Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bleeding Brakes in Lilly! (and Lallie's Trike-A-Thon)

 "Bleed the brakes" is a phrase I know all too well in the SLPS household.  Husband has always loved cars and working on cars.  He's always changed our brakes and when able, the oil and completed general maintenance.  This has become more of a hobby over the past few years as he so enjoys researching and working on cars, along with watching all the related television programs.

Well, one thing he can't do on his own is bleed the brakes.  I'm not 100% sure what this means, but I usually pump the brakes until they are tight and then the brake releases fluid at the wheel well.  This cleans the brake system out and makes the brakes work better. 

I was SO sore after Body Back class that pumping the brakes over and over and over and over again was starting to get tough!  So Husband taught me how to do the "bleeding" part.

So, here I am....in a Lilly top and pearls bleeding the brakes!  (I was wearing Stephen Bonannos, but changed shoes to not risk getting oil on them).

I am a mechanic-ress now! 


On another note, Lallie is participating in a Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude's Children's Hospital later this month.  After talking with Lallie about the Trike-A-Thon and what St. Jude's does for children, she decided she wanted to raise $800.  Which means....Mommy and Daddy have their work cut out for them!  So far, she's raised $50!  (correction) $100!  Would you be willing to support Lallie and St. Jude's.....even $5 or $10?  I'd really love to see Lallie meet her goal!  :-) 

If yes, click HERE or see Lallie's icon at the top of my blog page to visit her St. Jude's page (for privacy purposes, I don't have her full name on the page but since it's through St. Jude's, you'll know it's legit!) 


  1. I had never heard of 'bleeding the breaks'...I wonder if it's something I need to do. When it comes to car stuff...I'm hopeless!

    Happy to support Lallie! The work that St Jude does is so amazing, life saving,life changing and sadly very necessary work...a great organization!

  2. You are woman, hear you roar! I love it...best lookin' Ms. Machanic evah! Lilly and pearls just make every little old job extraordinary! I am sure Lallie will hit her mark! What a girly!!!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

  3. Way to go! I have never learned more than putting gas & washer fluid in mine.

  4. Ha! Bleeding brakes in PEARLS, no less!!!! Love it!