Big (and little) wheel a rollin' movin' on...
I was up till about 4am this morning. At 1015 Heath escaped from his bedroom where Steph had imprisoned him and then come back to bed.
While I was making coffee I dawned on me how late it was. I had to get moving. I had to meet a guy at noon. So the thermos got filled and I hit the road. Didn't even have time to check my email or sit and drink a cup.
I have had a Chrysler Lebaron convertible top for sale for a long time and a guy in northen WV wanted it. He paypaled me the money last night and I was delivering it to his Grandparents today.
I got to the Denver Wal-Mart at 1140 so I went across the road and filled Christine up and got a burger at BK. Then back to Walmart to wait. The grandparents showed up at 1200 exactly. They were really nice and super excited that the he was getting the top. They said he loved that car like it was human, and was terribly upset when the top fell in.
After that delivery was made I headed up back roads to Statesville. I had to be at a guys house at 2. I got to Statesville at 1 so I went to my happy place – JR Cigar.
While I was wandering around the humidor I heard one of the employees talking to someone on the phone trying to diagnose a car problem. I wasn't eavesdropping he was talking loud enough to be heard on the International Space Station. He had said that the person was in the parking lot. I told him I would go out and see if I could help. So I paid for my cigars and headed out.
The gal was one of the smoke shop employees who had to be at work at 230, but had taken her daughter to an appointment at a doctor in the same parking lot and her car would not start. The negative terminal was corroded so I cleaned it and jumped it off and she was on her way home. She said I get a free cigar next time I come in.
At 145 I pulled into the parking lot of the house I was going to and got several boxes of vacuum tubes and other old electronics. They will be sold at some time. Then I headed home.
I had to drive past Murray's Mill on the way home.
Then I stopped by Grady's shop and asked him if he still wanted to move his sons Jeep today. It had to be today or sometime next week. We decided to do it today. He had to go home and get his wife so we agreed on where to meet.
I called Steph and told her to hook the tow dolly up to the BlueOx and I headed home. I was only here long enough to swap trucks and kiss Steph. Then I was headed right back to the Walmart in Denver.
I got there minutes before Grady did.
Once we got to his sons house I backed the dolly in front of the Wagoneer and hooked up my two come-a-longs to the front of the and got to ratcheting. His son said it looked like I was on a rowing machine. About halfway up he asked if I wanted him to do it. I gladly let him. I went around back and pushed. I heard Grady's wife Mary saying “that boy is an ox he is lifting the whole back of the Jeep.”
Once it was loaded I headed out.
I had to stop once for gas and I gave the straps a check. Then I headed for Grady's shop. Mary had a doctors appointment so they went on their way.
I got the Wagoneer dumped in front of his shop and hooked up his Exploder and drug it home.
As I was on back roads Steph sent me a text and asked if I would stop and get some meat for dinner. I told her I couldn't because I would have to stop and knock on someones door.
As I was pulling in my driveway I saw my welder behind me I waved him in the drive. After harassing his wife and kids a bit he said he would come up Friday evening to get my stuff welded up.
He pulled out of the drive and Steph took my wallet to go to the store. She had no money. As she was pulling out my yankee neighbor pulled in. We talked a bit and then my plumber neighbor stopped in front of the house. I went out to talk to him and he has a car he wants me to come get for scrap. He left and the yankee (He is from Loongiland) said he had some scrap I could come get anytime.
He was still here when Steph got back from the store. I did find out that he has been buying cheap tractors around here too. I have competition.
I finally dragged my weary carcass in the house 267 miles after I left it.
Steph brought steak for dinner.
Edit: When I saw that green on the Jeep I told Grady that is what I wanted my DragonFly done in.
Edited by UncleWillie, May 14, 2014 - 08:40 PM.