We were invited to the Buffalo Bluff for lunch, and what a lunch it was. Buffalo Gal out did herself with BBQ's, potato salad, pickles, watermelon and a to die for dessert called Raspberry Rice. She can cook!! A good time was had by all, they are a team out there on their beautiful bluff. We got to meet Miss Kitty..she is beautiful and a very lucky member of their team..I cannot believe that she is eleven years old! A few years ago Buffalo Gals Blog was the very first blog I ever read. I am pleased to be part of a local blogging team of great women and men that keep our area voices alive!
We left the Buffalo Bluff and headed back into Fargo to pick up the Fire Truck that had been undergoing some tests and some small repairs at various places throughout the day. The Chief's son Adam got the truck to it's first destination and from there the business owners moved the truck along during the day. It's last stop was an alright Tire place. As usual, when some parts of your team don't do their part..things can get messy..and Far Side gets Cranky! Far Guy went in to get the keys and I waited outside, it was taking forever, finally Far Guy came out and asked me "What credit card do you want me to use to pay for this truck, because they won't let me leave without settling up the bill?. " WHAT?? Obviously someone has miscommunicated. I went inside, the dude could not find the bill, he was searching everywhere..he just had it, but now it has disappeared. We call the Chief for instructions, the repair company in DL is taking care of the bill, but we still need a purchase order. Finally a purchase order number is obtained..the dude still has not found the bill, and cannot tell us exactly what they did to the tires. He is clearly an imbecile, since we are allowed to leave with the truck ..I abstain from tearing him a new asshole. Your team or your business is only as good as it's weakest team player.
I left Far Guy in the dust at DL, I needed to get home and make some phone calls. One of which was to inform the Chief that Far Guy had no keys to get into the Fire Hall, and that he would need a ride home. No answer, FINE.. I finished my calls, and Chance and I took the keys to the Fire Hall and helped Far Guy load the truck back up again..all ready for rescues.. by a highly trained team of volunteers.
Throughout the day, I thought about Chance, he had to stay home because of the heat. It is finally summer here. Mid August and summer finally showed up! One of our neighbors, Jo, had the situation well in hand and played ball with Chance several times during the day. She also checked on him much later in the day than I had requested..we were held up by the imbecile at the tire place..and there was also a note "Come for supper when you get home" It is great to be part of the neighborhood dog team. Supper was great and the company was doggone divine! :)