I use a lot of windshield wiper fluid, as in every single time something hits my windshield. I was told by someone that I have to bring along extra jugs of wiper fluid as I travel along the Alaska Canadian Highway, because the bugs are unbelievable.
So, two days before my trip, I was very upset to realize the whole mechanism broke! No fluid, nothing was working.
In my previous incarnation, my typical response would be to find some mechanic and make a pathetic plea, “Um, that spray stuff that gets the bugs off? It doesn’t work anymore…”
But guess what? I fixed it! I opened the hood, located the problem, and I fixed it!
A simple fix, but an absolutely transcendent moment for me.