My hubby likes to tinker with cars (of course, he is a helicopter mechanic by day). 2 years ago when we bought our Audi, he put a new clutch into his Jetta. It wasn't the smoothest of things. He had it working after awhile, and then it didn't work. Well since we had a second car, there was never time to work on the older one. He always said it would be easy to fix, he just had to find time to do it.
He had it working, for a few weeks. Then went on deployment. Since it was a new clutch, and I don't drive stick, had some other people try and move it when we needed to move it. Well, they weren't able to find the gears and then it stopped starting. He's been back for about a year now.
Yesterday, he decided it was time to get it running. With gas prices (his car gets better mpg, plus it takes a lower grade of gas) and with his treatments (he'd like to be able to drive himself some of the time, or if necessary) he got it running. In the matter of 2 hours, time it took to fiddle with the shift linkage, take out the battery, go buy a new battery ($80) and buy a 5gal gas can, as well as 5gal of gas (that all cost about $50!) as well as the time it took to wash the Jetta, we now have 2 working cars!
Today he went in to the DMV to get his temporary tags so that he can get it smogged and that'll be that. He has his project car again running and I get my Audi back :)
All I could think while he was working on it, was how he's 1/6th of the way done with his chemo, and he's fixing his car. Just made me smile. You could look at the fact that he hasn't gotten it fixed already, or you could look at the fact that he wanted to get it done and chemo isn't kicking his butt yet, so he can still do what he'd like to do!