Unrelated to my recent accident, my old truck battery died. At first, it could still crank the engine, but very quickly, it completely ran out of juice. I was reduced to jump starting it every time with a portable battery.
I bought a new battery from Costco, because people said it was cheap. I decided I’d switch out the old one myself, because how hard could it be?
The bracket holding the battery down had an old rusty bolt and a nut of indeterminate size. Before I moved, I had an extensive tool collection and could have removed the nut easily. Now, it was a royal pain in the neck.
After three days of tool hunting and visiting stores to get the right size socket (10 mm), I finally got to taking the nut off – and the stinking bolt broke. Instead of all the trouble I went to, I probably could’ve just pried it with a hammer and broke it off. Dang it!
But at least now I have a new battery and I don’t have to jump start it every time.