I didn't want to leave in the dark as felt it was rather unsafe to drive a bit blind with faulty brakes, so got out around 9:30am. Didn't even get to drink a cup of tea, only the hot water with lemon.
Arrived in Clio just after 11am, had to wait for 1/2 hour before they took the truck in, after I wandered around under the work cars to find Gary. Bad news on the brakes, the passenger side back drum had cracked and the pad was completely worn down. Something seems very wrong as the brake pads were all replaced earlier this year. The drivers' side back pad was also fairly worn. I asked Gary if the deer jumping into the back passenger side of the truck could have broken the disc, but he didn't think so. Called Herbie and handed the phone to Gary so he could get him to do what he wanted. Should take 1 1/2 hours, said Gary, confirmed by Herbie. Well, got out 4 1/2 hours later ! Somehow, I just knew it would be 4 hours. Then popped in to say hi to Mabel, was there for 5 minutes as she was eating and I didn't want to drive in the dark. Herbie said it was snowing on the farm :(. Hit snow just after the Owosso exit, and then there was an accident just after the Eagle exit so it was stop and go until I got off the expressway at Portland and took back roads home. Bit slow going with more snow on the road, but faster than the snow-free expressway. Didn't see where the accident was, heard about it on the radio, but there was a spun-out car on our road closer to Ionia :(. Had to put fuel in before I drove home, so bought some food for me - so-so jerky, salt & vinegar crisps, Duo cheese crackers, a blueberry muffin and a bottle of unsweetened tea. Thought about stopping at Ya-yas chicken, but that would have been an extra 1/2 hour so I ate junk.
Got home in the dark, Herbie had already gone to bed and I had go get Daisy May and Eleanor from the pasture because I need to milk tomorrow. Dolly came too, need to give the girls a better bale of hay tomorrow. Herbie said he gave the bulls a fresh bale, and gave hay to the sheep. I'm exhausted :(