Yesterday was extremely windy. The local weather said winds 25-35 mph with gust to 50 mph. The wind was hitting us almost straight from the side and several times the wind lifted the slide out, with me in the love seat, up about a half inch or so. Now that’s a lot of weight to lift.
Professional engineers are called PE’s and actually carry a card saying that they are professional engineers. Now, I am not a card carrying PE, but I am a PAE…..Polish American Engineer…..and I do carry cards also, i.e. social security card, medicare card, health insurance card, credit card…and on and on. I have lots of cards, including about 20 different grocery store cards from coast to coast. So I am well qualified…
Well, I digress….it was time for action, and time for PAE.
I was ready. I put on my shoes, went out to my trusty toolbox and got a tool, cut off a short piece of rope (I had to buy more rope as I used all I had on the last project) and made my way, With much difficulty due to the strong wind(and various ailments due to age), to the trailer with the antenna on it. In short time I had turned the antenna to the correct direction and attached the tool to stop the rotating and firmly attached the tool to the trailer…..problem solved…..again….by quick thinking of the PAE.
In case you did not notice, the tool was a pair of vise grips that can be locked onto anything. And the rope came from my new 50 foot supply. Who says you need duck tape to fix things.
I will stay ready for the next crisis that requires my attention, ready to spring into action at a moments notice.
Have a great day,
Jim (aka PAE)