Grouchy gets a delivery

in hive-142010 •  23 days ago  (edited)

My little green buddy Grouchy has been quiet lately; He's been keeping to himself, not being too demanding and in general just being very well behaved; This is a condition I'm not used to as he's normally quite boisterous, loud and very demanding. I found it odd but explained it away as him being the knucklehead is and thought nothing of it.

Today however, things fell into place for me and his behaviour became clear.

I heard the loud blast of air horns from the front of the house; Either a freight train was about to roll through my house, or there was a prime mover out the front blasting away on the horns; Fortunately it was the latter. Grouchy had the gall to look somewhat surprised, but I saw through it and before long he was racing out the front towards a big Mack Anthem container truck.

My delivery! He shouted with enthusiasm as he went.

Your what? Was all I could say, as tried to imagine what he had done, what he had bought and why it needed a prime mover to deliver it. I followed him out though, curious, and afraid at the same time.

But Grouchy was gone and I got no answer. He was outside helping the driver back the big rig into the back yard. You can see him below doing just that.

Once in a suitable location the driver pulled up and began the preparations required to place the container on the ground, the container of which the contents were still a mystery to me. You can see the truck and trailer here below - An impressive looking Lego Technic construction.

The truck was impressive, I have to say. A big build with loads of components, working steering, stabilising arms and container loader cranes.

But the glorious truck wasn't enough to stave off the feeling of dread at what might be in that container; I was starting to get an ominous feeling, especially since I recalled misplacing my wallet and credit card for a few hours a week ago. Had Grouchy taken it and made a purchase? No, surely he wouldn't do such a thing.

The process of getting the container unloaded was pretty cool. There's a series of shafts and gears, operated from the back of the trailer, that lift it then tilt it over and lower it beside the trailer and once there, the chains are disconnected and it's ready to open. Obviously loading is done in reverse.

The container is lifted off the retaining points on the trailer above. You can see one of the stabilising legs has been lowered.

Here the container is tilted over and away from the trailer until it clears it completely.

Above the container is lowered to the ground and the chains can be disconnected.

One it was on the ground Grouchy was over there working the locking mechanism on the container as fast as he could. I could see him shuffling from foot to foot as it was being unloaded but now it was all hands on deck, an amazing feat considering Grouchy has no hands.

I held my breath as each door swung open and then dared to peer inside...

Are you serious Grouchy, I exclaimed when I saw what was inside. A scooter. You bought a scooter with my credit card without telling me?

I looked at the little fella who had the sense to look a little guilty whilst still managing to keep his excitement level at 11 out of 10!

I had to admit though, it was a cool looking scooter. I pretended to be angry still, although it didn't last long.

Grouchy was pretty happy with himself and asked me to take a shot of him with it which you can see below. Can you see the excitement on his face?

To be honest he did well on price with it haggling the scooter-shop guy down to a pretty reasonable sale price so I'm proud of the little nutbag for doing that. I'm annoyed that he didn't tell me what he was doing, and that he stole my credit card, but I can't stay mad at the little guy for too long I guess.

We watched the container truck reload the container and off it went to the next job leaving us to admire Grouchy's new scooter.

Grouchy can't ride bikes but figured he could learn. He knows how much I enjoy riding and so figured he needed something to ride around on also. I think he made a reasonable choice and once I teach him how to ride I think he'll have a lot of fun.

No doubt the little green bastard will have a few adventures on the bike and I'll probably document a few here for you. Now, I'm off to teach Grouchy how to ride.

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Nicely done. And you got the Mack back into some pictures!

Yeah, I was wondering how to work that scooter I made into a story and went with what you saw figuring it would be cool to work the truck in as a delivery vehicle. Might happen again.

I think it worked quite well.

That was absolutely cool man. You should definitely make a series of it and show us how Grouchy is doing on his new scooter. I hope the delivery also included a helmet, safety first!

The Mack Anthem, must have been fun to built that thing.

Hey there, thanks for saying that. It was a bit of fun. I've done some other Grouchy stories in the past...He's going to have some adventures with the scooter though for sure.

Yep, that Mack was amazing to build...It's 1 metre long with loads of parts. It took me 26 hours all up.

Let's see what Grouchy does with his bike, but knowing him he'll be into all sorts of shenanigans!

Nice build.

Yeah man, that Mack Anthem was awesome fun and at 1m long it's a big build. A little technical, but not as complicated as the 2019 Land Rover Defender was. High and low range, reverse, drive...4x4...Lego's most complicated gear box. It was a lot of fun.

