Thursday, May 28, 2009

What I won't do for downtime.

Last week my husband told me that the pickup needed service and the bad news was it would take four hours. A lightbulb went on in my head, I would volunteer to take it in and in return get four hours off. When I suggested it by saying I thought I could make that work, he said, with a loving look on his face...are you sure? I gave him that questionable look and said, ya I can.

This morning at 7:15 I headed off to Houston Ford in Pine River, it was a 40 minute trip. I know what you are thinking, isn't there one closer, no. But look at my view, breath taking.

Upon arrival I noticed the truck was excited and we both knew this was the place to be.

I knew there would be an abundance of coffee, pop, and popcorn. And I came with a novel and lots of time to read. It was wonderful. Coffee, read, go to the bathroom and repeat the cycle. Three hours into it, I was done reading and decided to just enjoy the last hour not doing anything.

Then it happened, a couple arrived and sat across from me. We struck up a conversation. That is what is great about a small town, everyone is so friendly. We laughed about cars we owned, places we go and enjoyed the last hour. The Nelson's of Crosslake were a light in my day and made it go so fast. It was a pleasure to meet them.

When they came to get me and tell me I was ready to go, even the service people wore a smile. But the biggest surprise was the just washed red pickup waiting for me. I knew when I turned the key that the cruise control was going to be needed. The pickup was not the only one feeling refreshed and happy.

Thanks to Houston Ford for their, as always, friendly and pleasant service.


  1. Nice piece of simple work...! It is quite a fun sometimes to do repeatedly do something that otherwise seems to be quite boring.. Who can imagine to go out for a 4 hours of no-work... but u did and came back with mental satisfaction.... In this materialistic world that is the need of the hour...!

    Cheers life...!

  2. You made that sound so good, I can't WAIT to hear about your next trip into the gynecologist.
    LOL :-}

  3. I would have loved to have joined you on that drive :) the scenery looks amazing !

    does the red pickup have a name ??

  4. Ok, Retired one, I will have to really imagine at my next doctors appointment. The pickup named only by me when we have a job to do is Girl. Thats because I usually say with edge to my voice. Ok Girl it is you and me.