This morning was spent sitting in the waiting room of a Big O Tire store while I waited on them to change my oil, rotate my tires, and change my fuel filter. And I have to admit it was nice to relax in air-conditioned comfort while others did the hard work that I used to do myself.
I was there for about two and half hours, but in those 2 1/2 hours I got everything done that I normally do to the truck every summer when I've put it off as long as possible. So it was good to get it all done at once so I can clear that out of my mind and start putting off other things I should be doing.
Of course not doing it yourself is kind of expensive and in this case $318 expensive. But the thing to look at is the cost of labor, because if I had done it myself I still would've had to buy the filters and the synthetic oil, so what it really cost me is the labor for having them do the job, and the labor came to $120. So I have to ask myself how long would it take me to do that job without the proper tools and the difficulty of working under the truck in the heat, and the answer is, "too long".
So to my way of thinking it was worth paying them 120 bucks so I could sit in an air-conditioned waiting room, watching YouTube on my cell phone while guys far younger than I had hot oil running down their arms, after all they need the job and all I need is to be happy.