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Blading........

And I don't mean roller baby!!!  My awesome bro-in-law called this morning to let me know he'll be trying to fix our road today with the big blade.  And to be careful if I'm driving down it.  Whoop Whooop!!!!!!   I've been bitching complaining about our road for 3 weeks now.  It's horrible.  The county does not maintain our road so it's up to us.  Or actually, I shouldn't say that.  They are nice enough to come out here every 3 years and make it a sand pit and leave.  :)  I know it's every three years because they were here last year and Kohl was amazed!!!  He had never seen that big road grader before.  And he's 5.  :) 

 Kinda hard to miss something like this driving down your road.

Awww......can't wait to drive on a smoother road without cussing at every bump as I'm doing 60 25 on the way to school every morning.  It's the little things.  I knew that eventually Shane would break down and fix it for me because he has to drive on it every day too and it's annoying.  Or maybe it was the fact I said I would just do it myself and that scared him.   Wade...........would leave it as it is and never think twice because most days he's driving his team of horses through a pasture so he doesn't get to experience the rattling around like the rest of us do.  And maybe now the rocks will blend in a little better with the sand so my feet won't hurt on my runs. 

Cause really that's what it's all about.  ME!!!!  Bahahahahaha.......

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