On Sunday morning it was fairly cool with no wind. Toby talked me into taking a little bike ride. We rode about 7 miles, which is really not bad. The problem is I am a fair weather rider. If it is too hot, I don't do it. In the summer time the only cool time is earlier in the mornings, but if I have to choose what I want to do in that time, well... It goes something like this: Do I want to ride this morning or throw pots? You guessed it. All summer I have chosen to throw pots out in the barn rather than riding. Since yesterday was the first time I have been on my bike in months, I was rather sore yesterday. Mostly, it was my shoulders and of course, my bottom. Then there was the catch in my get-a-long.
On Monday as Toby was leaving the house, he thought the water pressure was down a bit. He told me to go check the meter. As I was leaving the house, I decided that the water pressure was fine and went on my merry way. When I got home from town around 3 PM, I discovered that the water pressure was really down. Dang. So I went and checked the meter. Sure enough there was a leak somewhere. I turned the water off at the meter. Then I went in search of the leak. I found it easily enough. Big puddle out by the barn.
So, at 4 PM I texted Toby with the bad news. He did not hurry home. He arrived around 6. I fed him. Then we went to fix the leak. First we had to get the tractor out to brush-hog the tall grass in the pasture. Then we had to dig. It was not too bad. We had a bit of an argument on how to fix the leak once we found it. Since I am the gopher (running back and forth to the barn for whatever is needed) while Toby stays in the mudhole, I knew we only had one 2" collar. Toby insisted that we needed two. He tried to explain to me; I tried to explain to him. Then I got the, "You are not listening to me!" So I called my neighbor to see if they had an extra collar handy. They did. I drove down to get it around 8 PM. We eventually got the leak fixed around and got back to the house at 9.
I was one tired puppy. And I am sore in new places. And, just for the record. We only needed one collar. Today I will return the borrowed one. Yes!