Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The last flat of 2016

Today's music is "Mud On the Tires" from Brad Paisley.

22 comments:

  1. You need a power wrench. Still, I'd rather change a tire than do wiring.

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  2. Way to go!!!! Seems like there is nothing you can't handle.

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  3. I just want to be Carson when I grow up! What an amazing life you have. Happy 2017

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  4. So glad you have a good garage to work in there. Good tools ... good work clothes ... and substantial footwear! ;)

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  5. Well Done! So much easier than changing it on the side of at the road. I hope you have a nice margarita after that.

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  6. I second Pat. How I enjoy watching you changed the flat. I have never done that.

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  7. You know you're in New Mexico when you have a flat tire and a cracked windshield. Good thing you're a DIY Pro becuse I don't think AAA will be able to locate you.

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  8. If the split tire is the same age as the other tires on the truck, I'm going to say to learn from my experience, and just go treat yourself to a new set of tires. I learned the hard way. There is a 'life' for rubber. It gets 'brittle'/'fragile' over time. Especially if you are not driving everyday. (something good comes from the heat/pressure a tire undergoes on the road, I'm told) Anyhow, I hate buying new tires. I LOVE having new tires. I just hate how expensive they are. and I would much rather have a new pair of boots, for example. But better safe than sorry. Having said all that...love seeing your 'great skills' in action! You can rock any situation with such finesse!!

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  9. My Dad taught me how to change a tire and change the oil when I got my driver's license at 16. I think being able to change a tire is a skill every driver (women and men) needs...just in case you're somewhere that AAA cannot reach.

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  10. Ditto all above. You are amazing.

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  11. Oh man thank goodness it waited to go flat until you got home as that would have been a mess changing on the muddy road.

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  12. I'm glad you made it home and didn't have to do that on the highway.

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  13. Boy, I so admire your "skill set"! We have a vintage race car that my husband drives. One of my jobs is to be in charge of keeping the wheels on the thing, so I'm regularly slinging tires around, changing them, checking air pressure, etc. It doesn't help my shoulder any but I'm glad to have learned how to do all that and more at my age (a few years older than you). It keeps us young, right? RIGHT??

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  14. Anne Boleyn1/4/17, 8:55 AM

    You were already my hero, but moreso now!
    Question: How many flat tires do you think you had in 2016? It boggles my mind to think you have gone through this more than once in a year!

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    1. I think this was the second on the truck.

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  15. Good job! Love those wrenches that are like crosses -- much easier to apply pressure to a stuck nut than those slant-handle jobs.

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  16. Pretty impressive! I didn't learne any new language though. Great job!

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  17. You are amazing. And you did that so cheerily, too!

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  18. I am sure your Dad was watching proudly, except for a few grunts and groans, you made it seem so easy. My second time watching you do this and I am still impressed.

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  19. impressive! I've never changed a tire. hope you have less flats in 2017. :)

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  20. Dave Gibbons1/5/17, 1:01 PM

    Great job. I was amazed when you got the spare to line up on the lug bolts. I always struggle with that. I have found a long screwdriver (or metal rod) poked under the tire and pulled up on can rotate and lift a tire that little bit needed to get the wheel to match up to the lug bolts. Oh, and I'm sorry to say but you might need to replace the tire when you get to the tire store. A hole in the sidewall usually cannot be repaired. I'm still loving your blog. Thanks for sharing even one photo on light blogging material days.

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  21. You make it look so easy! I like your little tire wedge thingy that kept the tire raised off the floor while you aligned it with the lug bolts. I need one of those! I've always just bear-hugged the tire which makes me get more dirty than I need to.

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