Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The radio

I was slowly and carefully starting to think I might get myself a second satellite dish for Christmas. One that would enable me to watch the BBC. Until last Thursday!

Because last Thursday the car started making a funny noise. Something wrong with the exhaust. And when my sister was here, it didn't go away. As a matter of fact, after I drove my sister to the airport and drove home again, there was an extra noise: a massive clanking underneath. Fortunately it stopped after a while (probably lost whatever was clanking). 

Yesterday I was due to see somebody about a horse my car. But his wife threw a spanner in the works by crashing her car. So, tonight I saw somebody about my car. And he quickly realised what was wrong. Something was hanging loose and there should have been a bit more as well. But since I lost that...

I took the loose hanging bit off, telling me I would need to get a replacement for it. And then he closed the hole that made the noise. Right now the car is sounding smooth again, but it is only a temporary fix, so I need to get it seen to as soon as possible. So, tomorrow night I will go back, hopefully with the needed spare part, which he then can install. 

I wonder how long the car will go on. After all, nearly 18 is a good age! So, I have to rethink my finances and possibly even get myself a car loan to get myself a better car. 



  1. You are at a difficult point: to pour more money into it in hopes that it will be worth it, or to shell out even more bucks for a more reliable vehicle. Good luck with that. I don't think many of us ever make the right decision.

  2. Hari OM
    Oh dear, at this time of year... Mind you, these day's Horses aren't that much cheaper to run. Just saying. YAM xx

  3. What was it? If it was your tailpipe, get it fixed. If it was anything more complicated than a tailpipe, get an estimate, then decide.
    I've lost track of how many cars I've owned in a long life of commuting from the suburbs to Vancouver, but there were more than a few.

  4. Oh, my. Car troubles are so vexing. My car that we gave away before the move was 18 years old with over 341,350 km on it. It was still running fine but we decided to just not make the move with it. I have missed it only once, when I was working to get my mom in and out of an SUV. Sort of high for her. So maybe we can go car shopping together!

  5. Love the star in the window. Sorry about your car issues, that is never fun. Hope it gets fixed soon!


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