I have always thought of myself as well-informed and able to figure most things out. But I never claimed to know anything about cars except how to get in, turn the key and go. Today, I sat in the car, trying to find out how something worked, reading the owner's manual... and feeling completely overwhelmed. There was no one to ask. There are people I can call in an emergency... but no longer do I have the luxury
of a "Hey hon, how does this work?"