Learning to drive a trash truck was not as easy as it looked. After Billy Bob read the book, looked over the truck, and practiced with a plastic refuse tub, he thought he would cinch the test. After paying his $10 fee he followed the officer out to the truck.
He hit an outhouse and three mailboxes on Old Wire Road and a dogs bowl. But, Martha (the license officer) said he would still pass. Pulling into the parking lot, he hit some pallets full of flowers and ivy ready to be planted at her house.
Simon could barely contain himself: “I bought a twenty room mansion for a buck!” The only picture provided showed a patio by the pool with a palm tree. The topographical map showed many fences (he thought) surrounding the house. – It was so simple!
On the way to his new property, he reminded himself how lucky he was to be in the right place at the right time on the courthouse steps to buy a whole house!
His jaw dropped as he turned the corner and read the back of the the bill of sale: “Back taxes due now $28,906!”
Ashley’s ears popped on descent and Keith smiled at her –“We’re almost home!”
Thirty minutes later, they pulled into their driveway. The kids, a 3 1/2 year old tow-head boy and 1 year old girl with an infectious smile and a fresh, lumpy surprise for the next changer of her diaper, ran toward their parents.
“Mommy – Daddy, I found treasure in the mud!”
Looking down, Keith took the offering from his son. It was a diamond.
“My lost earring!” Ashley squealed.
Keith looked at Grandpa who was holding the garden hose which had made the Earthy concoction and laughed “Arrrrrrrrr!”