Well first off the voting for the new vs old site is all tied up. You can see the results if you click on the "What should…" title deal then click on the results tab. Looks like for the most part everyone who created account wants to keep the site here and the people who did not voted to go back to the old page. So if you have not voted go ahead and.
Well Heath has been getting a lot of calls about people wanting to see her house so they can buy it from her so Friday after work I rushed over to her house and helped mow the lawn again and weed wack and get it ready to show to some people. I think I have finally gotten the riding lawnmower all figured out and I can mow the lawn fairly quickly and without making myself angry. Saturday we showed the house a bit then went to Cabelas. Then Jon, DerrickÂ and I took the boat out for a little while and shot off our new bow fishing rigs. This was a short trip because I had to get ready forÂ a KCUR Blues show at a bar called Knuckelheads.Â Â
This show turned out to be a lot of fun and the bar was amazing. It was all outdoors with pick nick tables and bleachers set up to see the stage and everyone sat outside drinking and eating BBQ and watching the bands. Their was a railroad track right next door and an old train car that people sat in. I was impressed all around. Â Sunday morning I woke up and filled up my leaky tire then got the boat all ready for another fishing adventure. I got a cooler of hotdogs and beer ready and the bows and arrows and gas and tools and other boat stuff all set to go. We left around 9:30am and went to the Kaw west of town by 435. Jon and I cruised around in some creeks that feed into the river and tried to look for fish to shoot but the water is still very high, fast, and muddy. We never really saw any fish to go after. Eventually we pulled onto a sandbar and cooked the dogs and then walked the shore with the bows for a while but sill did not find any fish. After lunch we packed up and headed for the boat ramp. I was going to help Heather take Peanut to his first movie (Shreck 3) around 3:00. Â
However I never made it to the theatre on the way home from the boat ramp my trailer broke. I don’t mean a bolt came out or a tire went flat or a light bulb was out I mean the frame of the trailer broke. Inbetween the part that connects to the truck and where the boat is hooked on the metal frame cracked on the sides sending the frame to the ground. Luckily it happened on
Once on the side street we decided the only way to get the boat home was to do a complete repair on the trailer and so we left the boat on the curb and headed to Jon’s house. We got the gas welder and any tools we would need and part of an old bed frame from the house we cleaned out.
We went back to the boat and bent and pounded and worked the cracks to get the broken piece as strait and back to normal as we could.
Jon made a few welds to hold the cracks on the sides together. Then we cut angled sections of the bed frame out to use as splints on the broken section.
Jon welded 3 splints to the break and afterward I think the frame is straighter and stronger then before it broke.
We then took home the boat and the tools and everything worked out great. This sounds very simple and quick but it took a long time. It was tough to get the frame strait and uncrumpled enough to weld too, it takes a while to weld stuff, we had to find all the tools we would need, my truck bed was too full of trash to put the welder in at first and Jon is anal about stuff like trailers breaking loose and flying down the road.So I did not get home till after 5:30 and was hungry again. I cooked up some Aldi brand McRibs some tator tots and some corn and weÂ juggled the soccer ball until it wasÂ ready.Â