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Romance: alive and well in this house

Me: Honey? Did you have something in the oven?

Husband: Yes.

Me: What?

Husband: My motorbike engine.

Me: *blink*

Me: *blink blink*

Husband: See this bearing here? Fits onto the crankshaft, but it’s REALLY tight – here, give it a pull. See? The only way to get the bearing onto the shaft is to heat it.

Me: Because er, metal expands?

Husband: Yeah! But it’s really cool-

Me: <notes apparent lack of irony>

Husband: The bearing must expand by a good half a millimetre-

Me: Did you just think this up, or did you read it somewhere?

Husband: Actually, the KTM manual-

Me: Says to bake your crankshaft in your wife’s oven?

Husband: Well, it doesn’t say anything about a wife. But it says to heat the bearing at 180 degrees for five minutes.

Oh, he makes me laugh.


Lightly baked crankshaft, with Deadlyjelly and Husband scratching his ear reflected in the kettle


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