Hook it up and unhook it...
Today I was going to sleep in a bit but at 8am the phone started ringing.
I returned a couple fo calls and a guy wanted to come right away to get the carb off the Kawasaki engine on the Wheel Horse so I had to get dressed and start earlier. I gave him the address over the ohone and told him if he didn't use the zip code he was going to wind up in the wrong town.
Another guy called and said he had a car. I told him that I could come get it after the guy who was buying parts left. He said OK and sent me an address.
hen Steph, Heath and I got busy. We hooked the BlueOx up to the big trailer and then started loading it with scrap. Heath was busy finding mud puddles to play in.
About 15 minutes later he called and said he was on a dead end road and couldn't find me. I told him to go to Wal-mart in Cherryville and call me and I would come get him.
Once I got him to the house he looked at the carb and handed me $20. He broke ears that hold the float on his.
Once he left we unhooked the trailer and hooked up to the tow dolly. The last time Steph unhooked the dolly she got the trailer plug tangled up in the hitch and tore some wiring. We spent about 20 minutes finding what had broken and then we headed out.
I called the guy as we pulled out of the yard and he said he had sold the car to someone else. No big deal I really didn't want to drive to Charlotte again anyway. We turned around and went to Ace Hardware to get set screw to go back in the shifter knob on Christine. We also got candy – Skittles for me, Reeces pieces for me, M&Ms for Heath.
Once we got back home we unhooked the tow dolly and hooked back up to the trailer.
Then Steph, Heath and I got busy. Heath got busy finding mud puddles again.
At about 3pm he was staggering around like he was drunk he got cleaned up and tossed into bed. He didn't even complain. Steph said he just laid right down and went straight to sleep.
We had about everything on the trailer then we went down in the field to get some more stuff to sale. I have 2 Chevy truck hoods and a nice set of old Chevy rallys.
When we came back up the hill my buddy, Reid, pulled in the driveway.
We talked a bit and then he looked through the load of scrap to see if there was anything he wanted. I had two broken pallet jacks on there. He wanted part on one and all the other. In return he is going to modify my mobile crane. He also found some long poles he wanted.
Once he left we strapped the load down and started in the house.
And the phone rang. A guy in Hickory had a car. I told him I could be there in about an hour. So the trailer go unhooked and the tow dolly hooked up again.
Since Heath was still sleeping I headed up alone.
I didn't have any cash so I had to raid the FF fund on my Paypal. The first ATM I went to told me my PP card was invalid. The second one I went to gladly spit out a hand full of $20s. I will take that $300 and turn it into $500 tomorrow. So thanks guys. LOL.
Then I drove up to Hickory.
Just as the guys house came into sight I heard a police siren. Sure enough the popo had caught up with my expired tags. I completely forgot about them. He said he was sorry to have to write me a ticket. I told him no problem since I got to go back and see the good looking clerk of court. He laughed and said he would have to so by and see who I was talking about.
The guy with the car was standing there watching so I sent him a text that my tags were expired.
Once I was ticketed I pulled up about 40 yards and got the car.
The drive home was uneventful except for the wind that kept trying to blow me off into the weeds.
I got back home and pulled through the yard and then realized the trailer was sitting in the way. I had to put the truck in 4wd and turn around in the swampy field and pull up under my gantry crane to take the car apart.
I know a guy who has a Camry like the one I hauled who needs some front body parts so I pulled all those off when I gutted the car.
Good thing is that Camry's are easy to guy so in about 30 minutes I was done. Steph came out to pick up the tools and I drove up to the driveway so I could head out quickly tomorrow morning.
Porkchops for dinner again. This time with rice pilaf.
Tomorrow I make 2 trips to the scrap yard, one trip to Charlotte, one trip to Gastonia (to get a load of shipping crates to turn into an FF house) then I am off to Charleston. Woohoooo.