I looked at him and he looked at me. We both knew what was being decided. He didn't look too worried. In fact he grinned and said "Make up your mind youngster. Time is a wasting." The last part of what he said decided it for me. I didn't have time to mess around and I knew my mechanical knowledge was next to nil. So I asked him "Think you can give me a lift to Piketon?"
He laughed and said "Might as well. Ain't going to be shit left around here once the breeze starts up. Let me gather up some things and we can get going." He got up, went through the screen door and I heard him clumping around inside. I was sitting on the porch railing and I looked down at Woof and the dogs and said "Feeling like riding for a change Woof?" He thumped his tail a couple times so I guess he was down with it. I heard Old Guy come clumbing back towards the door and I eased off the porch rail. No sense in being stupid. An old guy can kill you just as dead as a young one.
I was surprised at we had decided to bring. Some old belt that looked like the original model for the belts worn by the WWF and pair of gloves that were a mix of metal scales and some kind of leather. They looked even older than the belt. I asked him "You a welder?'
"Naw. I've done some blacksmith work once upon a time. Looks like my skills are going to be needed again."
I nodded. It made sense to me. I asked him "You got a name?"
That puzzled me. At first I thought he meant he was getting his name on Thursday. Them it dawned on me. I said questioningly "Thursday?"
He replied "Yeah. Mom was real big into that Hippie stuff." He shrugged his shoulders.
That I understood. He looked to old to have a Hippie Mom but shit, weirder things had happened and I had heard stranger names.