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Posted December 06, 2017 - 03:27 PM

Careful boys, I'm sure she's capable of telling you in terms you can all understand .

Yep, and a rabbit's head may not be the only critter she can twist the neck off of!  :rolling:


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Posted December 06, 2017 - 04:03 PM

She said she had him beat till the clutch let go. Oh well, at least it wasn't a money race. 


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Posted December 06, 2017 - 05:03 PM

Yep, and a rabbit's head may not be the only critter she can twist the neck off of!  :rolling:

Now you know why I do neck exercises


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Posted December 06, 2017 - 09:38 PM

She said she had him beat till the clutch let go. Oh well, at least it wasn't a money race.


Yay steph😂
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Posted December 08, 2017 - 05:59 PM

Not much happening. 

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We went to Heath's school program last night. He didn't sing at all. He did have fun playing with the flashlight he was using in the program. 

 

The seating was metal folding torture devices. I wound up standing at the back after a while, but the damage was done. 

 

After it was over we were hungry. We headed towards Kings Mountain with no real destination in mind. We found a restaurant downtown ( I forget he name) the food was great, and the prices were good. 

 

The county, in their infinite wisdom,  salted the roads yesterday. It rained all night long and into this morning. About 1pm it changed to snow. So now anywhere that the road is cool enough is covered in ice. Great job. 

 

 


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Posted December 12, 2017 - 01:53 PM

I am going to start carrying my recliner around. 

 

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Yesterday I went to court for a car that I sold a guy, He bought it with an unsigned title for parts. He then tried to get the title notarized illegally. When it couldn't do that he wanted me to give him the money back and him keep the car. The judge ruled that I get the car back in as good or better condition than he got it in and I have to pay him back. I call that a win since I get the car. I don't loose a penny. 

 

However, sitting on that hard wooden bench for 4 hours did a number on my spine. 

 

We got home and there was stuff that had to be done so we had to do it. 

 

First, we got the winch cable unwound and put it back on the spool correctly. I had to pull two cars at an extreme angle and all the cable was over on one side.

 

With that done, we got BettyBlue hooked up to the tow dolly that still had the Dodge Colt on it.  I pulled it around to the driveway.

 

Then Gertie got fired up and we got four derelict riding mowers moved. We yanked the engines and tossed the carcasses on the dump trailer. Since the rear ends are to much of a pain to remove most of the time I don't bother with them for scrap. The time to pay ratio is not good enough. 

 

Heath came home while we were working on that. 

 

With those done we got Heath in the truck and Headed down to the scrap yard. Fortunately, scrap prices are up $.25 a pound WOohooooo. 

 

By the time we got home I was in some pretty severe pain. I managed to get enough relief to get to sleet, but that was it. This morning was another story though. 


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Posted December 12, 2017 - 04:02 PM

Hope your back gets better soon. I've been lucky with all the extraneous things I've been up to hasn't caused me issues!


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Posted December 12, 2017 - 07:25 PM

And today. 

 

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I was awakened this morning by my adorable little friend ,Jess, messagine me.  She heard there was a wreck with a fatality on the road down from us and one of the tucks was a Chevy. She was concerned it was us. Turns out a guy fell asleep and t boned an S10 killing the driver. Not a good way to start the day. 

 

I got up and got immediately on the massaging cushion. IT only took me 5 minutes to get from one end of the house to the other.

 

After I was thoroughly massaged I came to the living room to fall in my recliner. I was still hurting. 

 

Steph had to go to Heath's school to watch a class of 5th graders while they had a teachers appreciation lunch. They asked a lot of people to volunteer to sit with a class. Oddly enough they didn't ask me. I guess they thought I would duct tape kids to their chairs or something. 

 

She came home at 2 with Heath. She waited til he got out of class to come home. 

 

She had an appointment at 5 in Charlotte so we weren't going to do anything. She did call and make an appointment for Heath because he has not been feeling 100%, all he wants to do is sleep. However, her appointment called at 3 and canceled. So we went out and strapped the load on the dump trailer. then we left. 

 

At the scrap yard

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we had a problem getting the trailer to dump. I found a screwdriver and shorted out the solenoid and it started working. I guess it was stuck. I will look into it further tomorrow - maybe. 

 

From there we went to Chickfila. Usually Heath is so excited he can't sit still. Today he walked in the playground then walked back out. We knew he wasn't feeling good. 

