Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Caroline seemed unconcerned, but it was a very bleak day. Cheryl's car died on Saturday, and was repaired for less than we thought this morning. Unfortunately, I figured it would be a good time to get my car looked at because it was wobbling badly whenever we went above 50, which is pretty much all the time. It turned out the rack and pinion are going bad, and will cost obscene amounts to fix, so it's time to find another car. And my car, with 160,000+ miles on it, was expected to outlast Cheryl's horrible Jetta. And I wanted to give it to Caroline when she got her license in 14 or so years. Oh well.


Blogger Esbee said...

Were you on Reynolda recently, by any chance?

January 02, 2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

RIP, Jay's car.

What kind of car are you going to get?

January 02, 2007 8:47 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Yes, Esbee - on Saturday. If you passed a stalled white, sad-looking 1995 Jetta on the side of the road by the entrance to Wake Forest, you spotted us. We had just finished a delicious lunch at the Village Tavern. You really could have stopped to say hello. :)

Melissa, we're not sure what we're going to do. I'm currently torn between a temporary car (high mileage, low price, last for 2-3 years before we trade up) and saying screw it, and just buying a new one. I think Jay is still in utter, depressive shock that my car is outlasting his trusty 1991 Accord.

I don't really want to think about it right now. I'm still in denial that we are going in the hole again when we weren't expecting it. Maybe we should start putting Caroline in commercials...

January 02, 2007 9:38 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

As a matter of fact, Cheryl's car did die on Reynolda, just like your cars. Luckily, while Cheryl and Caroline waited for the tow truck, I was able to jog home and get my deathtrap car to drive us home. I will now be avoiding Reynolda until we replace mine, lest it die there.

January 02, 2007 10:09 PM  
Blogger Esbee said...

The Reynolda Triangle struck again! Except you lack one element, so yours is only the Reynolda line.

The Triangle killed two of our cars in a FIVE day period late last year, one permanently. The other one I thought was permanent, but then the garage who had just worked on it readily admitted it was their screwup and replaced all the broken bits on their dime.

So now we have one somewhat high mileage VW Passat left and a new Accord with all the bells and whistles that we basically stole we got it so cheap.

And we're in the hole. Come on in.

January 02, 2007 10:14 PM  

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