Well, today being Saturday, it would have to be the day that the barn cleaner broke. The barn cleaner is one of the most crucial pieces of equipment in the barn. It's the only way to get the manure out of the barn, and we use it 365 days a year.
As Jim was cleaning out the east side of the barn, this piece...the one that holds the chain in place...broke...
What do you do on a Saturday morning, when most businesses are closed? It's not something that could just be fixed at home. Jim got the piece off the elevator and eventually found an Amish business close by that could repair it. They had to do some cutting, grinding and welding, and after about 1 1/2 hours, we were good to go again.
The bill? $13.00.
It wasn't an easy 1 1/2 hours...its never fun to be covered in manure ( Jim), and I was trying to be helpful while fighting the flu. A friend from church had just texted me to see how I was feeling, and I asked her to pray for my attitude and that Jim would be able to fix the problem. I'm very grateful to say that what looked like a day where Murphy's Law would win, it lost big time.