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Mistakenly believing that we were in for another classroom session, I show up for auto mechanics in my favorite heeled boots, a light pink turtleneck, and big curly hair.

“Okay, we are going to the shop to do oil changes today.”


Scrambling to find a hair band in my purse, the next thing I know I’m flat on the ground under an old Mitsubishi, trying to locate the lift joints.

There they are!

I kick the lift bars under the vehicle, line them up with the lift joints, hit the lift button, and up goes the car!  (Lifting a car is seriously cool.)

I find the oil pan, line up the recycling container, and then use a wrench to remove the drain plug. Out comes the oil!  (Some, of course, on me. I’m still learning.) Drain plug back on.

I locate and remove the old filter, spill more oil, and install a new one.

Lowering the car, I add almost four quarts of oil and top off the brake fluid and coolant.

An oil change may be a really simple thing to many or most of you, but I feel like a rock star!



Still sober!

Countdown:  93 days until I move into my RV!

Auto Mechanics: Next week I will learn engine operation and engine condition diagnosis.

Oh, and I need to tell my instructor my automotive mechanics research paper topic, but I don’t know enough to come up with anything. I want to research something related to RVs. Can you tell me something? I was thinking something about GVWR and all that weight/overweight stuff…


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