Monday, April 13, 2009

Finally there....

Even checking the tire pressure

My dad is Mr. Fix-it!  He can fix anything.  We never paid to have an oil change done on any car ever from anyone else.  When I was little we had the same vacuum for my entire childhood. I am talking for like 10 plus years!  He overhauled that thing numerous times.  Needless to say we always were a fix it family.  When I met my husband he was the exact opposite.  He had never worked on his car, other than cleaning it.  And he is a little less that able when it comes to tools and using them. Polar opposite from what I had known.  My dad, being the great teacher that he is, helped him jack the cars up and he taught my husband how to change the oil in the cars. As with many times in my life,  there were many humorous moments, like when Trav was turning the oil pan screw the wrong way and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't move. Or the time when after much frustration my  66 year old dad got down and pop the oil filter off with no effort at all. (that was funny for everyone, but Trav.) :)  
A huge milestone was reached this weekend.  After almost 7 years, Travis James Soderquist finally changed the oil by himself with no help! (it was at the cost of his favorite shirt that now has oil spots on it, but that was the sacrifice needed for the cause!)  That is right. It may have taken him the better part of a decade, but it was a serious victory none the less!  Way to go my little Grease Monkey!
The victor!

2 comments: said...

Hey I remember playing basketball there where your car sits!

Janalyn and Rob said...

I need to spend more time with you guys...Rob was appalled to find out that I have never changed a tire on my own. I could stand to have a little of your handiness rubbed off onto me. :)