Yesterday I started getting the sniffles and sneezing a little bit.
But, I still went outside to change the oil. Remember I was going to do that on Saturday? Just never got around to it. It was just like a spring day here though, so I set out to do the job. I had put the car up on blocks a few inches the day before, so it was ready. I got my little tool box, and had all the oil and filter and everything together. Put out a tarp on the ground so I wouldn't get dirty.
But I couldn't loosen the oil filter! Then, I found that I couldn't loosen the drain plug either! Now, I only have basic hand tools with me, but it shouldn't take any more than that to change your oil! The last time this happened was on the motorhome, and sure enough it wasn't me who had changed the oil before, I had paid a shop to do it. Same thing this time with the car. I had the oil changed when I paid someone to do the timing belt at the end of November. How can they possibly screw up the most basic of auto maintenance jobs??!! I will not pay someone else to change my oil again. And today, I'm going to call the last guy who did it, and he can change it again this time...and it better be for free.
Today, I woke up with a full blown head cold. Sniffing, sneezing, clogged nostrils. I haven't had a cold for a very long time, so I shouldn't complain. But I am having a hard time getting motivated to do anything today.