I think there is something to be said about having a “standard” when it comes to certain things on cars. Before about 1988 (from what I’ve been told), there was no such thing, so finding parts for your vehicle oft times turned out to be a nightmarish experience. I have a type of car that was only made for about 5-6 years, and an import to boot, so it’s only thanks to the internet that I’m able to procure parts for it. I’m not sour about it, but it is a learning experience. I felt bad for the guy who was trying to put in my car stereo, as the last person did a “hack and slash” job putting it in, so it was a nightmare for him as well. He got it in though, so he’s a real credit to his profession (this was at Best Buy of all places!).
I did get a new facing for the dash, since the current one is all cracked up and broken in places, so it’ll be interesting seeing how it all goes together. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those “onion dash” pieces, where you have to strip it down in layers to get to where you want, and then you had better bloody well remember how you did it, so you can reverse the order to get it back together. Maybe I should leave that one to a pro, eh?
or at least get a book. How’s that for a thought?
Oh, and get this. I had “engine buzz” due to how they hooked up the old stereo, so I had no idea the back-right speaker was BLOWN – oh joy….something else to fix.
I felt a little bit accomplished this past week. I got decently good at Mario Party 8, me and my wife painted 2 rooms in our rental house (our landlord is gonna have a coronary – but they look great!), and I helped me mum rearrange her apartment in a more pleasing configuration….been planning that one for months and months now. I’m going back to work a tad early tomorrow, but it’s all good. It’s OT, and I always need all I can get (I’m such an OT whore).