Oh Maple, so sorry about your vehicle!! :0(
That is the absolute worst (auto trouble!...Yuck.)
What is interesting is that DH and I were JUST TALKING last week about how it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to buy a 5 spd anymore, how every vehicle twenty years ago was manual, but now, people ONLY WANT automatic, so that's what is sold! I love manual...I don't get so bored while driving, and I feel like I'm ACTUALLY DRIVING the car, you know?
He said, "No one feels like that, people hate shifting, so that's why only Jeeps and some trucks are 5-spd anymore!" (clearly NOT ALL JEEPS! Your's isn't! I thoughr they all were five-spd, too!)....they do tend to break a LOT though, and finally, after a bunch of other little things went wrong with it, we actually got rid of our Jeep Wrangler when the water pump broke, and it was '05, & it was nearly ten years old, thus we thought it was time! In retrospect, we should have just kept and fixed it (I loved that Jeep!)....oh well...
Anyhow, I hope you're able to get it repaired in short order!! In the meantime, are you close to work so you can ride your bike or walk or the like?? At least that will be good exercise! (thinking positively)!
Good luck with the call about the lessons, also!! So exciting!! Keep us posted, and be well!!
Well bro in law took a look at it, and it's the transmission. Yesterday I got the "would you not start drivin a regular car" and in fairness to hubby he very abruptly said "No, if she isnt drivin one at this stage she wont ever drive one!".. so thank god for him stickin up for me. I don't take enjoyment out of driving, I drive because I have to. I know lots of people who are into their cars, and like driving, but to me its just a necessity I'm pretty car dependent, I'm 30km from work, 7km from kiddie's school, about 4km from the nearest town which is walkable for me... but a real struggle for my oldest (the youngest can go in the buggy).
Welcome to the page and Happy Birthday CCH! I don't feel like I have achieved anything either.. all I ever wanted was a house with land/stables I could keep my horses on - when we were buyin a house with a few acres would have set us back at least 500k so was no possible
Hope everybody had a good easter! We went off to watch the Irish grand national yesterday, I hadn't been in about 5 years but we were given free tickets so the only money we spent was a few €2 bets. The only winner on the day was kiddie, she walked away with €16.20 for her €2! (Ireland doesn't have a min age for gambling) so she was delighted with herself. WHo knew pickin a horse who looked like your pony was the way to go - I'd have some job findin a TB who looks like my Bandit though Only downside of the day was that is was FREEZING, it was about +2 but Fairyhouse must be the coldest place on earth. We left early, before the last two races, as the kids were just too cold. So since I'm housebound today I'm going to compensate and have the fire lighting since 7am :)