Great weekend so far.
Yesterday I didn't do a whole lot besides...
I had a guy come over a 9am to look at a 17.5hp briggs engine. He traded me a hand full of money for it. Then I hobbled back in the house and sat. My back was bothering me.
About 300, after Heath went down for his nap, Steph and I went outside to clean up the yard. Things have gotten a wee bit out of hand.
The tire I put a tube in on the Hemorrhoid was flat again. There must be something int eh tire that poked a hole in the tube. So we took the tires off the dud GT5000 that I bought and swapped them over. No more AGs on the front.
Heath came out after he woke up and went nuts for a couple of hours. He went all the way to the bottom of the field and sat in a chair that is down there. I yelled his name and asked if he wanted juice and a cookie. He came running up the hill. That is a long way for little legs.
We came in and did nothing the rest of the day.
At 11pm I heard an engine rev and a thud. I knew what it was. Kids playing mailbox baseball again. I ran out and got in the truck and went after him. Unfortunately I had to back out of the driveway and by then he was taking off. I managed to stay behind him for about 3 miles but then he got into some twisty stuff and a ¾ ton truck doesn’t handle that well. If I had been in Christine I could have got his tag number.
Several people called the cops. They were all over the place when I came home. I have no idea if they found the jerks.
This morning we started all over again.
I took it easy all day until Heath went down for his nap at 130. Then we went outside and got to getting. Steph hopped in Christine to get gas, a can of ether, and a prescription from the pharmacy. I got to mowing. I swear that the C3 is a mowing machine. I got out my phone and looked at the GPS speedo. I was mowing at 9.3 MPH and it cut beautifully. By the time she got back I was done with everything but the back yard.
She hopped on the Hemorrhoid and we had the back yard cut in record time. I kept having to slow down to keep from passing her on each lap. I would just put the rear end in low and let her get almost half way around then put it in high and catch her. So that was fun at least.
She grabbed the can of ether and we started the push mower. It runs perfect but it takes 2 people to start it. One squirt of ether, brake cleaner, or SeaFoam and then instantly pull the rope and it starts first time every time. Other wise you pull the rope till your shoulder falls off.
Everything was cut and then I grabbed the DragonFly parts that have gone thru the E-Tank and the grinder with a wire brush on it and got to cleaning them up. I got all the big parts done and my back said no more.
I was so filthy that I had to wash off 3 times in the shower to find my skin.
And we have a new addition.