I put the transmission back in today. I could have taken so much more apart!
You know, I foresee some conversations like this when we finally escape to "retired" life...Jon's been offering to be a stay-at-home dad and just "putter" for quite some time. I think his definition of putter includes significant woodwork, construction, and taking things apart / messing with them / putting them back together, possibly while giving the kids a lesson on how the innards work in the process. I'm impressed you found time for an entire car - clearly you have your priorities in order!
Well, he also has half a car up in the woods of VT...
It is natural that a disassembled car has a lot wrong with it.