 

ON the way home we stopped at the store. Heath was cold so I gave him my vest from behind the seat. 

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From there we drove down to the site of the wreck just to try to figure out exactly where it happened. As we almost go there, Heath yacked on my vest. Oh well, it needed washing anyway. 

 

We got home and he went straight to bed. 

 


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Posted December 12, 2017 - 08:32 PM

Easy to see the little fella isn't feeling his best.  Hope you both feel better soon!


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 05:45 PM

Back is slowly getting better. 

 

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I was up early, but I wasn't moving fast. Heath was home since he had a doctors appointment. Of course he woke up wide open like nothing had ever happened. 

 

Around noon the neighbor told me she was available to cut my hair. I was getting  a bit shaggy. It looked like she shaved a small animal in her kitchen. Steph and Heath came over an she cut their hair too. Heath was a bit difficult, but we got most of it. 

 

Someone left a trash compactor in my yard. It said, "It works" on the top of it. It didn't. I will look at it later. Might be handy for smashing cans. 

 

After he had a bath to remove stray hairs they left for the doctor. I didn't go because my back is just getting where i can move. Sitting in those doctors chairs would put me in traction. 

 

He had a bad visit. They couldn't find anything wrong with him, so they drew blood. Had I known they were going ot have to do that I would have gone. He fought them. On his left arm they infiltrated him once then when they got it he moved and tore it out. So they had a total of 4 people holding on to his arm to get the other one. They finally got it. He was not happy when he got home and was telling me about it.

 

 

So another day is gone. Tomorrow we have to try to get some scrap metal loaded up. . 

 


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Heath sounds a lot like me with needles and such...

Once when I was younger I must have ran 1/2 mile flat out because someone decided I was gonna get a flu shot. Shame my older brother caught me.

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Posted December 14, 2017 - 06:30 PM

Not real sure how I feel at the moment. 

 

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This morning Steph got Heath on the bus and then stayed up for a while. She came in at some point and said that the doctor had called and wants to send Heath to a specialist. But she didn't say why. We tried to call back, but had to leave a message. So rather than sit and stew about it, I decided to get up outside and get busy. 

 

 

We got a load the engines pulled off of a bunch of derelict push mowers, then loaded up steel on the dump trailer with Gertie. We loaded a bunch of clean aluminum on BettyBlue.

 

The doc called back and we missed the call. We called back and had to leave another message. 

 

 

Heath got home from school just as we got everything loaded up. We hooked BettyBlue to the dump trailer and headed off to the scrap yard. 

 

Heath immediately fell asleep. 

 

 

We got unloaded and got then headed home. 

 

I checked the fluids in Gertie and added some antifreeze and a quart of oil, and we went back at it. 

 

 

I had a huge pile of irony aluminum that sprouted up in the back yard. It was originally in a bed liner for a full size long-bed truck. It outgrew it by a good bit. We spent about an hour loading it unto the dump trailer. Then it got too dark to mess with it anymore. 

 

I came in and showered. 

 

I wish the doctor had called back. Not knowing what they are sending him to a specialist for is no fun. He seems to be fine right now. He is watching Chuggington and bouncing around the living room like a monkey. 

 


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Posted December 15, 2017 - 08:02 PM

Well, that was ......different.

 

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This morning we got a call from Heath's doc. She wanted us to come in and see her. We figured Heath needed to be there, so Steph left to get him from school. I spent the ti me trying to stand upright.

 

The doc said that the initial results of his tests had high white cell and low red cell counts and appeared to show cancer. However, they did not get a full blood draw since he was fighting them so hard. Since he was there today she wanted to do a chest x-ray and another blood draw.

 

We hobbled down to  X-ray and they got a picture of his innards. Then we got to have real fun. It took 5 of us to hold him still to get a good draw. They took extra this time, because they didn't want to have to do it again. 

 

They wanted a urine sample, but he was dry. We brought the cup home with us. 

 

 

We got in the truck and I had a call from a gal about a Jeep Cherokee that she wanted us to come get today. She was talking so fast I could barely understand her. I mean super fast. I told her it would be a few hours before we could come get it. I needed a break. 

 

Heath filed up his cup.

 

 

We finally headed up to get it at 2:30. We stopped at the docs office to drop off the cup of pee.

