Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I started my engine maintenance class tonight.  It is interesting, but I can tell that I have a lot to learn. The principles of various engines and their characteristics are somewhat foreign to me. 

I am really tired after a day of studying from my other class and not getting back late tonight from the one on engines.  Dave was right: I am busier in retirement than when I was working.

So I'm going to go to bed because my head hurts and my eyes are bleary from reading.  I'll close with an engine joke:

A gynecologist was getting sick of his job and decided that he needed a career change. He'd always enjoyed tinkering with engines so thought he'd become a marine diesel mechanic.

So he went along to marine mechanics school and the final test was to strip the diesel engine completely and reassemble it - obviously back into perfect working order. So our gynecologist friend did the test and anxiously awaited the result.

The day he received the results he got quite a surprise, he got 150%! He quickly phoned the instructor and queried the mark.

The instructor said, "No no that's right. First I gave you 50% for stripping down the engine-a very thorough job. Next I gave you 50% for reassembling it - a fantastic job really. Then I gave you a 50% bonus for doing it all through the exhaust port."

Good night.


  1. lol clever... I pray for your sounds sleep, a refreshing morning and another day FULL of retirement!

  2. glad the class went well..hope your head feels better in the morning...just shaking my head at the

  3. wake up well and refreshed. I don't think getting a piston out through an exhaust port would be much different than delivering a baby 'cept for the lack of elasticity.

  4. Great joke. Hope you had a nice peaceful rest.



  5. The class sounds like it will be just the perfect thing for you. You are preparing for some great trips I can tell.

  6. :)
    yes I can see an endless opportunity for learning and plenty more sailing jokes.. :)

  7. Maybe next time you might want to take up macrame and cake decorating? :-D

    Sounds like you have a full schedule..retirement is a misnomer.



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