not alone in your discomfort

One of the beautiful things about YouTube is that it supports the knowledge that, when something bad happens or you do something that you think is monumentally stupid, you can find that you’re not alone in your discomfort.

Replacing shocks is an easy thing.

All you do is take off 3 bolts/nuts per side, pull the old shock out, and then replace the bad shock with a good new one, and put the bolts/nuts back on and torque to spec….easy.

That’s the easy way.

What usually ends up happening is that the rusted bolts twist off under gentle pressure and you’re left looking at the mess and wondering how you’re going to fix it all.

I’m driving the Jeep with one rear shock now because I had to remove the left side shock after breaking one of the bolts up top the other night.

This is how you get around that problem….you just knock it all out and replace the rusted bolts with some new bolts.

I could take it to a mechanic, but they charge 80 dollars to put on the rear shocks, and I wouldn’t have the experience of figuring out how to fix something that seemed like a big problem.

I also wouldn’t get dirty or greasy, I’d be warm, and I would get to know the comfort that people feel when they delegate something that they are uncomfortable doing.

No….most people never learn how hard some things are.

Most people decide what they want to do….and what they don’t want to do….or what they think that they can do….and never move outside of that comfort zone.

They never learn what they can do….because they don’t want to learn what they can do.

Anyway….who would want to learn any of this stuff if you could just “pay the man” to make all your problems go away?

I’m learning….and learning is sometimes hard.

There is a lot of satisfaction in figuring some of this stuff out.

Awwww, who am I kidding?

I’m really just too cheap to pay somebody eighty dollars to do something that I could do in my driveway.

I’m just too cheap.

Thank goodness for these YouTube videos…..showing the way….and teaching me that I’m not the only one who is out there figuring out how to get the job done.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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