My 2 Great Loves in Life
Valentine’s Day has always been a good reminder to let your loved ones know how much you care about them. Of course, you let your loved ones know how much you care every other day too, but sometimes we forget and get wrapped up in our own worlds.
This Valentine’s Day, I’ll be celebrating with my wife, Jill. She’s my lifelong valentine and high school sweetheart. We’ve been together for 45 years and we’re looking forward to many more. I honestly don’t know where I’d be without her!
She’s the perfect person to balance me out. We have a lot in common, but there are plenty of things we don’t have in common — and that’s
what keeps things interesting. We work well together, but we’re our own people. It’s the right combination of everything.
My other great love is car care. This is who I am. I’m proud to be someone who can fix things and keep them running because I know how things work. As I’ve mentioned in past newsletters, I grew up on a farm where we had to keep our equipment up and running. This meant I had to learn the ins and outs of engines, big and small, when I was young.
All that hands-on experience stuck with me, and eventually, the work became second nature to me. Plus, it helps that I really love doing it. There’s something really special about understanding the inner workings of a car, being able to fix it, and keeping it on the road. One reason I enjoy this so much is because it relies on common sense and logic. You can pop the hood of a car and it can look complicated, but when you
know how each part works with other parts — and what each part does — it starts to come together.
Now, I do get frustrated from time to time. Sometimes, I’ll run into a problem that’s extra challenging or doesn’t make sense at first glance, but it’s not in my nature to back down. I may get frustrated, but the love of fixing things and solving problems doesn’t go away. I’m here to find the answer and get that machine moving again!
I also love that I’ve been able to take my talent for fixing things and turn it into a good living for myself and others, as well. To think it all started on the farm when my dad taught me how to keep our equipment running. That’s a remarkable thing.
No matter where your love lies, I hope you have a good Valentine’s Day. Whether you plan on celebrating it with a loved one or it’s just another day, don’t forget to tell your loved ones how much you care about them — because we could all use a little extra love in our lives.
P.S. Don't forget to show your vehicle a little love this Valentine's Day! Be sure to check out our February Special!