Tolkien, artist

More Car Troubles

My car is fine (knocking on the nearest piece of wood) but DH's is not doing so well. He was noticing serious leakage so I arranged for us to drop the car off at the repair shop yesterday, hoping that it was a loose gasket or whatever (I'm not so knowledgeable about cars). They cleaned it up and took it out for two test drives and came up with the conclusion that it is something they can't do - a transmission problem. *sigh*

So, today we are repeating the experience, just with a different repair shop, this one specializing in transmission work. I'm hoping this one comes in at $500. The timing couldn't be much worse with April/May being one of our very expensive months - property taxes, income taxes. Ick! But somehow we'll make it happen.

B2ME is coming to an end, the final number will be announced tonight. I am finally all but caught up, one story in the hopper but all of the pending ones reviewed and reviewed and edited and edited and posted last night. It has been a wonderful ride. Now to catch up with reading and reviewing.
I have several friends who somehow live quite well without a car. They're saving so much money on insurance, upkeep, gas, repairs... *sigh*
If I lived in the City proper, I could probably do without a car. But living in the suburbs, the mass transit system is simply not good enough to make getting to and from work efficient. And I love to drive, have driven almost every day since I was almost 16 years old, so many, many years. Our cars are old and we'll have repairs because of that. Nothing we can do, we can't afford new ones :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
I hope your car problems get sorted quickly - they are a huge expense but so necessary if there is no other transport.
Well, we aren't having them do everything they suggested. To do everything would be more than the value of the car - LOL. But we'll stick a thumb into the dike.

- Erulisse (one L)