Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kinked Hose and Murphy's Law

Have you ever noticed the longer distance you have to extend a hose the more it kinks, and always when you're stretched for time?

It's at least 100 feet from the barn to the horse's water trough. Most of the time I turn on the water and take the hose out to the water trough only to discover the water is dripping instead of flowing from the end of the hose into the trough. Of course Murphy's Law prevails. The kink in the hose is back inside the barn where it's hooked up to the water pump. "Oh, horse pucky", I say to myself. So back I go to straighten out the hose, then back to the water trough. Still no flow.

By now, my language can peel paint off the barn door. I finally find the second kink which is hidden in a patch of weeds where I dragged the hose, then straighten out the kink. Back to the water trough where the water is finally flowing in a steady stream.

I don't own the barn, just help with chores because my two horses live there. It's probably an accurate assessment that the owners heard my salty language through one of their open windows because the next day the weeds were gone, but they still haven't purchased one of those non-kink hoses. I may be making a non-kink, rubber hose investment this weekend. Happy trails.

Time to trot over to Jenny's for more fun blog posts.


Gattina said...

I might have learned some new English words !

carol l mckenna said...

Fun post and so true to life for K ~ very creative ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Ahhh...the best is when someone forgets to put the hose up and it freezes and you're in a hurry and it's bloody cold out.

Good Times!!!!

storybeader said...

oh yes. Always kinked. I haven't been watering because we are on rationing. I've been using the watering can! {:-D

Leovi said...

Yes, I had a well and were very annoying twists!

Betty said...

When I saw the title of your post I had to read it. I'm constantly fighting with my hose when I'm watering the plants. It's so darn hot out there and I have to water every day. I pull on the hose a little and the water flow stops. It's the most frustrating thing. I'll have to learn to say horse pucky because I've been saying a lot worse.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Frustrating for sure....hope the none kink one works out...they look like a wonderful improvement♪

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Ha! That was pretty funny -- that old Murphy sticks his nose in everything! I've never had to deal with a 100 foot hose but even back yard size ones kink, and then you get that kink out and it flips and flops and another kink pops up -- you just can't get ahead of those kinks!

Pam Beers. said...

Rocky Mountain: There's nothing worse than a frozen hose! Except frozen toes.

SMS: That Murphy is one big pain.

Betty: Horse Pucky works.

LmK: Frustrating for sure.

Gattina: Oh, oh...some English words can't be used in public.

Leovi: You know what I mean.

storybeader: Wish we could syphon some of our rain out your way.

Carol and pal: Life's little inconveniences.

Anonymous said...

can't help laughing at the way you describe going about your way:):)

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks for stopping by Jeanette. Glad I could make you laugh.

Valerie said...

An amusing read, Pam. I never thought about it before but you are right, hoses do kink.

Viki said...

It probably will be faster to purchase a new hose yourself, lol.

Jenny said...

Oh girl! I hear you!

This happens every time.

And those kinks are so irritating!

This was a klever link to the letter K.

Thank you for the smile!