How, in God's name, did I manage before YouTube? I am definitely a 'see it to learn it' type of person. I am very visually-oriented. School was onerous because of this 'limitation' - I could read something until I memorized it, but I did not necessarily 'get' it. Except for The Jaberwocky. I have been known to recite the entire thing without the least bit of prompting. Other than a glass of wine or three. It took me YEARS to learn how to knit socks because of that wonky bit about turning the heel and the gusset thingy. My mother finally got tired of hearing me whine about it and sat me down and showed me. Once. I've been knitting socks for years now.
So, faced with installing the door closer on my recently hung (by me with help from the Lithuanian Lawn Guy - who was somewhat more of a hindrance because he thought he knew more than I and, frighteningly, didn't) storm door, I hit a wall. I looked at the directions in both English and Spanish (both made equal sense), looked at the pictures, and....nada/nothing (I did, however, pick up some bilingual-ness). I put it down and walked away for a day, hoping that distance would lift the veil. It didn't. I tried to ignore it, but that's hard to do, when the wind catches your brand new door and tries to rip it off its hinges. I am sure some of you will scoff, but I am definitely mechanically challenged. That, however, never stops me.
(Small watt light bulb) Aha! YouTube! You can learn the Macarena - why not how to install a door closer? And there he was, No-Nonsense Guy, showing me how to install my door closer. I "heart" Mr. No-Nonsense Guy, too. A mere ten minutes later....
One small step for most. One big, fat relief for me!