Well today I was awesome.
Well actually I am awesome every day, but today I was really awesome. They kind of awesome that makes people sing folk songs about me.
And it was a pretty awesome day.
On a measly 4 hours of sleep I trundled out the door with my thermos under my arm and my hat on my head to finish up the Black Beast. It wasn't difficult except that my bear paws don't quite fit in the tiny space the wheel cylinder bolts go in.
While I was doing that my buddy Reid dropped by to bring me a plow.
It is a 3 point Sears plow. I don't have the numbers off it yet. He also brought some misc parts for the Onan. He is pretty happy with our trade for the non working Plasma cutter and so am I.
Steph brought Heath out and put him in his swing then set about loading up all the 14 inch tires we had on rims so I could take them to the tire shop. And she took the front tires off of the Dodge Decrepit and put them in the truck along with the flat spotted tires off the Beastie.
I headed down to the tire shop and was a bit dismayed when I got there that the lazy guy was working. If I had had to wait for him it would have taken 2 days to get the job done. While I unloaded the truck he managed to get one tire broke off the rim.
When I got through unloading a truck pulled in that needed 4 tires changed. I told him to go ahead and get the truck. About that time, Rick, the good worker, came in. It was his day off. Lazy guy had to leave to go get his kids at school. I helped Rick get the tires changed on the customers truck then he and I spent about 30 minutes breaking all my tires off and swapping the Decrepit tires to the BlackBeasts rims.
Came home and remembered that I forgot to bleed the brakes so we took about 20 minutes to get that done.
Heath supervised the operation while he munched on Pam’s air freshener. Oh well she has more.
You can kinda see his black eye where he climbed up on a toy and fell off last week.
Took the BlackBeast for a test drive and it stops with a vengeance now.
So we cleaned everything up, tossed all the steel rims in the back seat of the Decrepit so it can go to the crusher tomorrow.
Called Buddy and Pam to come get their car. They came up and brought me a big round table – now I need some knights.
Didn't get to attempting to fabricate heat shields for the BlueOx, but I got plenty done.
Video is uploading to YouTube as we speak.
Grand total for their repair $45
Yeah, I am just that awesome.
Edited by mybigwarwagon, February 18, 2013 - 07:29 PM.