Friday, September 16, 2011

The Rest Of The Story

Rex did a great job yesterday of giving you the punch line.  Yes I bought a beautiful (almost) new Honda Accord.


this is how it all came about.

On July 27th, we were on our way home from Laughlin and I kept saying that my air conditioning wasn’t working.  Since it was HOTTER THAN HELL, Rex thought it was just taking longer to cool down the car.

As I was turning the corner to come into the RV park, smoke started rolling out from under the hood!  Of course, being 2 mechanically challenged people NEITHER one of us  bothered to check out the H/C gauge.  Needless to say, we parked immediately.

The next day I put water in my radiator and took it to a garage, not the Honda dealer 100 miles away, just a local garage. 

According to them the overflow bottle had developed a very, very small hole and instead of the coolant falling to the ground, it blew into where the air filter goes.  I am sure there is more to this, but I ended up with a new radiator and a bill for $1036.15.

Anyway, I got my car back in working condition.  My car has 182,000 miles on it and it is safe to say that I have driven AT LEAST 175,000 of them.  In other words I KNOW HOW MY CAR FEELS.  It just did not feel right after this  “repair” and began to make noises.

I  started thinking about our upcoming 4,000 mile trip and my unease began to grow.   I drove home to Wisconsin in May by myself and had not one instant of hesitation that my car would be any problem to me whatsoever.   I no longer had that feeling of utter confidence in my car.

Now you know the rest of the story, I just wish I could convey how much it saddened me to get rid of my 2002 Honda Accord. 

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Anonymous said...

nothing like a new car. Congrats to Mary! See you guys soon...........