Sunday, March 28, 2010

College days ahead

I took a nice trip this weekend with my high school senior daughter. We went to the coast to see her college and OH jeepers it made me wish I owned a Rascal. I don’t think I have ever walked so much in my life. They claim the college has gone green. Well my face was pale and my feet were red. The green finally came into play in the financial meetings. Seems I make too much for her to get financial aid but too little to make the payments. We toured the dorms. I swear we were in the same building but saw two totally different places. I saw little pig sty’s all in a row. She saw a castle free from parental guidance. It was a nice trip and she seems excited. I thought we would get time to talk as it was a 3 ½ hour drive. Hah, how wrong I was. Out popped the IPOD, I might as well been in the car by myself. Coming home was a nice drive, at least till I got about 20 miles from home. We drove the back roads. The fields were gorgeous and then we realized why. The odor filled the car. Tis the season. The fields were fertilized by chicken manure. It didn’t help that the back roads are lined with chicken farms. I got in the car this morn and the odor was still in the car. It took a few miles with the windows down to air it out. Aside from the airy welcome home it was a nice trip.

4 comments:

Pearl said...

They say in Iowa that the smell of manure smells just like money.

:-)

Pearl

My Aimless Infatuation said...

I feel for ya on the manure thing. I have neighbors that spread this crap several times a year on their pastures and ohhh how I hate it because after the smell comes the flies..........Pearl must be right,it must smell like money to them or they just can't smell it in their big ole mansions.....beats me.

Me....bunny said...

funny you should blog about this now...We are in the middle of planning our summer vacation to Colorado...16 year old wants to check out Colorado State and Univ of Wyoming....yikes! I'm in denial and just going through the paces trying not to indulge my mind in all the "what ifs" scenarios. We've checked out a couple of schools close by and one up north..but this is starting to get real..real fast...(gulp)

bunny

Mrsblogalot said...

I miss that manure...or my tomatoes and cucumbers miss it. Some good planting stuff there.