Lookit - the heel is coming off... there is a crack in the sole... I didn't realize I really needed new boots... they still worked. My feet didn't get wet at the barn or anything.
Mom came out to see me, took one look at my boots and told me they were well past the worn out phase.
And now.... drum roll please.
Do you hear the heavenly music? The angels singing on high? Do you see the holy light shining down from above?
Thanks for the boots Mom! I guess I needed them?