03 Jun A Couple More
We always have to have a goal. One that both Jim and I shoot for when we’re making our preparations to leave home. I can just about guarantee that if he says a particular day, we really won’t get out of here until the next day. This time, though, I’ve had a couple more. A couple more hugs from Eli and Nora. A couple more days of playing at the playground. A couple more family gatherings. A couple more “I love you’s.” A couple more of what I’m going to miss.
It usually takes me two full days to pack the Cottage on Wheels. This year…less. I had less to pack. Less food, less toiletries, less everything since the kids aren’t coming along with us. It seemed to go pretty fast. Besides not having near as much to pack, Jamie, Curt and the kids were moving into the house as I was moving out.
Curt and Jamie are in the process of building a home in the country. It just happened to work perfectly for both of us. I didn’t have to clean out all my cupboards and clean the house and they had a place to call home for a couple of months. A win-win for both of us!
So, since my work was done on Monday, I’ve had a couple extra days to do things I wouldn’t normally get to do with the family.
That’s all over. Now…it’s time to get on down the road and focus on what we’re supposed to be doing. Although we know it’s raining in Texas and the wheat probably isn’t quite ripe enough to cut, the harvester is feeling the need to leave. So, that’s just what we’ll be doing. It’ll take us a couple of days to reach our destination. Once we arrive, we’ll set up camp and figure out our new surroundings. It’ll be good to be in place when it’s finally time to cut wheat.
I pray for safe travels, I pray for the kids while we are so many miles apart, I pray for a good harvest and I pray for a little less rain at harvest time!
Be on the lookout for the Z Crew as we make our way south. If you do see us and recognize us, won’t ya give us a little wave?
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. The Z Crew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.