car repair on a shoestring

....no, I don't think you understand.

I mean literally on a shoestring.
Yesterday, early in the morning before I left for school, I tied up my dangling car part with shoestring. Yep, I sure did.
I rummaged and rustled until I found shoestring and a piece of crafting wire and out to the haula I went to examine underneath the engine where this strange piece of protective plastic lay irresolutely on the ground. I pushed and shoved and jostled into place the shoestring (which was actually several tied together I had previously used to hang pictures in my room in Austin.
Who knew that a couple years later it would be holding a piece of my car together?
Here's the best part: It's still in tact!! Check out another from my long list of car stories: Bittersweet Taste of Humble Pie