Today started off weird.
This morning at 7am the alarm went off and we reluctantly came to life.
I had to
When I tried to get online I couldn't. After playing with it I was getting ready to call AT&T and I had an idea. They left me an extra modem last time they came out so I plugged it in. Instant success.
SO I took a quick look at my email and then called Graham to tell him we were up. He wanted to go with us today. He was still asleep.
I told Steph to go out and start the trucks to get he frost off the windows and we waited for Graham. When I got outside 20 minutes later my windows were still frosted. There was stuff laying onmy defroster vents and Steph didn’t notice it.
We took a few minutes to toss the stainless steel in the back of her truck so the little trailer didn't get drug for no reason. Then we headed out.
At the scrap yard Graham and I unloaded the big trailer while Steph with to the little building to get the stainless unloaded. When we got everything but the big trolley off the trailer we couldn't get the trolley to budge. There was a guy in the crusher and I waved at him and he just pointed down the hill. So we waited.
About that time a semi truck pulled up that needed to be unloaded and he needed to be where my truck was. I didn't move. The guy in the crusher finally got off his butt and got in the loader to get the trolley off. He wasn't happy.
We got paid and headed home. After dropping the trailer and grabbing the tow dolly we were off again. This time we had to go to the big metropolis of Vale to get a Chevy Lumina. Fortunately it ran and we drove it up on the dolly.
Back at the house we started to tear it apart. Heath was checking out all the tractors while we worked.
The catalytic converter was a challenge. Sometimes the exhaust pipe will harded after a couple hundred thousand miles of heating and cooling. When that happens a sawzall cannot cut it. I had to crawl under the car with my little air cutter and buzz it off. It took forever.
Graham walked across the street to get something and Steph and I worked on the radiator. Heath was petting the dogs. I turned away from him for maybe 30 seconds and he was gone. We immediately headed for the front yard to find him. He usually goes up on the front porch. As I came around the side of the house we heard a horn blow. My heart sunk. I ran for the road. Heath had crossed the road went to Grahams house and went inside. Fortunately the lady in the car saw him go inside and told us. I could have kissed her. He got incarcerated in his outdoor pen after that. I swear that kid has a cloaking device. He just vanishes and reappears across the yard.
So after my heart slowed back down we got the car apart and then Graham and I headed off for the scrap yard with the car. Steph put Heath down for a nap.
There were trucks parked close to the scrap pile and a tow dolly is about impossible to back up with a car on it. We dropped the car and steered it back to the pile and let it crash in deep.
Next we headed home and hooked the big trailer back up and headed to Hickory. A guy up there told me he had a trailer made from a pickup truck. It was not what he had described to me. It was a small truck axle (think Chevy LUV) welded to a light frame. I could have taken Christine and the small trailer.
Once we had that loaded we headed over to the cigar shop. After that we headed back for the house.
When the phone rang. It was Grady. The used hub we put on the Mazda had some wobble in it. I told him I would head over to look at it and so we did.
I got there and sure enough it wobbles. I think that tightening the CV hub nut up might fix it. I will take the big socket over tomorrow morning and see if I can tighten it up some. If now we need a new hub bearing.
We finally got home. I have no idea how many miles we went today but it was bunch.