Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My life [status] these days

Grant has always been a hands-on, very handy, technical man. He can and does fix anything. He can and does fabricate things with steel, wood, electrical wires and components. Only problem is, until eight months ago, Grant always had an assistant. In fact, in Marquard when he ran his farm quads and ag-bike repair and maintenance business, he had TWO assistants: John and Jacob.

Now, here in the mountains there is! Yes, I've become the assistant electrician, mechanical assistant, assistant carpenter. Not that I sit idle. With the animals in my care, I have more than enough to do. But if Grant is busy repairing or creating something and he calls, I have to assist. 

I suppose it's never to late to learn. I'm learning all about two-stroke engines; negative and positive electrical wires, air cleaner elements and oil filters.  

I always remember him telling  me in the early years of our marriage: the FIRST thing a mechanical apprentice learns is which is the number ten spanner. 

Last week he was busy with some task and called out: "Jo, bring me the number 10 spanner." And guess what? I knew exactly which tool he was waiting for. Not bad for someone who, up until a year ago, didn't know the difference between a star screwdriver and a pair of pliers!  
No. 10 spanner! 

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  1. Good for you helping out. Especially like the fingernail polish with the spanner.

  2. I see every good assistant wears nail polish!!!

  3. This post made me chuckle. You are such a good student and assistantto Grant!

  4. I am proud of you, hubby is like yours and also a mechanic and I have to say, I have never assisted him, in fact when he is working on mechanical stuff I hide in the house.. you are living a life of make do and you are what he has to make do with. LOL... I think it is fantastic you are learning all this stuff..

  5. Hello Jo, you are one of those quick learners. I am sure Grant appreciates your help too. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  6. Your life rather sounds like mine! Although I have been Chuck's assistant for 35 years or so. Always good though as I had had a few occasions been able to fix something myself.
    Have a good day.

  7. A fast learner and it always good to have a knowledgeable assistant. I'm sure that you two work well together.


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