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How To Fix It: The Joys of Fatherhood

I've only recently moved into a place of mental peace that will allow me to begin sharing what my beloved son has done to my car over the years and when in particular he's committed his offenses. But until then, know this: his most recent attack on my vehicle left it virtually un-drivable. Meaning, I could get behind the wheel and get where I needed to go but it was only a matter of time before I caused an accident due to the driver's side mirror dangling like a drooping eyelid off the side of my car. Of course this didn't stop me from driving it until I simply couldn't take it anymore. It being the helplessness of not being able to see without fully turning my head and taking my attention off of what was going on in front of me, and it being, I'm a grown man about to turn 24 (backwards), recently blessed with a great promotion. I simply don't need to be driving around in something that matches where I was two years ago. I'm in the position to take care of and repair what belongs to me, dragging my feet on it for as long as I did is a carryover of the effects of that time period on my life.

A week ago I was on my way to the body shop during my lunch break. Thankfully, a coworker asked me where I was headed and when I told him he challenged me to do the work myself. The rest is detailed in the collage below.

Whenever possible, wherever possible and if possible roll up your sleeves and get hands-on with a project around the house. If you dive into a project previously uninformed just be sure to double and triple-check your reference resources. Especially if you're researching on YouTube. It is incredibly empowering. And it makes you look pretty cool in the eyes of your kids and hot in the eyes of the wife.

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