Good but a bit sad day.
This morning rang off the hook while I was trying to sleep in a bit soooooo
Then we swung into gear and got outside to finish up the last couple of things that needed to be jerked off the Escort then we headed down to the scrap yard.
When we go there and got unloaded there was an old guy trying to get him money out of the ATM. This yard does not give you cash at the window. They give you an ATM card then you go over to the machine and get your cash. When Steph got out of the truck to go in to get our card he asked her how to use the ATM. I got out of the truck and went over to help him.
The machine has no labels on it just a slot for your card and a little screen that says insert your card. The screen just said 002. I yelled for the manager to come over and he went in to reset the machine. When Steph came out she told him she wanted more money and he reached in his pocket and gave her a nickle. Guess it pays to be cute.
Then we had to run home and drop off the aluminum rims off the car. With that done we hit the road and went to Charlotte.
Traffic was light and we made good time. We stopped to sell some catalytic converters and then headed across town to get another Furd Exploder. It was facing the wrong way on a dead end street that had no way to turn around at the end. SO we pushed it across the road then put a strap on it and pulled it on around with the BlueOx.
With it up on the dolly we started off and immediately there was a problem. The truck was still in gear. Jared went back to the truck and tried every position on the gear shift and it wouldn't come out. So out came the wrenches and the drive shaft came out.
With that done it came along more submissively.
We swung by the cigar shop so Jared could tell Darryl goodbye. I snagged a couple of sticks and we headed home. One quick stop for gas and we were on the highway.
Once we got home we emptied out the back of Christine and loaded all his stuff up in it then Jared and I left for his grandmothers house.
We had a good talk on the way up. It is a hour drive so we had plenty of time.
Almost to her house we passed two guys in a Ford van broken down, but I had to have Jared to the house quickly. His mom had started texting wanting to know why he wasn't there yet.
After I dropped him off and say goodbye I headed back to the guys in teh Furd. They needed a jump. The battery cable had come loose and the battery had died. I told them I could jump them and then looked int eh back of the truck. When we cleaned it out we didn't put the cables back in.
I called his grandmothers house to see if anyone there had some cables and they didn't. He said he would call his wife to come jump him off.
I finally got home right about dark and immediately started to load up the back of the Exploder with the shelving I got this week. With that done I took the alternator off and broke a 3/8 extension then I dropped 4 sockets in the dark engine compartment so I called it quits.
Tomorrow morning we have to get up early, find my tools, then take the Exploder off to scrap, and then go get a Jeep.
I will miss Jared. He will be back for Christmas.
Edited by mybigwarwagon, September 05, 2013 - 08:45 PM.