Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Do It Yourself
Which is where the art of self-extraction comes in handy.
Like I said, it’s an art.
But as good as Greg is, he couldn’t hold a candle to my Grandpa Mel.
Not a problem.
Grandpa developed a routine. When he hit the steep section, he’d stop, turn around, and back to the base of the hill. Then he’d drag out his extra long tow rope and hike to the top. One end of the rope was tied off to a sturdy tree. The other, he snugged down to the rear pickup axle, between the duel tires.
Then he jumped in the pickup, put it in reverse, and let the rope wind around the axle, dragging him up the steep incline. At the top, he detached the rope from the tree, turned the pickup around, and let the rope unwind as he drove down the other side.
Pretty slick, huh?