I used to work for Land Rover, quality engineer was the title, sounds like a challenge to build, build on buddy.

Oh that's cool. I worked in an auto plant too. GM-Holden here in Adelaide. Management, but started 14 years earlier putting in engines and gear boxes on the production line. I've never owned a Land Rover, except my Lego one, but driven a few. I like them. Driving a 200 Series LandCruiser now though. Can't afford a Land Rover.

All good things come to those that wait, and put in the effort, I feel sure you will own one, one day.

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nice rig!

It's pretty sweet. A really nice build at 1m long.

Some may question my sanity with these little Grouchy stories, but just a bit of fun...Besides, I never told anyone I was actually sane. Lol.

haha, sane / insane all the same. cool story :)

Yeah, that's a good one...I'll remember that when they're strapping on that white straight jacket. Lol.

Nah, it's all fun, something different for the blockchain to look at I guess. Grouchy is going to get up to some shenanigans with that scooter...Just saying how it is. :)

LOL mans got skills bro.

You should definitely go into cartoon writing for sure. This was entertaining and very appropriate.

Haha, you think? I was just having a little fun...I might do some more. Glad you liked it and thanks for your comment.

What a brilliant and fun post ;)

Haha, thanks mate...I like to diversify here and my mate Grouchy has featured a few times...The little rascally bugger. I think variety in hive is the best way to go, I don't get bored, and hopefully others don't. It was a bit of fun and I am pretty sure the little knucklehead will get into some more shenanigans with that bike moving forward.

Thanks for your comment.

I try and do the same i have a little fridge magnet sheep that occasionally fits into my posts ;)

Need some asics to put in that container lol

Gold bullion maybe? 🙂

lol no.

Oh my god, I never noticed before... Grouchy doesn't have hands! How's he been playing with Lego this whole time?! I actually forgot that you made a pretty extensive build on the Mack. I think that was one of the first things that I read up on when I followed you a while ago. Looks pretty great, and the machinations to make all the componentry move is just jaw-dropping!

On another note, I'm going to have to sit down and have a talk with Grouchy for a moment. I mean, I don't want to insult another person's tastes, but you stole someone's (G-dog's ) credit card, and the best thing you thought of was a Vespa? Why not go for something cooler, like a Beemer? I mean, it is a credit card. The little scooter is pretty cute though.


Lol the adventures of Grouchy 😂 hope he doesn't crash to hard while learning 😱

You and I both know he is going to fuck himself up on that bike broo. Just how much is the only question.

Well do keep us posted on the bike learning for Grouchy.

Idiot bought a scooter he didn't know how to ride? XD

And also you're a lot nicer than I would have been, any children or toys stealing my credit card would get the third degree XD

He's probably less of a menace on that thing than he is in your 4wd anyway ;D

Little bastard huh?

I told him no riding it without a helmet, but I think he has plans on getting a bandana on live to ride style and going cruising. There may be pictures. He's going to get killed on that thing...Maybe.

Yeah, I've done some dumb things on motorbikes mostly involving speed and mono's...So hopefully he doesn't ride like me.

Oh this is so coool!

I have been called many things in life Mary, but one-dimensional is not one of them. I am multi-faceted and my blog sort of demonstrates that. In real life it's even more evident.

Grouchy has an adventure every now and then...Lego is often involved, but not always.

Yesterday I wrote Grouchy stories, today about froggyness and some gun stuff on my very last post...I just write what is in me and people have to take it, or just leave. Life is too short to hold back, and so I don't.

Thanks for commenting...Grouchy is going on a scooter adventure soon...

And people raise an eyebrow at Me for having a CAT as a best friend... Cuckoo, cuckoo..!! Juss Sayin'

I like being a fruit loop...Gives me an excuse for my behaviour and sometimes I get to skip the line at the country fair because I'm special.

Oh I get it believe Me!!

Mee Too.!!

That truck is so cool

It's awesome huh? I literally just posted about another build 3 minutes ago. A 4x4 racing truck. Remote controlled.

Damn he is a cheeky fella stealing your wallet and credit card but good deal done and definitely looks over the moon just tell Grouchy to stay out of the Billabong area or the scooter will be lost 😊

OMG look at that! That is so awesome! I hope that made Grouchy a little less grouchy for aehile!

It did for a bit...But then he stole my 4x4 comp truck and went off roading at the billabong...Got lost. You can read about in the Lego Community. 😊

Wow. You seriously made this truck. Wow incredible I love it. <3