Long long long long long long day
To quote Andy
"I shouldn't have gotten out of bed today"
After airing down, locking in, and chaining up we headed to Schubarth. We didn't very far at all until we figured out that there was no way were were going to get too far. Andy was leading and even with all of his right foot he wasn't getting any where.
So we decided to take Jeff suggestion and check out Rampart to see what it looked like. Not too much further up Rampart they stopped plowing. The going was slow, but progress was steadily made. For the 1st part David was leading.
I came up next. I had some problems in spots. Lots of back and forth while sawing the wheel back and forth. Then you had Andy and Tim who would thread their way in and out and up and down
It was good and everyone was making progress. I slipped into a ditch at one point, and Tim pulled me out quite easily.
We stopped for lunch at the intersection of Mt herman Road.
After lunch we continued on. From here the snow just got deeper. It got to the point where no matter how hard I tried I just could not make any forward or backward progress. I was very frustrated. So once again Tim pulled me out. Then we just left the strap hooked up and he pulled me, for quite a ways. We finally stopped, some distance on. After a while it was agreed that we need to turn around, once again with me at the recieving end of the strap.
Andy came to come get us. At this point I was still on a strap, and Tim couldn't make any further progress. Now Andy was working on turning around to pull the 2 of us out. With the wheels turned, shifted in reverse and lots of throttle Andy snapped a birf. Bang!
After winching us out Tim pulled me all the way back to where the others were. Then I gave him my spare birf (the only one in the group, thank god) and he raced back down to help Andy. David also Turned back to help. We also heard that Andy's power steering pump was dead. So the others just stayed and waited. We heard they were making good progress so we continued on to where we had lunch. The progress was pretty good at this point.
Finally the others got Andy truck put back together and they were heading toward us. At some point Andys power steering pump locked up which then threw his serpentine belt on the 4.3. No steering, no cooling. Tim hooked a strap to Jeff, who hooked a strap to Andy and we were on our way.
Then to the middle school where we aired up and headed home. I think I walked in the door at 7:30.
It was a long day, but a lot of fun.
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