After installing the battery and giving it a couple of squirts of fresh gas in the carb throats it started on the first try .
But the three inch thick layer of ice covering the ground had a grip on
the wheels that could not be overcome . I had to use the come-along and the
yellow tow strap tied to the base of the bush to pull it free .
The last three weeks were spent doing a lot of this . . .
. . . and this . . .
. . . and some fine hydraulic engineering . . .(yea and the old Toyota started on the first try today too)
Hydraulic engineering that just barely managed to defy gravity
. . . to keep this stuff from further flooding the Volvo shed and my garage
Quasimodo emerged from five months of stasis into the fifty degree sunshine .
Then we removed about a dozen buckets full of ice from under the various layers of plastic ground sheet . And then went for a spin in the Volvo .