I spent all day today thinking it was Friday.
I woke up this morning and it was bright outside. I looked at my phone and it had done an update during the night and said I needed to restart it. Dang it. Oh well, Heath and I got to play again.
I told Heath to get dressed and this is how he came back.
We got outside and Pulled the bad battery out of the pulling Cub and tossed it in the back of BettyBlue.
BB was still hooked up the the Kia I got last night so we took a a ride to the scrap yard. I made a whopping $40 on the car. At least I didn't loose any money. It wasn't worth trying to part so it had to go.
We came back and went to Walmart and got a tractor battery.
Back home Heath ran around like a monkey on crack, while I took the still working battery out of the JD 242 and put in the new one. The 242's battery went in the pulling tractor.
Then I turned my attention to the deck belt on the 242. I checked the pulley and found a piece of mulch in the V of the pulley. For a belt that is supposed to be so simple to install, I had to crawl around that tractor way too many times to get it right.
When that was done we had to run again.
Thinking it was Friday we took back roads to Fort Mill. It was a good thing because there was a wreck on 85.
We got to our destination 1`5 minutes early. They were home already so I was able to get the car.
They had a 99 Ford Taurus. It was sitting down a hill and I needed another driver. A neighbor said he would steer the Taurus. I pulled him to the top of the hill and left the car up there, then took him back down.
I got the tow dolly and truck set where I wanted them and then walked back up the hill to the car. I let it roll back into a drive and turned it around. Then coasted down the hill to the dolly. On the dolly the front bumper snagged and it stopped short.
I didn't have my come a along so I had to use a ratchet strap. I got the strap as tight as I could pull it and then jumped on the strap. The car popped over the stops and set down on the cradle. I got it strapped down then we left. I was soaked in sweat.
Heath was starving so we stopped at Jack in the Box and got dinner. Good thing too. Traffic was a mad house all the way back. And that was on back roads.
Near the house we came to a complete stop. Someone had really screwed up.
If you look carefully you can see a truck being pulled up on a rollback. They had to pull it up an embankment about 30 feet deep.
We were there long enough that I had time to get out and check the straps on the dolly and tighten them up.
When we got moving I found the other vehicle on a different truck.
Hard to see because of the sun but it is mangled bad.
I got home and Steph was there. We unhooked the tow dolly and headed down to Dallas.
Behind the city park is a friend of Ben's. He had a trailer I am borrowing to get the two pulling tractors to the tractor show Saturday. I said something about leaving early in the morning and Steph asked why. Then she told me today was Thursday. Oh well. We got the trailer anyway.
She had not eaten yet so we shot thru Arby's' Heath and I got Jamoca shakes.
Back home we pulled in the back yard and found that one of the escapee bunnies had found the inside of a trap.
We dropped the trailer then got BB hooked back up to the dolly.
I an nasty, worn out, and my ankle is throbbing. It is almost at the point I am considering going to a doctor, but not quite.