Monday, September 21, 2015

Practice and More Practice

So…the ladies have been out of town and finding
interesting ways to practice.

Their first hope in a hotel is that their "neighbors"
don't mind cello or flute music.

The next problem can be finding an appropriate music stand.
Problem solved :)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Long Car Trip...

…time to read.

Heading to Detroit on one of our whirlwind down and back trips.
No fun--really.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

What's That Rattle?

So, the question was…what it that annoying rattle?

It's amazing how a little rattle can degenerate into
a huge repair job.

That especially happens when that rattle turns out to
be broken brake parts rattling around in the rear
passenger side assembly.

James was the only one interested in helping Dad with this
project.  They've already replaced the rotor on this side and
are getting ready to replace the pad. (or some other brake part)

James was putting some kind of "stuff" on some part
that was apparently necessary.

He apparently found this rather smelly :)

Putting the tire back on was great fun to watch.  He wasn't too keen on the first method, but he really enjoyed using Jonathan's impact wrench!  (For those worriers out there--no, James was not the only one who tightened the lug nuts)

Now you know the sum total of my brake part knowledge :)
No, I have not the least desire to change that.
I'm just thankful for my guys, big and little, whose knowledge exceeds my own ;)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Matthew's New Wheels

Much to our delight, Matthew got his own car a 
couple of weeks ago.  Obviously they are new wheels
to him, not new wheels. 

This means no more having to take him to his many
places of employment.  I can say it is a welcome relief
since I'm not sure I could have continued much longer
with school having begun.

You can tell he's pretty pleased about it too.
He is getting good gas mileage and doesn't have to
wait around for rides any more.