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Columns September 14, 2010  RSS feed

Tales from WannaBea Farm

Temporary River Part II

Joyce Stark Joyce Stark “Uh oh,” they heard Kyle mutter as he glanced away from the TV and out the window. Looking out the window they saw that the water had receded and the boat and trailer were both sitting on the pavement in the middle of the street.

Looking at the clock, Bat said, “Well, we better do something quick ‘cause Dad will be home soon.”

Dashing out of the house and down to the street, they pushed the trailer back up the driveway to its original position and chocked the wheels.

“Bat,” Kyle yelled, “get the water hose and hose down the driveway and chocks so it will be wet when Dad gets here.”

Shane was rolling up the ski rope as Kyle ran to the garage and grabbed the gas can they used for the lawnmower and poured it into the boats gas tank. Picking up the gas tank and sloshing it around, they decided that it was not full enough. They had used more gas than they realized.

“Now what,” Kyle asked, looking around the garage, trying to figure out what to do next, when Shane asked, “What about Dad’s motorcycle?”

“That’ll work!” they all said at the same time.

After siphoning off the gas from their dad’s motorcycle and pouring it into the boat’s fuel tank they were finally satisfied that they had covered all the evidence of their wrongdoing.

Soon they heard their Dad’s truck pull into the driveway beside the trailer and heard him roar, “What the &%#* is my boat doing in the street?”

“Gee Dad, the water got so high, it just floated the boat off the trailer and it’s just lucky we saw it when we did,” Kyle said with a straight face.

“Yeah, Dad, it was halfway down the block,” Bat answered as Shane chimed in with, “We almost drowned trying to save it.”

Giving them a group hug as they grinned at each other, their dad apologized to them, “I’m sorry I yelled at you, I should’ve known it wasn’t your fault. Y’all are SUCH good boys and thank you for saving my boat.”

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Readers Comments

Joyce, you just crack me up!
Submitted by Laura St John (not verified) on Wed, 2010-09-15 17:00.
Joyce, you just crack me up! The scary thing is, this is not from your very fertile imagination...all this stuff REALLY HAPPENED! What a life. Keep up the great stories!

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