Thursday, June 26, 2008

Visit to Grandma and Grandpa Greats

Today was a good day. I picked Tanner up and we met Shauna and Abbi in Ogden and headed to Tremonton for a couple of hours. Abbi and Tanner played so nicely. We really didn't accomplish much but we were extremely grateful for the blessing of the day. Dad thought he'd take the tractor for a spin around the garden - just to eliminate a few weeds that would be a lot easier to extract with machinery. He didn't realize that the last driver of the tractor left it in reverse. When he turned the key (as he was standing next to the tractor), it took off toward the back of the shed. It was stopped by a small lawn mower and the big mirror that was a hundred pounds that use to be in the house. Oh the mirror is history now. The mower is probably okay. When we arrived at the house, Dad had just barely gotten himself onto the love seat and was sitting there rather sheepishly. He admitted he had been a bad boy. We were all relieved that he was okay, but this is a story that could have ended much differently. Definitely he had a guardian angel watching out for him because he well could have been run over. I'm not certain how he managed to hang onto the tractor without going under the wheel. Needless to say, it was a mini miracle. Maybe not even so mini.