Enter Mechanical March

So, March. That's one sixth of the year gone. How the hell did that happen…?

[![Dashboard](https://i1.wp.com/adam.tinworth.org.s42723.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/6a00d8341da3af53ef013486ad0b7f970c-120pi.jpg?w=525 "Dashboard")](http://kingdomcome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341da3af53ef013486ad0b7f970c-pi "Dashboard") [![Headlight Replacement](https://i0.wp.com/adam.tinworth.org.s42723.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/6a00d8341da3af53ef013486ad0b8c970c-120pi.jpg?w=525 "Headlight Replacement")](http://kingdomcome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341da3af53ef013486ad0b8c970c-pi "Headlight Replacement")
Still, moving on, I'm very proud of myself right now. As [Lorna](http://lornatinworth.vox.com/) will happily tell you, at length, I'm not the world's most mechanically talented people. It's just not my strong suit. I'm better at it than my Dad, for whom the simplest of flat-packs was a nasty challenge, was or my brother, who just pays people to do it for him, is, but I'm only good by comparison.

Last night, one of my headlight bulbs went. This made me nervous. For one, it's illegal to drive around with a headlight out, and I'm the sort of clean-living guy who gets done as soon as I step out of line. For another, last time I tried to change a headlight bulb, I remember it being a bit of a nightmare. In the end, I had to get Lorna to do it for me.

I stopped off at Halfords in Sutton. I spent a while working through the guides to find the right bulb for my Megane. And I installed it. Just like that. I stood with oily hands in the Halfords, slightly amazed at my own marginal competence, and gaped at the working light.

Of such material are life's small victories cut.

Adam Tinworth

Living somewhere in the blogging/journalism intersection, and not particularly bothered about making a choice.

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