Thursday, June 16, 2011

Last weekend's major event, very late.

If you've been here any amount of time, you know we have a truck in the driveway that is either red or purple, depending on your gender (the girls call it purple, the boys, red).

This truck has been sitting for a few years waiting for a new motor, and since both Man-squared and Mike were here last weekend and Man-squared found out that once it has a new motor it will be HIS truck (how's that for motivation?), they decided it was time to get the old motor out.

Man-squared is on this side, Mike is buried in the leaves on the other side, and that blue thing in front is an engine hoist.

First try. Something's still bolted.

Second try. Even with all that muscle, it's not coming out. (Adam, he has his daddy's arms.)

Making a plan for try #3.


Ben had to settle for being the brains behind the brawn. Man-squared is just showing off his lats.


At some point a new motor will go in, we hope as easily as this one came out.

Be thankful ~



NaomiG said...

In my experience, new engines NEVER go in as smoothly as the old ones come out.

That truck is purple. There's no getting around it. Of course, I am a girl.

It's fun to watch men work on stuff like this. I love it. After hanging out in garages for years with my husband, brother, and various friends, I'm convinced that if there were no women in the world, men would speak via grunts, farts and chuckles, and if things aren't going well, maybe a yell here and there. It's endlessly amusing to me to witness men in the garage.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Please. It's purple. There's not a lick of red anywhere on that truck.

Kudos for getting that thing out! :-)