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    Lucky I can tie my shoes!

    Sometimes, I really have to shake my head in amazement that I even know how to tie my shoes! I came home from work after a 14 hour shift, and my wife had a note on the counter that the washing machine was broken. I have no mechanical apptitude what-so-ever, but I went to take a look. The machine would not start. I checked the plug and the breaker and both were fine. I looked behind and from what I could see, there was no problem. I smacked the start button rather smartly with the palm of my hand. Nothing. So, this morning I called a local service shop. They came out, moved the machine from the wall and plugged it in. It seems the cord I was looking at goes to the freezer. (I have a feeling that there is a bed in a "home" just waiting for me!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Sometimes, I really have to shake my head in amazement that I even know how to tie my shoes! I came home from work after a 14 hour shift, and my wife had a note on the counter that the washing machine was broken. I have no mechanical apptitude what-so-ever, but I went to take a look. The machine would not start. I checked the plug and the breaker and both were fine. I looked behind and from what I could see, there was no problem. I smacked the start button rather smartly with the palm of my hand. Nothing. So, this morning I called a local service shop. They came out, moved the machine from the wall and plugged it in. It seems the cord I was looking at goes to the freezer. (I have a feeling that there is a bed in a "home" just waiting for me!)


    How much did they charge you for their expertise ?
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    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

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    I've done similar things many times.... :sheep:

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    It cost me $31.60 for their expertise. A bit of manly pride as well. The repairman was a woman!
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    It cost me $31.60 for their expertise. A bit of manly pride as well. The repairman was a woman!




    Reps for honesty !!
    I hope you watched her closely so that next time you can do the repair yourself.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
    -General Omar Bradley, United States Army

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    Well... back when my job was building maintenance in a department store, I spent a couple of days trying to fix a cash register. It was plugged in... but wouldn't work. Checked and replaced about 2/3 of the guts... Still won't work.

    Finally checked the OUTLET. Yep; dead.
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    Don't worry. You're not alone. I'm as about as mechanically useful as a tool box with the bottom missing.
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    And hey Cajun.....STOP THAT! Holy s*** man! WTF?!
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

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    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    Seriously Cajun???!!! I didn't know they made G-strings that big. A walrus could floss with that.

    Keith: you oghta join the club my neighbor and me are starting for husbands that always screw up the "honey-do's". As of right now, I have about 16 screws in my dining room wall from where I screwed up trying to put up some shelves. They really add to the decor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McCrackhd View Post
    Keith: you oghta join the club my neighbor and me are starting for husbands that always screw up the "honey-do's". As of right now, I have about 16 screws in my dining room wall from where I screwed up trying to put up some shelves. They really add to the decor.
    Is that where they get the term "screwed up"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Is that where they get the term "screwed up"?
    Yeah, I realized how many times I used "screw" in that post after I hit submit.

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    I got ya'll beat. My dad and family gives my wife tools because they know that I barely know the difference between a phillips and a flathead screw driver. She does all the work around the house. Not too long ago my friends and I were putting on a roof on my house and I tried climbing the ladder but forgot that I wasn't real good with heights and then my wife tells me to get out of the way (with a bundle of shingles thrown over her shoulder) and climbs the ladder and begins to put on shingles without ever doing it before. She said I just watched them do a few and it looked simple. She does all the repairs around the house too and even some mechanic work on the vehicles.
    I'm ready for spring!

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    I replaced a spark plug, distributor cap, rotor, and six plug wires for my brother to cure a misfire on cylinder one.

    Then noticed that a squirrel had chewed through the fuel injector wires on cylinder one.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post

    Then noticed that a squirrel had chewed through the fuel injector wires on cylinder one.
    That squirrel has an eating disorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    That squirrel has an eating disorder.
    The squirrel is going to get croaked before he comes into my yard and does the same thing.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    The squirrel is going to get croaked before he comes into my yard and does the same thing.
    And a death wish....

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    I'm one of the lucky ones who has a very handy significant other, not to mention the smarts and know-how to do it myself if need be. For what we don't know how to do, we just ask someone else who might. Of course, it's me who always does the asking, but crap gets done either way. heh
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    On a lighter note, I managed to find a custom made injector pigtail and fix the squirrel damage tonight.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    On a lighter note, I managed to find a custom made injector pigtail and fix the squirrel damage tonight.
    Are you hoping the squirrel will pull on that pigtail?
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