Well I had plans on working all weekend but those plans were changed for me on Friday afternoon. About 5 minutes before I left work on Friday, my boss called me to tell me that they wouldn’t be needing my services all weekend. It seems that my schedule was so good that it could stand on its’ own. So there went 20 hours of overtime that I had planned on. And all those plans that my family made around my overtime were also changed.
When I got home on Friday, I found out that the riding mower had quit working. How bad could it be I thought. 10, 20, 30 dollars to fix? Well we are talking $300.00 just for the parts. But at least I have the ability to do it myself. I am sure it would be around $500.00 to take it in somewhere. And the sad part is I could buy a new one for about $900.00. But wait, I just found someone selling the part I need on Craigslist for $40.00. Keep your fingers crossed for me please.
Saturday, I went to the market since I wasn’t working at my regular job (as planned). My wife was going to fill in for me at the market but because I was off, I decided to go there instead. It was a slow day at first but the weather was about perfect so people finally came out in masses. We were doing pretty well too but them my son started feeling badly so we had to leave early. I hated to leave early but seeing him turning green was making me feel sick. And I did start to feel sick myself later that evening.
Even though I was feeling a little under the weather, we managed to go to church. I did make it a point to keep my distance from other people and I only shook one person’s hand during the meet and great part. He looked pretty healthy. The message was about finding what you are good at, taking time to listen to God’s directions and then going forth and doing. It could also been “let God do the planning, we should be doing.” Hey that doesn’t’ apply to me.
Next up on the weekend plans, we decided to go fishing. I went down and got bait and them started to get the boat cleaned and ready. One of the nice things about where we live is that you can catch our own bait less than a mile from our house. If you want to see some photos where I get my bait, check out my Examiner web page.
As I usually do, I decided to give the motor a try just to make sure everything works before I get to the boat landing. (This is something a lot more people should do) Anywhoo, I turned the ignition switch and “click click click.” Oh noooo dead battery, Change of plans again. But I am determined to go out in the boat so I pushed onward. I put the battery on the charger and we hung out at home for a short while. Finally after about an hour we were ready to go.
We got to the boat landing, and the motor started right up. Whoo Hoooo, I love it when a plan comes together. So I go to put the motor in gear and nothing happens. It won’t shift into forward or reverse. I knew what was wrong though (it’s a long story and it deals with procrastination) and after a few minutes were ready to take off. So we head out down the river and I notice that the streering is very loose.
I look back and see hydraulic fluid leaking from the steering cable. So we decided to stay close to the boat landing and try to salvage what was left of the fishing trip. We barely made it back to the landing with any streeing at all.
I think God had other plans for me this weekend. What do you think?
Have a great day,