Oil change complete!
I haven't changed my own oil in a few years. But, with COVID I am trying to minimize exposure to the outside world, so I decided to change the oil on my MK7 Golf myself. And, I didn't feel like crawling under the car and removing the plastic underbody cover, so I got an oil extractor. I pumped the oil out of the dipstick hole. It worked really well. The whole process -- including warming up the car, changing the oil, changing the filter, and going for a short drive afterward -- only took about 35 minutes. That's about how long it would usually take to drive to the local greasepit, wait in line, get the oil changed, and drive home. So... basically the same amount of time as paying someone else to do it, but without needing to actually interact with anyone. Not bad!