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Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« on: April 18, 2016, 08:56:12 AM »
A weekend of Badassity!

Badassity #1:
MiniMustache wore her bike tire out (as in, to the threads, that's pretty badass by itself) then boom! This made her sad. BTW this was a free used bike from a friend.


She (with some assistance) replaced the tire/tube (from another, used, free donor bike).



The new front tire is, she says, 'much better and faster than the old one' and brings great joy.



Badassity #2
The pull rope disintegrated on my 20+yr old Stihl backpack blower. The new official part is something like $15. It's rope. $4 for 20ft of 'paracord' via Amazon, a helpful 4yr old, and we're in business.



Badassity #3
The same helpful 4yr old helped fix a nice craigslist Stihl trimmer. These are about $250 new, I purchased it in excellent condition but not running, for $40. Some new fuel line and a carb cleaning, and it's back in business. 

Badassity #4
Sons 1 & 2 utilize the repaired trimmer (and a nice used Honda mower) to earn $55 over the weekend. Son #1 has been earning money via allowance and chores for neighbors for several years, and now has about $1,100 in Vanguard STAR fund. This is real money, his, earned. Son 2 is on year 2 of earnings and is up to about $350. Future millionaires!



We're all badassed out.

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 10:46:35 AM »
That's awesome.  Love the pic with the kids using the mower and weed-wacker!

I sure hope my boys end up being that useful!

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 10:51:47 AM »
This is pretty cool

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 11:15:48 AM »
This is great. :)

Glad to see the pictures and even better to see the children putting in actual work.

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 02:59:48 PM »
That is phenomenal to see your kids have such a work ethic at such a young age. The sky is the limit for them!

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 02:02:53 AM »
A shiny parenting award to you and your wife. Your kids are impressive.  :)

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 01:00:32 PM »
Awesome! Every time I try to fix something, the kids say they're going to watch and then they just steal my tools and--on one memorable occasion--throw them into the neighbor's yard. I shall take heart and inspiration from your example.

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 08:56:58 PM »
This is inspiring.  Thanks.

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Re: Badassity with Mini Mustaches
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2016, 01:14:19 PM »
This is great!
It looks like you are raising a great group of kids.
Very inspiring, keep up the good work.