"Cracked cylinder." A phrase that is sure to strike fear into any car owner. Something you don't want to hear on a Monday from your Saturn dealership. Or any day from anyone for that matter. That was their first suspicion after seeing discoloration in our cooling fluids-- they felt sure it was due to some oil leaking through. Fortunately, that was not the case. So instead of paying over 2 grand, we just needed the coolant flushed and replaced. What a relief. Well, we did have to get the brakes replaced-- they were about shot.
I'm feeling like an Even-Steven this month. We got a healthy tax refund, but all at once, my home laser printer dies, the touch-screen on my Visor goes out and my car needs major service. (Oh, and the 5th season of The X-Files and the 2nd season of Star Trek: The Next Generation just have been released.) Funny that.