never want to be! I can check the oil and fluids, change a tire and a battery, hit things under the hood with a wrench and curse but that is the extent of my mechanical skills. I can detect noises that aren't right and tell hubby. He's learned through the years, I can smell when something is gonna break, so he listens...finally, about the mechanics anyway.
My BIL and I were discussing windshield wipers during hubby's heart surgery. I said, I can never find one to fit, I don't remember what kind of car I have or the year. He laughs and says, you don't have to know anymore. They make universal wipers and you just have to know the length. Alright!!! That's a good thing because I had a big piece of rubber hanging from my wiper and it was going to swarm very soon.
Sooooooooooo, to make a long story short, when I went to Wal Mart to get hubby's DPs, I also grabbed a wiper blade. I remembered to measure as I left the car, I held my purse strap up to the wiper and held my mark as I went inside. Went to electronics to get a memory card and the lady was looking at me funny. I said, this is my measurement for the wiper as I held my purse aloft to show I was holding my length. She helped me get my card and said, car parts are that way, you better go now.
I held my strap to the blades and chose. Forgot about it in the car for over a week. Last night about dusk, I decided it was time to put it on.
Well, I soon discovered that universal did NOT mean any one in the universe could put it on. I piddled, I fiddled, I pulled the old one off, I TRIED to put the new one on, which was, by the way, two inches too short...I had lost my mark after all. I put the extra piece of the new one on and, for the life of me, I could not get the wiper on.
For those who know me, you will understand how difficult this next part was...I went in the house, sopping wet with sweat, irritated, aggravated and had to ask for help! I'll usually fall off a cliff before I ask for help. I think hubby felt important. He came out, took the one piece off the new wiper that I managed to get on and slapped that new blade right into place...a--hole! Then he grinned, yep, just had to grin, because he does know me and knows I don't ask for help.
Now remember, I mentioned it wasn't the right length...hubby just said, won't have as wide of a view in the rain but I reckon it'll work...a--hole!