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Sunday, March 20, 2011


I drive a VW Eurovan.  I love love love my Eurovan!  But...repairs are expensive...AND...they don't make them anymore!  So my van has to last FOREVER

So, to keep the miles down, my sweet hubby bought me a Cabriolet.  Not a brand new one (they don't make them anymore either) but a 1991 VW Cabriolet, Teal with a white top.  I made the seat covers and the little seat organizer.

So, about two months ago, the "coolant fluid low" light came on.  I was about an hour's drive from home and didn't want the car to overheat.  So I stopped at the next rest stop, and proudly added coolant to the overflow tank.  (My sweet, patient hubby showed me where it was).  And being the sweet hubby that he is, he put water in my trunk for just this purpose.  So the light goes out and I drive home.

Hours later...I'm talking to sweet hubby's dad (who is the absolute best father-in-law a girl could wish for) and midway through this story, I freeze...and it dawns on me...(Oh No - sweet hubby is gonna kill me)...I didn't put water in the overfill tank...I put windshield washer fluid in the overfill tank!  (Remember, I have a dear, sweet hubby...who also put a water bottle filled with windshield washer fluid in the trunk because my washer tank is really small.)  Soooooo...on one of the coldest weekends of the year, my sweet hubby is out there draining my radiator and everything else so my engine doesn't die!

And of course, nothing is ever simple, right?  So now, I have a leaky head gasket (don't ask) and my cabby is in pieces with the top half of the engine off so my dear, sweet hubby can fix this car and get it moving again.

You know I feel really, really awful about all this...I mean all that work that sweet hubby has to do to fix my mistake...and what does sweet hubby say?  He says I saved him a lot of aggravation because you know the first hot day that we took off for the beach would find us stranded on the side of the road somewhere and we'd have to pay more than we spent on the car to have it fixed and we'd miss the great beach weekend.  See how sweet sweet hubby is?

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