Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gratitude Day #9 2011

Today, I am grateful for $80 and thirteen good years. We learned today that my car could become drive able again for a mere 80 bucks however the diagnosis is fatal. It appears the positive connection from the alternator to the battery needed to some adjusting - an easy fix for a reasonable fee. However in the process we discovered only 3 of my 4 cylinders are operational and its not providing satisfactory compression AND my alternator is on the fritz. In combination she just won't survive much longer nor will our pocketbooks. We have decided its time to just keep her comfortable until she fades out all together....literally planning on driving her into the ground. She has been a faithful friend for oh so long. Grateful we can share a few more weeks on the open road. Grateful for the nice man at the shop who offered suggestions and then understood our decision. Grateful for $80 and thirteen good years.

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