Letters From Leton: Getting an Oil Change

Life can be about routines. Though we often complain about boredom, regular routines ground us in our daily lives.

In the past, one of my regular routines was getting the oil changed in Bank car at least quarterly (or more often if my travels were a bit more).

So, there I was one morning this week at my oil change place… almost ten months since my last oil change.

No, that can’t be right. Last July was when I last got the oil changed?

COVID19 has distorted so many aspects of our normal and daily lives.

Yet it has also reminded us that many of the things we may have griped about – having to get the oil changed, having to “go” to work, spending face to face time with people, and so on – maybe those things aren’t so bad after all.

Yep, we have missed out on so much during the past year or so from not interacting with people.

If I had stayed home and skipped the oil change, I would not have heard the young fellow working on the car whistling and singing “Frosty the Snowman” on a beautiful May morning.

Life is meant to be with people – A positive lesson we should have learned from COVID and hopefully one we do not soon forget!

Stay safe and get your vaccine.

– Leton


“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.