Yesterday was my only day off as i worked Sunday I just can't turn down overtime as it is not offered too often, So Monday I was going to call about my truck when I got a call that it was done really great news for me so I went and picked it up and took it to the alignment shop to get a few little things done like the alignment and oil change it needed a tie rod end so it will be done tomorrow. Once that is done, next monday i have to have it inspected and apply for the reconstructed title and the funny thing is i need to transfer the plates from it back on it as it will have a new title LOL so confusing but finally it is done and it had $5000.00 in repairs and another $500.00 in taxes and transfer fees so that left me with around $600.00 left over for all the aggrivations.
Our weather has been great so far but they say it will turn colder toward Thanksgiving but then warm up winter is here though and am burning wood like crazy but on the bright side only 12 weeks left of winter how is that for optimism might as well try to find a silver lining there somewhere..
I really do not like the leaf problem I have this time of year usually i just wait till spring and then rake and rake and rake but I think my yard suffers with the leaves sitting all winter so this year i decided to mulch them all up with my tractor that worked well till last weekend i hit a branch i did not see and sure enough it jammed up under the tractor and broke the drive belt so it sat for a week till I got a new belt i put it on Saturday after work and that was quite a pain in the ass but finally i got it on and have been working on getting my yard cleaned up..
Still a lot of leaves to fall down but the worse of it is done and chopped up
I got my check from the insurance company so I will deposit it Monday as the bank is switching over from national City to PNC and they are all closed for the weekend so after I visit the bank then will check on my truck I am getting anxious for it and hope it is close to being done now that I will have enough money to get it done.
Had a great couple days at work washing a locomotive may not sound like a fun job but I volunteered for it as it had to be really clean for a photo session it was planed for the calendar they always make and send to us. i think it turned out good. then the next day we went and what is called High railed that is when we use the service truck with special wheels and set on the tracks and run as much as we can without interrupting the train schedule we had to mark all the clearance points for the side tracks so they leave plenty of room as to avoid a sideswipe got to see a lot of good scenery..
Monday nationwide called me and the adjuster left me a message telling me I should recieve my check for the remainder of the money for my truck by Friday so am much happier but don't want to count my chickens till I see the check, I have not checked on the progress of the repairs since a week ago monday and since I worked overtime last Sunday just did not have time Monday so hopefully it is coming along..
So cold this week but the weekend looks good and al glad of that I was mulching my leaves when my tractor broke a drive belt Had to order one and hopefully it will be here by the weekend so i can get it running again right now it is sitting in the middle of my yard want to get the leaves done and put away for the winter..
Nothing else new took Mom shopping for Holiday goodies and she found a deal on a turkey for .40 per pound so in addition to the 2 she bought for thanksgiving and Christmas she aslo but that one and cooked it for me today so delish will do for a few lunches for me for work I hope i don't have to work this Sunday but will not turn it down..
My back hurts much be the weather change..