Saving Money On Oil Change

My husband doing car maintenance

Saturdays are the most convenient days to do house and car maintenance.  I am very happy that my husband takes care of everything for me when it comes to pampering the car and stuff like that.

My car is due for an oil change this month.  We do not want to spend a lot of money going to the car service so he does it on his own.  Like his father, my husband keeps everything well-maintained.  I own the car for almost three years.  It is a Toyota Scion and runs very well.

Like everybody else who owns a car for the very first time, I treat it like a baby too.  It means a lot to me because it takes me to the places I want to go.  Traveling has been very easy for me now that I have a car.  And with a valid Driver’s License I can drive whenever, wherever.

So I am advising those who own a vehicle to change oil when needed.  It is very important to keep your vehicle in good condition to avoid problems.  Be gentle to your vehicle.  Take good care of it like the way you take care of yourself.

Passing The Driver’s License Test

One of the big achievements I had two years ago was passing the Driver’s License Test.  For the first time in my whole life I learned to drive a car.  Why not?  It is very beneficial here in the USA.

When you learn how to drive, you will have the freedom.  You have the ability to go wherever you want.  And for emergency needs in the kitchen, a drive to the nearest grocery store is quick.  My husband bought a Toyota Scion for me to use.  It is a mini-SUV.  I am loving it because it goes 40 mpg on the freeway.

Before I passed the driving test, I took driving classes because my husband did not have the patience on me (laughs).  The duration was six hours of classroom lecture and six hours behind the wheel.  My instructor was very strict and she wanted me to remember and learn from my mistakes on the road.  Parallel parking was the toughest training for me.  I only did it once (at the test).

I am confident with my driving now.  It is really a blessing that I learned how to drive.  Driving on the freeway is a big challenge but takes a lot of guts.  I do make mistakes as I drive around but I learn from them.  The most important thing to do when you are behind the wheel is:  Do not panic.  And always be watchful.

On the other hand, with the gas prices sky rocket, I am limiting my road travels to once a week.

Almost Lost My Keys

Three days have passed before I realized I almost lost my key chain with a set of keys in it. It came up to me today when my husband asked me if I like the idea of going out for lunch. I said yes to his offer and suddenly thought of the key to my Toyota SUV because I want to drive.

“Where is my keys?”, I asked myself. “Have you seen my keys?”, I asked my husband. He didn’t saw it. Then we looked in the different part of the apartment. It was driving me nuts! I switch purses Friday night (when we went to a Bible study in South Lake). My husband asked me what was the last purse I used. I said it was the VS purse but I already looked in there and I did not find the key. Then I looked in the pockets of the purse I am currently using but I couldn’t find it either. I was frustrated. I was asking myself “Where is it? Where is it?”

I was silent in the bedroom…thinking. My husband looked in the truck and in my car (he has a spare key to the SUV). Then he looked in my purse again-taking out all the things from it. “Guess where I found your keys, honey!”, he said. “Where?”, I asked. “In here.”, he answered pointing at the pocket outside the purse. But I looked in there TWICE! Ugh, that was a relief!

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