Sunday, October 19, 2008

Who needs a man?!

When I was single I couldn't wait to get married so my husband could help with the "man" things: garbage, home repairs, car stuff. Now that I'm married and 30, I see so many young, single women who couldn't find their butts with both hands and a map, much less figure out how to change a fuse in a car. That has inspired me to figure out even more things by myself.

Today I changed my tail light. Not just the light bulb, but the actual, whole light!

A couple of months ago I was rear-ended and my tail light was busted. I ordered one, then realized I ordered the WRONG one, so I canceled it and started the hunt for a new light. It arrived yesterday and I was anxious to install it (I drove with the receipt in my glove box, just in case I got pulled over I could prove that I bought a replacement).

I asked my husband if he had ever changed a tail light. He said yes, you just pull back the carpet and see what's underneath. So I did just that. Three nuts and one plug later, my old light was off, my new light is in, and I'm off! I even double checked to make sure it was working.

So there you have - I can change a tail light, if you need me to. (And I do know where my fuse box is located, thank you).


Camille said...

But you still need the man to rub your back. That's the one thing I can't do myself...

Nerdy said...

Yay!!! Good job!!

Funny thing is I would have done it just to prove I could do it even if he could do it for me. I know ... I'm insane!

Valerie said...

Hrmm... While I appreciate the different tasks that I can perform for myself, life might still be better when you have someone to share it with. (And the bonus of the fact is they could do those other things for you if you asked.)

Still... You go, girl! Way to take car maintenance into your own hands. :)