I'm a traveling man I've made a lot of stops....
This morning Heath came to visit me in bed so I played with him for a while until I tossed him up in the air and did something to my neck.
Then it was off to the kitchen
First order of business was to get to the tire shop to drop off the Impala.
We took it very easy knowing that the motor mounts were broken. The tire shop is just a place to drop the car. They guy who bought it left the money with Tony who runs the shop. Once he gave me a envelope full of cash we headed home.
Then Steph put BlueOx went up in the air on jack stands while I got all my tools put in Christine to go to Charlotte and get the Seat for the 88.
Had to make a quick stop at Verizon to pay my bill then I was off to the junk yard.
Got the passengers side out with no problems but the drivers door was smashed and pushed against the seat so I couldn't get to the bolts. I hunted around for a tire iron in the junk cars and all I could find was a jack handle for a screw jack that had the little tab to pop hubcaps off with. So I grabbed it.
I managed to get the door pried back enough to get the hook for my come-a-long in the then hooked a ratchet strap to it and a nearby Ford and managed to pull the door open. Then the drivers side came out with no problems.
I noticed 2 cars up there that had good tires the same size as we usually run on Christine so I asked the guy and he said $25 each. I will go back next week and get them. Since Christine is wearing a skinny set of 14s right now I can't put them on anyway till I get the wheels back off the Impala.
The little 14 inch Buick wheels look good on the truck but they are skinny enough to be dangerous. I kept spinning the tires pulling away from stops and one emergency stop caused all 4 tires to lock up and I slid a good ways. Driving it on gravel or grass is an exercise in clutch pumping to get the tires to bite. It is getting the bigger tires back on it.
this beauty was in for a transmission repair.
Once I was loaded up I headed down the road
and had to go through an intersection where the predominant ethnic group thinks the world owes them something. As I approached the intersection behind another car a pedestrian tried to force his way in front of me. When I didn't let him he walked around the truck and started to walk up to my window when he noticed how not small I am. He said don’t ever do that again and I told him that jaywalking was illegal. About 10 of them started yelling but the light turned green and I drove away.
Stopped at BestBuy to try to buy a headset for my phone because it is almost impossible to drive a 5 speed in traffic while talking on the phone. They didn't have anything but Blue-tooth headsets so I left and went back to Verizon. $20 later and I was out the door headed home.
My welder friend. Timmy Dale, called me and said to b ring the tow dolly by. I told him I was in Gastonia and it would be an hour before I was home so he said he would go get it.
Then the people who had their dogs at my house for so long called and asked if I wanted to buy their Scotts mower. I gave them a price and they are bringing it by later tonight. I will clean it up and resale it quickly.
I stopped at Advance to get motor mounts and they didn't have any. I called Autozone and they didn’t either , but since they know me they will order them without me having to pay for them first so the OX will be on jacks over night.
I stopped by Timmy Dale's house to get eh dolly and it wasn't there. He had already fixed it and took it to my house. Good friends are hard to find.
Finally pulled in the yard 158 miles after I left it this morning. I am a bit worn out.
We stuck the seats in the barn and I called it a day. Steph had to go to the store so Heath and I are in command till she gets back. Well Heath is anyway.