Saturday, February 6, 2010

What tricks can you do with your gas cap?

Before I get to the title subject, allow me to tell you what is going on.  First and foremost, Sarah has gone to teach breast feeding to all of the new and expectant parents at the hospital.  Secondly, I am taking Joseph just down the street to the little young lady's house, that I talked about in the NBC post.  Lastly,  James and I are staying home and hanging out together.

That was a short sweet paragraph.  Don't be fooled, it is a very condensed version and will assuredly be addressed in future posts.

James decided that we would watch a movie, so we set out to rent a DVD.  The weather is cold, windy, with periods of very light sleet mixed with snow, James had the perfect plan.  We would sit around in our sleep pants and eat popcorn popped the old fashioned way.  Once we got in the car, I realized that I was almost out of gas.  It always happens when it is the nastiest weather.

Joseph went with us, because it was a little early for his party.  Credit goes to him for the pictures.  We were not going to get far without gas, so in spite of the weather, we headed straight to the gas station.

Am I the only person this happens to when the weather is bad?   I always pick the gas station that doesn't have the clip on the handle that holds the lever in place causing the gas to fill automatically allowing me to stay in the car while the tank is filling.  

This leads us into the subject of my post.  What tricks can you do with your gas cap?

Other than keeping gas from pouring out of your tank, what else can you do with your gas cap?  Look at the size of the cap.  How tall is it?  That's right.  It is just the right height to do this!!

The gas cap is just the right height to slide into the handle (like above) allowing you to sit in the car while your tank fills.  The gas flow will automatically shut off when the sensor in the handle tells it to.  Once the gas handle shuts off, you can get out of the car, remove the cap, top off the tank, and replace the cap.

So the next time you find yourself in just such a situation, see what tricks your gas cap can do!!

Aliens in the Attic wound up being the choice for our afternoon entertainment.  James and I are headed to put on our sleep pants.

Not quite so messed up by the weather,

Warm and Dry Daddy


Sarah said...

I LOVE the gas tank trick. It's definitely one of my all time favorite Daddy Tricks! And I was so glad to have my class today while our young man went to his first boy/girl party. God's infinite wisdom and timing let me do something I'm good at (teach breastfeeding) while something I wasn't good at (having a teenager) was going on. Thanks for running the show while I was gone.
God's blessings,
Mama :D

Rachel McPhillips said...

Awesome trick.. sad I didn't know about it when that was my car! Also, the gas station on 278 across from the new Dollar General has the clip handles and it's by far my favorite gas station on the way to work.. which is when I notice I am out of gas and running late! My boss is quite the grouch if I'm not punctual! :)