Well, not by myself. And not because of any of my knowledge, which is sorely lacking when it comes to all things mechanical. But Mister had purchased some new rotors, brake pads, ball thingys, and some other parts for his truck, so he spent the weekend replacing all that stuff. I started my Saturday by unpacking a few more boxes and trying to do some stuff around the house, but eventually Mister wanted some company so I sat and chatted with him and helped by handing him some tools. Soon, handing tools to him became “hold this” and “bang this in place” and “put that nut in when you can see the hole” and other important, mechanic-type stuff. And since we didn’t have a lift to put the truck up on, we were rolling around on the (by now) greasy garage floor. And since we didn’t have power tools, this was all done by hand.
Saturday took a lot longer than Mister estimated with the help of a super high-tech estimating program he has access to for work. So by Sunday morning, we still had the left front and both back sides to do. We started out by stopping at Home Depot for one very important power tool that would save much time. We also happened to buy a range-hood microwave oven, which we were wanting since our house did not come with one, so as soon as that’s installed we can regain some counter space. (BTW, does anyone in the Las Vegas area need a microwave?) Anyhoo, back to the truck. I stayed out and helped Mister all day Sunday, because he likes my company and I’m a great tool-hander-offer and part holder. Except when I can’t remember the name of the part and I have to scan the entire collection for something to trigger my memory. And when I don’t know what size wrench or socket he needs for the but or belt he’s pointing to saying “to fit this one.” We did finally finish, much later than we thought we would, but it’s done. And we are very sore.
Today I took the day off from work, which after this weekend turned out to be an excellent idea. I am going through all sorts of things that need doing for my legal name change. I spent nearly an hour in line at the social security office before they opened, and got the first step towards changing my name done. Then we went out for breakfast, which was a nice meal out, and because of work and busy or lazy weekends, we don’t eat breakfast out a lot. After that, Mister and I dropped his truck off for an alignment, and we went to the insurance company so I could get proof of insurance with my new name so that I can change my registration. Now I’m off to run a couple errands and head to the DMV to get a new ID. I can’t blog from the waiting area at the DMV, but I’ll bring a book. The waits there get really long.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!