Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Trying to be self-reliant!
I took the truck in for safety and emmisions inspection and FAILED. The mechanic gave me a list of things to fix and then said come back in and he'd give his OK. First on the list were seat belts, mine don't retract (we just tie knots in the belt to make them fit). New seat belts are $100 each, YIKES, so I made a field trip to "Pick A Part" a car junkyard where you go out and pull the parts you need right off the car, much cheaper option. As I walked down a row of cars a man gave me a startled look and said, "Well, I've never seen a woman out here before!" I didn't end up finding seat belts there, but it was definitely an adventure in another world.
I attempted to replace the windshield wiper fluid pump but got in a little too deep over my head (I'll be going to the mechanic for that one). But I was able to replace the cab brake-light and the tail brake-light as well as both seat belts! I'm quite proud of myself!
at 8:59 PM