I received a call today and it was hard to understand what the man was talking about. Another voice came on the line and said that man asked if I was the fella that had called Mr. Witt (the tractor’s owner) on Sunday. (Mrs. Witt had told me on Sunday that her husband had suffered a stroke a few years back and didn’t understand conversations very well anymore. That is why I had talked to her that day.) I told the man that I was the one who called and he asked if I was the one trying to sell him a car. I said “No” and I told him it was about the tractor behind the house. I could hear the guy tell Mr. Witt that I had called about renting the house. I cut in and said no I was calling about the tractor behind the house, putting a little more emphasis on it. Now the fellow tells him I was calling about “fixing the crack behind the house
”. I stopped him again and with a little stronger voice I said I was interested in the “tractor
” behind the house. Repeating that Mrs. Witt had said she would get back with me on a price.
This time he under stood, so I heard him ask Mr. Witt if he wanted to sell his tractor. I could hear Mr. Witt say he did, so I asked how much. The friend asked how much he wanted and I could hear 75, but the rest was muffled. His friend got back on the phone and said Mr. Witt would take $7500.00 for it.
I said we may be talking about a different tractor. The friend said he would have Mrs. Witt call when she got home. I thought that was a good idea. I'm sure that in Mr. Witt's mind that is a fair price.
I now have my doubts about this one making it to the barnyard.