Monday, March 23, 2009
Since I don't work anymore, we don't have money to spare for car repairs. My husband has a 94 Pickup truck and I have a 94 van. As you can imagine, being so old, our cars need frequent repairs. Thankfully, my husband can do most of them for us.
He's not a real mechanic, he watched his dad work on cars growing up, and learned a few things. What he doesn't know he learns. Whenever we buy a new (really old) car, he buys a manual on fixing that particular vehicle. They aren't that expensive, maybe around $20 at the auto parts store. He has found these books invaluable to him in working on our many problems.
This weekend he changed the oil in both our cars, put in new air filters, rebuilt a carburetor for a friend, and put on back brakes for the same friend. He doesn't always get it right the first time, but he tries until he does. Best of all, I think he's fixed my van which broke down right before our Disney trip. He wasn't sure it was fixable, but he changed the thermostat, and it seems to be working now!
Thanks Ronnie! You are the best mechanic ever!