Windshield Washer Fluid Elves
I'm not good about maintenance, actually. I was quite dutiful about car maintenance, but when it comes to things like watering plants or dusting regularly, I'm really bad. I'm forever thinking I've just done it when actually I did it three weeks ago. But I'm not a particularly heavy user of windshield wiper fluid, I guess, because over the years, since I started getting my oil changed so regularly, I don't run out.
When I got my 'new' car (2001 is still 'new' to me) I had learned that unless you live in some place like Mexico where grit is a problem, changing my oil every three thousand miles wasn't going to have much affect on the life of my car. There was a study about it using taxi cabs, and then they talked about it on Car Talk, so it had to be true. I stopped worrying about it. I might have noticed at some point that I still didn't run out of windshield washer fluid, but I didn't think much about it. Maybe the resevoir in the Subaru is big, or maybe I just don't use that much.
A couple of years ago, my husband remarked that he had checked the oil in both the cars and filled the windshield washer fluid.
"I don't ever run out," I remarked.
He gave me a funny look, and then he said, "That's because I always check it and fill it when you get low," he said.
I don't know which surprised me more, that I didn't know he was doing it, or that he had been doing it since 1991 and had never mentioned it to me. I mean, if I had been doing it for him, you can be sure I would have been mentioning it, just for the spouse points if nothing else.
Bob, the Windshield Washer Fluid Elf.