I heard the awful noise and knew it wasn’t good. Just great. The guys shortly decided the clutch had gone out in his straight drive diesel. My first question, “How much is this going to cost us?”
My dad has always been a handyman. Literally, I think he can do anything. Don’t tell him I said that. My husband is learning to be just as handy. The two of them are always working on something; a horse trailer, Southern Detour “junk,” a truck, a horse fence, the list goes on. They have the bright idea to fix the truck themselves! I’m beginning to think the two of them just love the feeling of accomplishment and getting their hands dirty.
All I’ve heard the past couple of weeks is talk about fly wheels, transmissions, wrenches, pressure plates, and lots of other things that I have no idea what they are. There were many late nights, take out food at the barn, and O’Reilly runs. I feel like I’ve barely seen my husband between work, cleanup after the hurricane, and fixing his truck.
The late nights began…
I often heard grunts, life talks, and tools clanging underneath the truck.
Literally, Laugh.Out.Loud. at Erik’s work glove giving us the peace sign below. That was my feelings exactly.
I even contributed when I could.
The jack was blurry; therefore, proof I really helped! I even have a very nice grease stain on my sweatshirt to prove it.
At least when I helped, sometimes there was a nice view.
Long days at work, late nights under a truck, sharing one vehicle, and it was all worth it! Who else can say they’ve replaced the clutch system in their truck themselves?! Pretty darn impressive I’d say! I love the handymen in my family. Wouldn’t trade this one right here for nothing, even with the messy hair and weird light thing on his head. His truck is good as new, if not better!
HUGE THANK YOU to Paul, Kurt, Tyler, Shiner, Dawton, and my mom, Regina, for y’all’s help the past couple weeks! Also, Kirsten, for feeding horses so we could get straight to work! You’ll never know how much you’re appreciated!
Now to take the truck on a long test drive!