I rousted out way too damn early this morning again just like all of last week. I can’t seem to get 8 hours of sleep to save my life lately.
Since I was up and had gotten a couple of cups of coffee in me, I decided to go take care of some business before it crept up on me, like it usually does, and head over to Wally World and then hit the Goodwill.
I am still looking for a cheap 120 volt motor for the old table saw the neighbor gave me last Summer and you aren’t going to find one any cheaper than that out fit.
No luck there so I wandered back home to see what other mischief I could get into.
Like there is a shortage of that.
As I got about thirty feet from the driveway I noticed the trunk was half open on the kid’s car sitting out front.
I pulled in the driveway and see that the hood isn’t latched either.
I hadn’t noticed on my way out.
So I went in the house to let him know but he was in the shower so I told the wife and went out in the garage to start making a new mess or at least rearrange one of the old ones.
I had the garage door up and pretty soon here he comes.
He sticks his head in the trunk and mutters something, gets in the thing and looks around then gets out and opens the hood up.
Then he shuts the hood and starts back in the house.
“They took my battery” he says.
The one I just put new cable ends on for a couple of weeks ago if I remember correctly.
There was a brand fucking new stereo sitting on the passenger seat, a couple of bucks in change and some other shit and they didn’t even touch it.
Just the battery.
So, of course, I had to dig through my shit, find a junk battery to use for a core charge and then haul his ass up to the same tire shop I have already been to twice in the last two weeks to buy batteries from and get another one.
The core battery I had wasn’t really junk but it was twice as big as the one out of his car so of course it wouldn’t fit and I got it for nothing so I wasn’t really out anything there.
$120 later, it’s back to the house to put it in.
Whoever the cocksucker was that took it was at least considerate enough not to just hack the cables off with cable cutters and fuck me there. That would have been ugly.
They actually took the time to take the battery holder off, take the clamps off and leave all the hardware just sitting there. Right in front of the house and there is a street light directly across the street.
Ballsy motherfuckers took their sweet ass time in other words.
This happened some time last night, about 25 feet from where I am sitting and I fell asleep in my chair last night and didn’t hear a fucking thing.
This isn’t the first time some lowlife has tried ripping off shit out of our cars either and the kid is usually pretty good about locking his doors.
Last night he didn’t and here we are.
I didn’t say a fucking word either.
I’m pretty sure he was waiting for it and I’m also pretty sure he learned something the hard way. No need to rub it in the way I see it.
My wife constantly gives me shit because I lock my old El Camino all the time so I made pains to point out that the battery was still in my fucking car when I told her I had to take him up and get a new battery.
I just replaced hers last week and those fuckers ain’t cheap any more.
This isn’t some low rent district we are in, we live in a pretty decent neighborhood and I would bet money that all my neighbors consider us to be the worst ones on the block.
It’s kind of surprising in a way, a few weeks ago a former Vancouver Mayoral candidate blasted some other thievin’ bastard and killed him less than a mile from here right in his back yard.
Word must not have got around to the ones in my hood.