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Posted September 07, 2013 - 06:42 PM

Been a good day.

 

 

Far too early this morning the alarm started mocking me. SO I beat it into submission and...

 

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Then we all wandered outside and hooked the BlueOx up to the tow dolly and headed to the scrap yard to unload the Exploder.

 

The ATM was down so we got a check and then headed up to the gas station to cash it and get some push water.

 

With the BlueOx fed we headed home and I pulled the mower deck off the Murray. When I turned it upside down I found that the blades were wrapped in a protective layer of nylon rope.

 

I backed the blade nuts off with the impact then Steph and I got out our knives and started whittling. With the rope in a pile on truck tool box we tossed it on the trailer and headed off to Charlotte.

 

We dropped off the deck and got some more money then headed up to Cornelius to do some Jeep moving.

 

The guy had 2 Jeep Wagoneers (the big ones). One he wanted moved to his house and one I was buying for scrap. Oddly enough both Jeeps were at a boat yard. It took a bit of wrestling to get each one one the trailer, but we got it done. After we got all the moving done we talked for a while as Heath ran around bare footed on the pavement. I have no idea how his feet didn't burst into flame, but he was having a ball.

 

On the way home I ordered a pizza because we are both worn out. No reason to make her cook.

 

When we got home Heath sound asleep so I parked under a tree and rolled the windows down. He had about a 2 hour nap out there. Nothing like a nap and fresh air.

 

So now pizza is gone and I am watching TV. Is outside feeding chickens and Heath is in his room destroying his toys.

 

 

Good day.


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 04:11 AM

I like good days!

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 04:40 AM

That was a nice busy day!



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Posted September 08, 2013 - 06:04 PM

Today I had nothing planned. So you know what that means.
 
 
 
 
I did get to sleep in a bit and then
 
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While I wad happily watching TV I got a call from a guy who had a Ford truck he wanted me to come get.
 
So we all went outside to get some stuff take care of. Heath and I hopped on the Hemorrhoid and mowed part of the yard so I could back the trailer with the Jeep out of the way.
 
Then I made a quick video of the Jeep to sell it.
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Finally we hooked up the tow dolly and headed to Gastonia.
 
It didn't take long to get the F150 on the dolly and then we headed to Gander Mountain. They are having an ammunition sale and I have an ammunition shortage. Once I was restocked we went to Books-a-million and looked around until Heath started to get cranky.
 
We pulled out of Franklin Square shopping center and made it about 1000 yards and suddenly there was a flopping noise that can only be made by a flat tire. One of the new tires on the tow dolly went down. We pulled in to Steak and Shake and called my adopted son Graham to bring us a jack and the spare tire.
 
About the time we finished eating Graham pulled in and I went out to change the tire. He argued but I gave him $20 for coming down.
 
We made it home without incident. Heath fell asleep close to the house so he is outside asleep in the truck again.
 
Steph went out to feed her chickens and found a 4 foot black snake living in the coop. She put him down in the field.
 
Not a bad day I think the dolly tire is salvageable. I probably hit the curb pulling out and knocked it off the rim.


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 06:16 PM

I hate it when that happens!

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Weather man keeps saying it is going to get cooler. I don't believe him.

 

 

After getting in the bed a 4am I awoke at 10am and made my way to the kitchen

 

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After a couple of cups I started to post the Jeep Grand Wagoneer I got this weekend for sale.

 

 

 

Within 15 minutes I got a call. From someone who sounded like a 4 year old. There was so much background noise , crying, and dogs barking I couldn't understand anything the person said. I did manage to make out them saying what is wrong with it. I asked if they had watched the video. They said there was no video. I told them that every ad I had posted had a link to a video. Then they said they saw the link. I told them to watch the video and call back afterward and hung up.

 

15 seconds later they called back saying they had watched it. How they watched a 3 monute video is 15 seconds is beyond me. After another 5 minutes of trying to understand them over the phone and getting fed up with them asking stupid questions I told them it wasn't for sale to them and hung up.

 

Then we went outside to pull the Ford F150 I got yesterday apart. Heath was taking a nap.

 

While we were doing that Graham came over and told me that something was wrong with the chainsaw that I had I fixed a while back. He said it wouldn't start. I pumped the primer, set the choke, and pulled the rope 5 times. It started. He was amazed.

 

So he left to go cut things up and shortly after I headed off to the scrap yard.

 

Then I headed home to drop off the tow dolly and then head to Iron Station to pick up a Marlin 925M ground hog repeller. Then I headed home.

 

As soon as I got there Steph hopped in Christine and headed off to class.

 

Heath needed another nap so I put him down with a bottle.

 

After about a hour I realized he was not going to go to sleep so I got him up and got to looking for some food.

 

I was going to make sandwiches. NO bread. OK I will make a burrito. No tortillas. I didn't feel like cooking chicken which seems to be the only thing we had. So I pulled out a carton of eggs and then rummaged around and found some stuff to add to them and whatever you call it Heath thought it was great. He ate most of it.

 

 

Now I am watching Dragnet (the original not the stupid movie). Heath is pushing his dumptruck around chasing kittens all over the house.


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Holy heat batman

 

Ok I really can't complain all that much but I will anyway.

 

 

After barely getting any sleep last nigh due to my knees hurting so badly I finally dragged my exhausted carcass to the kitchen to get started

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Then I spent some quality time sitting on my butt watching Dragnet and playing on line.

 

Finally I had to get up and go outside into the heat. Within 2 minutes I was soaking wet. I hooked the BlueOx back up to the trailer with the Wagoneer on it and then moved it so I could unload the Jeep. Steph was gone so once I had it moved and the ramps set up there wasn’t much else I could do by myself.

