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Old 11-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #111
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I have learned a bit more about car batteries and tyres since having new tyres put on the car and having a new battery installed
I think all women should have general knowledge about their vehicles. My youngest daughter could give any man a run for the money when it came to engine work on a vehicle. She came home from many a date with grease on her hands. Every woman should how how to change a tire. It is not that hard. The hardest part is lifting it to put it on and getting the flat tire in the trunk. The rest is just turning bolts and nuts.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:17 AM   #112
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I agree Addie, it is a good thing to know as you never know when you will need to change a tyre or fix something under the bonnet

Steve is like me when it comes to cars...he says to me, I am a software engineer, not a mechanic
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:58 AM   #113
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I think all women should have general knowledge about their vehicles. My youngest daughter could give any man a run for the money when it came to engine work on a vehicle. She came home from many a date with grease on her hands. Every woman should how how to change a tire. It is not that hard. The hardest part is lifting it to put it on and getting the flat tire in the trunk. The rest is just turning bolts and nuts.
Absolutely. I joked with someone a year or so ago about the fact that I at one time had a license to drive a deuce-and-a-half. Then his business bought one (and, yes, he is licensed for it). I rode in the back of it for a parade, and then my husband told me it had an automatic transmission. Good grief! I drove one that not only was standard, it had a gear that didn't work and I had to "pop" it from gear to gear. Geese. No wonder I hate driving!
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:03 AM   #114
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I started my adult life as an electronics technician in the U.S. Air Force, actually one of the first women in my field and place (now I can't make my computer work). I learned the basics pretty quickly. I won't say I like it, but in a pinch, I can do it all. Grew up in a family of girls. Again, there were no "boys jobs and girls jobs". Whether it was dishes needing washing or the lawn needed mowing or the trash taking out, we did it all. A couple of my sisters were real tom-boys. But whatever needed doing, Mom had us out there doing it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #115
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I started my adult life as an electronics technician in the U.S. Air Force, actually one of the first women in my field and place (now I can't make my computer work). I learned the basics pretty quickly. I won't say I like it, but in a pinch, I can do it all. Grew up in a family of girls. Again, there were no "boys jobs and girls jobs". Whether it was dishes needing washing or the lawn needed mowing or the trash taking out, we did it all. A couple of my sisters were real tom-boys. But whatever needed doing, Mom had us out there doing it.
I also started my adult in the USAF. I was a telecommunications operations specialist. Then I went to school to be a computer programer at a time when the only PC's were ones you plugged into your television (no monitors), and the memory was on a cassette tape (recorder plugged into the computer). Anyway, I knew how to program then, and I am still lost now, so I feel your pain. And...I learned as a kid how to do everything my brother learned. One time on the way to a meeting, a cable fell off my car, and I stopped to fix it. I was all greasy when I got to the meeting, and people couldn't believe that I just fixed the car on the way. My answer was, "well, it didn't break at home, it broke on the way so I fixed it there!"
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There have been a couple of times when I have changed the tire while the male stood there looking at me like I was some alien. "Call a tow truck." I think those were the only words he knew.
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This week I learned that steam burns worse than boiling water, I also learned that all polysporin is not created equal.
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This week I learned that steam burns worse than boiling water, I also learned that all polysporin is not created equal.
Oh Alix, I hope your hand is feeling better.
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Yes, I too hope your hand is recovering Alix
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There is a purpose in having blisters from burns. The liquid in them is reabsorbed by your body and promotes faster healing. So if you can protect those blisters, by all mens please do. Alix, I know yours was broken by accident. But my heart goes out to you. I know how painful a burn can be.
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