STRUTTING OUR STUFF

It’s a good feeling to accomplish something or learn something new.

I love crossing things off my “Things to Do” list. Now my daughter, Elizabeth, likes to highlight her list so she can see what she did. But I take great satisfaction in inking out an item — even if it just is “get milk.”

The other night I was ridiculously proud of myself. I was shopping with my coupon at Kohl’s Department Store and saw a purse that I thought my daughter, Kerry, might like for Christmas. It was a Vera Wang bag and looked sophisticated enough for NewYork City.  I called Kerry up and asked her about it. I tried describing  it but I am not  very good at fashion terms.

That’s when I did something new! I took a picture of it with my phone and  sent it to Kerry. I felt so pleased with the fact that I could do this. Now I know many people will chuckle at this. However, for me it was a big deal and one more hurdle that I overcame as I challenge  myself to learn more technology.

VERA WANG PURSE VIA MY CELL PHONE

Now once you see what my husband, John, did today then you will really laugh at the fact that I was excited about learning how to push a few buttons. Still it is good to feel  good about doing and learning. And boy, did John do a lot!

We were riding in Kerry’s 1993 Camry when John noticed a funny noise. His closer inspection led him to see that the left rear strut was broken. Most people would sigh and head off to their mechanic.  John  just opened his Toyota manual and got to work.

 

IT'S GREEK TO ME

He had to pull out the whole back seat in order to do the  job.  This would be daunting to many people but not to John.

OUT GOES THE BACK SEAT

From there he had to work in the rear seat and jack up the car — and other stuff. I really don’t know exactly.

JOHN WITH HIS STRUT PROJECT

What really delighted  me was how he proved to be a true MacGyver as he worked. John is very handy but even this dazzled me. He needed to measure foot-pounds for torque. He said he didn’t have a torque wrench but used a socket-wrench handle and a bathroom scale to figure out the right amount of pressure. Check this out.

GENIUS AT WORK
And  you might have noticed a really cool bumper sticker on the back of Kerry’s car.

 

I'D RATHER BE READING FLANNERY O'CONNOR

It says, “I’d rather be reading Flannery O’Connor.” Kerry has liked O’Connor since college and wrote about her for America magazine where she works. I am  “strutting” Kerry’s stuff by posting the link.

http://americamagazine.org/blog/entry.cfm?blog_id=2&id=61206981-3048-741E-2693263951922656

GREAT AUTHOR

 So go ahead and strut your stuff today.

I will be posting a yummy pecan tart recipe soon!!

Published by spunfromtheweb

Weber holds a BA in English from her beloved Providence College and an MA in journalism from Marquette University.

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