It was Monday all day.
It was my turn to get up with Heath before dawn to get him on the bus today.
With that done I sent out some emails and waited on replies. We were supposed to take one car to the crusher and look at p 3 more, and go get a load of misc car parts.
At 930 I finally got calls back. I told Steph to get up and get ready. Well she got up. It took her almost an hour to get ready.
The three cars were a no go so that was one thing we didn't have to mess with. I also called all the scrap yards. Cars were $3/100. Dangit. I only paid $100 for the Saturn. We got 4 new tires, a catalytic converter, and a battery for a core, so anything we got at the yard was profit.
We got outside and got BettyBlue hooked to the big trailer. There were a couple of snags to getting out of the yard because of where the trailer was sitting. We finally got untangled and got going.
The trailer had a low tire and my compressor has still not come back yet. The QT isn't far away and it has free air so we headed on down.
There was a bald fat guy in a Kia sitting at the air pump. A female left the car as we puled up and walked to the store. After a about 10 minutes she came back with a tire gauge. He held the hose the entire time so I couldn't use it. Then ht took a full 30 minutes airing up his tires. I am not kidding. A full 30 minutes. I was about to push his car out in the highway. After he had the air pressures checked he had to go around the car twice checking the valve caps. Then he got in the car. Sat there a minute. I started up BB and reved the engine and let her creep forward. He finally started the engine and backed up slowly. I shoved the truck in between him and the air pump. He got the idea and finally got moving.
By the time the tire was aired up I realized there was no way to unload the car and load up scrap before Heath got home from school.
I called the shop that had the metal and they were having a full blown Monday too. They were glad I was tied up. We will go there tomorrow morning.
We got to the scrap yard and got a whopping $73 for the car.
We went to Harbor Freight and got some gloves, because it is getting to be cold metal season. Nothing worse than picking up frozen steel with bare hands.
We got back home in plenty of time to get Heath.
We started back on the Honda again.
It took a bit of doing the new O-ring on the fuel pump, but it got on there. NO cuts in this one. Then we got the transmission jack under the gas tank after some serious wrestling. I had to lay on my back and put my arms over my hear to lift the tank up. My upper back is not happy now.
then we started to bolt it in. We only had one bolt and that was the one that I stuck in the ramp. Steph has no idea what she did with the other ones. So I sent her to Ace and to run a few other errands. I waited for Heath.
Heath got home without his lunch box. I hope they have it at school.
Steph got back and we went out to get to it. She got the wrong bolts. She swore that she got the exact same one that I sent her with. The one off the truck was fine thread, the ones she bought were course. So she got to go back.
When she returned with the right ones it didn't take but a minute to get the tank finished up.
Then we put the license plate bulb in, and painted the front bumper. All it needs is a tire now and it will be ready to go home.
I staggered in feeling like someone hit me between the shoulder blades with a pickaxe. I have managed to get ti to crack a couple of times an it feels a bit better.
Heath is playing with his favorite new puzzle - the old instrument panel out of a truck. He loves to take the gauges out and put them back in. He even managed to get the odometer in it finally.