Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Saved by a White Knight on a 1948 Ford 8N Tractor
It was early this morning when we heard the truck arrive with gravel for the top surface of the driveway. It takes a talented driver and master of the rolling dump to spread the gravel on our lane. Not only is it a steep hill, but the curve at the top that goes under a huge wild cherry tree is a real challenge. When the truck left the driveway looked like this. Disappointed, Ed was not looking forward to spreading all this gravel by himself, but the driver promised to come back to help to smooth it out.
This afternoon he was back with his 1948 Ford 8N tractor. What a beautiful machine! In what seemed like no time at all he used his scraper blade to smooth out the gravel in the driveway.
It's amazing what a talented driver can do with the right equipment. A job that could have taken Ed days to finish was accomplished very quickly.
It was a joy to stand and watch this experienced man and his classic machine make short work of a difficult job. Incredibly he did all this and refused payment for his extra special service. It's fantastic to know that there are still a few white knights around to save you when you need help. What started out as a rather gray and dismal day turned into a day to look back on with pleasure!