You have to look at life as an adventure. Life is an adventure right down to the nitty gritty stuff.
Yesterday my ignition switch broke on my thirteen year-old car. Right now it is sitting outside, battery cut off while we figure out what we are going to do. I called the mechanic I’ve gone to for years twice and the second time, after I watched about forty-five minutes of videos on YouTube and read websites online, knew generally what I am looking at, he said to me that he didn’t know what I was talking about and to start it is going to cost five hundred dollars to fix.
I know the part, if I can get it, will cost me around $125. Plus I need the right tools to do it.
Yesterday I actually popped my hood and opened small areas of my car I have never thought about before. Thirteen years and it has never occurred to me how much actually surrounds me while I am driving. Everything was quite an eye opener.
If I can’t fix it or can’t find someone else who would want to fix it, I know I am going to enter a world I know little about. Do I take it apart, piece-by-piece, and use it as a learning tool for myself and others? Do I donate it? Scrap it? I want the Blue Book value so I can use the money towards another car.
To those of you there reading this, thoughts, suggestions? You silently read this. What knowledge are you holding in that silence?