Wednesday, January 21, 2015

struttin' my stuff, torqueing that wrench


Got up at a somewhat decent hour and had a muffin and Dad arrived at 11 for car stuff. I put on long johns under my work clothes. The heat of the heated garage quickly vanished with the garage doors open. The time had come to replace the struts on my car! The tires were removed fairly easily, as were the windshield wipers and the bolts of all sizes and out came the old worn struts and boy were they filthy! I have a very dirty wheel well. Hundreds of thousands of miles crusted on there. But once the struts were off it became evident that we needed another part: the cover for the piston thingy. The protective cover. We ordered it in at Napa (they said it would arrive at the Silverdale store at 4:30) and got as much other stuff done as possible. At 2:30ish we went to the Geoduck Tavern. I had the fish and chips basket, dad had the burger. Then we drove in to Silverdale and...the part wasn't there! It didn't make it onto the delivery truck in time! Dang! All that way, for what? We returned (in the van, not my car, my car only had two wheels at this time) to Seabeck and I had some tea and grabbed a few things, and then returned home in the van.


Slept in a bit. Had udon and egg for breakfast. Ma & Pa showed up at around 1 to resume car stuff (Mom tagged along so that she could drive home and Dad would take my car, so that I wouldn't have to drive out and pick him up and rendezvous and come right back here and whatever). They brought my presents! Ma relaxed in front of the fire while we worked. And uhg what work! The spring needed to be compressed more, and then redone because the rubber at the base was crooked, and just the amount of force to compress the spring so that the bolt would lock into the thingy! So much work! It took many tries to get the first one all screwed together and oriented right, but we got it! The second went together in a couple tries, and boom it was back on the car and my car was rolling again! All it needs now is the alignment checked and corrected.

We took a break for turkey burgers for lunch. I opened my presents! Lots of sweets and plaid pajamas (that I am wearing right now) and Elsa Lanchester's book, and a Mignola book, and a Tamaki comicm, and socks and even MORE SWEETS! Yesss! And we took another break to eat the cake they brought over. Boston Creme Pie! Very delicious. Ma left after the cake. Dad left at around 9ish. Hopefully tomorrow we get to swap our cars. I ate some pasta for dinner, had some candy, watched some television.

And it's past midnight so now I'm 27! How 'bout that?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, baby girl! xoxomummy