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Well Pa had his interview on Wednesday in Guyana, not sure how it went! But he came back the same afternoon to Trinidad, and he was ok - not quite elated but ok ... so, we'll wait and see how that goes. I am a bit worried but Papa has accepted all the possibilities! So, whatever happens he and Ritch said they will go plant ginger :D. Well, Ritch at the moment is looking for a job, he is going to apply for some NAMDEVCO job, we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, as I said if that doesn't work out they can always go plant ginger ... Papa bought a 195 tractor (second hand Massey Ferguson) already with three trailers (he bought that on impulse buy before I came). The tractor is working good though it is really really old. So, the day after I came to Trinidad we went and bought a brushcutter at TRACMAC, and they dropped it for us down south in the evening. Then for Good Friday we brushcut the land a bit and did some more on Saturday (we missed seeing Uncle Shah going to the airport because of that). We cleated out Pen 5 spot and the road next to it, and the road next to Pen 1 to 3, and cleared out most of the hill behind the house. Pa is telling us to go get our tractor licence. Ritch is already driving the tractor a bit (so he might get his first).
The only problem is that the tractor does not have very good breaks - something I've found out twice, once was when Ritch was parking the tractor in the garage, and we really had to press hard the clutch to stop the tractor (I was riding shot gun with him and Diane was riding on the PTO - I know not very safe!) - and he eventually got it stop, with 2 inches before he cleared out the whole garage wall :D.
The second time (I was not on the tractor), but Pa was brushcutting the pen 5 spot when the tractor rolled backwards and went down the hill from Pen 5 to Pen 6, and we were liking just staring in astonishment - Ritch did not have a clue, and then Amalia started shouting "Ritchie ... go check Papa" ... I think all of us had visions of the tractor turning over (amount of times I've heard that killing someone!. Well, then Diane, Ryan, Ritch, Amalia and I started moving towards the tractor, when we saw Pa coming back up as cool as ever mouthing towards us, "No brakes" ... we were so relieved we had to laugh! Pa said he was not worried since the PTO in the back with the extra long wheel gave the tractor stability and all he could do was let the tractor go until it stop :D.
Posted by prejudice
at 11:58 AM GMT
Updated: Thursday, 7 April 2005 2:08 PM BST