Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What I Did Today

Changed the oil on our Montero, courtesy of Brimley's White Glove ChemDry. It was a long, grueling process and can safely say I will not be doing that again.

The different between changing the oil on my Mirage and on the Montero, is that for some reason the Sport feature requires two separate panels to cover the oil and oil filter.

Next time, I'm going to make the professionals take off all the panels. Thank goodness Mike was ready with his iPhone at hand to capture a very flattering moment for me. But he did watch Gracie so I'll give him that one.

13 comments:

Emily said...

I can't tell you how much I like this picture! Seriously it made me laugh. I need to learn to change the oil in our cars, but then again, why when I can have someone else do it for $20??

Leigh Anna said...

I'm so proud of you...It took me a few minutes to find my radiator the other day...

Lyndsay said...

Gracie? Is that you? That's an awesome picture. I don't think I could change my oil. You look relatively clean, considering. I am pretty sure I would be a giant grease ball. So I haven't yet added it to my "do it yourself" list (which is limited to pedicures, all house cleaning, car detailing, and some times hair cutting).

Karen said...

Robby is one lucky guy!

crazy lady said...

You are my hero! I LOVE that you do no girly stuff and still look good. Thanks for sharing the Mike connection. I checked out his site and he has an article about performance art that I can use in my computer graphics class.
You go girl!

Staci Lynn said...

haha nice pic!!! That one is a keeper to show your posterity how awesome you are!

Natalie said...

You look hot! :) Dude, I ALWAYS pay the professionals to change my oil. I'm impressed you ever do it yourself!

emidinkl said...

I'm pretty sure changing the oil on our is Explorer is Super easy. If you want, you can come teach me how. I'll watch Gracie for ya!

kyle said...

Your blog is so fun to read. It makes me laugh so hard. You should write a book! You really are a talented writer. I didn't know Rob was such a hoot either. It looks like Gracie is bound to grow up and be hilarious.
-Bobbi

J&A said...

wow?
seriously?
I hate getting gas for my car...can't imagine choosing to change the oil.
ps. totally love the pic.

Jenna said...

Mel, I love this picture. You look 12. I've always been proud of you and the way you take on mechanics like it's no big whoop. From ballet shoes to automobiles... girl, you've got it covered!

Did I mention I really love this picture?

The Queen said...

That's hilarious. :) How do you like The Host?

Tina said...

Love it!!! ....and you!