Sunday Snapshot — Car Repair

Mark’s car is back on the road! It was no small task considering it has over 175,000 miles on it, and we are grateful for that!!

Wishing you a fun-filled weekend!!


  1. A dream team mechanics like that. How could the car be anything but working.

    • I can’t tell you how glad I am that Mark is so handy with the cars — he has saved us hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in car repairs!!

  2. Dear Valerie,

    I don’t understand it — I get 10 MPG better than before! Emily must have fixed something with that ratchet. πŸ˜‰

    Also, I’ve decided that some day I must own a glass bead peening machine and I will make everything shiny.

    Love Mark

    • Does a glass bead peening machine work on things like dirty pots and pans? If so, I want one too!

  3. Ooooh, and I was looking forward to seeing what sort of a craft you were going to do with the brake lights πŸ™‚

    • Hahahahaha! It’s a good thing his car didn’t sit in the driveway for too long…. there’s no telling what crafts I would have done… LOL!

  4. GREAT picture! Emily looks like a professional working under the hood!

    • I hope she can pick up a thing or two just from watching Mark — learning to fix your own car is such a valuable thing to know!

  5. Love to see Emily helping.

  6. Now, she’s not really cleaning until there’s a smudge of oil on her face.

  7. very cute. Nothing like daddy/daughter time!

  8. I’m glad Emily fixed the problem. πŸ™‚ I know what you mean; my van has more than 181,000 miles. Gotta keep it running and never have a car payment!

    • I just broke 175,000 miles in that car when the alternator went.

      Throughout the life of that car, I’ve only had to replace the brakes, water pump and have the alternator rebuilt. Obviously, this is excluding oil changes, spark plugs, etc..

    • WOW!! That is impressive, Petula!! Good for you!! πŸ™‚

  9. I wish we understood cars… maybe someday I’ll learn!