I think Scooter (my trusty vehicle) has seen her last days. Hermes and his buddy went to fix my overheating problem today, figuring it was probably a faulty thermostat (a cheap and easy fix). It’s not. The engine fan isn’t going on. So, basically, I can drive it for about 1/2 hour but as soon as I stop, the engine stops being air cooled and so it overheats. I can get by with hobbling around town for errands. But I’m stranded in Boulder. So, I can fork out probably a couple hundred bucks to get her fixed or finally break down and get a different car. Harumph.
I’ll be sad to see her go. We’ve been together 14 years and 140,000 miles. She put up with me treating her like a jeep (which she ain’t) and driving her up rocky, mountain back roads in order to access hiking trails. The only thing that makes me feel good about this is that she had a good, long run and I’ll do some charity a nice deed by donating her to them.
So, now I’m about to get a membership to Consumer Reports to get a feel for what I should buy. I’ll have the membership for a month, at least. If there’s anything any of you want me to check out on Consumer Reports for you, since I have the account, lemme know.
On another note, have you noticed that there are a lot of endings (or feelings of endings) going on in my life right now. I wonder how many things in my life are going to change this year. Glad I’m not going through all this alone.