Men Don't Like Cold Nuts
I'm Canadian. I should be used to the cold. But I'm not. It always surprises me. On the other hand, I don't complain about the cold. But I just had to complain this weekend.
It's true, I waited too long to put on my winter wheels and tires, and that is almost entirely my fault. But, despite the bloody cold, I still got the job done with my friend Baseball Player Zombie. You may remember BPZ from the Zombie Walk.
BPZ brought over his Mastercraft Impact gun to speed the job along. I jacked up the Talon, and we took turns unbolting the wheels. We kneeled on icy concrete, spending about 15 minutes per wheel. Slowly but surely the cold nuts came off.
20 nuts off, 20 nuts on. Nuts on, nuts off. The late Mr. Miyagi's teachings translate even to wheel-swapping.
With my 17" CSA wheels sitting in the garage, my all-wheel-drive Talon longed for summer days. We reminisced for a minute or two; frolicking on litter-strewn on-ramps, getting synthetic oil changes, and long breezy evenings under the stars... *ahem*
Uh, anyway, the impact gun definitely helped. However, in the end, instead of aching arms and backs, we had aching ears. Next time I'll wear winter hearing protection: earmuffs.