Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dad Look at Me!


Amelia Hatch - my mentor

Me - delighted the oil was doing exactly what it was suppose to do!Work under the car complete - yup, that is a gob of motor oil in my hair...
Today I learned a new skill.
This experience was wonderful and empowering.
However the opportunity was not without Scare and Mistake...
Scare #1
We can't find the oil pan... (found it behind a trap door - didn't know my vehicle was so mystical)
Scare #2
Are we going to be able to get the nut off?
Mistake #1
Yup, got the nut off, oil is streaming fast out of the pan and we have our drip pan all ready. Oops, forgot to take the plug off the drip pan and the oil is quickly running over...
Mistake #2
Moving over to take the oil filter off and put my head directly in the spilt oil...
Scare #3
Learn that my vehicle is a V6 not a V8 and I totally told the guy at the auto parts store that I needed an oil filter for a V8 (spend the next 15 minutes on the phone with the guy from the auto parts store, explain the whole thing - tell him it is okay to laugh at me - find out that it is okay to have the filter that I did put on).
Scare #4
Looking at the dipstick we can't see any oil at all (luckily I was still on the phone with the guy from the auto parts store and he suggests turning on the vehicle first...yup, worked)
Was it worth it? Absolutely. Will I do it again? Definitely - already setting up a meeting with another friend because she wants to learn too!
Wondering about my hair? Well I have since had two showers, washed my hair three times with shampoo, once with apple cider vinegar and finally resorted to dish soap after leaving it in for no less than 15 minutes. It is much better now, not completely normal yet...

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow look at you! You are FAR braver than I!!!!

Maureen said...

OMG I knew you were brave, but.....
Soon you'll be teaching an enrichment class. Ha

Bryan and Emily said...

VERY IMPRESSIVE! I'm proud of you. We can do it!

Carrie said...

You go girl! I am impressed! I have missed so much on your blog...For some reason it didn't show that you had updated it on my blog list...Probably due to the late hour I added yours. I need to go back and check it!

Marian Collier Hobson said...

WAY to GO Tonya, and Amelia:)!