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Old 10-27-2005, 01:51 PM
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I put on new brake pads on my car yesterday. ALL BY MYSELF!!!

I have worked on my car before but always with help or someone guiding me. This time....I was all by my lonesome, from start to finish and I did it Today I have to check the roters (sp) b/c something still isn't right.

What have you done lately that made you feel good about yourself?
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:59 PM
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Holy Christmas, Jess thats amazing! I would not even know where to begin on all that business.

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!

I bought some new clothes today that were on the 80% off rack.. Not exactly mechanics, but made me happy !
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:01 PM
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wow jess - i wish i could do some mechanics myself! that's awesome. maybe i need to take some classes - LOL! you go girl!
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Wow Jess...I'm impressed..car stuff freaks me out a bit.I'm going to get my bf to teach me how to change my own oil and filter..

I can use a hammer and a drill but not change my brake pads..

Good for you!
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:06 PM
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:bravo Jessica!!! OMG!!! I'm so impressed!!! Good for you!!!
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:10 PM
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Changing a flat tire would be an accomplishment for me!!!!
Way to go Jess.....
Today...I slept a little longer (up late on account of the awesome Sox winning the awesome World Series last night!!!!Yeah) and kept to the diet I have put myself on.....lol
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:55 PM
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Damn girl...you're amazing!!!
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Old 10-27-2005, 06:25 PM
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Thank you Thank you!!

You guys are awesome

Elizabeth I would love to be able to find clothes on the 80% off rack that FIT me...lol That's great!!! (ahem...I think I wear I common size)

Chris...Common Down to Cincy....I'll show you what I know (it's really not that much though).

Minx...let me know how hard/messy it is to change your oil. I've not gotten to do that yet. I'm afraid I'll get it all over me...lol

Thank you Savanah!!!

Patty...I have yet to find a diet I can stick to. Good for you for doing. That is awesome!!!

Kathy...Thank you!!!

Tonight I wasn't so lucky though. I had rusted parts. My dad ended coming over to help and did most of it. It was hard for him too. It took 3 hours just to get the rear passenger side done. Tomorrow, I'm going to try the rear driver's side by myself. Wish me luck. At least now I know some more tricks to make it easier on myself.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:48 AM
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Sweetie, you are a star. Never before would I have thought to tackle a job like that, but youhave put the thought in my mind now. My brake pads need doing - but it's pouring down with rain here today. (Any excuse)

Every little (and BIG!!) thing we do for ourselves is another step further in our recovery.
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Old 10-28-2005, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by JessicaNAJ
I put on new brake pads on my car yesterday. ALL BY MYSELF
Oh man....somehow "I put my license plates on this summer all by myself" just doesn't cut it now...jeez...thanks a lot Jessica! heheheehe

Way to go :-)
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:46 AM
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Cloudy....I had to laugh...I used to think putting my license plates on was a huge thing too.....how funny, guess Jess showed us....lol
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:05 AM
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Way to go! My headlight bulb went out and I had to go to my Dad's last night to have him put it in for me.
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:36 PM
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Minnie....it is so easy. I had disc brakes and I was told those were the easiest ones to change.

Cloudy...I remember when I put my first license plate on....huge accomplishment. I was so proud of myself. I'm proud of you too!!!

Patty...Those little accomplishments is what gave me the confidence to takle these bigger jobs. I remember when I put my kids swingset together...I loved bragging about it...I still do and I brag about changing my tie rod ends and now I can brag about my brake pads. I even shocked my AH. (No, he didn't offer to help.) Believe me...If I can do it, ANYONE can.

brdlvr2 - I have yet to do that. Luckily I've had someone around when I needed to change my bulbs that would do it for me.

Maybe I should write a book....Mechanics for Women...lol Someone's probably thought of that though.

My brakes still aren't right. I have to change the pads on one more wheel. But I have bad feeling the Master Cylinder is bad. I just hope they don't go out on me before I get it fixed.
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:49 PM
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jess - when you write that book, i'll be down for some first hand pointers! LOL
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:08 PM
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WHOA! Jessica.........you GO GIRL!!!

That's awesome! I know how to change my oil and a tire, but brake pads? Heck........that's a hard job. Good for you!

Did ya ever meet that guy your sister was trying to hook you up with?
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Girlfriend
Did ya ever meet that guy your sister was trying to hook you up with?
No.....my sister's fiance hasn't talked to him since that day?? I don't know what's up. But, I'm going to their house today and I might bring it up.
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