And this was a messy mistake! The cowboy does all our vehicle maintenance—and with as much equipment and vehicles we have—it keeps him busy. Friday was oil changing day for the big Country Coach motorhome. The filters and oil for this change cost about $165—can you imagine how expensive it would be if labor were tacked on??? The coach holds nine gallons of oil.
Well, the cowboy learned a lesson yesterday—do not use an air wrench to remove the oil drain plug!! Picture this—he is underneath the motorhome, oil pan ready, the oil drain plug is really, really tight and he can’t get it lose with a BIG socket attached to a 3 foot handled breaker bar. SOOOOOO—he thinks, that new little air wrench should loosen that plug. Well, it did loosen the plug—as in instantaneously!!! Oil went everywhere giving the cowboy a nice drenching—his wife refused to let him come in the house clothed—his shirt went in the shop wood burning stove—(one of those well loved fire retardant ones Rollie!! ) I laugh every time I imagine the horrified look on his face while underneath the motorhome!!
We’ve spent the last couple days packing and loading. We are taking all kinds of different stuff this year—saws, sanders, paint brushes, etc. for working on the house. Then there is all the stuff we always take. I have lists on top of lists. And in the midst of all this packing—I am off to Chicago on Wednesday for a girlfriend gathering. Whew!
Dang it’s been hot here the last two days—it was 90+ on Friday and near 90 today. I’m ready for those cooler fall temps to come back!
Life is good.