Finken Factor; definition.....According to Wikipedia, The Finken Factor is an adage or epigram that typically states: When is close proximity of a Finken, one must consider the Finken Factor, the introduction of an unknown variable that will have an impact on whatever one is doing at a given time.
This "unknown variable" can be both positive and negative in nature, one just has to be ready for the introduction of the variable. Barb and I have experienced this factor many times over the years; trees jumping out in front of you while driving a tractor across a farm field, spontaneous mud holes appearing swallowing both tractors and equipment or fence lines suddenly reaching out and tangling themselves in various implements. It can also appear in a positive form as well such as always having a good time when in the presence of a Finken.
When Bob and DeAnne let us know they were thinking of coming down for a visit we were over the top excited to see them. Unlike our last visitors, this time we opened the gates, put up balloons and banners welcoming them. We even hired a marching band to welcome them through the gate! Unfortunately, Bob and DeAnne happened to arrive right when the marching band was off chasing the balloons and banners that were blown into the neighbors field by a strong wind so they did not see all the steps we went to in preparation for their arrival. Regardless, we were excited to see them!
They were scheduled to arrive early afternoon but were delayed by a flat tire on their trailer.
|I don't think they are patching that one!|
The next day Barb and DeAnne went down to Hot Springs where DeAnne played an 18 hole round of golf.
DeAnne said it was a fun and challenging course that ate a couple of her golf balls. It appears as though some of the residents on the course however, have lost their sense of humor!
On one of the holes they saw this guy peeking through the grass watching the golfers go by.....
|I wonder if they will let me go hunting on the golf course?!?!?|
|Look at the size of those crocks!|
|Old telephone switchboard|
|If only Bob had hair!|
|Being treated in an iron lung had to be horrible!|