My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #303: A Little Hiccup

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-03-2011 10:11 PM 3821 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 302: Finally some pictures! Part 303 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 304: Back on the Road »

Well, things were going a bit too smoothly. Today I went with Phil to the store and we took my car. When we returned we parked it on the other side of the driveway and I noticed a puddle of oil under the rear axel. Thank goodness everything is open Sunday in Chicagoland. We took it into Firestone where he usually takes his cars and trusts the owners and it turns out that the differential seal on the rear axel is shot.

So I am waiting for it to be repaired before we leave tomorrow. I could look at it as a negative, but I choose to look at it as a great thing that we didn’t get on the road tomorrow without finding it and no further damage was done to the car. Can you imagine what would have happened if we went through those mountains without knowing? I consider myself very LUCKY!

I suppose that is to be expected with older cars. Part of having them. I am happy we are safe and everything will be ready to go tomorrow.

As for today, I am going to play with the trains more and I cooked crepes for breakfast and made stuffed jalapeno peppers and stuffed mushrooms for lunch and French onion soup for dinner. Sharing all the recipes with my daughter in law is fun! :)

More later . . .

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 11:52 PM

there you was lucky you discovered it in time :-)
proppebly something that has been on the march for the last copple of days
with all that driving :-)
so before you returning back then check the oil / water and brake stand in the motorroom
just so you ain´t cought by a surprice

take care and have some funny hours in the play room …. lol


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#2 posted 04-04-2011 12:21 AM

im thinking of building a train set for my grandson…maybe something like 4×8…...buildings bridges, tunnels…the whole works…im glad you caught the car problem before you hit the road…that would have been ugly up in the mountains….consider yourself fortunate..dennis and i are road rangers…we know these things dont we dennis…many years of driving…professionally …......have a good trip home… do we get a sneak preview of what might be purchased at grizzly on the way back…..pretty please…..with sugar on top…..:))))

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 04-04-2011 12:39 AM

oh ya to many surprices in another country where they cuoldn´t understand Danish …. LOL
and that was even with wheels that got a garage check /overhoul every week nearly

take care

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 01:57 AM

Glad you had fun sharing recipe’s :) . Have a safe journey home.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 08:21 AM

You are lucky you saw it and did not lose the rear end. That would have been a very spendy issue! I do not know if Mustangs have full lubing axeles like Ford trucks or not. I lost a rear wheel on the freeway one day because of a bad mechanic doing a poor brake job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-04-2011 12:31 PM

AS I see it a extra day to be safe is a positive and look at all the fun you would of missed out on . BE SAFE BE HAPPY

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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