Friday, May 14, 2010

Oil Change

One thing my dad constantly reminded me to do was getting an oil change. "Dianne, have you had your oil changed lately?" My answer, of course, was always "no dad" and his response would always be "It's the life of your car, ya know?"
I think it's man's work. I guess that excuse doesn't work when your 23 years old and don't have a husband to do it for you. Now that I'm older and married, I still do it myself, but not without constant reminders from my hubby. Why is this such a chore for me? I go to a garage where there's like 4 or 5 greasy men working on the cars and there are 4 or 5 men in the waiting room watching ESPN. Why am I the only female here? What would they think if I got up and turned the channel to Dr. Phil? Am I the only woman that has to get her own oil changed? I don't get it. How do I get out of doing this?

Enough of this rant of mine. On to more important things that I think is more suitable woman's work (I've probably just offended the feminist out there) and changing the oil in your bobbin casing.
I've been sewing alot lately and I've neglected to clean my machine between projects. I noticed it was running pretty rough and making some strange noises.

Upon closer inspection I found what looked like a mouse had nested inside my bobbin casing. Never let this happen....You should always clean your machine (I use an old tooth brush) and always re-oil afterwards. It's the life of your machine, ya know?
Now thats better. It should be good to go for another 3 months or 3000 miles.

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