Woohooooo tractor time today.
Verry early for a Saturday morning my alarm went off. After a bit of confusion as to what planet I was on I dragged my carcass out of bed and made
Then I woke Jared up. He told me he didn't want to get up. I told him he had to choice. So he finally got his feet under him and got dressed.
Then, with my hat on my head and my thermos in hand, we hopped in the BlueOx and headed to Gastonia I pick up my slave.
A quick stop for gas and sausage biscuits at QuickStop and we arrived to pick the slave up and then pointed our noses north to Charlotte.
If there is any time I love going to Charlotte it is early on a Saturday morning. I could drive in the oncoming lane and not hit anyone. No traffic anywhere.
Once we arrived at Pull-a-Part we wandered around the rows of cars and found a Chevy S10 with a good tail light wiring harness. The slaves job was to push the wheelbarrow full of tools and guard the tools with his life. Then we wandered around some more till we found one with a good front light harness.
With that in hand we looked happened upon a Chevy Cavalier that had the steering wheel I wanted for the BlueOx so I snagged it and we headed out. $32 later and we were back on the road.
One stop to grab some drinks and we headed south.
Once we got to the house I wasted no time in giving out marching orders and getting to work.. I wanted everything near the buildings moved out of the way so I could mow everything and get it all re-organized. It has really gotten out of hand.
While we worked Heath ran wild around the yard. At one point he was all the way at the bottom of the field laughing like a maniac. Then he ran all the way back up to us. That is a pretty long haul for someone with tiny legs.
With the big little trailer hooked to the Hemorrhoid, the little little trailer hooked to Jareds Craftsman, and the crane hooked to the DragonFly we started moving and stacking. I was amazed at the size of the pile that was growing.
We moved the full size pickup out of the weeds and found a stash of chicken eggs that had gone bad. I was throwing them down in the field and Steph picked two up and decided to tap them together. There was a pop followed by a horrible stench. Jared nearly puked. I laughed and kept throwing eggs.
Finally we got it all moved and all of us but Heath were exhausted.
So we quit.
Except for Heath. He was still going strong.
After a brief cool down time in the A\C Jared, Slave boy and I hopped in the BlueOx and headed back to Gastonia to take Slaveboy home, then I took Jared to his grandmothers.
On the way home I heard something on the radio that I have never heard before. The weather came on and the gas said it was 83 and felt like 98 with humidity. Then she said that there would be isolated downpours. Not showers, or rain, or storms, or even thunderstorms. Nope she said downpours.
And did it ever. Almost back at the house it cut loose. I mean in the traffic on the 55 mph stretch of road slowed to 25 cut loose.
As we drove out of one storm and into the next there was a guy on a moped who had evidently never driven up HWY 150 in the rain before.
There is a spot in front of Heaffner's Superette that fills up with water about 8 inches deep when it rains. Moped guy was pulling away from me from a stoplight. He was completely dry when he got to the spot. When he came out of it he was drenched. I have no idea how he kept it upright. But I was laughing so hard I nearly ran over him.
Then it really started to rain. To the point that I almost pulled over.
I finally arrived at home and came in side and waded out of my rain and sweat drenched clothes.
I did take one pic out the window of the pile of stuff we moved. Bad thing is that it all has to go back.