Man the bilge pumps.
Last night my back was hurting and I couldn't sleep very well so I tried to sleep in this morning.
Phone woke me up this morning with a friend of mine, Reid, calling to say that he wanted me to bring him one of the tractor tires to see if he had cut enough out of the weight to make the valve stem work. I sleepily told him I would be there later and kinda nodded back off.
I got a text from a guy about a Lowe's LT asking if I was interested. I told him I was and tried to nod back off.
Then the phone rang again with another friend, Scott, calling to say he borrowed a truck and it broke down and he needed to get it back to the guy he got it from. So we all went into action. Steph made coffee. Jared and I got dressed. Heath slept.
With a thermos of coffee in hand Jared and I jumped in the BlueOx, car doll in tow and headed out.
Scott was at the animal shelter in Dallas NC where the truck died. We drove in and out of the rain to get there. We got hooked up and headed to Belmont to drop the truck and Scott off.
He gave me $40 and Jared and I headed home.
Once we got home we dropped the tow dolly and pulled a tire off the DragonFly. Then Jared pulled the BlueOx around front and hooked it up to the small trailer.
Then we ran in the house to get out of the quickly approach storm. And it did storm.
So Jared, Heath, and I sat in the office and watched Monster Jam Freestyle 13. Heath was mesmerized.
Finally the rain let up and Jared and I left. I let him drove down to Reids. It is all lightly traveled back roads. Only saw 2 cars the whole way there. He did good. He does like to work the steering wheel a bit much. Experience will fix that though.
When we got to Reids and put the weight on the wheel I felt like an idiot. I tried to hold it up to the wheel on the tractor. With the wheel off the tractor it was obvious that notching it wasn’t going to work.
It would have to be cut almost all the way through to work.
He did have a better idea though. I need to find some long metal valve stems and bend them slightly to put the weights on.
Maybe I should have taken him a wheel at the beginning.
Then it started to pour again and I vetoed the drive to get the tractor. I called the guy and said we would come tomorrow.
We came back home and finished watching Monster Jam and now Jared is in the floor playing games in my office.
Heath is running around the house getting every hat or bucket he can find and putting it on his head then giving it to me to put on mine.