Good morning! Up and at it!
There's a rattle in the steering column of my Model 3. It's probably two-and-a-half years old, so it seems like it's about the right time for the typical, minor annoyances to develop. It was sporadic when I first noticed it, but now it's constant - a steady hum when driving at a constant speed, and an increasingly louder grinding as regenerative braking kicks in. I'm fairly sure the housing is loose and a quick tightening (or carefully placed wad of paper towel) will fix it. Weekend project!
It's amazing. We buy cars based on performance and bells and whistles. And, over time, we're usually happy with all those things. Eventually, though, frustration with the entire car grows because of cheap plastic parts that have nothing to do with performance, bells, or whistles.
One positive thing I started during the pandemic - donating blood. It's easy to do and the Red Cross makes it fairly convenient (at least where I'm at). One thing I really like is the text message I get a few weeks later telling me my donation arrived at a hospital to help someone. What a powerful way to reconnect with donors...and to encourage them to make another donation.