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Miss dumb butt speaks.....
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Cindi    Posted 07-09-2003 at 17:56:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
....remember the riding lawn mower? I checked out the belt and the pulleys and the whatchamajiggers and the thingamahootchies, and I finally threw in the towel. The belt still smoking, blah blah blah. I managed to get Fred under it this evening and he took one look and wanted to know what all I'd done to it in the last three weeks. Two new belts, sharpened the blades, added oil, and cleaned the breather filter.

"Go back to number two." He said.

"Sharpened the blades."

"Right. Now take a look at the blades and tell me if you see anything odd."

I looked and I wanted to cry.

"You mean the one in the middle that is diggin' a hole into the deck?"

"That would be the one. You switched two of the blades and put a long one in the middle. That'll cause your belt to smoke every time."

As much as I appreciate all ya'lls help, in the future please remember, you can lead an idiot to a lawnmower but you can't make her fix it. :(

Curmudgeon    Posted 07-09-2003 at 21:56:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
UH HUH !!!!

DeadCarp    Posted 07-09-2003 at 21:01:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't feel too bad - Once we were leaving on vacation Saturday so i once spent every night all week under the hood of a Nova when i thought i had oil in the water - sent the heads in for valve grinding and magnafluxing and everything - got her all nailed up friday nite and started it up - SAME DARN THING! The next morning Harry looked at it, got a screwdriver, put in a $2 thermostat and we were on our way. So it AINT just the girls :)

LH    Posted 07-09-2003 at 20:14:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey at least ya tried, it's not your fault that women have no mechanical aptitude whatsoever lol

Old Sarge    Posted 07-10-2003 at 07:50:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good thing my baby gurl don't have a puter and seen that. She just got thru pulling the transdaxle on Miz Sarges Celebrity an rebuilt it, stuffed it back in, all in 2 days. Transmixer shop wanted $1800. to do it. Parts kit was $126. plus change.

Don't let that little hot tempered blue eyed blonde see that one or you're dead meat. Incidentally she was the one who helped me inframe rebuild the 1693 Cat in the Kenworth. Shew was 11 at the time.

LH    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:50:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dont fret Sarge I was totally kidding Cindi on that one. Shoot Im even gettin used to women Doc's now :-)

Richard C    Posted 07-10-2003 at 12:09:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is she married?? :)

Maggie/TX...LH hold up th    Posted 07-09-2003 at 21:37:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
LH, you say "women have no mechanical aptitude whatsoever."??? Say what? Now wait just a doggone, cotton pickin minute! I can change a belt on my riding lawn mower and just changed the belt on my dryer today (with only a little help from my son for the heavy part.)

My favorite mechanical feat was when the bathroom flooded one day, back when we lived in a trailer, excuse me, mobile home. Hubby was out of town. I had two little kids to deal with and the toilet was flooding the bathroom. The whole place was not level and slanted toward the kids bedrooms. Now, I could not let this continue. There was no cutoff valve under the toilet, the only way to stop it was to cut off the water to the whole place (so I thought) OR to drain the water out of the floor.

I thought it over and decided to go for the draining technique. I knew I couldn't drill, I would be electricuted, but I had to make a hole to let the water out. I took measurements and went out and checked under the floor to see where the metal braces were. Then I made sure all the cats would stay out front with a special bowl of food and told the kids to stay in the living room, no matter what until I said it was ok. Then, I got my husband's 357 magnum and blew two holes in the floor. Drained beautifully.

And you know what? After that, the toilet quit leaking. I think I scared it. :)

Lenore    Posted 07-10-2003 at 12:10:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great thinking, Maggie!!
I love it!!
Creative way to use that 357;
and folks want to take our guns away!!
They claim guns kill;
I guess yours also plumbed! ;-)

cowgirlj    Posted 07-10-2003 at 07:17:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL Maggie! Good thinking! I'm proud of ya'!

Cindi    Posted 07-10-2003 at 06:14:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go Maggie! I had to replace the toilet in our bathroom once and I did it all by my lonesome. I won't go into the fact that it had to be replaced because I hit it with a hammer and broke it. (grin)

Greg    Posted 07-09-2003 at 18:51:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't feel bad. My wife has destroyed two sets of blades in the last three weeks. She could get the old mower a year on a set. Learning curve on the new mower I think.

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-09-2003 at 18:49:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ha ha, I'm not laughing at you, I saw the title to the post and I thought mother in law was going to speak....

Clod    Posted 07-09-2003 at 18:12:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
AH HA!! CONFESSION!!You baffled the experts..Well.We have never done anything like that! (have we?)Im not going to volunter the info if i did.Thaks for the feedback..One guy suggested you may have installed a blad upside down.You owe him a turkey.,You should have looked under there.

Cindi    Posted 07-09-2003 at 21:07:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was clipper, he just reminded me of that. If I had checked for that maybe I would have found the stuck blade. My bad.

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 15:37:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get you a chainhost and turn the mower upside down so you can see what you are doing. I hate trying to get under those decks to change parts.

ret    Posted 07-10-2003 at 19:15:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, if she follows your advice, we will be reading a story of a garage floor slippery with oil and god knows what else will happen to her

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