It's The Small Victories
I recently got a car that is not meant to be worked on by humans. There is a plastic covering over the entire engine. The only thing that is visible and accessible is the dip stick for the oil and the oil filler cap. I discovered that the windshield spritzers were inoperable. I had to remove a panel on the bottom side of the hood just to discover that the hose had become disconnected. I was actually able to fix it.
The car doors constantly locked and the alarm went off every time I opened the door and there I found the rubber gasket on the key was stuck depressing the button for the lock mode.I was able to free it with a sharp tool that lifted the rubber gasket. Another problem solved.
I love finding solutions to the small annoying problems especially since I am no longer equipped to handle the larger problems. It just makes my day, but fortunately these successes haven't spurred me into taking on any larger projects. Perhaps my next car will come from a simpler time before the auto industry went craze with conveniences most people can't seem to live without.