So see this truck below?
1968 Chevy Truck. Yup. That's what my Saturday was ALL about. The WHOLE day - hehehe. Well, almost the whole day. I woke up at 8am (slept in a tiny bit), and made the kids some french toast for b-fast. I even made enough to put in the fridge for Monday. Then I made pancakes while the griddle was hot, 2 batches, for Sunday and Tuesday. Now all my kids have to do is grab them out of the fridge and heat them up. Either I'm a genius or super lazy. One or the other :)
Captain America was up by 9:15am, and I was doing the bills at the time. Almost done. He started to get a bit ancy about going. We were supposed to leave around 9am to go and pick up a truck 2 1/2 hours away, in Silver City New Mexico. He's been waiting 11 years to get and old truck, tinker with it, and restore it to running nicely. And really, that's a long time time wait :) Today was this day, I guess.
At around 10:30am, he was almost ready to leave the house, and go look for a trailer. Now, had it been me, the trailer would have already been reserved at Uhaul and paid for. But, not Captain America. So, he's got a list of phone numbers, addresses, and heads out. He calls me about 30 minutes later, and says that his friend Joe from work had a friend that let us borrow a really nice flatbed type trailer to haul the truck. Sweet.
BUT, our wiring for the trailer lights is bad. So he's gotta go buy new stuff, and Joe helps him install it. And he needed gas. And air in the tires.
He finally gets back home at 2:30pm. Seriously. The kids and I have made Valentines, packed a lunch, but then ate it too, watched movies, played on the computer, had snack, done some chores, anything to kill time :)
By 3:30pm, we're on our way. Dang, it took a long time to be on our way. We're listening to Percy Jackson, The Lightening Thief on CD. Actually, on MP3 through my stereo. It's a pretty good story. We're about to chapter 10 or 11.
We got there at around 5:50pm. It was BEAUTIFUL country through there. The dudes apartment was WAY up on a hill. Nice view, but it kinda made me nervous towing something down that big hill.
We parked, and I sat in the truck with the kids. And sat. And sat. And sat some more. He was talking to the guy FOR.EV.ER. The kids just kept being more and more naughty. I talked to Andrea on the phone for a while, and talked to my Mom on the phone for a while, and talked to my sister on the phone for a while. Finally, about 1 1/2 hours later, we were done. It took SO long.
I wanted to go out to dinner, and really wanted Chinese, but it was Burger King. I know, NOT the same. But the kids had fun in the playland, and there was plenty of space to turn around our truck. I'm not used to small town fast food, because it was SO slow in coming. I think I've just been WAY too busy for WAY too long, and I"m not used to the slower pace anymore - hehehe.
We started off again, and stopped at Deming at the gas station. We got some goodies, and tightened down the truck. That stop took about 30 minutes. We stopped at a gas station in Las Cruces to buy a new tie down cable, because we accidentally broke the other one. Plus Captain America was getting tired. He bought some more goodies, and walked around a bit to wake up. 20 minutes later, we were back on the road.
We got home at 12:45pm, and he's outside right now driving the truck off of the trailer. Yeah, I can't watch that. It makes me nervous. The whole trip made me nervous. The trip there wasn't too bad, but then, I took anti-motion sickness drugs, and not much bothered me :) That's the trick, I guess - ROFL!
I'm SO tired, and I hope that you like my freebee. It's from the Visiting Teaching message for February 2010. And it's SO true.
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