Reminding Myself That I’m a Radio DJ Not An Automotive Technician
I like to think that I'm kind of a 'jack of all trades but a master of none' kind of guy. But whenever I get myself into that mindset I'm usually (and swiftly!) reminded that I'm a jack of very few trades and a master at nothing.
Doing brakes on our vehicles is nothing new for me. I enjoy doing simple automotive work from home. I don't do it for the cost-saving that goes along with it, but more because it gives me a sense of accomplishment. Oh, and I also like buying new tools that I'll use once and then put away and forget about for years.
Well last night as I was preparing to replace the rear brake pads on the Jeep I realized that I had accidentally ordered two sets of front pads instead of one of each. With the store closing at 8 I made it back at about 7:30, got the correct pads and also two new rotors that I realized I would need due to excessive wear, and headed home.
Once home I began the process again but quickly realized I bought the wrong rotors. The ones I brought home were too small. Now the store is closed and I can't do anything until I have the correct rotors.
How in the heck will my wife get the kids to daycare and herself to work in the morning without a working vehicle? Long story short, I will do it. That's why I was a couple hours late to the morning show today. Though it was super-nice to go through the morning routine with everyone and ride into work with my wife today.
Now I'll spend my afternoon trying to button this project up. I just don't know how my wife is going to get home tonight. Oh well, she'll figure it out.
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