Have I told you all that you're the best bloggy friends ever? Well you are. Thank you for your encouraging words. I only wish I could send the rain east. I'm considering sending the car trouble east. :)
I stopped at the mechanics this afternoon and they charged me - are you ready for this? - seven DOLLARS! It seems the cap on the radiator is the same age as the van (12 years old) and totally shot. Thank the Lord for small favors. I think we've put $2,000 into the van this year already. And now the AC doesn't work. Seven hundred dollars for that. The manager advised me, with the age of the van, to put the windows down and drive fast. May I cite him when I'm stopped for speeding?
MUD, I was prepared for the problem to be something like a head gasket, but hoping for a thermostat. This was even better.
I'm open to recommendations on used minivans or SUV's which don't guzzle TOO much gas. Anyone out there own one they particularly like and would say, "Go buy this!"? The next big repair amount will go toward a newer vehicle. I want to be ready.
I'm bushed. Think I'll go to bed early tonight and avoid getting sick. Oh! And sometime this week I'll be posting pics I took with Hunny's cell phone. Yesterday was blood letting day! A reminder to those of you who gave this winter, time to give again, if you haven't already!
Until I write again ...