This morning we had to take Vince’s truck to the shop. Vince said “You follow me in the Honda” because he wanted to go pick up something from Home Depot. I followed him in the Honda, picked him up at the shop and we had driven about a mile and the check engine light came on in the Honda. As soon as we got to a place where we could pull into a parking lot, we pulled over and he checked the oil, which was ok so Vince said “That means we can still go to Home Depot”. Not me! Check engine light is on . . we’re taking it somewhere to check the engine or we’re going home! Vince . . I don’t know anywhere to take it. Then . . take it home and park it til you figure out where to take it so we went home, got the Highlander and made our rounds. I think Vince was frustrated that he just spent close to $1,000 on the new compressor and now this could be something major but, in my opinion, and . . you know I know nothing about all this . . but that’s what you should expect when you drive a 21 year old car. It is his choice. He doesn’t have to do this!
I knew he was frustrated so it wasn’t a good time to bring it up but after we got home, he stewed about it for a while and then he said “I’m going down to O’Reilly’s so they can test it and see if it’s throwing a code.” He did and it has something to do with . . I don’t even know what. Some man at O’Reilly’s told him about a good mechanic and it was the same guy a couple of other people told him about so Vince called him, gave him the code and he said . . it isn’t going to hurt anything to drive it and it’s a pretty expensive repair.
Later Vince needed to go to Lowe’s in Carthage. You know . . I laugh and want to tell him that if he would start cooking some of the meals, I think he would learn to make a list and get everything he needs in one trip. If Vince tried to cook a whole meal, he would have to go to the store 5 times!
On the way to Carthage, I told him “I don’t want to have a discussion about this right now but this car situation is getting old.” He didn’t respond, which I expected, and I really didn’t want to get into a “discussion” about it but really . . when we go out and wonder if we’re going to make it back . . it’s past time for a new vehicle.
He’s upstairs now and he just sent me this link so this means he’s doing research. I honestly don’t care what he gets. My vote is and has been for years . . a Honda Ridgeline but he won’t consider it. Now, if I said “Vince, sweetie . . you get anything you want but please do NOT get a Honda Ridgeline, he’d probably come home with a Ridgeline! 🙂
I guess it’s good that it all happened the way it did because we paid for half the fence already and I know he wouldn’t have bought the fence if he had bought the car but now that our other two vehicles aren’t dependable, well . . he hasn’t said he’s buying a car yet so I’m getting the cart ahead of the horse, aren’t I?