I started regularly driving my lovely car (a 2006 Corolla, which doesn't narrow things down much in these parts!) in 2007. For years, I didn't do much driving because of no need to in college. But as I started graduated school, I bit the bullet. My dad got me the thing he has so far bought all of his daughters... a ride!
Unfortunately, about three months after I started driving it, I found a gaping hole in the taillight cover one day. I freaked out, thinking I had done it. Without putting any blame on anyone, I found out later that I wasn't the one who had taken the car out when it happened. Whew... less heartache. Still, I had to live with this, and knowing I'd have to take care of it myself, I procrastinated until recently.
See hole (and tape used over the years to cover up said hole).
My handy "Ukrainian" helped me switch it out. I was actually able to find the part pretty cheap online, and even a YouTube video on how to change it. But I didn't get to do this, since my eager other wanted to...
We did some testing to make sure it was installed correctly. Yay! It only took me 3.5 years, right? Also, I worked on something I haven't done in a while, either, which is clean the inside of my car. Dog hair had been hanging out with me in the back seat for months.