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One of those days, weeks, months...

So lots of running around this past week and weekend because the kids were home from college (I stll suspect it was to make sure they got their Valentine's boxes) and one was sick and there were medicines and tissues to get and then the check engine light went on in the car and there was calling and scheduling and taking it to a dealership's service center and picking up a rental car (because I'm on-call at work this week and didn't want to be stuck without one) and then the next day the service center offering a different rental car (because it was going to take extra days to get parts and so they should, but they couldn't just pay for the one I'd rented) and exchanging cars for that, and, in between, managing to get the kids back to their respective colleges, and finally picking up the fixed car this morning before heading in to work, late, but still hitting two, count them, two separate traffic tie-ups, even after 9 am.

And it was $2871.72 because it was the whole damn catalytic converter assembly plus a few other repairs that were really needed, and yes, we have the money right now, but... yeah.


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Feb. 17th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)

Wow, is that muffler silver plated ?
Feb. 17th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Naw, this isn't the muffler. The muffler is to reduce noise. This is to clean up the exhaust fumes so they're all nice for the environment. Which, yes, yes, I support, but it pains a bit that the car itself would run perfectly well without one. :-(

Except for not passing inspection next time. Feh.
Feb. 18th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)

You could have boughtt a good Volkswagon down south for that.
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
But then I'd have to have been down south. :-P
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