Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Husband's Hair Raisin' Adventure as told by the Husband

Yep, that's right folks. This post is by the Husband. He had a pretty eventful adventure this week and wanted to share it with y'all. So without further adieu, here is the Husband and his story......


It all started when I got a phone call from my bestfriend Dean (aka Rent-a-Husband). He was headed to Shamrock, Texas to pick up our breed bull the next morning. After taking care of some business, I showed up at Dean's around 9:30 pm ( he lives in the world's greatest town Stephenville). We knew we had to get up very early to head out the next morning but we couldn't help but stay up till midnight talkin' bulls, cows, calves, etc. After a few hours of sleep, we rolled out of Stephenville about 3:30 am.

Everything went well on the way up there. We did, however, decide we were way too old to be staying up so late! We were draggin' butt. We pulled into Shamrock at 8:30 am. We got the bull loaded and talked with the Dr. for a few minutes. The bull was up there getting "collected" which means the vet was collecting and freezing his semen. Unfortunately, we didn't have much luck with it. His semen was to weak and didn't make it thru the freezing process. Anyways, we left Shamrock around 9:00 am. We should be back in Stephenville by 2 pm.

The first two hours or so driving were uneventful. Then we turned and headed due south. The 50 to 60 mph wind blowing west to east were becoming an issue. It was hard to keep the truck and trailer on the road and outta the way of the little cars, tumble weeds and dust storms. We even saw a guy who had very recently been blown OFF his motorcycle. It didn't look good but EMS were arriving on the scene as we were trying to get around the accident. All I could think was what was this guy thinking! I wasn't comfortable driving in a one ton truck let alone on a motorcycle!

Shortly thereafter, we spotted the first wildfire....then another and another. We were spotting the wildfires left and right. We counted six fires in less than an hour. Just after passing thru Wichita Falls, we spotted another one. This one was pretty dang big and was to our southwest. Not good. Wind blowing west to east at 50 to 60 and we're headed south. Dean decided it was a great time to tell me about a friend of ours who tried to out run a wildfire a few years back. I was already gettin' pretty darn nervous and did NOT need to hear this story. Our friend made it thru but his trailer floor caught fire. He was okay and got the trailer fire out before much damage was done.

While he was telling the story, we are getting closer to the fire. About that time, a fire truck pulled onto the highway headin' south. After a few miles, we decided we should pull over and let the fire truck get in front of us. We kept our distance from the truck but continued headin' south. Watchin' the fire very closely, we were confident that it was well off to our west. It is very flat and you can see forever. In a matter of 2 miles, we went from thinkin' we were fine to HOLY CRAP! As we were discussing what to do, cars and trucks were pulling over on the sides of the road. The fire truck disappeared in total darkness and we knew were were in trouble.

To be continued......

19 comments:

JamieH said...

CLIFF HANGER?!?!?! How much trouble did y'all get in?

LadyFi said...

What? Keeping us in suspense?

I'll be back...

Paintsmh said...

Oh my goodness!!! Yowsa not fun! At least you made it home!

Sorry about your bull not being able to be collected and stored. We had a similar, not the same though, problem with bull. The semen made it through freezing but it wasn't as good as it could have been. Always nice to get the other kind of bull that comes through 100% and has super stellar conception to boot.

threecollie said...

Oh dear! I am so afraid that I can see where this is going...let us know soon please, please, please

Neas Nuttiness said...

NO FAIR...how could you leave us hanging like this?

Faithful said...

Well....at least we know you made it though the fire or you wouldn't be telling the story...but what about Dean and the bull??? Are they even alive? Are you ALL burnt up? You are an onery one aren't you!! lol! Can't wait to hear the rest.....
Happy Easter to you and the wife!

Sydney said...

waaah cliff hanger!

Tatersmama said...

Not fair! I'm bitin' the fingernails here - and I can't afford to do that!

I'm glad that you're safe and sound though ( or you wouldn't be writin'... now would you?) and I hope you and the Missus have a Peaceful Easter!

Maria said...

Oh man, to be continued ... that's cruel

Robynn's Ravings said...

I'm with Faithful! At least we know you made it and that's something to be comforted with but can't wait for the rest of the story. Happy Easter!

Mikey said...

Awww c'mon!! Don't leave us hangin!! I was getting into this!!! I wanna know what happens!!

Shirley said...

Not fair!We'll probably have to wait 2 days for the rest of the story with tomorrow being Sunday Stills day! The husband can sure spin a tale!

Emma Rose said...

Oh dear...we know "the husband" is ok...(cause he's writing the story) but how's the bull????

Pony Girl said...

Ok! Husband! Wow! You need your own blog! ;) I hope everything turned out okay, I'm assuming so if you are writing this post. Can't wait to hear the rest though. Find those Easter eggs quick and get back to it.
p.s. I just read about Stephensville in "American Cowboy" magazine and decided that this single cowgirl needs to move there, LOL!
Happy Easter to the Gizzard's family!

Dusty Devoe said...

You stinker! Leaving us with a cliff hanger! Glad to hear you are okay, but am waiting on pins and needles to hear the ending! Happy Easter!

CTG Ponies said...

Oh, come on! That's not fair to leave us hanging!!!

Paige said...

Damn. Well obviously he made it home..but I want the rest of the story!

Train Wreck said...

Um, hello? Mister Blog Patrol. I hate to be the one to tell you this, but well...YOU can't stop Telling a edge of our seat story! You will be punished. So finish already... Sittin on the edge hurts my butt! I don't know how much longer I can hold on?
Hahaha Oh And HAPPY EASTER!! Hope you both got a basket full of colored eggs!

Homestay Mama said...

I'm reading faster and faster--my heart is racing--the suspense is mounting and then, "to be continued!" Aaaarrrgh!

Also I made the mistake of reading backwards--that's what I get for missing a couple days of posts and having to catch up--so I've already read Kit's post today and know you're not feeling much like continuing your story just yet!

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. But I'm looking forward to the rest of your story when you feel up to it!