felt like a weekend

It was a fun filled pseudo-weekend.  Tuesday I was working on a project in preparation for the hurricane.  They’ve had me write up protocol for using a new backup system so we’ve been field testing all this.  Only taking field to the literal terms.  the KTEX/KBFM transmitter is really in the middle of a field.  The tower company lists all the address of it’s towers on it’s website and the address read something like “cabbage field, La Feria, TX” 

So anyway, as I’m driving up the road and turned into the field i noticed a truck coming down the road.  He was swerving all over the road so i sat and waited for him to get out of the mud.  Then i started driving in and quickly realized that i was really glad i had All Wheel Drive.  I made it in mostly on momentum.  There wasn’t any traction at all.  And it’s not the dirt kind of mud, it was clay with little caliche rocks in it.  Turning the wheel comptlelty in one direction only to have the car slide in another.  So finally got out of there but my tire well was completely filled with clay/mud.  there was just a thin layer of space between the tire and the mud.  Anyway, so i finally got back on the road and as i started going faster than 10mph, i noticed a weird sound from the car and a buring rubber smell.  so i crawled over to the local 4695Tejano Mart and bought about 3 car washes in the middle of the pouring rain.  After that i had most of the mud off the wheels and could move but no faster than 40mph.  good thing it was raining all day and the expressway was slow. 


Wednesday we sat around the house most of the day and just lounged around.  Visited mom in the hospital.  She looked really and and it was a nice visit.  Patti stayed with tuesday night.  We didn’t do much else.  it started raining again so we all went outside and played in the rain.  ended the day watching The Guardian  It was so nice to just sit on the couch and not do anything.