I’ve been so busy!
I’ve had a semi busy morning today. It is now forbidden to drive around with studded tires and even though I do have excellent summer tires I don’t have any rims to them 🙂 so what to do? Well it isn’t illegal to drive around with winter tires without any stubs so this morning I went out and started to remove the ones still left in the tires. I had already removed the ones in the front wheels but there were plenty more left than I thought in the back wheels.
So out I went and found the screw jack in the car, lifted it up and started to remove the stubs. The front wheels were no problems at all because they I could turn with the steering wheel, the back wheels are a totally different thing. Even with the car up in the air I still had problems reaching the inner stubs and to get a good angle when lifting them out of the tire. I really didn’t want any part of my body beneath the car, I never trust those jacks, it has happened that they just break down without any warning.
The ground was a bit wet so I had prepared a plastic bag filled with newspapers and that worked well on one side of the car, not so on the other since the ground is leaning steeply towards the cow pasture just beside my garage, so I kept on sliding down towards the now rather curious cows all the time 🙂 But now they are all gone and I’m driving legally again. I have rims just waiting for me at a work friends place. He has had a garage together with his brother and has all equipment needed to do this, the problem is that he also is a farmer and this is the busiest time of the year.
So we’ll put on the summer tires on the rims as soon as he’s finished with the spring cultivation. I wasn’t planning on keeping the old winter tires for next winter so it is good that they still can do some good before I throw them away. Well we are of course not allowed to throw them away, they will be recycled and all businesses selling tires must take them back when it’s time to get new tires.
I’ve also done the laundry and it is now hanging on the patio to dry. It is nice outside but not nearly as nice as they said it would be. Clouds cover the sky but the sun does shine through it but it feels much chillier than it is. Now they predict that the clouds will fly away later but I’ll believe it when I see it 🙂
I replanted all my tomatoes yesterday and today I’ll replant my hardy pelargoniums. I don’t have any space left for pots though so I don’t know how I’ll fix this without throwing something away 🙂 I’ve also sown hardy Hibiscus ans have loads of seeds I need to sow now if they’ll have any chance of flowering this summer. Well at least it’s a pleasant problem, I’ll fix it somehow 🙂
It is time for a pot of tea and something to eat, I won’t do much for the rest of the day, I feel I’ve done my part already 🙂
Have a great day!