Friday, July 27, 2012

How Hot am I?

43 going on 23
(update-I changed the thermostat) 105 degrees in Las Vegas today and I get to not only work on my car in the blasted heat, but ride the bike down to the auto-part store. Emphasis on 'down' because on the way home is a low grade uphill, resulting in momentary heat-stroke scare. Mind over matter, this girl gets the job done.  



I survived the nausea with about a 30 second rest on the couch when I got home to the air-conditioner before I went right back out to wrench on the car. I couldn't resist taking pics of this 40+ year old chick thinking she's all that and a bag of bolts. 
Posey McPoserson


I'm waiting for the liquid wrench to loosen the bolts on the thermostat housing so I can crank that bad boy off and replace the new thermo. I found a great video tutorial on youtube, so I figured I'd save myself a few bucks from the shop and tackle job myself. 


What have I gotten myself into? So far, the biggest pain hasn't even been the heat and the uphill bike ride. It's a toss-up between the bolts being stuck and me having to revive my overdue-underused muscles and the pesky flies that are ravaging my stinky-sweaty self! Damn! Shoo flies go away!


Too Manly
What a way to update my blog. Things have been so crazy lately and haven't been wanting to blog because I don't want to just vent about 'oh wo-iz me' negative stuff. I haven't done my live podcast radio broadcast in about a month, I haven't updated my newsletter and I have been busy working, there have just been some snags in the road along the way and well, it's some of those curve-balls that life throws your way to test your strength and character I guess.  


SHEESH! These flies are CRAZY! What the heck am I going to do?  I don't want to go in the house because I have a brand new battery charger hooked up charging my battery and I don't want to chance someone coming along and taking the charger and my battery. I'll take a moment to google fly repellent while sitting outside all sweaty ;-) Excellent, basil and I have some growing in my kitchen herb garden, voila.


Whatevz
Back to work. The Police, 'Walking on the Moon' blasting in my ear buds. I'm in good company. Now, The Cure, 'Just Like Heaven'. Well, it's a great song, but it's not just like heaven working on the car. Anyone need some light mechanic work done? I'm for hire . . .


What a Geek






Dire Straits, 'Sultans of Swing' only one of the BEST songs of all time! Gotta love Pandora Radio. Oh, and by the way, yes, the fly trick worked - they are no longer feeding off my odoriferous flesh. On that note, signing off.


update:
I finally managed to loosen the bolts to remove the old thermostat housing after soaking the bolts with liquid wrench for 2 days! I didn't want to chance cranking on them too hard and breaking the bolt head off. That would be a much worse scenario than simply changing a part.
old thermostat
a part that is NOT supposed to be split in two
new thermostat



1 comments:

Barbara Radisavljevic said...

You have my admiration. I can't do anything -- even go for a walk -- when the temp goes much above 90 F.

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