Attitude… my little snowflakes. How is yours coming along? Much has been written about attitude. It holds your skills and knowledge which collapse without it. Sailors say a good attitude is all you need if you get washed up on a dessert Island.
My attitude…. I’ll put it this way….. there’s always room for improvement! Here’s an example. I was changing my pencil zinc on the Perkins oil cooler. The old one was (gulp) gone. Long story short, the new one broke, all 4cms of it and is in the output of the cooler and will end up in the heat exchanger unless I take the cooler apart. How fun will that be?!!? But the kicker is this. My 2 year old, custom made stainless steel exhaust elbow now has a hole in it!!
Here is another attitude example. Kostas, my main man from the Island of Ikaria, world known for the longevity of it occupants, spent several hours (and then some more!) with is head upside down straddled over the old Perkins getting the starter motor and the tranny back on. This is a huge and theoretically impossible difficult task. And he did it! And not one squeak out of him. No grunting, no blasphemy, no nothing. It’s mind boggling! Also the fact that the tranny is back in has me flabbergasted! He also proceeded to reattach all the hoses, wiring and the heat exchanger. We set up and fired the Perkins which started immediately (truly amazing). A few leaks is normal but I found the one under the exhaust elbow and had a temper tantrum. Kostas says it’s not the guys fault and that it’s just bad luck with the material. The cherry on top is now he thinks I’m a big baby. Priceless!
Another attitude example….
Time for me to take a “whine” break!
Stay tuned and calm and peaceful and ….Ommmmmmmmm
ps… So……Are You Satisfied??
The new Jimi Hendrix?? Could be….way cool! I’m a city rocker, not from Ikaria. I’ll never make it to 100!
pss….. I wonder if lowering my expectations would help. I’m fine and satisfied. It’s just that tiny little bit of………….