Sunday, March 11, 2012

There's Something About A Harley

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle has a sound like no other bike out there.  It announces its presence with a deep-throated, aggressive rumble, even at an idle.  What with one thing and another, I was late getting to the barn yesterday and hurried through the chores, listening all the while for a Harley.  With perfect timing, I had just finished straining the milk back at the house when that rumble told me my son had arrived.  What a luxury to have an afternoon to do nothing but sit, talk, and enjoy each other's company.  Dave frequently works seven days a week at two jobs and doesn't have much time to share, so I take it as a gift when he comes up.  When he left in the late afternoon, I could follow the sound of his bike down the dirt road to the big road and all the way out to E-16.  There's just something about a Harley.

I told myself I would not spout off with my semi-annual diatribe against Daylight Savings Time.  Some promises are not meant to be kept (like my telling my Kids that they'd best shape up or I'd trade them for a mongoose...they didn't realize there are no mongooses in the US so they were safe).  Once again, my schedule has been shattered by the changing of the clock.  Being a "morning person" with the majority of chores to do before noon, I much prefer my sunshine at the beginning of the day.

Oh well, it wouldn't matter today's raining.  Ruffles got her fresh bedding pulled in just in time, and my biker-dude son made his visit just in time, whatever time it was.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Yes, there is indeed something about the sound of the Harley!! And your diatribe was barely that...but I think you deserve to read a book today to make up for the fact that your morning daylight was delayed!!