I am used to fixing what ever goes wrong. I was named correctly, I am actually a jack of all trades, even a master of a couple. (LOL).
I remember Mel from up North, explaining or trying to, that even though many medications are habit forming, there are times when we NEED them to survive. sometime the pain is so great, you MUST follow the doctor’s orders. Sometimes it is impossible to get by on ‘grit’ alone.
This motor home has huge tires. It is impossible for me to pick one up with out using some brain power and leverage. So even though I know the tire and wheel weight is near 150 lbs, we have one that needs to be changed. So today, I learned I did not have a lug wrench big enough to remove the tire. So off to parts houses, at NAPA I finally found a socket 1 5/16”.
I got the impact wrench out, and it would not budge the nuts. I know I can use a ‘cheater bar’ and get the nuts off, BUT….Ah ha, I’d better check the book on torque needed on the wheel. My Torque wrench goes to 200 ft/lbs.
WHAT, (the book reads) YOU MUST APPLY 450 TO 500 FT/LBS TO EACH NUT!
Yep, there is where the IMPOSSIBLE comes in, I can get the tire off, and back on, but I COULD NOT TORQUE THE NUTS. I would have to drive it to a tire dealer to tighten the lug nuts to 450 lbs, I ain’t got that much ‘stuff’ in me.!!!
We had a great breakfast at White’s Restaurant. This evening I took my date to Tony’s. Do you have a place in your home town that has been there ‘forever?’
(Carmine Coletta, immigrant and Ice Cream maker extraordinary)
Tony’s is mainly Ice Cream, some of the best. (Recipes from Italy 1890-1900). In the 40’s I remember them selling ice cream from a horse and wagon. Sherry remembers them coming around in the truck (Belmont was15 miles from Tony’s).
The building on Franklin Ave is the same as when Sherry and I were dating. We forgot the cholesterol, she actually ordered a Bologna sandwich, I ordered a hot dog all the way.
She had a cone of Chocolate, I had Black Walnut. DELICIOUS!!! Same ice cream as the 1950’s (different prices, that 25¢ cone is now $2.50.)
Also the book proofing is going well.
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One must know their capabilities.
I am not sure of the year of this Woody, but it is in the 40’s!