After lunch, I took my essay for the Trinity Foundation essay contest to the Post Office. From there, I bounced over to Save-a-Lot and bought a bag of water softener salt. I managed to knock my new hat off when I picked the sack up and threw it over my shoulder. (Speaking of which, I can feel that spot between my shoulder blades that I hurt this morning carrying all my tack at once--my cellphone had slipped around to the small of my back and my saddle was perched on that, making things uncomfortable.)
Anyway, I decided it was high time for me to visit the "G and W" (as we call Goodwill) and look for some jeans to replace the one I've worn out over the summer. When I walked in (hat and spurs as usual), a tall black guy started singing some song that started out "Yee-haw" and had something about "pretty girls" in it. Apparently some country/rap artist named Micheal Knight sings it. I couldn't help but laugh...I didn't know exactly what to make of it all to start with, but wound up concluding that the man was not being disrespectful, but he was just having fun (and apparently he either works at Goodwill or is a regular due to the way he was interacting with the staff). I was highly amused to say the least.
I poked around and ended up with two pairs of jeans (I tried on three--the third pair I could barely get zipped. When I took them off I realized why--they were size 6!!) I also picked up a really pretty Western shirt ("Designed in Texas--Made in China"; that made me laugh.) The only other thing I got was a wide brown belt--it's too big for me, but that was purposeful...it's to carry my not-yet made coon-hide pouch on my not-yet made 1500's Flemish peasant dress. :)
From there I went and got fuel--both regular ol' gasoline and some diesel. I managed to splash gas all the way up to my elbow on my left arm (it's hardly surprising that my watch band still smells slightly like gasoline--even though I washed it). Now I'm set to mow the grass again (I ran out right before I was done on Saturday, so I finished up with the weed-wacker!)
Then I dropped in to visit with someone for a few minutes before continuing on to our place and checking the electric wire. I had thought that I had seen a place where the electric wire was wrapped around the barb-wire, but I couldn't find it. However, I did find a post laying on the ground holding the wire down--thus effectively grounding it. I set that back up and then cleared the entire length of the fence row (some places still need a little work, but at least nothing is touching at the moment--I would have done a better job only I was beginning to really need something to drink.) I plugged the fence it (had to flip the breaker) and the it started working! I went in and turned the kitchen sink on to clear the pipes so I could have something to drink. Suddenly I realized there was no water coming out of the pipe though there had been when I first turned it on. Sooo...I grabbed some tools and headed for the well. Sure enough, the ants had the points clogged seriously. In a matter of minutes, that was fixed and I got my drink.
I came home, unloaded the fuel, dumped the salt into the water softener, fed the cats, fed the horse, fed myself, scrubbed the dishes, scrubbed myself...and...and...now I'm sitting here!