Saturday, February 9, 2008

Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani...Carhartt?

Dan was working on the car last Saturday, replacing the upper ball joints and control arms. Yeah, he's a handy guy to have around.

When the girls and I went out to see how it was going, Lily noticed Dan's clothes. He often wears his Carhartt pants to work on the car or his bikes or other "man stuff", but Lily had never seen his Carhartt jacket. She asked Dan, "Why do you have a shirt that matches your pants?" Dan shrugged and I said, "Because it's very important to be fashionable when you're working on your car."

Lily just gave me a weird look and said, "It is?"

You gotta admit, a man with his hands deep in the bowels of a car is pretty sexy.

Nice beanie.

"Can I be a mechanic when I grow up, Daddy?" Only if you can learn to cuss like a sailor.

Poor Dan had a very frustrating day down in the garage. Mom was at work, so we didn't have an extra car to go back and forth to the parts shop. He ended up making three trips into town on his bike on Saturday, another trip on Monday, and by Tuesday, the parts shop finally had exactly what he needed and he was able to complete the job. It was one time that we were thinking that $400.00 truck payment wasn't so bad!

Nice work, Bin!


Becky in Wyo said...

Dan always works so hard to take care of you guys. I think he's my favorite brother-in-law. Thanks, Dan!

P.S. Oh, I forgot Zen's family. Well, they don't read this blog, so Dan is still my favorite!

Josh and Jenn said...

um, what ever happened to Gram's old car and why wasn't he driving that to the store?
Oh, and way to go Dan for being such a manly handy man for your family, and matching too.