I got the parts for my weedeater yesterday and the self-maintenance went rather well.  So I spent $20 for a repair rather than $200 for a new one and feel rather pleased with myself.

There has to be a larger issue here that I could write about; something about why a simple self-sufficiency event could cause so much more satisfaction than my day to day work (that I get paid for) but I will shy away from that and simply say “Yay, the weedeater works.”