"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Car Maintenance

The project:
Change the spark plugs on my husband's truck, and while you're at it, remove the denuded wiper arms, prep, prime and paint them black again.

30 minutes

Why bother?
The truck's been running a bit rough. First place to start, the spark plugs. By doing it in the driveway for him, we saved a bundle of money, he saved time (and miles of walking), and I felt pretty darn good about completing a useful project.

The arms just bugged me. They've bugged me for months. All the original paint had long been stripped by wind and sun, and we had the painting supplies here. So, wrench, twist, pull, paint and reverse. VOILA! Looks like new!

Worth it?
Yes - DH was happy to have his truck running better, and amused by the cosmetic effort. on his 17-year-old truck.

Photo courtesy nouQraz under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

  1. Way to make yourself feel good and succeeding at making your husband happy! Very impressive ... changing out the spark plugs!


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