Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I got the radiator replaced in the Lincoln this afternoon, but it was only after a lot of problems. The good news is that I didn't curse, not even once. I had a very difficult time getting the old radiator out and considered more than once to cut it out in pieces. Finally it did come out and I took a breather before continuing the job. Actually, I took many breaks because I find if I continue for too long when frustrated, I will invariably do something foolish that I will regret.

Finally it wa time to put the new radiator in and it would not go in. I walked away and did some reading, then I went back. Again I was met with an impossible situation and quit again. After about four or five false starts, I went out and the darn radiator slipped right in! I have no idea what I did right or what I was doing wrong. The steps went very well after that and soon the job was done. I am thrilled to have that behind me. Now I can take the rest of the night off.


  1. good job and no 'cussing'..even better!!!

  2. I do the same thing, if I get my frustration level up I walk away, and come back to fight another day. Only trouble now is were down to two vehicles, so when Donna is at work if one is broke, I don't have a spare to run for parts or anything, years ago I had at one time 4 cars and two motorcycles with two drivers so I never had to worry. Like I said as I age I don't enjoy it as much even though I have a complete shop with an air compressor, air and hydraulic tools and jacks, and all kinds of pullers and special tools, Boy my son Andy will inherit a fully equipped shop.Paul, take care and be safe out there, give the girls a pet for me. I can't wait to get home and see Sadie & Rigg's, oh yeah Donna too. Sam & Donna.