 

The motor mouth woman kept calling and asking if I was on the right road. I was starting to get a bad feeling. I assured her I was and headed on. 

 

The doc called and said Heath's white count was way down this time. She thinks he is fighting off some sort of infection that she could not identify. She thinks mono, but she is waiting for test results to come back. She still wants us to see the specialist. 

 

When we got tot he house a sheriffs patrol car was there. Since I was carrying my pistol I went up to the patrol car to introduce myself. He wanted mine and Steph's ID. He said no one was there, but he was waiting there about a property removal. I asked if it was about the Jeep. He said no. I asked him if he would run the VIN since he was there. HE did. He said we came back clean. I was really wandering what I had stumbled into. 

 

After a bit an old man walked up. The officer asked him what he needed. He asked if the officer was there about his stolen property. He said he wasn't. The officer asked him if he had looked in the Jeep for his stuff. He said no one was allowed in the house. 

 

The officer, the old man, and I got to talking. After a bit the old man said something about "what had been going on in the house". The cop answered along the lines of meth addicts do stupid stuff. After a bit it came out that there had been a meth lab in the house. Oh boy!

 

Another car pulled up and a woman got out. IT was the mother of the woman I had been talking to. She said the Jeep belonged to her. I made sure that she wanted it go be sold. She said yes. She said it had been a nice car 9 month earlier when she gave it to her son. He destroyed it. 

 

The officer left. 

 

We got the Jeep turned around and on the dolly and headed out. That consisted of destroying the center console to override the shifter, then I basked the switch with a hammer and then had to figure out how to unlock the steering. That didn't take too long. 

 

I then made a tactical error. The driveway went through a ravine. It went way down then WAY up. I didn't have enough momentum and BettyBlue's one wheel drive didn't make it. 

 

There is no backing up a tow dolly. I got in the Jeep, well, as much in as I could get. The tilt was all the way down and jammed and the seat was all the way up. there was about 2 inches of room between the two. When Steph released the straps I was off on a wild ride, backwards, with only one functioning brake. I found that out when I tried to stop, I nearly didn't. 

 

Steph took BB up the hill and unhooked the dolly, then we swapped vehicles and I pulled the Jeep back up the hill towards the house. It was the easier climb. 

 

 

I then attempted to push the Jeep. The only problem was that when we got moving I had no idea where we were going. The drive had a few kinks and bends in it and I had no clue where they were. It was for nothing anyhow because I couldn't get it pushed up the hill. I backed down and let Steph take the terror filled ride backwards. She didn't like it much. 

 

With the strap back on we pulled it up to the house again. Then I got in front of the Jeep and hooked up. When I left this time I was hell bent for leather I was going to make it. And I very nearly didn't. When I came off the gravel onto the short paved section I took a thousand or so miles off the right rear tire. Then the strap broke. Fortunately we were up on top of the worst of the hill. I tied a knot in i and finished pulling it out in the road. 

 

I noticed that the people at the top of the hill left rather quickly when I got up the hill. While we were strapping the Jeep to the dolly they came back, drove down, and told me I couldn't take the car. I told them I could. They said I had to talk to a deputy. I told them I didn't have to. They told me one was on the way. I told her great I had already talked to one. They said I had not. I told them to leave me alone, and we left. They didn't follow. 

 

As we drove down the road, Steph told me the women told her the Jeep ran.  I wanted to throw her out of the truck. I have no idea why she didn't think to tell me that while we were tying to get the damn thing up the hill. Woman. 

 

 

We stopped for gas and I rigged up the winch battery to be able to turn on the Jeeps parking lights. My magnetic lights didn't make the trip. They were here on a table. 

 

 

We made it home with no major problems. Steph made pork chops for dinner. 

 

I am so relieved to not have Heath's health hanging over my head. I know the doc has to be on top of anything remotely cancerous, but it sure had us scared. 

 

 

 


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Posted December 15, 2017 - 08:18 PM

Glad Heath's results came out good. I have to say after reading about the jeep, and then "Steph told me the women told her the Jeep ran.  I wanted to throw her out of the truck." I snorted a mouth full of beer out my nose.


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Posted December 15, 2017 - 08:25 PM

Very glad Heath is gonna be aok!  I hope you can get that Suburban going soon so you have a safer/stronger towing vehicle.  Bet you do too!


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