Raced home from work yesterday, 49 miles grabbed “stuff”, changed clothes and #2 Son. Stopped at Subway and headed for Pine Island, 38 miles.
Arrived and they had already started the evenings festivities..About 40 folks there and lots of trick hardware. A group from Mpls PD was there and a couple of Goodhue County Deputies and a few gals also, more then a few!!
OMG!! What will the “must be a victim” Liberal Feminists say about that????
But was okay, as I decided to watch and see what is was all about. Met Harmon, a gunnie and member I have been emailing back and forth with for 2 years trying to get this setup. A good guy.
They had four stages set up and one was a “qualifier” . Was interesting and made me rethink using my GP100, more on that in a bit..
After we watched a bit, talked a bit, we decided to head home. Turned the key n the ’91 Park Avenue and ….. nothing!!! WTF?? Tried again! No go..Not the Starter AGAIN??
We found someone to give it a jump, no go, but were able to see that it was the battery as it turned over, but battery was dead..Had already called home and MBWITW and #1 Son were enroute.
A Deputy came over with his jump pack and again no luck, he said the closest place to pick one a new battery would be WalMart in Rochester.
I also called my “roadside” assistance with American Family (Why do I stick with this outfit?) no one in the area they were “contracted” with but did find one for 64 bucks to come nad look it over, then decide what they could or would do!! I told them to go away.
Wife and #1 finally arrived and we headed down to Rochester, found a battery, messed up trying to covertly take a picture of a gal in a camo mini skirt with a pink camo hoodie and black low cut tee shirt whom was railing about how bad shit was over her cell phone and complaining to clerks while checking out!! Boyz and I about died laughing and she was clueless what we were laughing about!
Anyhow got the battery, went back and with the meager tool kit I had (needed to buy a terminal wrench also) finally got the old crusty battery out, installed the new one, a member finally came over and with a “real” socket set (mine consisted of a compact set of sockets and a allen wrench type ratchet) got things done with two cars shining lights on us and my eldest holding the flashlight!!
Car started right up and home we went …
The dude who helped saved the day and turned out to be a real nice guy and talkative as we chatted a bit and I tld him I was a bit concerned about using a revolver and he said not to be and that I should make sure to come back (I will, but there was a moment…) and that I could easily “borrow” a pistol as someone always had “extras” to try if I wanted.
I’ll be back next week!!