Well I finally have a minute to sit down and type.
At 11pm last night I had a guy call about some cars he wanted to scrap. It was like pulling teeth to get the information I needed out of him. He said he had 2 small cars and a small pickup. I gave him my prices and he went ballistic. At one point I would have sworn he said how much will you give me for the two cars and my wife. Steph was standing here and she thought that is what she heard too. I laughed. He really got mad. Finally after about 20 minutes I hung up. He can bother someone else.
Jumped out of bed at the crack of early, made a pot of coffee, did a lightening fast check of my email and GTT and then filled my thermos and hit the door.
First order of business was getting the BlueOx out of the back yard. I was afraid that she would sink. The ground was frozen so she idled right out of the yard and on firmer ground.
Then I hopped in Christine’s cramped cab with my thermos and took a long ride up to Tryon, NC. About a half mile later Steph called and told me that the keys were in the house. Since the ignition switch is worn out we haven't used the keys in a long time for anything but opening the gas cap. I needed gas so I turned around and went back to get them. Once I filled up I was off again.
There were many vehicles stuck on the side of the highway where they had pulled off for one reason or another and just sank in the mud.
On the drive up there the lady across the street called and said her daughter had a flat tire and she needed my help. I told her where I was and told her I would help out when I got home. She said ok and I continued on.
Once I got to the house I loaded up the free tractor
Turns out it is a Troybilt Pony. One seriously weird looking machine. The rear end appears to be locked up. Haven’t had time to look at anything else on it. If nothing else I got a good seat.
On the way home I ran by the tire shop and picked up my little trailer with the rims they had broken down for me. Since no one could find any paperwork I have no idea if I owe him anything or if they got enough good tires to owe me.
I got home and went across the road and the daughters car was there. Another friend of my neighbors had gone down and aired it up. The tires were shot and one had a slow leak. She was going down to get tires put on it later. I told her I would check it again before we left.
Went in the house and grabbed some food then unloaded the Pony. Had to use the DragonFly to pull it off the truck. Then I tried to fix the flat tire on the big trailer. Thought I had it whipped so we tossed the big set of ramps in the back of Christine and we started up to Hickory to get a car. Steph had class tonight so her truck had to go anyway.
We got about ¼ mile away and she called me and told me the tire spit the plug out So I turned left instead of right and went to the tire shop.
While my buddy was fixing the tire I realized that I didn't have my wallet so Steph took her truck and went back home to get it.
Finally got the tire back on the trailer with a patch we we rent sure would hold due to the size of the hole. Rick wouldn't let me pay because they still couldn’t figure out if I owned them or they owed me for the tires from earlier.
We finally got back on the road and made it up to Hickory to get the Honda from my friends shop. They had pulled the entire cross member out of it and took out the trans engine and everything and the car was sitting on engine stands.
We moved it out on a floor jack then put one jack on each side and got the front end up high enough to back the trailer under it then slid the ramps in. We moved one of the jacks up on the trailer under the front end and then hooked Christine up to the Honda and pulled it up.
My friends employee was wondering how we were going to load it. He said it looked too easy.
We then loaded up odds and ends car parts into the Honda and I started home while Steph went to class. Heath slept thru the entire operation.
I had to stop for gas and while I was pumping I saw a guy walking up to me. I knew he was interested in the car. He asked what I wanted for it and I told him. He asked if it ran and I pointed to the big hollow spot in the front of the car. He looked confused and said he was going to build a drag car anyway. I asked why he wanted a 4 door drag car. He said he didn't notice it was a 4 door. I bit my lip.
Finally made my way home. Ate some spaghetti, fed Heath, Petted Carmel, played with Heath.
Heath gets a bath shortly and then goes to bed. Then I can fall over in the floor and try to breathe.
Edited by mybigwarwagon, March 06, 2013 - 07:46 PM.