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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

the Power of Persuasion

Have you ever had to change a flat in the middle of nowhere?  or  Have you ever rotated your tires yourself?  It so happens that Bill is my jack-of-all-trades.  There isn't much he won't at least try.
 Of course, it helps to have the right tools, like the power jacks to lift the truck and all fours off the ground, power tools that work and the room to do it in a heated garage.
 This time however, the tires were so tight, that they needed a little persuading.  I was across the room working on one of my projects when I thought, what was that ping??? that loud ping???
 Just a warning here, to the first time persuaders out there.  Remember Bill's persuader/sledge hammer, from the last photo?  
Warning:  never persuade the ' top ' of the tire.  
Persuade the bottom, please.  Do you see why in the next photo?
PING!
 New trucks never stay new around our acreage., that's for sure.
(Any truck under 10 yrs. old is still ' new ' to us.)
The last tire was finally secure again, so off he goes for a test run.  When asked how she held the road, his answer was
" Straight as an arrow," so that's good enough.

About my project across the room,
maybe I'll share it next time.
For now,
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Life is a Learning Curve

8 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh we have had a little oops like that hear. Our daughter is coming from the big city this weekend for the annual change to snow tires with her Dad. I love watching them do this together. Yes 10 years sounds about right:) Hug B

Muffy's Marks said...

Hubby takes care of all our tires, I don't have a clue. But I do love the sounds of those impact wrenches..I think that's what they are called. Did you get snow last night? We got about an inch!! Pretty!!

~mel said...

Ping? That looks more like a Pound!! I think you need your hearing checked. lol Could of been worse.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

A handy man is a real blessing.

jack69 said...

I love the toys. Wish I had the lift, but it is not as necessary down south as up in the north woods.

All is fine as long as he didn't yell any bad words with the PING!

Chatty Crone said...

Wish we had all that and the truck! Glad you had it - just a little ping - and you are good to go. sandie

Sara S. said...

I love Bill's "persuader!" I have to agree with mom though, it looks more like a pound than a ping lol. Oops!
So what kind of project are you working on huh? huh? huh? Come on ya gotta tell me, I'm your favorite niece and it's not nice to keep secrets!!! LOL

Love ya and miss ya and I look forward to the project reveal!

Cher' Shots said...

As I was reading and you said you heard something ... I was expecting it to be a few cuss words! LOL But good thing nothing went flying or ole' Bill could have been hurt.
'love & hugs from afar'