Get Your Premium Membership

Musing or Amuseing Part 1

Now that time is getting shorter for the arrival of my new home it has put quite a stress on Shirlee and Fred. They have had to do rearranging out at their place in order to accommodate my permanent cabin, besides working their full time jobs. Friday Shirlee was off and there were some fittings on the skelgas tank that had to be replaced before it could be put to use. (Now my days on the Nebraska and South Dakota plains I seem to remember our source of heat was called skelgas even though it was actually propane. Well that was a day ago I think) We also had errands pertaining to the mobile home so I went out and picked her up and we went from there. Actually she has just started working 4 days a week, ten hours a hours a day with Friday's off so we usually have this day together anyway. I started the day with a light breakfast (so we could eat in town) and loaded the things I needed to take along and pulled out of the driveway. As I reached the end of our street and was gazing into the sun waiting for the cross traffic to pass I was startled by a sight in the distance. Probably a quarter mile ahead of me was a lake and as a large truck passed by on the interstate I was shocked to see... The Loch Ness Monster slowly working his way horizontal with the lake shore. Totally stunned I was then confused as to which road I should take out to Shirlee's. Finally I decided I would take the interstate. As I passed under the interstate to reach my turn off I breathed a sigh of relief as the monster turned out to be a tractor with double appendages raised in the air and a cab with a rounded top. I started laughing so hard I almost missed the turn off and had barely gained control as I reached the house. After greeting the dogs I proceeded to do a little chore as Shirlee went outside to do some of her chores. When she returned I was all but rolling on the floor reliving the earlier scene. I had shared it with the dog while she was out. After urging I finally told her of the incident. Eye brows raised she said, " I wondered for a minute as I didn't realize they were land animals too." With that we departed for town.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 12/27/2008 6:07:00 PM
hi I hope that thingns works out well for you, blessings and peace to you and yours, take care D-nyce
Login to Reply
Date: 12/16/2008 10:18:00 AM
Cile - I feel so lost - I've been trying to call you but they keep saying your number is no longer in service - i want to wish you a Happy Holiday and tell you some great news - If and or when you read this please call me - I miss and Love my special mother - God Bless, Michael J
Login to Reply
Date: 9/2/2008 8:28:00 PM
Thats a whale of tale there Cile - I'm glad to hear things are going well with the new Mobile home Cile and soon it will all be over - I posted a poem titled "The Ladies of Poetry Soup" give it a gander if you would - Things are all going ok with us - god Bless and never forget that Toni, Michaela and I all just adore you
Login to Reply