I had one of those days where everything just seem to go wrong.
I invited myself to go to Wenatchee to get some fruit trees with our neighbor Eric Rocker. We decided to leave at 7:00 A.M. in the morning on Wednesday. Melissa said we could use her box trailer, so the trees would not get wind burned. We got to Melissa's a little after 7:00. Only to have to go get the trailer wired. We went to a place here in Benton City to get the wiring taken care of. But they did not open until 9:30. So I called Ty at Les Schwab, he said he was sure he could help us. When we got there Ty said I should have told you that the guy who knows how to do wiring won't be here until 9:00. I said that is okay we will just go to B&B Trailers in Richland. I went to get in the truck when I noticed that we had a flat tire on the trailer. I ask Ty to please put air in our tires, which he gladly did. As he was finishing the last tire he asked "do you have a spare tire?" To which I replied I doubt it, but i'll look, of course there wasn't one. Ty said hang on, let me see if I can put one together for you. Which he did and put it in the back of the truck.
We took off for Richland with no lights. Made it to B&B trailers, where we were informed if we got caught with broken marker lights, we would be fined for each light that was not working. Yes, there was a lot of light issues, including the turning, stopping lights and no license plate light. They told us it would be a 6 hour job to repair the electrical system. We left the trailer there and can home, changed out trucks and headed for Wenatchee. As it turned out we did not need the box trailer as the trees were bare root stock and were not in containers. We would have looked really silly to have shown up in the huge trailer to pick up two small boxes
We had planned to be home by noon, it turned out to be 7:00. Just in time to get Mikaela to mutual and me to the library.
what an exhausting day. But I did get 2 almond trees. I planted them tonight, not where I wanted to plant them, but at least they are in the ground.
5 years ago