Friday, November 8, 2013

Tools

Mike always said that you have to have the right tool for the job.  He left behind a boat load of tools.


He also left behind a wife who doesn't even know what most of the are or how they are used.

I figured out this wrench system though and got the battery out of the tractor.


It only took me two days to do it.  I can get so stubborn when I think I should be able to do something.  I will ask my neighbor to put it on the charger and then back in when spring comes because I am afraid of electricity.  Unhooking a battery and hooking it back up are two completely different things in my mind.

The gas tank is filled and the mower is put to bed for the winter season.  I think I must have been paying more attention to the things Mike took care of over the years than I thought.

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  1. You are a model person. Doing all of this when you could be sipping tea and complaining. Proud of you stamina.

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    1. I am a stubborn person whose teeth are easily stained by tea.

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  2. Nice looking tool chest and socket set. You did good. Mike will be smiling.

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    1. So many tools, I wonder what to do with them all.

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  3. You really are impressing me! I know a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, wrench, and saw. After that, I'm lost. If you're not giving those tools to a family member or friend, why not put them on Craig's List?

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    1. These tools are among the things that I will need guidance on when the time comes. Many of them are more valuable than I would realize.

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  4. That is so wonderful, Olga. Hugs!

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  5. You aren't stubborn -- just strong willed and determined and those are wonderful characteristics. You go girl!

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  6. I wanted to say I am proud of you, but that means nothing. You are hopefully proud of yourself! And I am very impressed.

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  7. Just independent, competent and admirable.

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  8. You are wise to carefully look things over. In time you will learn what things you will need to keep and use. At least that's what I'm hoping I will learn. Meanwhile my kids all know where what they need to borrow is:)

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    1. Mike gave a large plumbing adjustable wrench to our nephew last spring. He had just started in an apprenticeship. He spoke about how much that meant to him at Mike's service.

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  9. Good for you...a little stubborness goes a long way!

    I have a tool box of my own, Dad started me with a few items 35 years ago and I've added to it since. It's amazing how much one adjustable wrench can do!

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  10. See, if you had gotten rid of those tools, that battery would still be in the lawnmower. Way to persevere. Don't forget Google, it is a super mechanic's helper for us female types.
    By the way, a little Sta-bil fuel stabilizer in the lawnmower gas is a good thing when over wintering.

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    1. Yep, put the stabilizer in. You have probably been doing this kind of stuff for years, but I did not even realize I knew that some of these things needed doing. Either I was paying attention or Mike is whispering in my ear.

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  11. Olga, I would be cautious about ever putting things on Craigslist, like the tools. Personally, I don't want strangers coming to my home to buy something, seeing what I may have, figuring out I live alone. Or maybe I read too many newspaper articles, and watch true crime shows too often. :) Just be careful.

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  12. I must say Mike was neater than my husband. Art says he knows where everything is, but from the looks of it, you could have fooled me. I don't know how to use half the things he has either. You are awfully adept at figuring things out, Olga. I wouldn't know how to begin mowing the grass.

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