Lots of miles put on the hat today.
After a slow day yesterday of just tinkering in the yard and posting some stuff for sale online I hit the ground running this morning. Literally.
The alarm went off bright and early and I thought about telling it that its parents were not married, but I had things to do. So out of bed and into work clothes then tiptoed into the kitchen
Then my thermos and I headed out the door leaving everyone else alseep.
Christine and I headed up to Charlotte to sell my catalytic converters to get enough money to buy a full size Ford for scrap since the guy I sell my aluminum to was out of town. I have a nice pile of aluminum ready for him, but I needed money today not tomorrow.
One cigar and a half a thermos later and I pulled into the shop and spent some time poking aroudn all the cool cars there then collected my check and headed out.
As I was about 3 miles away from the shop I got a call from my wife. I forgot to pay the power bill with all the other stuff going on here. The guy said he would give us till 1:05 to pay it so I went into hyperdrive and got home. By the time I got there Jared and Steph had the BlueOx hooked up to the tow dolly and ready to go.
After a high speed run to Sawmills, NC we wrestled the E150 into submission and strapped it down. Threw a handfull of cash at the woman and headed back south as fast as was safe with a 7000 pound van in tow.
Got to the scrap yard, unloaded and left with my cash. I hated to leave that catalytic converter and the gas in the van but time was of the essence as it was 1245 when I got to the yard.
There was a loud blue streak that ran from the scrap yard to the power company where I paid my bill with about 45 seconds to spare.
Finally got back home and Jared, Steph and I got to taking hard drives apart to get eh aluminum cases to take to the smelter tomorrow with the rest of the load. I bought about 150 drives from a computer company for $50 a while back and have been slowly taking them apart since.
One of the drives fought back and sliced my lift thumb open. I am getting to where I don't feel right without a gash in my left thumb.
Then the text messages started. A guy wanted me to buy a tractor frame and a metal desk for $100. I told him no and he started telling me he would throw in a compound bow (I have 2 on Craigslist right now trying to get rid of them) a cheap paint ball gun and some other junk. The failed to get me excited enough to stop taking the drives apart.
Then I got a text from one of my regulars that had a pile of scrap and wanted me to come today. SO we hopped in Christine and headed up to his house. He had a bunch of steel mesh stuff, some aluminum curtain rods, an electric mart cart (electric walmart wheelchair), and a small trailer. I left the cart and the trailer for tomorrow.
Then Jared and I headed to Walmart to get some super glue for my thumb and some more gauze bandages. While we were there I got a call from Steph. Carmel was running ar full speed and LittleFox ran in from of her. She thought his leg was broken.
Jared called his mom to see if she would help pay for the vet bill and that started a while pile of crap that I will be shoveling for a long time.
We got home and I think the leg is dislocated. He doesn't seem to be in pain so he can wait till tomorrow morning when our vet opens rather than go to the emergency vet and pay 4 times as much.
So now I am back to taking stuff apart in my office. LittleFox is full of baby aspirin and is passed out on a pillow. Heath is throwing pots and pans around the kitchen while Steph laughs at him and Jared is wrestling with taking curtain rods apart. Everyone is busy.