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The Bestest Little Brother...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm a little heartbroken today. Eli said he is gonna spend time with his brother this weekend. Maybe we can do something the week following?

I'm not a demanding, jealous, or a greedy partner... Yet, I did want to see my baby for a little bit... It's been a week since I've seen him... Sorta. Whatever! lol. I'm in the puppy love part of the relationship... I'll be out of it in 2 more weeks.

I got a call from the doc’s office… The surgery has been rescheduled for Aug 1st. I just hope it happens this time. I really would like to be ready when the time is right.

I did some heavy lifting 2 days post op yesterday. My sister’s car was totaled (the engine completely died) and needed to be moved from our area to Katy area… 47 miles to the west of our side of town… During traffic time, with a trailer hitch that none of us knew how to work!

Here’s what happened… I use my cousin’s Avalanche truck since it could handle the weight. We have never worked this hitch thing before. We get the trailer hitch to the mechanic shop, where my sister’s car is… We have the truck a short distance from the car, because we need momentum to get the car onto the hitch… We are pushing the car up and onto the hitch……………….. When the hitch bounces up and scrapes the tailgate. The 2 mechanics helping us in this endeavor, just look at my sister and I in shock……. WE ARE SCREWED ROYALLY! My sister’s about to cry, cause we didn’t ask to use my cousin’s truck. One of the mechanics makes the snide comment, “I take it this is your first time using a hitch. (laughs.)” My sister tries to lighten the mood by quoting “The God’s Must Be Crazy” movie. I forget the comment, something about braking… Anyways. The mechanics screw the bolt on the hitch to the truck. We are able to finally move the car onto the hitch…
It takes us about 1.5 hours to get to the dealership on the other side of Houston. Once at the dealership, the sales man tells my sister, “We got a great car ready for you!” My sister, just shoots this sales guy a look and says, “I want an SUV, not a car.” I’m thinking, we are gonna be asked to leave cause she’s cocking an attitude…

We have to park the dead car, which takes another 30 mintues cause the bolt in the hitch is torn, due to my sister’s repeated attempts to reverse the truck with the car still on the hitch… A sales man from Idaho, comes over and explains he is used to driving with a hitch. I give him the keys to try reversing… No luck. We finally get the car off the hitch and into a parking lot spot closest to us. Then we get into a territory war with 2 big rigs carrying cars… The rigs are trying to leave via the exit gate behind the truck and we are trying to get back the the front of the dealership with the hitch… Guess who won that war…

Finally, the 2nd sales man, from Idaho, has my sister fill out another credit form, so she can drive home in a vehicle. She fills out the form and puts this little message on the form…

The 2nd sales man reads it and starts laughing. I leave my sister at the dealership, knowing she’s got a way home now.

I drive back to the uhaul place where we got the hitch. I unscrew the bolt and position the hitch back into its spot… Then I head home… My body is sore, my hands hurt, I feel like I just did a full on Spartan Race or American Ninja Warrior competition…

For such a great job helping her with the car, my sister takes me out to eat at IHOP… And I quote, “For my bestest little brother as sister could want!” Ya, my sister refers to me as the Little Brother, for my saving her bum skills… I can construct, build, fix, repair, replace almost anything she destroys…

Repeat after me, “I love my life. I love my life. I love my life.”

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