Up up and away.....
For the first time in my life that I can ever remember we slept with the windows open in August. It was nice. And it made my wallet happy.
When I got up I had a text message from AT&T that I had used 65% of my bandwidth for the month. SO while I had my
I was on the phone with them. We have had a land line with them because it was a bundle deal with the DSL line. I told them to disconnect the land line and see about increasing my bandwidth. They don't have anything higher available where we are. I told them I was going to find another provider. They lowered my bill for 12 months. So that made my wallet happy too.
When we went outside I hopped on the little Yard Machine to see how it worked. I have no idea how Graham mowed his yard with it because it wouldn't steer. The gear was worn slap out. So I parked it and hopped in Christine.
Then Jared and I took a drive to Charlotte to sell my radiators and catalytic converters. That made my wallet really happy.
While we were up there I decided we needed some time to talk so we went to a gas station that has good hotdogs and pizza. I got two sausage dogs and a cup of coffee. Jared got deluxe pizza and a large coke. Both drinks got spilled in Christine before we got out of the parking lot.
With fresh drinks we went to the airport overlook and watched planes take off for about an hour.
Ont eh way homke we made a quick stop at the pet shop to get crickets for Jared's skink.
Finally we got back home, after taking back roads to avoid traffic on the interstate, and we got to work on the tractors.
Jared's LT1000 had no brakes and the blades stopped engaging. The blades took me a while to figure out. At some point someone had changed it to a cable instead of the lever mechanism. However they left the most of the parts for the lever and added a bunch of springs. I figured out how to fix it but didn't have the proper size swaging tool for the tiny cable so that can wait. The brakes were way out of adjustment. Now he can stop when he drives it.
We changed out the steering shaft on the Yard machine with the one off the parts tractor, but it was getting dark before we got to changing the spindles over so we called it a night.
A friend came by with a bunch of different tires and scrap metal. He needed some cash and it really wasn't worth $10 but I gave him 30. While he was here Heath managed to get his diaper off and was running around the yard buck naked. He thought it was terrific.
Edited by mybigwarwagon, August 16, 2013 - 12:50 AM.