Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Own Little Oil Crisis

Bold move for me: I put oil in my car, for the first time ever.

The oil light on the dash had started to flicker late last night. I picked up a few quarts at a convenience store. A helpful guy there advised on what kind a '92 Camry would most like. (This is a car I dearly love.)

This morning, with a funnel from the kitchen and a gardening tool to prop the hood up and my cell to call Auto Logic to get info on what hole to pour the stuff in, I accomplished this miracle.

To add to the adventure, the temp was over 90 degrees and the metal all too hot to directly touch.

None of the normal writing and editing work I did in the rest of the day produced anything like the sense of accomplishment I feel from this historic first. I like the feeling. Perhaps tomorrow I'll take up electrical work.

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kenju said...

Or plumbing. I always get a wonderful sense of accomplishment every time I replace the chain or jiggle the handle just right to get the toilet to stop running.
Plus, it is a bit less deadly than electrical work!


Peggy Payne said...

My office partner get my blurry printer to work right again. When I told her the fix had worked she turned scarlet with delight; otherwise it seemed to be a normal work day.

A famous violinist once said he was unmoved by being told he played well, but once someone told him after a performance that he looked good....

Anonymous said...

u do look GOOD ! aiki

Peggy Payne said...

Thanks, Aik.