All It Takes Is A Tool

Recently I did some thinking about my life.  I made a decision to do things that I liked to do and knew how to do.  But I did not have the tools necessary to do that.  So I went on a shopping spree just before Christmas.  I bought a tool cabinet and tool chest.

The cabinet and chest were new, about three hundred fifty dollars (on sale).  I added in about four hundred dollars of tools (on sale).  My life long learning experiment in mechanics, engineering, computer systems, systems and electronics is priceless.  All told I spent an hour this afternoon doing a “simple” repair on my truck.  Book rate has it priced at about five hundred dollars, I will say that is four hours work plus extra.  I bought the part for fifty dollars.  It took me an hour to take out the old and put in the new.

I am getting ready to retire (again).   I have been away from running a wrench, and many other tools, for about fifteen years.  I had simple things to do with simple tools during that time.  But now, I have real serious mechanical work to do and it is time to get back in the mode.  I have to save a lot by doing it myself (DIY).  I am good enough to have been offered a job as a mechanic on older vehicles.

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