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In theory anyone can do what she is doing but it takes a fair bit of intestinal fortitude, presence of mind and confidence in the vehicle to have your first reaction to a car wheestand to be just pull the next couple of gears rather than get the front end down. Good woman to have around in a crisis I think.
 
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ABSOLUTELY!
Seeing the ground is overrated!
 
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:14 AM
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This morning I called the insurance to add the Buick to our policy. I told him "This is a car we have already had once, the 97 Buick" and tada the guy found it and added. Then, he said premium is $407 the year on that but with the multi car discount applied to your other (4) vehicles, your cost will be a total of $85 more the year. Ok, cool, Im thinking. Not bad at all. Then he continued "I see your policy is about to renew anyway, let me look at that...… Your cost for the next policy period will drop." By about $50 I figured....I also figured it best not to question it, but to just be happy.... Maybe not a once in a lifetime thing, and maybe not earthshaking, but really a good way to start the weekend.
I think Ive said this before- There should be a thread for small things that make your day/ week/ etc.
 
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Light travels faster than sound.

Which is why some people appear bright.......

Until you hear them speak.
 
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:28 PM
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So if I hit my thumb with a hammer in the dark, why does it still hurt?
 
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:00 AM
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Sun is shining today, 14 C at noon, not bad for a February day in France. In a month or so, all will be turning green again, shorter skirts will be seen as well as silly tee shirts. Wasps and hornets will be back, annoying neighbours will be firing up stinking BBQs, and lawns will have to be mown again (hate lawn mowing).
 
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... lawns will have to be mown again (hate lawn mowing).
Ahh, the smell of Money in my bank!
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:28 PM
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Hearsay has it that Suzie Spotless split for Mexico with Mr. Clean.
 
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:28 PM
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Today I changed oil and topped up fluids in the Buick. Drove it about 40 miles - 1/2 at 55-60, 1/2 at 70-75. No issues but the service light. Filled it with 93 octane gas and a shot of injector cleaner. More, no doubt, to follow
 
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:23 AM
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Why does the USA treat the metric system of measurement as if it were the plague.
The official inch is metricised. 1 in = 2.45 cm and is divided in thousands, that are metric. Now you need a special mindset to understand that.
 
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post
The official inch is metricised. 1 in = 2.45 cm....
Hmm. I thought it was 2.54cm. (teehee)
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I can't think in metric. I convert km/hr to mph to have any concept of how fast it is. I drove my Jag into Canada once and the km/h on the speedometer was too small to see so I quickly set my GPS to km/h and used that as a speedometer until I figured out that 50 km/h is 30 mph and 100 km/h is 60 mph. That's all I needed to know.
If I have to torque something in nm's, even if my torque wrench has that scale on it as well as inch pounds, I'll convert the nm's to inch pounds and set my torque wrench to that number.
I probably won't embrace the metric system until they bury me just short of 2 meters deep.
 
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Today I went to the "british car swap meet" at the DuPage county fairgrounds in Wheaton IL. It is hosted by an MG club and so is mostly MG and AH stuff. even so, every time I go I come back with treasure. This time I found an SU reference catalog, a MK2 Parts book and "Practical Jaguar Ownership" (AS IF) for $18 total, a Uni-Syn for $15, and a small Craftsman branded toolbox containing a craftsman 1/2 drive Set- Sockets, 2 extensions, a breaker bar and a female drive (non-reversible) ratchet which I have id'ed as being from the late 1930's and also several Craftsman branded wrenches that seem to be WW2 era production along with some other useful but less "interesting" items all for $30. Smiley Face!
 
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Originally Posted by jerry_hoback View Post
So if I hit my thumb with a hammer in the dark, why does it still hurt?
Light travels faster than sound, he said.

It also travels faster than pain. That's why you have that brief, less than a second period, to see what damage you have done before before you go fetal with pain.

Ask me how I know!
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Jayt2 View Post
sure, that's easy for you to say!
 
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after the AC in our 11 yr old Honda gave up, spent 3 hours yesterday waiting at the AC shop while they got it all fixed
Out the door for about $100 parts and labour so not too bad
 
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Being retired, people ask me how I spend my time.
I tell them that I mow the lawn but it's not as simple as it sounds.
First I pick up the dog toys in the yard, or bits of dog toys. While I'm doing this the Husky puppy is trying to take them away from me. This is a game to him.
The older Lab/Shepherd mix just watches from a distance.
Then I pick up dog poop.
Then I go through the back gate with a wheel barrow and shovel to harvest some good soil from the woods.
I take this soil around the yard to fill holes dug by the aforementioned Husky puppy.
While I am filling holes, I find another poop or two, and the puppy digs one or two holes that I just filled, as if he's offended that I ruined his "work".
When I get the poop picked up and the holes filled,
I break for lunch.
Then I get the John Deere out of the shed and mow the back yard and front yard. If I have the energy I'll get out the push mower for smaller areas and then the string trimmer for the edging.
I'm torn between spending one entire day each week doing this dance, or spreading it out over a few days and doing some lawn work half the days of my life.
It usually depends on my energy level which usually depends on the temperature.
 
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