Clean machine

     I defied Murphy’s Law and went through the car wash this morning. The van had gotten so covered with dust and mud from last week’s rain that I couldn’t stand it anymore. The forecast is for sunny weather for the foreseeable future, so I figured it may even stay clean for awhile.

     I know it’s risky to wash the van when I have straw to bale, (washing our vehicles seems to anger the rain gods) but I decided to throw caution to the wind. Maybe this time the  gods will be on my side and the rains will stay away. Even if it does rain, the money I paid the car wash was well spent. At least for a day I can avoid the embarrassment of parking next to people who drive in town and have sparkly, clean cars.