I love cars. I love DRIVING cars. Automatic transmissions bore the hell out of me as a driver. WORKING ON cars is another matter.

Working on cars has never held any allure. There is no satisfaction in getting filthy and frustrated in a garage reading car manuals and diagrams.

This weekend, however, was different.

With the gloomy, rainy weather and several "projects" that had been ordered for our "project car" my perspective changed.

I certainly wasn't the captain of this fix-it ship but I DID embody a pretty good assistant. (Especially because I'm great at picking up the mess as we went along AND my fingers are smaller than the head mechanic).

What did "we" get done?

  • Installed new automatic hood struts
  • Installed new air filters
  • Installed new battery and tie-down

It may not be the beginning of a new career, but at least I know it's not the 7th Circle of Hell on a rainy Saturday...

The moral of the story: If you want to drive the car, you have to work on the car....or at least give it your best shot.

Michelle working on car

....and the finished new air filters....

Air Filters