Thursday, July 9, 2009

18-Wheels & Two New Roommates

Remember the cowboy that moved in a few months ago? For a recap, Jack met a cowboy in the checkout line at Walmart back in February who was in a bit of a quandary and needed a place to bunk for a while. Because Jack is Jack, he invited the cowboy to stay with us. Anyway – after a few months of living here, the cowboy pulled himself up by his boot straps and rode away. We still talk to him and he stops by every now and then, but for now he’s out ridin’ new fences…

Because there’s always something going on at Hummingbird Farms, let me tell you what happened today. A big semi-truck was making a delivery out here. Now what the semi-truck was delivering is a whole other story… So, for purposes of not dragging this out I’ll just skip to the truck part.

A bit of a mishap occurred while the truck was pulling into the gate which led to the truck breaking down and now the truck needs a new part; and until then, it’s not going anywhere. So - someone from San Antonio was supposed to bring them a part so they could get truckin’ down the highway. Well, that just never happened. As dinner time rolled around Jack went to check on the two drivers still waiting for the part to arrive and realized they were pretty hungry. And hot. It was only 102 degrees here today. Being that we had no groceries in the house because I’ve been gone for the last 2 weeks (this is my first night home), Jack took to the two starving truck drivers to our local diner for a meal.

It’s now after 9:00 at night and Jack has just informed me that the part coming from San Antonio isn’t going to arrive until tomorrow. So take a great big guess what Jack did….

He invited them to just spend the night here with us.

Let’s just hope that part shows up tomorrow…..

13 comments:

Dixie said...

Lordy Mercy girl... now I know where to show up when I'm down and out in Texas... Tell Jack I like a mininum of 300-thread count sheets...

what a guy!

Greyeyes said...

Deb, Y'all just need to throw caution to the wind and build yourselves a good old fashioned bunkhouse. Then have everyone sign a tax receipt and capitalize on Jack's nature.. Just a thought...lol

Connie said...

Jack has his ministry helping others temporarily in need. What a neat heart he has! God is smiling down on you all right now. You are what America is all about...people helping people. Love it!

I hope their part comes soon so you can have your house back. Go sit in your tub and relax!

Your friend from CA where IN-N-OuT is calling your name! Connie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oh Deb, you have the sweetest hubby on the face of the earth! What an angel he is! Hang in there! Hope the part comes tomorrow! ☺ diane

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I have to wonder if your hubby is somehow related to my parents. They are always taking in stray folks,as you can see from my latest Flashback Friday which was written before I read your post.

Theresa said...

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad forgot to mention, that we carry on the tradition at our home, too. I think old-fashioned hospitality is a wonderful way to meet new people and make new friends. If you and Jack are ever in Central Ohio, let me know, we'll treat you to some of our drop-in hospitality!

Justine said...

Deb, I swear, one of these times Jack is going to get your asses in trouble. What if one of them is an axe murderer? or a drug trafficker? Or or or... something WORSE????? LOCK YOUR BEDROOM DOOR! LOL
Hell, at least I know I've got free room and board if I ever visit the hill country of Texas. If Jack will take in stray truck drivers there's no way he'd turn a cute little blogger away, right?


Justine :o )

Vickie said...

WHat a tenderhearted guy your husband is! I know those truck drivers really appreciated ya'll's hospitality! Ya gotta be careful tho, maybe a bunkhouse is a good idea!

vlb5757 said...

Doesn't that make you nervous? Hey, if you need to take in another stray-I am a misplaced Texas stuck in Virginia and need a vacation back home to some place that smells good. Got any ideas where I can stay? You guys are just too kind!

Laura said...

What a day and what a nice guy.

You are living an adventure-I feel that way too.
Isn't it fun?

Laura

Cindy said...

Yep, that's exactly what I would do! I love houseguests and want them all of the time. If only I could have a bed and breakfast where they were only houseguests, I'd be in heaven!

Cindy said...

Oh! Almost forgot. My DH is an OTR truckdriver. God bless you!

Kat said...

It's never dull around your house, right? Sounds like your cowboy has a heart of gold.

Hugs!
Kat