Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My life [status] these days

Grant has always been a hands-on, very handy, technical man. He can and does fix anything. He can and does fabricate things with steel, wood, electrical wires and components. Only problem is, until eight months ago, Grant always had an assistant. In fact, in Marquard when he ran his farm quads and ag-bike repair and maintenance business, he had TWO assistants: John and Jacob.

Now, here in the mountains there is only...moi! Yes, I've become the assistant electrician, mechanical assistant, assistant carpenter. Not that I sit idle. With the animals in my care, I have more than enough to do. But if Grant is busy repairing or creating something and he calls, I have to assist. 

I suppose it's never to late to learn. I'm learning all about two-stroke engines; negative and positive electrical wires, air cleaner elements and oil filters.  

I always remember him telling  me in the early years of our marriage: the FIRST thing a mechanical apprentice learns is which is the number ten spanner. 

Last week he was busy with some task and called out: "Jo, bring me the number 10 spanner." And guess what? I knew exactly which tool he was waiting for. Not bad for someone who, up until a year ago, didn't know the difference between a star screwdriver and a pair of pliers!  
No. 10 spanner! 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Misty Monday Morning


Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Boy Kitties

Hi Bozo and Mum's blog readers; this is Ambrose and my post is only about the boy kitties. 

Mum and our yoomen dad came home from being out last week and left the car doors open. Dad Ginger and Unca Shadow climbed in and explored the inside. 
Unca Shadow jumped in first and then Dad Ginger jumped up onto the back seat
Both of them sniff the air and look around
Dad Ginger climbed between the seats into the front of the car
Our Mum called our yoomen dad to come and see how strong Dad Ginger is to get up onto the open window ledge
My Dad Ginger is just the best! 
I came along a little too late; Unca Shadow had already left (see him walking around the corner of the house) and Dad Ginger had jumped out of the car window

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