Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My Car Is Toast...Burnt Toast

First the knitting-

I entered four items in the Ramsey County Fair. I entered the Snowflake Hat, Estonian Lullaby Baby Blanket, Icarus, and the green soaker I finished up yesterday. I decided to buy more green yarn after all. Now I am casting on for a hat with ear flaps for either Nicholas or Andrew (depending on how big it turns out - I'm not using a pattern and I don't really care to swatch right now). I finished clue two on MS3 and I am really happy with it so far.

I was going to work on Andrew's Gansey, but it is in the trunk of the car, which is still at the dealer.

So, about the cars. The Jeep seems to have sustained minimal damage and we found out that it has fewer miles than most Jeeps from that year. Now we have to find someone to fix it. The car is another story. We got a call back from the dealer and they told us the fuel pump went out. We didn't think that was too bad and said they should fix it. They had to order the part and it was in today. After they replaced the fuel pump they told us the oxygen sensor and the wires around it were all fried. The part and labor combined with the fuel pump were going to be close to what the car was worth, plus we still are trying to look into why we go through spark plugs so fast. So, we are looking at cars. I just can't get too excited about it though. I was kind of spoiled the last couple days though, driving our loaner Suzuki XL7 around. Today we are test driving a Subaru Outback until tomorrow evening. I'm not sad to the car go, it wasn't quite the same after Tim rear-ended someone (driving a Jeep Cherokee) with it. I was just enjoying not having any car payments for a while.

Tomorrow (or Friday) is there a new puppy in our future?


Catherine said...

Your knitting is beautiful, as always. Good luck with the car shopping and...that doggie is adorable! Good luck with that too. :)

Jess said...

I'm sorry about your car, but oooh that puppy should make everything better. He's a cutie pie!

Holly Jo said...

Oh man. Car payments are a bummer to take on. Subaru outback would be worth it though. :)

MS3 is looking great. Best of luck with all the entries.


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