Monday, December 21, 2009

nebraska day three

we drive into town,its like being in the movie my cousin vinnie,they all seem interested in us.the very nice lady at the store tells us there is a used furniture center at the edge of town.she tells us drop what you want and take what you want.all free.we find it and it is the town dump and its closed,we look over the gate that covers only one side of the dump,the other three sides are open,and there it is,gleaming in the sun light is a 25 inch tv.i roll under the gate and snag the tv and bring it around the fence.we throw it in the truck ,like we just robbed the federal reserve,and peel out of there.we plug it in when we get home and no picture,no sound,no nothing.bill is laughing his ass off at the fact that we stole a broken tv out of a dump.frustated i kick comes to life,beautiful picture and to get cable.

nebraska day two

we bought a ton of flea spray,now its hard to breathe but the bugs are dying.we cleaned the place up and now its kind of livable,off to the thrift store for house stuff.later we pull out the computers and find the neighbors router signal.great,now we have internet.its a real weak signal so brian makes an antenna booster out of a pasta strainer,some tin foil,and duct great,looks to find a tv.


so there i was,at cooper nuclear in nebraska,we,being myself,brian and bill, rented an empty house in humboldt,pop.164.when we opened the door our jaws dropped,what a dump!the carpet looked like there had been an animal sacrifice recently,an inch of dust on the ceiling fans blew off when we hit the lights.the house smelled like bug spray.oh well we thought ,at least the rent was cheap.we were unpacking when the fleas attacked.its a strange life living on the road working the nuclear outage circut.