I do not say "the gift of the decade" because it will be the most special, friends (although it may), but because I am estimating ten years' time to save the necessary cash. I will be 25 in ten years; FarmWife will be nearly 41. That's a fine time to learn to drive.
You see, dear readers, it's like this: FarmWife has a birthday coming up. Since she is my very best friend, I want to make it special. I want to give her more than my affectionate feelings, my hearty greetings, my shed fur and my nuzzles. I want to get her a nice harness from Chimacum tack, along with the promise of my attention and labor during driving lessons. It will be all sorts of fun.
The harness that I want to surprise her with will run me 675 dollars after a generous discount from Chimacum Tack, supporters of the Muleness. I'm well on my way—I have a shiny dime set aside! Now, I've installed a Paypal button here on my blog, and I'm accepting donations towards my goal. Every penny counts, and even the smallest donation will be gratefully accepted.
FarmWife's birthday is in June. This gives me roughly a generous month to save for her 31st birthday, but I'm not afraid of that deadline. FarmWife will enjoy the gift of a harness for her 32nd birthday, or her 33rd, just as well. We'll get there when we get there, one dime at a time. When it comes to saving, there's no time like the present to begin!
Readers, you may remember that I had a Paypal button on this site in February for contributions to the veterinary care of Amigo, the impaled Arabian. Such donations are still being accepted by his owners.