trouble with nuts

A couple of weeks ago my car was making an awful noise. I thought maybe something to do with the wheels (like a bad tie rod). I let it go on for a few days before taking it in. The mechanic drove the car around, and after a block, said “I don’t feel comfortable taking you to work in this car, let’s just take it back to the shop“. Because, it turns out, two of the wheels were loose. The lug nuts had loosened (on the wheels they had recently put new tires on).

Today I noticed a chirpy squeak. And then later today I noticed the same clunky noise, so I drove it over before they closed. He checked all the nuts on all the wheels. I hadn’t paid enough attention to the noise to answer any of his questions other than to say “it sounds just like before“. Fourth wheel he checked? Loose nuts!

Now, they had tightened them all the last time. And I’m sure they tightened them when they put the new tires on. What could be going on?

Do you think my 61% bumper sticker is causing some nuts to loosen my nuts?
rising 002

I just added the “and rising” tonight. The commissioner of marine resources resigned last week. Here’s a great short news video. That’s three commissioners, a top insurance chief, and the governor’s lead spokesman that have resigned already. more….

I am seeing more of these around,
more 61 percent more 61 percent (1)

Look what I found tonight!
black walnut
That’s a black walnut… It’s not fully mature. I’ll return to the same spot along the rail trail in a few weeks to see if more have fallen. It makes a fabulous wool dye.

3 Responses so far

  1. 1

    JG said,

    July 26, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Now, if only one more official would resign . . . the top one.

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    Brenda said,

    July 26, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    I need to get one of those bumper stickers! That man is such a buffoon, I can’t believe he’s actually governor. And yes, I live near Portland, where the people hate him so he wants nothing to do with the city. Crazy!

  3. 3

    Chris said,

    July 26, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    Ugh! We’ve had a few buffoons here in MN, too, but yours sounds like a doozy! :(

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