Well I got to do something today that I have always wanted to do – sorta.
My pickup today was scheduled for 3pm. So I had a leisurely...
Then I played around online and with Heath until about 1. I got my 40 year old Tonka dump truck that I got for my 2nd birthday and gave it to him to play with. It has survived 4 White boys we will see if it make it through #5.
Then Steph and I went out to get the catalytic converters loaded up in Christine and get the trailer hooked up to her. The Hemorrhoid was called into service to pull the trailer to the driveway because nothing else will go through the swamp.
Then I grabbed my thermos and the cigars I was mailing to a friend in TN and headed off.
Living in a small town is great. When I got to the post office I was asked about Heath. After filling the gal in on all the details since my last visit I got my package mailed out and headed to Charlotte.
An event-less hour and one cigar later and I pulled into the transmission shop. The owner came out and looked at my cats and gave me some cash. I told him what the BlueOx did and he said it is 95% that the trans cooler is plugged up and the pressure blew the front seal out. Probably stuff that came from the transfer case.
While I was there I saw this. I asked about it and they said that the guy was driving to Florida and it blew out. His girlfriend was in the passengers seat and it melted her shoes. She didn't get hurt though. +
Then I headed up to Bar Louie to get a door that they changed out. It is a monster steel door with a stainless steel plate on the front of it. Probably a good 150 pounds. With that loaded and the paperwork signed I lit another cigar and headed to Iron Station.
Many back roads later I arrived and loaded up another misc load of junk from a regular. It included two LED screen TVs. I put those in the cab on the odd chance that they will work.
Then I had to go to Lowe's to get a long extension to replace the on that grew legs and ran away from home. They had a 20 inch ½ in ch and 3/8 inch for $13 each so I got them . Then I found a screwdriver set to keep on my desk so I am not always having to run out to the truck to get tools.
Steph needed some food stuff so I headed over to Wal-Mart to get it. It was so hot in there I was sweating by the time I left.
I got home and we carried the TVs in the house. Steph had closed my office door to keep Heath out and the old doorknob that has been hanging up broke entirely. The knob would just turn round and round.
The latch would not move so there was no jimmying it open so I called on all my years of experience watching cop shows, braced my back against the wall, and kicked it open. I always wanted to do that. Just not on my own door. I forgot to yell, “Police don't move.” When I kicked it. Dang it.
With the door frame hanging in tatters I hooked up both of the TVs and neither would come on. No idea what is wrong with them. Heath broke the screen on Steph's laptop so I was going to plug it into one of them.
I had to go out to the shop and I saw something I forgot I had. A touchscreen from a high dollar vending machine I got several years ago. I brought it in and now she has a touchscreen monitor for her laptop. It is pretty neat.
Finally I am eating my dinner.