So I am driving home from school this week in my trusty van, showing my school spirit,
advertising my job,
and enjoying the bright, warm day when I came to the realization that I was sweating. How can that be? I have the air conditioning on.
Oh. The air conditioning. You mean that same one that had issues last spring and summer? The one that has a leak in the system that cannot be found?
Yep, that one.
Well, darn it.
I decided I couldn’t take sweating all spring and summer. Even the best antiperspirant would be of no help. And talk about bad hair days with the only other option being rolling down the windows.
Not a pretty picture.
Off to the garage we went to drop it off for much needed doctoring.
Today was a teacher work day so the kids didn’t have school. I took Katie’s car to work after dropping her off at a neighbor’s to babysit.
Now, she has a little car. I have a van. Trying to put us in that car was like trying to squeeze ten pounds of ‘taters in a five pound bag.
Talk about being able to reach out and touch someone. Of course, all the extras did not help.
Will this child ever clean out her car? Someone please tell me.
Being home for lunch afforded me the opportunity to receive a phone call from the garage about my car.
The leak was located.
No, not good. It’s in the evaporator core. A small piece located behind the dashboard, behind the airbags, behind all kinds of stuff.
Estimating eleven hours of labor to repair it as good as new.
All for the lovely price of $1600.
Or, I can just keep adding coolant when it runs low. About $80 each time, every few months.
Can you guess which option I am choosing?