Better to Be Lucky
I’m lucky. A large cloud of smoke followed me down the highway last night. I thought my van was dead after I saw the drops of oil on the driveway. I really didn’t want to buy a used car right now. The van fits me well, at least for a little while longer, darn it. Grumble.
I met a nice tow truck driver who charged half as much as AAA wanted. Lucky for me, my trusted mechanic found a leak in the transmission oil cooler hose. It cost me $250 to replace a hose that normally cost a few dollars.. and I’m thrilled with the bargain. I thought I’d have to spend a hundred times that amount.
I’m glad I tipped the tow truck driver.