Monday, September 21, 2009

Vehicle Report 3: Don't ask, don't tell...

It's Monday, which means I should've written this vehicle report two days ago. Forgive me, we had some long drives and good times, see Kate's show reports for details on that.

The odometer says 113145, which means we've traveled 3025 miles. Mary is getting 27.56 mpg, which is quite good. We spent quite a while city-driving in Toledo, the land of closed businesses, in search for something that wasn't boarded up or overpriced ($13.50 for a buffet-style brunch, really?)

We got a new AC/DC adapter, twice the watts and 3/4 of the price. Hopefully this one won't spontaneously deconstruct.

Ever since Mary's CHECK ENGINE light went off on its own just outside Philly we've been in a sort of "don't ask, don't tell" arrangement. Mary still smells funny (like melting plastic) when she starts up, and makes a lot of noise, but as long as that light stays off, we're comfortable pretending nothing's wrong. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, since this 'don't ask don't tell policy' is pretty stupid) it's about time for an oil change, and the friendly 15 point inspection is sure to pick up some kind of disaster in need of our attention. If it doesn't, the emissions test we'll have to do when we get back to Wisconsin probably will. At least then we'll have a few days off in a row.

SANDWICHES! Kate : 6.5 Ben 6.

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