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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:01 PM

I got off work early for the first time this year. Planned to go home, collect the boy, and spend a couple hours working on his blower. Notice I said "planned".

Got home to find the family gone, they had gone to the park for some running around time.

Cancelled my plans and called the wife to see how long before they came home. By the time I got over there, they'd have been home, so I got organized to put in some garden. Put the brinly planter on the GT5000 and figured out what the drop rate is on the corn plate (only one I have). It drops a kernel every 9 inches. Same with beans. Decided I would double plant the beans and the same with the sweet corn I had left over from last year (lower germination rate assumed)

About that time, they got home and Loran (my 2 yr old) wanted to help. She rode the tractor with me and after we were done with the tractor, she brought me one seed potato at a time while I dug holes.

Got the potatoes in and decided to plant a few onions. I'm about the only one that craves onions from the garden, so I only put in a half row.

OK, done with the garden until I get some more sweet corn. Put the mower deck on the GT5000 and got it ready to mow with Ryan's help. While we were working, my daughter wanted to sit on the tractor. I knew she had the Kit Kat, but didn't think much of it. When I went to get on, the steering wheel was covered with Kit Kat chocolate. Everywhere those little hands could reach was brown and sticky.
She loves Daddy's tractors and "helping". The cleanup was well worth the smiles.

It was a great afternoon.
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:13 PM

LOL! Glad you got allot done and that's great you even had time to be with your kids. sounds like it was a perfect day! :thumbs:

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Eh....That's why you feed them M&M's :bigrofl:
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:33 PM

LOL! Glad you got allot done and that's great you even had time to be with your kids. sounds like it was a perfect day! :thumbs:

The M&M a re a safe bet. But is is Nice to Clean up after them.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:36 PM

That is just two funny.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:41 PM

MMMMMMMM!! chocolate covered tractors

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Day's like this make those off day's bearable. Thanks for Sharing your day with us Alan.

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 04:55 AM

MMMMMMMM!! chocolate covered tractors

:bigrofl: Got a laugh out of that one!
Alan, glad you had a great time with the family, chocolate and all!

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 05:03 AM

Enjoy every minute while you can Alan! I so miss those wonderful times when my daughters were young. They are all married now, so I don't get to see them as often as I would like.

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 07:31 AM

I sure miss when my sons where young and we had good times like that, we also had a Sears GT and a garden to play in. Great Mememories!! Did miss out on the chocolate.coverd tractor though.

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 07:56 AM

That's a treasure!! Treasure the times! My biggest regret in life is working two jobs to provide for my family when the kids were young. You never get that time back. Now they are both in their 30's and I'm trying to make up with the grandkids.
The youngest grandchild Destiny is 8 and she loves to come out and work in the garden.

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:13 AM

Sounds like great times Alan! Doc won't let me eat much chocolate these days as I'd like. I'd have licked the steering wheel clean! :bigrofl:

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:28 AM

Now that is Sweet!

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:56 AM

That's a treasure!! Treasure the times! My biggest regret in life is working two jobs to provide for my family when the kids were young. You never get that time back. Now they are both in their 30's and I'm trying to make up with the grandkids.
The youngest grandchild Destiny is 8 and she loves to come out and work in the garden.

I hear that. I've wanted my wife to be able to stay at home and I worked hard at my job and started doing side work as well to help pay for little memories like spending extra money on a beach trip. Late last summer I was injured and had 12 weeks off, then when I went back, I was laid off. I've enjoyed taking time to be with the kids. I've been to school functions that I never would have attended if I was working. My youngest thinks my only job is to read to him and play with him. Oh, and "Tractor! Tractor!" rides too. Heh....he just came over so I could turn on his little Thomas the Tank engine.

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Alan, It sounds like a good problem to have. It also sounds like a nice day for all.

It's hard to spend time with the kids and work. Let's hope we all do it right.




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