Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

All good things must come to an end – even Epic Adventures. At some point you need to come home and face reality.

In my case, reality included yet another mountain to climb – Mount Laundry. It was almost as scary as Teton Pass! Almost.

In the last few days we’ve all tried to adjust to getting back to school, back to work, and back to a schedule.

But the affects of the trip can still be seen.

Take Buddy.

At 9 years old he weighs about 60 pounds dripping wet.  Yet, one afternoon he was walking past Matt’s boxing bag in the basement and gave it a kick – just like his brothers do – before coming upstairs.

A few minutes later we heard a crash – the whole thing had fallen down! The solid metal hanger split in half!

Could his legs have gotten that strong on our epic hikes?! I guess we now have a Bionic Boy!

Speaking of strength – Angel Girl went to open the microwave door to heat up some lunch and the handle cracked in her hands.

Then there are the times I wondered just what my kids were thinking!

One child put a brand new carton of sour cream in the freezer.

Another (who shall remain nameless to protect his male ego) was shadow boxing with himself in the bathroom and miscalculated – hitting the mirror and cracking one of the hangers holding it on the wall. It’s a wonder he didn’t crack the mirror or his hand!

But the prize goes to Pedro.

He was sent out to move the hay bales.  This task involves driving the tractor up to the bale, backing up to it to spear it with the bale hook, and driving it off to line it up neatly with the other bales until they are needed.

Normally he does a great job with this. Key word – normally.

But on this afternoon – he had issues.

He put the tractor in the ditch – AND HE TIPPED IT OVER!

And to think I worried about him climbing mountains!

Thankfully he wasn’t injured and Dad was able to flip it upright and pull it out of the ditch.

The jury is still out on how expensive the damage will be to the tractor.

You know – after a week like this – I think I’m ready for a vacation!

7 thoughts on “Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

  1. The boxing story made me laugh. My brother once tried to check out his lay-up form in the mirror, the basketball slipped, and hit the light. It shattered and he needed stitches on his wrist. Boys….


  2. Too funny!!! 🙂 I guess “funny” is in the eye of the beholder!?! Probably not too funny on your end especially when you said you were ready for a vacation…


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