I came in, thirsty and hungry, and flopped down on the floor to watch Ironside. Joel had got up by this point and Philip rolled off the couch sometime early on in the show. We ate lunch...and I kidded the guys about not eating vegetables and putting sugar on their rice. (Rice needs salt...not sugar! Like grits, you know.)
Aunt washed the lunch dishes. I was going to; I even had the silverware in the water and was fixing to start...but the water was so hot and it bothered the raw place on my index finger. Still, I would have done it, but once a year it's kind of neat to pass off the dish washing to someone else! :D
After a while [I wish you could see these guys...it's so funny! They are sitting on the couch in an identical pose--one with an ipad, the other with a phone! :D], anyway, like I was saying...after a while, we went out and started working on the chicken coop. I drilled holes in the back board so we could wire it onto the frame. Then we decided we'd better put diagonal cross bars on it for support...that definitely helped. About the time we got to the second one, my phone rang.
I was expecting a phone call, so it didn't throw me off to much. I answered the call--it's always rather interesting talking to people you 'know' yet don't really 'know'. Miss Bethany and I talked about music, filmmaking, siblings, chickens, accents, and the word "Floridian". She'd never heard it before!
Meanwhile, I was also "bossing" the boys around. I had to put my phone down a couple of times to help out or demonstrate what I wanted done. Throughout the whole building processes, Curio was hanging around and someone almost always was holding the little ball of purring fur. I managed to only get my spurs caught in the wire seriously once.
(Savannah's talking to Philip and he's smiling that silly little smile of his--which is kind of like he's trying not to smile--why do 17 year old boys not like to smile?)
Before supper and after we were done with the coop for the day, I gave Joel a ride on Snip. I didn't have him crawl up behind me like I did Philip, but I just led Snip around. When I went to put him up, I tied him to the gate post like usual so I could un-saddle him and he freaked out. I don't know what caused it, but he reared up and I caught the falling hoof on my left leg. I'm rather sore and have a thigh long red and purple streak all the way to the top of my knee. I honestly thought he was going to fall down tied to the post, so I was trying to steer clear of his feet yet get back up to his head to hold him down. Anyway, he calmed down and didn't fall down (thankfully). I went ahead and removed the bit from his teeth first so he wouldn't tramp on the reins. I didn't want to risk that...not after I'd just been kicked.
So, it is with two limping legs that I write tonight. :) The right one because I need an adjustment and the left one because I got accidently walloped by a freaked out horse. I get the adjustment tomorrow...but it'll take few days for the bruising to go away in the other. I don't think I'll sleeping on my stomach tonight! :D