Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cliff's brother is visiting

Cliff's brother, Don, does mechanic work for a living.  He's also rather hyper, and doesn't "sit around" well.  So when he visits, Cliff lines up several tasks that they can do together.  They can chat while they're working, Don can smoke because they're in the shop, and life is good.

Cliff had never changed spark plugs in our Mercury Grand Marquis, so that was task number one for Don.  In the old days, changing spark plugs was a simple task.  Not so any more. 

Don also changed the air filter, fuel filter, and transmission oil and filter.  These are things Cliff wasn't confident about doing, although he says, "I could do it now, after watching him."

Now Don is a Chevy man, and is always badmouthing Fords.  When I told him we planned to keep this car as long as it would run because we like it, he said, "Not if I don't work on it for a whole day."

"Why is that?" I asked.

"It's got a Tritan motor, and it'll need the timing chain replaced soon."



Oh, by the way:  Happy, happy birthday to my only baby boy, Jimbo!


fierrorachel said...

I love listening to the two of them, BSing while working.  Today was fun.  I hope you are home tomorrow.  We'll be back.

lanurseprn said...

I'm glad that you all had a nice visit....AND got some work done!  Have a very nice Mother's Day Mosie!

plieck30 said...

Happy late birthday to your only son. Hope it was a nice one for him. Paula

fowfies said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your son Jimbo. :) Kelly

geocachelinda66 said...

Happy Birthday to Jim!  Linda

suzypwr said...

Happy Birthday to your son :-)