Sunday, April 07, 2013

Taking Out The Trash…

Before Grandpa passed I went to stay with Granny while he was in the hospital for a minor surgery….

One day I decided to take off the trash at Granny’s, they have a small dump on the property. So I loaded up the trash into the van and asked Granny, “can I go up to the dump thru the gate out back or do I have to drive up to the gate on the top of the hill?”

I was tryin’ to make this a simple as possible. I hadn’t seen any cows by the house and I knew I could leave the gate open… simple.

“yes, you can.” she replied.

I drove up the rode dirt road to the coal pits to the family dump, and I noticed that this road hasn’t been driven on in long time… LONG TIME!!! When I came to a turn in the road… There was a HUGE MUD PUDDLE!!


Keep in mind that there has been a 2 year drought in Oklahoma and I find the only mud puddle in the state! And what do I do???

Decide to drive thru it!!!

YES! I attempted it.

I thought this out. I didn’t just drive off into it halfcocked like so many people think I do. I actually think about things. I can’t help it if shit goes wrong. And it always does!

I decided to put 2 tires in the dry side of the puddle and 2 in the mud and took off… at a good pace. I knew if I drove slow it would bog down and I’d be stuck. Yeah. Well I got stuck.

O Holy Shit!! And the gate is open!! Don’t you know those stupid cows are runnin’ at top speed to house! They have a 6th sense about the gate. If there is an opened gate, they are out it before I can blink an eye!! I haven’t stayed one time with Granny that I hadn’t had to put in cows!!

Panic set in!! I rocked that van back and forth, I had to get that van out before Grandpa came home.  I have to get to the house before the cows do… And the more I rocked it more it was stuck!!!

I turned into a 12 year girl scared to death I was gonna get beat by Grandpa!! Shit shit shit!!!!

I thought should call Roy! He would come and get it out but I’d get bitched at for another stupid thing I’ve done.

I could call my brother, he’d never answer his phone. He had helped me get my car out the last it was stuck.

Come to think of it, he has helped me get my car unstuck 3 or 4 times. That could be why he doesn’t answer his phone.

I could call my brother in law or my cousin but I would just look stupid… so be beat or look stupid?

I rocked that van back and forth for about 10 minutes… and it finally came loose!!


I drove around the thru the other side of the puddle… without incident!!

I took the trash off and drove back to the house by way of the gate upon the hill. And luckily, never saw one cow.


I told Granny, “If anyone asks if they can use the gate by the house to get to the pits, the answer is no.”


Stacy Uncorked said...

You GO! I love how you were determined to get yourself unstuck without having to call for help - I would have done the same thing. And I'm glad no cows escaped! ;)

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Impulsive Addict said...

The family dump? We need a family dump! Is ridiculous what we pay for trash service. $120 per quarter is just robbery!!!

Loved your story!!!

Mrs. Match said...

LOL, that sounds like quite the pickle. I can just see the cows making a break for it. The family dump...ha. My dad has lil dump piles all over our property. Drives my mom nuts!