Vertical Forest

Stupid car…

Friday, January 18th, 2008

“Hey dad, remember our car?”
“Mhmmm… Wait, what do you mean _remember_!?”
-Calvin and Hobbes strip

Yes, its true. On monday we dropped my car off at the mechanic to have it checked out as it appeared to be losing oil, but wasn’t visibly leaking. Instead it turns out that it blew a headgasket and is essentially fried. I’m not really certain when or how it happened, the mechanic had some theory about a gas bubble forming around the thermostat so that the car overheated without showing any visible sign. It may last the rest of the winter without seizing up because of the cold weather, but by the summer I’ll have to buy a new one. It could have happened because of some residual damage from the previous owner, but I’ll never really know…

So much for buying used cars 🙁