Are You Satisfied?

by Harry Jones

(April 21, 1999) -- Early in the morning when everything is quiet and gray and just beginning to brighten, it's good to wake up and take care of the animals' breakfast (including your own) and then get dressed appropriately with boots and gloves and then finally take the seat on the tractor. Once you're sitting you get comfortable. That's easy. The tractor seat is more comfortable than any car seat there is. Then you turn the large key that you always keep in the ignition and you let her warm up for five or ten minutes.

The tractor has 16 gears, 8 in high range and 8 in low range. In high range it can move fast but it's too bouncy and it can even throw you if you hit bumps. When you're working, you keep it in low range, about gear 5 or 6 depending on the land. It's strong there and it's the right speed for working. You get somewhere and you're comfortable doing it.

Anyway, when the morning is just starting and you take your seat on the tractor and start her up, there's nothing like that feeling. You know where you're going to be all day until the sun begins to set. It's a good place to be, earning a living outside on the soil. It's satisfying.

Shares of SPY rose 2.86% today. I suppose that's quite a bit.

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Stock Change Close SPY +3 3/4 134.88
Day Month Year History HARRY +2.86% 5.06% 5.68% 5.68% S&P: +2.29% 3.87% 9.01% 8.70% NASDAQ: +3.26% 1.08% 13.48% 13.48% Rec'd # Security In At Now Change 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 127.63 134.88 5.68% Rec'd # Security In At Value Change 1/4/99 16 S&P Depos 2042.00 2158.00 $116.00 CASH $0.00 TOTAL $2158.00 Yesterday Today Change S&P Depos 131.13 134.88 SPY +3 3/4


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