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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Man On Fire

Yesterday we received a rather large check from the Fed-Ex man...wasn't that nice of him? ;)
After running to the bank, we had to pick up Big D's crank, pistons, etc., etc., etc.... After dropping over $1K on these parts and other necessities, we had to go to Walmart because naturally, on the day that everyone is calling to see if Big D got his parts, our phone stopped working!
While at Wally's getting a new phone, we had to fill 2 prescriptions for Vicki (ear infection) and we decided to eat some McDonald's inside Wally's while waiting for the pharmacy to finish up her prescriptions. (Bad idea...I'm starting to hate McD's)
Let me back the story up a little bit. Big D had to use my car yesterday to take Vicki to the doctor. So it was a mad dash in the a.m. to get me to the bus terminal so I could get to work. But I didn't miss the bus! (Yay!)
Vicki's appointment was at 4:20, and my bus came in at 5:30. Mr. Fed-Ex guy came at precisely 3:00. I got off the bus, jumped in the car and Mr. Big D drove like a jackhole in a stolen Ferrari to get me to the bank by 6:00. No issues, we got there safely. Then we had to make a mad dash all the way over to Cave Creek Road to get to RamJets to pick up his parts. We made it with plenty of time to spare, thanks to Mario Andretti. My poor Buick will never be quite the same.
Before going to Wally's we stopped at home to drop off the parts. While there we checked to see if we missed any calls. We had like 12 missed calls. Mostly from people here wanting to know if Big D got his parts yet, and if we were going to Yuma Friday. There was one call from Mr. Joker. It was now 7:00 in AZ, 9:00 in MA. I called Joker back and explained that we had been running around like maniacs, but assured him that I would pick him up at the airport as scheduled Thursday night. He said he could take a cab and I said, "Out of the question."
Anyway, I had to tell you all that to get to this:
When I went to bed last night at 10:30, this is what the bike looked like:
When I woke up at 4:30 today, this is what I saw:
Is he the fucking MAN or what?! I said, "When will it be finished?" He replied, "Tomorrow afternoon." Hmmm. I said, "Friday afternoon?" He said, "I haven't been to bed yet, so tomorrow is Thursday for me." So, the Annabelle should be back up and running today. And after spending that much money on her, she better not break down anytime soon! I don't think there's anything left to fix on her anyway!
I'll have another update later today. Peace out!


Webster World said...

Fantastic! D's the man.

Willy D said...

What! Six hours of wrench time and it’s not running yet? Was he screwing around on the computer again? Just kidding. Getting that engine together and back in the frame – that dude was busting his hump. Here’s the Doc’s prescription: food, two hours of sleep, and then a coffee iv. Give him a big hug and stay out of his way :)

Dean "D-Day" said...

Funny story.

And yes, no doubt about it...
he IS the fucking man!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Dude, You are the man!

B.B. said...

I'm out of breath just reading that! And yes, your hubby is the fucking MAN! Meant in the way you said it, as far as the other goes, well, only you know that one. :)
Sorry, there's the wild hair up my ass today! LOL

Paula said...

WOW! I know nothing about engines or motorcycles, but that looks like A LOT of work!!! He is the man!!!

Allen Madding said...

Big D and I must be brothers by another mother. I've never did an all night bike rebuild (haven't got that much V-Twin engine experience yet). But boy I remember pulling al-nighters like that on racecars :)


FLHX_Dave said...

"Hey Rocky!, watch me pull an overhaul outta' my ass!" - Bullwinkle

Whoa! Ann said "Is he the fucking MAN or what?!" I say "HE IS THE FUCKING MAN!" Dedication to the cause of the ride, man...this is what biker legends are made of!!!!

Why the hell am I excited? Because that is proof that the old school biker is still alive. Legendary shit in my book. Who put themselves through that just to ride in the sun. I only know two. AWESOME. I am humbled. I'm not into hero worship but DAMN.

Much admiration to the woman who stood behind the man every step.

fasthair said...

Ms. Ann: Sweet! Yes he is the fucking man! Lets see about this time he should have it all back together and had it around the block a couple of times. Looks like everyone gets to ride this weekend. Far freakin' out!


mrs rc said...

Sweet!!! It is about time things came together for you guys. :-) Glad to hear something is finally going right!

PS - I gave up on McDs a loooonnngg time ago!

Teri said...

he is so talented. Doug could never do anything like this.

Baron's Life said...

Hey guys calm down..he's the fucking man who's gonna get his ride lubed and ready just in time for the show...!!!
take it easy and watch you ...pervs

Baron's Life said...

Just read all this...seems like he's got a lot of work ahead of him..Can be done...He Da MAN

Motor-head Lady said...

Hi Ann,
I'm in Awe, very cool!

I remember waiting for my Cougar's engine to be re-built and have her running again, the wait seemed endless, but OMG, once she was fired up again I nearly...well, ermmmm, never mind. You know.

Queen B said...

YAY! After running around like crazy people, there will be no better feeling than cruising and letting loose on the bike!

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