My daughter is home from college for Thanksgiving. She pulls in the driveway
last night and says "Hi Dad!" (hug hug) "I think the car needs brakes,
could you look at them this weekend?"
So while the girls are inside stuffing the bird, I'll be out in the
driveway doing a 4 wheel brake job, pads and rotors. I want to start it
on Turkey Day in case I run into trouble. That'll give me Friday to
chase more parts if I need them. We have plans for Saturday and she has
to drive back home on Sunday.
I love the holidays! (and my kids)
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:46:27 PM UTC-5, taxed and spent wrote:
Thanks! I've been drilling the "You can't just drive it, you have to know
it" message in for a few years. She's pretty good at letting me know when
something isn't right.
Her older sister, who actually waited a lot longer to get her license (and
therefore a car) can't even put air in the tires yet. She'll get there...
she's only had her license for a year and a car for a few months.
Her brakes are OK so she's just getting snow tires this weekend. Her
younger sister is getting brakes and snows. Little sis drives 50+ miles
each way, to/from her internship, 3 days a week. She's racking up the
Between the wheels, tires and brakes, I dropped close to $1700 this week.
It's a good thing my labor is "free". Christmas came in November for
those two! :-)
Nice thread of a caring dad and supporting writers.
Consider asking your kids to help you do that brake job or
whatever the next basic job is.
Not only do they learn what's going on but they learn how to
do it, spend time with you, and get even a
better understanding of how the car works.
Well, you could have sent her here:
Read the cute sign.
I know your pain Dad. Our 32 year old daughter decided last year to
resign from her position with the Commonwealth of Taxachusetts and go to
graduate school in Boston to get an advanced degree in her field. Guess
who's paying the outrageous tuition, apartment rent and all her other
No matter how long you live or how far you move your children will
always find your wallet. But our kids are worth it.
On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8:41:50 PM UTC-5, Jeff Wisnia wrote:
I was chatting with a neighbor about our "kids", who grew up together and are all adults now.
We were commiserating about some of the stuff they've gotten into over the years and I
used the standard exclamation "Kids!"
His response was "Yep, it sure sounded like a good idea at the time." :-)
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