HeartBeat Fall 2017 - Page 16

LIFE IS SIMPLE afternoon, on the hottest day of on him before he put it in road summer, pulling up the one and gear and headed to the shed, only thistle in his pristine pasture? where he had always parked his Or, yet, another neighbor who old tractor. Remembering that admits to walking around his tree- this new and bigger tractor had a covered lawn, each evening, to canopy, he watched the top as he pick up any limb, twig, or leaf that slowly pulled into parking space. might have fallen during the day. While the canopy barely fit under I’m not that bad. the roof edge, he didn’t take into consideration that the exhaust pipe A group of us were psycho- analyzing the OCD problems of extended a few inches above the our neighbors at the feed store last canopyβ€”and he wasn’t watching week, when Mike told the story of that side of the tractor. It broke one of our former neighbors who off the shiny new exhaust pipe on is no longer with us. It seems this his brand new tractor, and he was old farmer was more than a little devastated. OCD about his machinery, to the point that he had never let his new tractor looking new, he raced tractor spend a night outside of the to the implement dealer before barn. He was just as obsessive with closing time and purchased a new keeping all of his equipment as exhaust pipe. Speeding back home clean as the day he bought them, before dark, he quickly retrieved power-washing each one at the end the tools he needed to replace the Most all of us exhibit some signs of each job before storing them exhaust pipe, to make his new of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder inside, as well. tractor look like it did when they (OCD), in varying degrees, from unloaded it that morning. After time to time. My wi ™”…Ύ͕΅”ΡΙ…Ρ½Ί½Ή”ε•…ȁ…Ή½Υ±‘»ŠeЁɕΑ±…₯ΉœΡ‘”Α…ΙΠ°Ρ‘”½±΅…Έ)½˜Ρ•Ή‘₯ΉœΡΌ‰”½ΈΡ‘”ΥΑΑ•Θ•Ήέ…₯ЁѼΡΙ䁽ΥЁ‘₯́Ή•άΑΥɍ‘…Ν”Έ…‘΅₯Ι•‘₯́ݽɬ…Ήέ…́ͅΡ₯Ν™₯•)½˜Ρ‘”ΝΑ•ΡΙΥ΄°‰ΥЁ$‘½»ŠeЁ͕”Q‘₯́݅́„Ρ₯΅”‰•™½Ι”…ˆΡΙ…Ρ½ΊΉΌΉ•₯‘‰½Θέ½Υ±­Ή½άέ‘…Ё‘…)₯Π°•Ω•ΈΡ‘½Υ $…‘΅₯ЁѼ‘…Ω₯Ήœέ•Ι”₯ΈΙ•…ЁΥΝ…”°‰ΥЁ‘₯́Ή•ά‘…ΑΑ•Ή•°‰ΥЁ‘₯́= ­₯­•)΅…‘”Ρ‘”™₯Ω”΅΅₯±”ΡΙ₯ΐ‰…¬ΡΌέ½Ι­‘½ΙΝ”έ…́½Ή”½˜Ρ‘”™₯ΙΝЁ₯Έ…Ή‘”Ι•…±₯镐Ρ‘”΅…‘₯Ή”)Ρ‘”Ή½ΙΡ ™…Ι΄…Ё±•…ΝЁ„‘ΥΉ‘Ι•₯ΈΡ‘”½΅΅ΥΉ₯ΡδΡ‘…Ё…΅”Ή••‘•ΡΌ‰”±•…Ή•½˜Ρ‘”‘•‰Ι₯Μ)Ρ₯΅•Μ½Ω•ΘΡ‘”Α…ΝЁΡέ•ΉΡδε•…ΙΜ°έ₯Ρ „…Ή½ΑδΡ½ΐΈQ‘”‘…δ₯Ё݅́ё…Ё‘……Υ΅Υ±…Ρ•‘ΥΙ₯Ήœ‘₯Μ)©ΥΝЁѼ΅…­”ΝΥΙ”Ρ‘…Ё$‘…Ν‘ΥЁ‘•±₯Ω•Ι•°‘”₯΅΅•‘₯…Ρ•±δ‘½½­•‰Ι₯•˜™₯•±©½ˆΈ́‘”‰…­•½ΥЁё”)Ρ‘”…Ρ”Έ%Έ΅δ‘•™•ΉΝ”°$‘…±•™Π₯ЁΥΐΡΌ„Ι½Ρ…Ι䁍ΥΡѕȁ…Ή‰•…ΈΡΙ…Ρ½ΘΡ½έ…ɐΡ‘”έ…₯Ρ₯ΉœΑ½έ•Θ)Ρ‘”…Ρ”½Α•»Š™½Ή”ΈΡ‘”©½ˆ½˜±₯ΑΑ₯Ήœ‘₯́Α…ΝΡΥΙ”Έέ…Ν‘•Θ°Ρ‘”±½ΥΝΉ…ΐΙ•΅₯Ή‘•($'Še΄™…₯ɱ䁍•ΙΡ…₯ΈΡ‘…Ё½Ή”½˜Ω₯‘•ΉΡ±δ°‘”έ…́‘…Ω₯ΉœΝΌ΅Υ ‘₯΄Ρ‘…Ёё”Ι½½˜•…Ω”‘…Ή½Π)΅δΉ•₯‘‰½Ί‘…́…Ё±•…ΝЁ„΅₯±™ΥΈ½Α•Ι…Ρ₯Ήœ‘₯́Ή•άΡΙ…Ρ½ΘΡ‘…Ё΅…₯…±±δΙ₯Ν•Έέ‘₯±”‘”έ…́½Ή”Έ)…Ν”½˜= Έ]‘䁕±Ν”έ½Υ±$‘”™…₯±•ΡΌΝ•”…Έ…ΑΑΙ½…‘₯ΉœΝ•”‘₯΄½ΥЁ₯ΈΡ‘”΅₯‘‘±”½˜Ρ‘”Ι…₯Έ±½Υ…Ή₯Ё‰•…ΈΡΌΝΑΙ₯Ή­±”)]”…Ι”Α±•…Ν•ΡΌ½™™•Θ)•ΙΙδ Ι½έΉ½Ω•ΛŠeΜ+Šq1₯™”₯́M₯΅Α±—Št½±Υ΅ΈΈ)•ΙΙδ₯́„Ι…‘Υ…Ρ”)½˜Ρ‘”UΉ₯Ω•ΙΝ₯Ρ䁽˜5₯ΝΝ½ΥΙ€Έ!”…Ή‘₯Μ)έ₯™”°)Ց䰁½έΈ…Ή½Α•Ι…Ρ”„Ι…Ή έ•ΝЁ½˜)MΑΙ₯Ή™₯•±…Ή…Ι” L₯Ή…Ή₯…°΅•΅‰•ΙΜΈ)]”‘½Α”ε½Τ•Ή©½δ)•ΙΙηŠé=ι…Ι¬‘Υ΅½Θ)…Ήέ₯Ν‘½΄Έ+Šq1₯™”₯́M₯΅Α±—Št ½ΑεΙ₯‘Π€ΘΐΔά°)•ΙΙδ Ι½έΉ½Ω•Θ(ΔΨ$$!IQ Pπ10€ΘΐΔά)Q‘”½±•ΉΡ±•΅…Έ‘…ΡΙ…‘•)=‰Ν•ΝΝ•έ₯Ρ ­••Α₯Ήœ‘₯Μ