If I lived in Colorado, I'd spend more time biking and skiing than I already do. (Yes, we can ski in Indiana and Michigan) Life would be boring with only one hobby. Do rockets when you can and want to, do other things when the mood strikes.
Plumbing is the worst.....ever.Replace a toilet tank that had cracked. Strangely enough, not at the bolts where one might expect it, but at the top going down. Had to buy an entire toilet to replace the tank. Anyone need a brand-new American Standard toilet bowl? I'll throw in a brand new toilet seat and a wax seal.
I grew up in Duluth, MN. Think of San Francisco with snow. Learned at a young age winter tires are your best friend. I live 65 miles south of Duluth in NW Wisconsin. Still lots of snow here. I have dedicated summer tires (mounted) and winter tires (mounted) and always put my winters on for the winter & take them off in the spring.put winter tires on
Law in Quebec: certified winter tires required between Dec 1st & March 15th.. Which makes sense. But, sadly it is somewhat regarded as a gimmick:
- To encourage you to buy winter tires: taxes & such for the added tires, and a chance for your local mechanic to "charge" you a tire installation fee when you go in for your winter tune up (typically an additional $20 added per wheel to put on (even if the tires are on rims). But if you're taking the wheel off to inspect the brakes...)
- Since winter tires are 'law', many will by what is lawful, and then drive all summer on said winter tires.. And will drive them almost bald! which kinda defeats the purpose!
I've seen that a lot. And the people who have 4WD or AWD (do they even know the difference?!) and think they cannot / will not get stuck because of it.. The funniest is when they plow into someone on icy streets, forgetting that regardless of how many wheels are driven, 4 locked-up wheels on ice is 4 locked-up (and sliding) wheels, regardless.. "But I have 4-wheel drive..."The biggest, baddest 4WD pickup and a beast of a Jeep, all had the baldest tires I had ever seen in my life.
But that is what I am afraid of. I'm driving at night, lots of snow, big drifts, and one of those "I can't get stuck guys" gets stuck in a snow bank and then I plow right over them as I cannot stop 40 tons as fast as they didI've seen that a lot. And the people who have 4WD or AWD (do they even know the difference?!) and think they cannot / will not get stuck because of it.. The funniest is when they plow into someone on icy streets, forgetting that regardless of how many wheels are driven, 4 locked-up wheels on ice is 4 locked-up (and sliding) wheels, regardless.. "But I have 4-wheel drive..."
Forgetting basic high school physics: Priceless!!
State Patrol reported over 300 accidents the day it snowed. My God, this is Minnesota and people forget what winter is like. They are complaining on the news that it got down to 10 degrees. Wait till it hits 43 below!One thing I always do at the first snowfall, is go "shopping" after the stores close. then literally throw the car around the parking lot!! improves skills, works out any 'surprises', re-hones teh abilities, and its a heck-uv-a-lotta fun!!
too many people rely on the gimmicks & gadgets in their cars these days..