In a previous life I was a backyard mechanic of sorts. I picked up skills from the various jobs and experiences I had. It’s been years since I’ve done any major repair work but I can still perform an engine swap, replace a clutch, build a wire harness, and more. I’ve owned this little mid 80’s Nissan since those days. For nearly 8 years it sat in pieces and I’ve stored it in the open and in a shed. It’s not pretty: dings and dents, maybe a spot of rust, and smells like grease but over all it’s in excellent condition. I began working on it off and on this spring, and over the past two weeks I’ve put a great deal of time into it, piecing it all back together again. And just like years ago, my tools have become scattered all over the house. Since today’s forecast calls for temperatures in the low 90’s and thunderstorms, I’ve decided to spend today cleaning up the mess and reorganizing the tools. If all goes well, I should have the car started for the first time by the weekend.