Long day may get longer.
This morning I got up and
Then I had to go get Jared to get him registered for school. We thought of everything to take, but his social security card. No big deal though. I did text him mom and ask her for the number and she didn't know it.
After we left the school I figured we would go to the SS office. So he headed down to Shelby.
Christine was starting to worry me. She was making a noise like she had a flat tire. We stopped twice to check the tires and I couldn't find anything.
I decided ti was time to eat so we stopped by the Shelby Cafe. It is an important place in Shelby. It is a small diner that everyone eats at. I told Jared there would be big wigs there and he didn't understand. We both got liver and onions. While we ate the Sheriff came by and was talking to everyone in the restaurant. I told him who it was and he understood the big wigs. The Sheriff had been sitting at a table full of guys in expensive suits so it could have been other government members – or he joined the mob.
Then we drove by the SS office. It was closed. For some fool reason they close at 12 on Wednesdays. Since that was a bust we stopped by Depot Salvage and had a look around. They are not keeping things near as neat as they used to. It looks like the stuff is carried in by the wheelbarrow and dumped in the floor.
I did make one nice little discovery though...
It wasn't complete, but it might be handy for something else. I will go back in a day or two and see if it is still there and what they want for it.
I took Jared back to his Grandmothers house. We had a good time goofing off most of the day.
I headed home.
After a quick change into work clothes I headed outside. Steph put Heath down for a nap and came out.
She jacked up Christine while I poked at Grady's tractor. After getting the hood off I could clearly see the bolt he dropped down in there.
I managed to get it out with a magnet.
Once Christine was up in the air we took a look at it. I didn't find the exact problem, but I did find the pinion yoke was backing off. I know it is not the right way to do it, but the truck has 500,000 miles on it, so I just tightened it up with a little bit of SWAG and we will hope for the best.
While Steph dropped Christine’s butt back to the ground I tinkered with the tractor. Right off the bat I found why Grady had trouble with the choke. The cable had been kinked. I searched every tractor I had and none of them have the same choke cable. I hopped in Christine and headed to AutoZone. Then I had to turn around and go back to get my wallet. It was in the pants I changed out of.
The truck was still making a flapping noise, but it was a little better. I had Steph drive up and down the road while I leaned out the passengers door trying to find the source. Nothing. Like I said it has 500k on it.
So I headed back to AZ and got a cable and headed home.
It took a couple of minutes to get the cable on. The battery was too dead to start and my back was hurting so I hooked up the charger and came in. Steph stayed out to do a couple of other things.
There were about 3 uneventful hours before things got interesting.
A repo truck backed in to my neighbors driveway and shut off its lights. Since Wanda is 75 and her mom is nearing 90 I got up and went over. I know both the cars in the drive are paid for.
There was a guy walking toward the house. Wanda's tiny dog, Lilly, was outside. My shoe weighs more than the dog does. He pulled out a stun gun and zapped it towards her. I told him he had gone far enough. He asked if Wanda's son was there. I said all I can tell you is that Wanda lives here. He said he was not leaving till he talked to her son.
I could just picture Wanda hiding behind the door in fear so I told him to leave. He got all bent out of shape and said he didn't have to. There was a pretty tense standoff in the driveway for a while. I had left my phone on the desk so I couldn't call the cops.
The said he wasn't going to leave unless I left too. Basically he wanted to get to Wanda and scare her. He pulled his stun gun out and then I shined my flashlight in his face to get a good look. He started telling me that was assault. Then he said he was going to get something out of the truck to use on me.
I guess he was too stupid to realize that he was talking to a man who was standing there wearing a gun on his hip.
Finally Wanda's son came out, told the guy that the car they wanted belonged to his ex-wife, he had talked to the repo company once already today and told them the car was not there, and the guy needed to leave.
The guy threatened me again.
He finally left, but said he would be back tonight.
I went in to talk to Wanda for a minute. Then I came home and called the cops.
Cop said the stun good was good for attracting bullets. Said I had every right to put a hole in him, but he thanked me for for not doing it.
Hopefully the guy will not come back. If he does a report has been filed. He will go to jail.