| 12/2/2009 5:14:10 PM

Tags: signals,

A photo of Nancy KraayenhofEver get the overwhelming feeling that someone is trying to tell you something and the signal is just not coming through? Like you’ve got something in your teeth and a friend is motioning to you and you just do not understand the sign?

I have it. Not something in my teeth … the feeling that there is a signal coming my way about something but I don’t know what and I can’t seem to shake it.

I love our little piece of the country, and I love to help my husband, Doug, outside with the farm-y type stuff. I question everything and his patience with me is extraordinary. 

I have gotten, on occasion, to drive the tractor and baler. His early attempts to shout directions to me were a dismal failure with all the noise of the machinery and somehow, from the seat of that tractor “Go” and “Whoa” sound pretty much the same. Go figure. 

Doug has since given up most hollering efforts for a variety of hand signals. About half the time I can figure out what he is trying to convey, which I estimate to be pretty good by city-kid definition. 

Turning signals really confuse me, especially when I’m trying to go backwards. Does his air-circling pointer finger mean turn the wheel that way or is it my right or his right or should I be speeding up? And if he’s in my mirror, is he doing it backwards so its right for me or ????

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