Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Nuts

I've spent the last three weeks rewiring an old prototype vehicle and installing a new rad package.  There were many ups and many downs.  Blood was spilled and tears were shed but I eventually persevered.  There's definitely a sense of pride to putting something like that together and actually have it work.  But I'm even more proud of the fact that I didn't drop one single nut into the chassis of this vehicle.  It's a tight engine compartment and pretty much everything I was working with was an M6 fastener.  I was using extensions and swivel sockets and box end ratchets and most of it by feel.  And I didn't lose a single nut.  Even after I thought to myself "Wow I haven't dropped a single nut yet!" did I get a case of the fumbles.  Yes, when your back is aching, your feet are tired, you've skinned most of your knuckles, and your forearms look like hamburger meat, it's the small things that bring you joy.

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