Torrey's Oldsmobile needed rear brakes, a new wheel bearing on the front driver's side and a new serpentine belt, so I spent most of the morning as a mechanic. One part of me really enjoys doing the mechanical stuff and the upside is saving a ton of money over taking it to a garage. There are some things I would rather not tackle though, and I'm not too "macho" to turn difficult stuff over to the professionals. So I'm posting the "before" shot above and the "after" shot of the new wheel bearing assembly below. I like the contrast in texture between the old and new!
I was born in Ellsworth and grew up in Winter Harbor, Maine and have lived here most of my life. I received my Bachelor's (1973) and Master's (2005) degrees from the University of Maine. I am a Maine boy through and through.