Now, here in the mountains there is only...moi! 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!
I'm linking to Our world Tuesday here
Good for you helping out. Especially like the fingernail polish with the spanner.ReplyDelete
I see every good assistant wears nail polish!!!ReplyDelete
This post made me chuckle. You are such a good student and assistantto Grant!ReplyDelete
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..ReplyDelete
Hello Jo, you are one of those quick learners. I am sure Grant appreciates your help too. Have a happy day and week ahead!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Have a good day.
A fast learner and it always good to have a knowledgeable assistant. I'm sure that you two work well together.ReplyDelete