We are hopping our curse came early this year, just 3 days before we go camping.
This is my nephew Todd he is almost 13. This morning he decided to take the four-wheeler out or a run.. We live on about 8 acres of land so, Not a big deal.. not unusual. They have one of their own and he is skilled in driving it. The adults are all in the house cleaning up breakfast, i was doing laundry, and we were all scattered about when...My sweet nephew Cody (10yrs old) came walking into the house all nonchalant and cool like it's not a big deal and said "hey dad, Todd just drove the four-wheeler into the canal." My brother Chris jumped up and ran out the door to see Toddy yelling and waving his arms across the pasture on the bank of the canal. "Dad, Dad" was all it seemed he could get out. Chris took off running through the field and when he got to Todd he took everything out of his pockets and jumped in to try and save the 4 wheeler. I couldn't decide if i needed to go help. i wanted in on the action but wasn't sure if I'd be in the way or if i could help. Then i heard a four-wheeler, and see my brother in law Brian coming down the lane. I waved him down and hopped on.
I know i look like crap. I was really doing laundry though.. and i hadn't been outta bed too long. So Brian took off so fast i almost fall off the back, i had to dig my nails into him not to fall off. So we headed up to the canal searching for my Chris and my dad and whoever else had ran up there. We finally saw Chris
half submerged in the COLD canal with one hand holding a rope that was tied to the four-wheeler and the other holding tight to the grass on the bank. There is was our four-wheeler bobbing up and down in the water. Chris was exhausted. He'd been holding on there for about 20 mins while my dad ran back home to get the Truck and find away to get to the other side of the canal. He said he was about ready to let go just before we showed up. I took the rope from him and almost fell in myself cuz the current was so strong. He took a 30 second break and then the 3 of us tried to pull it out ourselves. Chris pushed from the water and Brian and i pulled the back but we just weren't quite enough. Just when we'd lost hope, my dad came pulling up in our old ugly worn out 1981 Chevy pick-up loaded with about 10 people. Everyone jumped out, we tied another rope on to the four-wheeler and started pulling again. Chris and Brian were both in the water pushing and the rest of us pulling. It wasn't that easy because they were pushing when we weren't pulling and we were pulling when they weren't pushing. All the sudden i heard my dad, "HEAVE-HO! HEAVE-HO!" I died laughing as everyone else joined in, "HEAVE-HO! HEAVE-HO!" we got into a rhythm and pulled the four-wheeler out of the canal and up the bank. IT was hilarious!
That easy part was done.. now what.. how do we get it to work. Well My Brother in law Brian is pretty smart about cars and stuff like this, so we go it home and we literally strung it up on a tree..
Brian worked on it all afternoon draining things and cleaning things. He just changed the oil last week, he had to do that again.
After all that the four-wheeler was running.. Do you believe that?? What a day. Todd is totally fine. It just scared him. He said he was trying to turn around and backed up too far and there he went. He said the only thing he thought as he fell in the water was "Oh Crap!" Too funny! I hope this brighten somebodies day. And pray that the curse hit us early!!