I’ve spent so much time setting this blog up that it is late and I’m not going to last much longer at the keyboard.
So, just a few facts tonight. I’m going to be chronicling past and future events relating directly, indirectly, tangentially and what the heck, maybe not at all to my recent purchase of a circa 1952 Massey Harris “Pony” tractor. I’m calling this Day One only because the events of today make it more likely that I’ll be able to keep the tractor; in fact I became the owner of it on July 24, 2010.
Today was significant in the Pony’s life, because a new friend has offered to let me store the tractor on his property. Before this offer, I was solidly in the “dog house” with my wife, Cindy, because she did not want this thing in our garage. I was in that doghouse for other reasons too, which I’ll get into later, but finding a home away from our home for the Pony allowed the “dog house” door to creak open a little, so that I could see some future to my life with the Pony.
In addition, today I also visited the Pony (she’s still deep in the woods about a quarter-mile from my house) and hacksawed off the old lock that is keeping the anti-theft chain in place and replaced it with a nice, new, shiny one, thus strengthening my feeling of ownership and control.
Finally, due to Cindy’s change of attitude she came up with the idea of writing this blog. Since July 25 when I told her about the Pony, she has probably referred to the Pony as “that idiotic tractor” a dozen times, so I decided that phrase was a fitting name for my blog.
Tomorrow, I’ll start providing a few flash backs to bring y’all up to speed on how I got into this mess. Thanks for reading.