Sunday, October 26, 2008
This is me... Randy's truck and the wood trailer. The Clyde's haul wood off the mountain all summer and sell it in the winter to pay for our annual Disneyland trip. Well, last year, someone made the comment about "Hope not knowing how to pull the trailers".... that's all it took. I am very stubborn and I don't like to be told that I can't do something. I understand rules, I get that, it's the "she's a girl and can't do it" crap that I hate. I don't like being called a chicken. I'm pretty good at dares, cuz I'll almost do anything on a dare or challenge.... examples? How about eating the nasty pepper cuz Heather told me to... drinking hot sauce that Mike brought over that had a warning label on it... my boyfriend when I was 15 told me I couldn't drive his truck because I didn't know how to drive a stick, I LEARNED.... how about skinny dipping (no one does that without being dared).... Anna and I used to have contests to see who could stand on the hot St. George asphalt when we were little.... do I need to go on? So last year when that comment was made I thought, "not only will I learn how to pull the trailers, I will figure out the trailer brakes, learn how to back the trailers up and I'm gonna do it just to show them that I can!!!", and I did!!! So on Saturday when we were on our way home from delivering wood to Vegas, Randy was starting to fall asleep (he tends to sleep and drive at the same time), so he pulled over and I drove from Logandale, home. Yes, though the gorge with a 7' X 12' trailer and I DID IT!!! When I got to my mom and dad's I almost did a happy dance!!! I knew I could, I just love that I proved that I could without having a stroke!!! Now, don't underestimate how whimpy I am, because I am not very tough most of the time. I definitely need Randy, there's a lot that I can't do, thank goodness I have him. Just don't tell me I "can't"!!!
Posted by Hopie at 10:42 PM