400 vote mark takes away even more!  Thanks again for following and taking the time to vote. Don’t forget to tell all your friends and to “share” / “like” on Face Book as well as to “tweet” on Twitter.

I’ll see ya (or at least hear from ya) tonight @9 on Firefighter Netcast …. sounds like a really fun show that you wont want to miss.

Until next time, stay safe and in house!

Captain Wines