Interesting day! We started out a little late but that was ok. Thank you again to the Coffman's. For everything!
Got through Henderson and then...WHAM!!! Sideswiped! This old guy couldn't have cared less! He got out of his truck and walked around to the passenger side to see what damage he did to his mirror. So...Mark asked him...ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! YOU ALMOST KILL ME AND MY WIFE AND OUR HORSES AND YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR MIRROR!?!?!?! To which he replied...Yea. I'm worried about my mirror. So, he called the police and we waited. Now getting stopped was no mean feat! We had a couple of run away horses for a bit there! Mark had all brakes on and reins pulled up to his ears! The bad part is, Mark saw the whole thing coming in his rearview mirror. Said he wasn't sure the guy was going to get over at all!!
So minor damages. The trailer took a hard hit where one of the side feed barrels sit. He hit the left rear corner and wiped out three hooks on the wagon side and set all our water and feed buckets flying into the medium. So Punkin grabbed up the buckets and we waited for the police. Bottom line...no ticket that we know of. No apology-no remorse. I was so angry I couldn't spit. Lucky I had to hold the team, or I would have lost my testimony if I came down off the wagon.
I also wrecked the piston that goes into the master cylinder, jamming on the brakes when Bob & Casey took off.
I am very thankful no one was hurt. The Lord rescued us again. And I'm thankful for it. Enough said about that. Took about 1/2 an hour of walking to get Bob & Casey settled down. But I didn't blame them. As we continued down hwy 45, sunshine and 55 degrees. But everyone was pretty stressed. So when we pulled the kids over for a blow and David Hysmith walked down to talk with us I asked him if he had water & room for the horses. He said he did. David's Dad had Belgians and we had a great conversation.
It was nice to get everyone off the road early. I think we only did 8 miles. But it's not really important. The ponies got off the raod early and we met lot's of good horse folks. Nothing like parking a covered wagon close to the hwy to draw a crowd. Dave, our host, owns a huge tire and service center. He made us a new piston (actuator) for the master cylinder. Once again God put us righjt where we needed to be! Thank you Dave & thank you Lord.
Before the to do, we met a photographer. James Webb. He is with the Chester County Independant. His request is for prayer for his wife. God will know.
We also met Tommy Sanders. He asked for prayer for JayLynn Stone.She is 8 months old and was born with a birth defect of her mouth. She has had 3 surgeries and has 3 to go!
Chris and Lisa and the kids stopped by to see the horses. Chris asked for prayer for his sister, Sherry. Sherry's husband went to Mexico and passed away. She crossed the border and they haven't heard from her in two weeks. So, prayers for her safety and safe return.
Prayers for Mike and Brenda Beck. They are both battling cancer.
Cindy Martin asks for prayer for comfort for her neighbors family. He was fixing the mailbox today and was hit and killed. Lord, you have that one!
Crickette...Thanks! Where are you?
Kenneth...Thank you. All's good
Rachel...No problem. Thank you.
Cloe's...Gotcha! Thank you!
Cindy...prayers are up. Thank you
Well, that's it for today. God sure had our backs today! And we are grateful to Him.
Be assured, we are all fine. Just a stressed out bunch for a little while.
God bless and good night!