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A ‘Bobbie Burns’ Day…

Or rather two of them…

Yesterday, I had a usual scheduled doctor follow-up appointment (having chronic conditions, and all).  It went generally well, but, afterward, I had more pain than I usually get, and it continued throughout the day.

Even after application of the ‘extra-special’ meds!

So, I’m running some errands last night, and AGAIN, my SES (Service-Engine-Soon) light comes on!  Since I know very little about auto mechanics, that always scares me.  I do know it could mean my gas cap isn’t tight enough or my engine is getting ready to fall out.

Today, I’m going in for an oil change.  Not me, the car.  Hopefully, that will happen quickly, ‘they’ can check the SES light meaning and it can be fixed tuit suite cheaply.  We’ll see.

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley.–Robert Burns*  (To a Field Mouse)”

A Bobbie Burns day.

*Robert Burns – the poet laureate of Scotland

Addendum – Whole thing took about 45 minutes.  Oil changed, fluids topped.  Windshield cleaned.  SES light decoded.  Came back to an air injection malf (pollution control), and cam sensor (may need alignment or replacement)
She’s an old car and there are oil leaks – could be affecting the sensor, too!

No repair today, cannot afford it.  But, she runs – next the emissions/registration thing.  Not today.

Cudos to Oasis Auto Center (who gives me nothing but great, fair service, FTC!)  $22.62 for everything!


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


2 thoughts on “A ‘Bobbie Burns’ Day…

  1. Oil changes here start at $39.99, so you did great!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 10, 2013, 9:50 am

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