Haha, this is great:
He said he and his co-workers had been talking about rising fuel prices, and he joked that he would ride his horse to work if gasoline ever hit $3 a gallon.
His co-workers laughed, but when the price at the pump soared to $3.20 last week, Jundt headed for the barn.
… This man is a hero! My favorite part:
While he worked, Patty waited patiently, eating hay out of the back of a truck.