As most of you know,we are a homeschooling family.Maybe we are an unschooling family... we don't follow a strict routine and our lessons vary with The Boy's interest.Don't get me wrong we stick to the basics,math,history spelling.... We believe in a ton of knowledge through reading, which The Boy loves! A big teaching tool for us,especially Hubby, is hands on learning.The Boy welds,tinkers with the trucks, builds things and works with the animals. He knows how to do more than a lot of grown men I know(Momma brag moment)! We encourage this and give him pretty much free reign to do what he wants,he is a good and trustworthy kid after all!
So a couple of days ago he is messing around under the hood of my truck. Nothing unusual about that, he takes care of me! He said I needed some new fuses for something and I said for him to get them when ever we were in town next. I drive an '05 Toyota Tacoma,that's a truck for non auto minded people like myself! I will drive it until it is so old people stop and point when I drive by! Never had a lick of trouble with it. I get in to take The Boy to church the next morning and my warning lights are on for my ABS system and Brakes! Yikes! Things seem OK though. I look in the owners manual.It says stop immediately and get the truck serviced. Yeah, right! It seems OK to me! I Google it and it says to check the brake fluid.I have The Boy put some in, it was OK but not all the way full. Hmm ...lights still on. So I tell Hubby,who is in China, and he says for me to take it to the dealership. Well,this just makes every frugal bone in my body ache! Nooo...not the dealership! Deep down I knew if he was home he could fix it for a fraction of the price of the dealership! My Hubby can fix anything,it's a gift ! He made me promise to take it in,because he knows me and I will wait for him to get home.He also knows that I am a woman of my word and if he can get me to promise it is a done deal.
So I drive the 40 or so miles one way,yeah,were in the boonies, to get my truck checked.The whole while wondering if the next time I needed to stop...would I!
So after an hour of playing i-phone scrabble, they beep me. I ask what was wrong.
Drum roll......the fuse was in the wrong place! The guy put it back in the right place and charged me $60! I looked at the boy...he had turned 6 shades of red!
Well,it was a learning experience.Now I am understanding about the high cost of education!