Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Close quarters

When I stepped into the machine shed this morning to feed the cats, I had to laugh in amazement! Our guys finished combining corn last night (yay!), and since it was late, the grain elevator in town was already closed, so the trucks were still loaded with corn to haul in the morning. There was a chance of rain, and everything had needed to be parked inside to keep the corn dry. Our son, Courtney's daddy, is known for his backing-into-tight-spots abilities, and when I saw the trucks in the shed, I just knew it had to be his doing. Look at this! Photos barely do it justice, because it looks like there's more room in there than there really is.



There's like 6 inches at the most between the mirror on the right truck and the truck on the left!




He had a few spare inches on the right (below), but there was stuff on the floor.


I was just so in awe that I had to go back to the house for the camera. It was so dark in there (partly because it was also dark and cloudy outside) that I didn't know if I could get good pics or not, but thanks to the DSLR, I managed to do it without a flash. (Kinda like trying to take pics of the moon at night.) It's really much darker in there than it appears in these photos.

Good job, my son! Proud of you I am!! ;)

9 comments:

Jessica Jones said...

Holy cow!

Grandma G said...

Amazing, isn't it?!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

The pictures on your blog are even more impressive than the ones on Instagram. 👏 Now I really need parking lessons! 😂

Grandma G said...

Thanks! Be sure you take your lessons in a truck! ;)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Errr... no. Very bad idea. 😂

annie dee said...

..how...? [ stunned silence ]

Grandma G said...

Good question, Annie Dee! I think I was too late with the camera. I shoulda been out there taking a video while he was doing it!

Blue said...

I'm glad you mentioned that the pictures show more room than is really there. My first thought was that you guys had a HUGE machine shed! I am always impressed with farmers' ability to park such big machinery so tightly. I think it must be part of the test you take to get the job. ;) I think the thing most impressed me with this that your son took the time to make sure he could get in and out of the cab! My dad usually just trusts that he's skinny enough.

Grandma G said...

I noticed, too, that he left room for himself to get out. Good thinkin'! :)