I’m going to be a little bit lazy and use the blog to record my volunteer time with the Skills program. So every once in a while I might go into techno geek mode to talk about the fun stuff we get to do under the hood for the program. Skills gives auto tech students a place and a chance to get hands-on experience working on cars. Hopefully, we’ll be able to expand the program over the semester to bring in non-auto tech students’ cars for oil changes and other routine maintenance.
There are two benefits to recording my work this way:
1) I don’t have to try and keep track of yet another log book (I had one in high school for my CAS hours with the IB program and several in college part I for RA and fencing stuff)
2) it forces me to make blogging more of a habit.
Skills learned today:
-Put a new battery in the shop’s Ford Ranger.
-Drained the Ranger’s oil and fixed the leak from the oil pan by putting on a new gasket. Apparently it was left off when some other folks changed the oil.
-Refilled the anti-freeze and discovered a leak from somewhere in the cooling system.
-The Ranger runs … it just now drips clear green fluid.
Next time, I promise I’ll talk about something more general.