Handy Dandy Eye Candy

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to my new followers! Today I tackled another task for my golden year project – basic auto maintenance!

About a week ago the check engine light came on in my Focus and has been bugging the bejeebers out of me. Whenever I thought about it a million questions would swirl around in my head. “Whats wrong?” “Is it an idiot light?” “Is it serious?” “Am I going to break down on my commute?” “Am I ruining my car by driving it with this unknown problem being unresolved?”  “Should I go to the auto shop?” Do I have the means to pay someone to fix this?” and the kicker “Will I need a new car???”

Outside of the engine intermittently skipping, I didn’t notice much of a difference in the handling but I wasn’t going to take a chance that a bigger problem be created by ignoring it. So I borrowed a code reader. IMG_20150527_203056

P0193 Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input is the code that I pulled. I discussed it with my brother and my dad and was relieved that all it meant is that the sensor needed to be replaced. The only damage I was causing by not addressing it immediately was reduced fuel economy. Phew! After we watched a very informative video showing how to replace it, my dad helped me locate the correct part and I picked it up from the local auto parts store. Since I was beat from my super long work week, I sat on the part for a day and then… the rain rolled in.

It’s been a day and a half of torrential rain but my sensor needed to be replaced before the work week begins so.. yeah.

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I gathered the necessary supplies – the fuel sensor, a 7mm socket wrench, and the code reader – and went out into the rain.

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Good times….

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Mission accomplished! The sensor has been replaced without much ado, and the code has been erased! (Chicks can do (super) basic auto maintenance too!)

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

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  2. 2/20/2015: Just do it! A Morning on the Slopes
  3. 2/28/2015: Facing the Rockwall
  4. 3/10-12/2015: The Amazing Chi-Town!
  5. 3/18/2015: On Target… or Not.
  6. 4/11/2015: The Tridge
  7. 4/17/2015: Play Me a Song
  8. 5/2/2015: Make a Run for It!
  9. 5/31/2015: Handy Dandy Eye Candy

Because It’s Cool!

When I went to the park yesterday, I had a little kid ask me why I was riding a skateboard. My answer? “Because it’s cool!” xD I was so amused by that exchange, I had to capture the moment in my sketchbook. 😉

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Anna – influencing young minds lol

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Sunday Fun Day

Hey Everyone!

Beautiful day today! I went to St. Sebastian’s festival and hung out with some of my brothers. 🙂 

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Always a lot to do and see! I really like how vibrant the colors are on this ride!     wpid-img_20150517_185104.jpg

My youngest bro had a wristband and went on every “good” ride including this one. I used to love going on the UFO!

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After seeing him ride hop for a while, I caved and bought tickets for one ride. (These cost me $5!)wpid-img_20150517_181654.jpg

Of course I had to go on the most eye catching ride – the super high swings! I didn’t dare bring my phone with me!

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Once back on the ground,  I snagged an affordable hotdog and tea from the church’s booth the Quick Stop. 🙂

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After having cotton candy for dessert and winning a glass in the dime toss, it was time to wrap it up. I had fun and am glad I went. 🙂 Can’t wait for my parish festival! 

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Crochet Flower Brooch

This is a gift for a very special lady in my life – my mom. 🙂 I had seen the idea of making a crocheted button flower floating around Facebook and just had to try it out for myself! 🙂

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I added the purple slip stitching, leaves and pin with backing on my own initiative. The final piece came out quite clean and I’m really pleased. I hope she likes it! (I love you Mom!)

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San