 

SO I decided to see if the push mowers I got last week would start. Both started on brake cleaner, but neither wanted to run on just plain gas. I need to get some SeaFoam and see if it will cut what ails them. If the both run I will take the one with the worst deck and pull the engine off and put it on the wheeled trimmer rather than buying a new carb.

 

 

Steph got home and we got to taking the Jeep off the trailer. I should know better, but I always hold out some hope that she has learned what the word straight means. I told her to back straight off the trailer while I pushed. She went about 2 feet and turned the wheel hard left and nearly backed off the right side of the trailer and on to the top of her pickup.

 

After nearly blowing a my spleen out my ear I finally got it stopped before things got bent. Finally Got it back up on the trailer and going in a straight line and we got it unloaded with no property damage.

 

Then we loaded up all the wheels that we have taken off of vehicles. I didn't realize how many Fords I had crushed. 4 sets of wheels all off of Bruised Oval autos – Windtstar, Escort, F150, and Explorer. Then took them to the tire shop.

 

When I got there I found that I had 3 sets of wheels there. 2 Jeep and a Chevy. With my 20 aluminum rims loaded back up I headed off to the smelter to unload and get my stack of green paper.

 

Got back home, peeled off my drenched clothes, and finally collapsed into my chair. My knees are still killing me and driving Christine didn't help me much.

 

Steph has something cooking for dinner.

 

Tomorrow I am going to load up some MTD tractor carcasses that I have completely stripped of everything and take them to the scrap yard then do see NewRestorer.


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Holy heat batman


 

Steph got home and we got to taking the Jeep off the trailer. I should know better, but I always hold out some hope that she has learned what the word straight means. I told her to back straight off the trailer while I pushed. She went about 2 feet and turned the wheel hard left and nearly backed off the right side of the trailer and on to the top of her pickup.

Woman always turn the wheel when backing up. Go figure.


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Woman always turn the wheel when backing up. Go figure.

It has to be some genetic misfire. You would think a word like "Straight" is pretty easy to understand.


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Here's another Morning pic for ya MBW2:

 

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Last night was miserable. At 5am I was still awake and my knees were killing me.

 

 

I finally dragged myself out of the bed and made some happy juice

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I knew I had to go up and see Don (newrestorer) tonight so I just decided to do nothing till then. Steph left for Class at 40. Heath was taking a nap.

 

 

After a hard day of drinking coffee and watching tv I went out and unhooked the big trailer from the BlueOx and hooked the little one up then Heath and I headed down that highway to the danger zone. Also know as highway 150.

 

At the intersection of Generals and Highway 150 in Lincolnton there was a wreck where a car was knocked down an embankment into a drug store parking lot.

 

After getting untangled from that mess we headed on up 150.

 

When we got to the first bridge over the lake traffic stopped. Emergency vehicles were on the bridge and everyone was looking over into the water. I have no idea what happened. As soon as I got passed that I got to see that whatever happened had cause about 4 wrecks in the oncoming lane and one in my lane.

 

When I got up beside the State Trooper that was on my side of the road I heard brakes and a Lexus SUV was sliding right towards the front of my truck. The cop seemed very interested.

 

Fortunately that one was avoided and we finally turned off on back roads and made it to Don's house.

 

As soon as we got there his wife kidnapped Heath and ran off with him while I sweated all over the yard.

 

Don and I got everything loaded up and then he let me go inside and look at his stash of old tractor manuals. I came home with a few to read thru. I finally managed to wrestle Heath away and we headed out.

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Fortunately the trip home was smashed car free and we made good time. Heath and I stopped in Lincolnton for Arby's and then headed home.

 

When we got home he had somehow managed to get his diaper off. Fortunately he was dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Ugh. Hot day.

 

 

Today I had to get the yard mowed. We haven't had time to do it when it wasn't raining. And it was a bit tall. So when I rolled out of bed...

 

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Then I realized that Steph was gone. She had a doctors appointment so I had to wait for her to get home to watch Heath.

 

Unfortunately her doctor made her wait for 3 hours. I told her next time not to take a shower before she went.

 

So when she got home it was time for Heath to take a nap so when he went down she came out and we got started. There were a fed things she had to move while I mowed.

 

Of course the old Hemorrhoid showed its true colors. When I started it it smoked like a house on fire. Someone forgot to cut the fuel off and it leaked past the pump and filled up the engine with oil. Steph found me two coffee containers and I filled both of them up with the oil/fuel mix from the engine.

 

With fresh oil in the engine I started it up and let it smoke till it cleared its throat and then got to mowing. I think I have cured the mosquito problem for a while.

 

After getting every thing mowed I decided to give you all a walk around my yard. I will post it when it finishes loading - in 734 minutes. Geez.

 

Then we all went over and talked to Mawmaw Wanda for a while.

 

Heath had to inspect the tractor

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And I found the serial number on the Gilson. Can't find a lot of information on it though. Anyone know what year it is.

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Now it is time to drink lots of water and rest.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Heath sure is growing!



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Heath sure is growing!

Tell me about it. He is too smart too. We had to take his big dump truck, ride on toys and wagons and put them up or he gets on counters and throws things in the floor.

 

Monday night he was in the living room and I kept hearing a odd noise accompanied by laughter so I went in and looked. The entertainment center has a child safety lock on the bottom cabinet to keep all the movies out of his reach. He has not managed to get the lock open but had somehow removed one of the knobs and was spinning the lock round and round on the other knob.


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 05:27 AM

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