« on: March 03, 2014, 09:22:53 AM »
I want to thank Jack Klinger for the two hose clamps he gave me at 10:30 PM to attach my new primer bulb.
Now not to be out done by Quigley in terms of added drama to trip... here goes. I left Sugar Land at 3:00 PM thinking would be plenty of time to get SS at Wadsworth and run at storage shed to make sure she was a go. Last time I used boat was October with trip with Don Hanselman. Well... the primer bulb would not work and believe me I pumped on that for awhile. Thought I might have not filled tank so off to gas station in Wadsworth. Exxon is out of gas so go down to Shell. Got 1 gallon in and she is full so lack of gas not the problem. I pull next door to Shell and call my mechanic who lives in Wadsworth and he is in Bay City and can't help. So I am thinking 3 guys may not have a ride!! So pulling out of lot onto Hwy 60, ...I drop one wheel of trailer off a culvert and my truck is fully in Hwy 60. Get out look.. first I thought I had broken axle, but no, just dropped into ditch. I am thinking wrecker time. Got in truck and backed up and luckily trailer came out of ditch but now the truck is about to go into ditch. So I start to drop trailer and young man stopped and asked if I needed help. Yea.... He and I did push the SS back after two very strenuous heave ho's. Now I am panting, dry mouth and thinking heart attack. LOL. Meantime traffic is sailing past my truck still out in Hwy 60. So re hook up trailer and off to Matagorda. First stop is Harbor, closed. Lady did see my try the door and asked what I needed. She had no primer bulbs so off to Stanleys. Yep... had one for mere $30 and glad to pay it. Now back to Jay's Chili joint and arrive at 7:20 PM and ordered a six pack!
Tim and Karen are a hoot. I think Tim is the setup for Karen punch lines.
I saw Puck catch the pic I posted. Saw Alan get 3 while there. I did not catch one but did see one. Yea, Alan looks like a crane hunting... just standing and then doing his cross the front backhand cast and nail them. Was worth the trip to see him put on a clinic for sheephead hookups.
Scott B can really cut some zzzz's. I though George fell out of top bunk one time. Puck got up at 5:00 Am. I think that this was similar to Animal House!
I had a great time with Quigley.