This morning before I woke up Steph left for her teaching internship. At about 9 Heath started making noise so I went in and got him up.
While he was eating a bowl of fruit...
Then we watched car videos for a while. Eventually he decided that he needed to go play with his cars and I started watching the super long John Wayne movie “In Harm's Way.”
After a bunch of phone calls from people wanting me to buy scrap cars but not liking my prices it was 1pm and time for Heath to take a nap. Once he went down I headed outside to get to work. No way I was going to attempt to run power tools while he was outside by myself.
I got a the 4 posts for the roof of my little tractor shed put up and was trying to get up the roof supports when Steph came home at about 230. She came over and helped me by holding up the 2x4s as I screwed them in place. By the time Heath started making noise again we had everything done that I wanted to accomplish today.
I had asked her if she wanted to go to Charlotte with me to get a car and she said she would rather stay home. After taking some Tylenol and giving it about an hour my hands were hurting so bad there was no way I was going to be able to do it alone. I told her to get Heath ready and off we went.
On the way up we could see a semi broken down on over pass from I-85 to I-485. I could tell it was as far on the shoulder as it could get. As I was just commenting to Steph on what a lousy place it was to be broken down we came around the bend and found what at first appeared to be a section of tire tread. Then I noticed the rim sticking out of it. As we passed the semi I could see that the front set of drivers side doubles on the trailer had sheered off and the brake can was laying on the ground under it
. Steph started looking around and said the other tire was way down below on the shoulder of 485 south. It did not appear to have hit anything.
We got the car and headed back. It was about 745 and we were all hungry. There was a little restaurant close to the pickup so we stopped in and had a great meal.
Heath was standing in his chair (he doesn't like a high chair he wants a big person chair) and when the waiter brought out the garlic knots Heaths eyes got huge. He ate 2 of them. Steph had a calzone, I had veal parmigiana, Heath had both. Then we all shared a huge piece of chocolate cake.
Now we are home. Heath is in bed. Graham brought me a beer. Once he leaves it is mommy and daddy time.