The girls knocked it out of the park (again)! For my birthday I was presented a card with a receipt for a Mavic Pro drone, the latest and greatest foldable transformer-type on the market! I was blown away! I gladly relinquished all rights and considerations to a birthday gift, Christmas gift, meal suggestions for 2 months, 6 goody-points, and the channel-remote for 30 days (more than necessary ... I know ... but I was feeling generous). By the time the drone arrived we were engulfed in the worst weather in recorded history, with snow, rain, wind, hurricaines and tornados and firestorms and ... you get the idea. With tail tucked we bolted for the coast.
Friends Jim and Sheila joined us recently at our rented cabin to escape mother nature's wrath. As usual I felt obligated to take advantage of Jim's fixit skills. I feverishly searched for a broken item, and in absence of such we felt it necessary to fabricate one. One should always keep a spare broken item on hand for just such an occasion. With a little over-tightening, a plastic nut finally succumbed in the nick of time. The tablet holder for the drone was unserviceable, and a replacement was 3 weeks away, a dire situation to be sure. Upon arrival of our guests the challenge was presented, and accepted. After some preliminary attempts at quick repair, and deep meditative thought on the subject, Jim finally announced his eagerly-awaited solution. "Hose clamp".
He was right. How had we not seen it? We bowed to his superior fixing skills, and headed to the hardware store. $1.49 later the holder was fixed, the Mavic prepared for flight, a great day was salvaged!