April 25 Part II
It’s not as bad as I feared. One strut was damaged and the other needs to be replaced due to wear. In a weird way, it was better for it to happen now – the struts had enough wear so they would have snapped during the trip to DC next weekend. I’d much rather have it fixed by my regular mechanic.
The rental is also a Ford, but a Taurus rather than an Escort. Same colour – silver – but fatter and longer. It rides beautifully and has a good sound system.
I can drive anything from a Mini Cooper to a truck, but I’m most comfortable with Volkswagons. But this car is fine – in fact, the guy from the rental place was at the garage when I took my car in, and the Boss told him to drive me right over and hook me up with the rental car. One of the perks of living in a somewhat small community, where people know each other and work together.
Got a beautiful compliment on “Impressions” from someone familiar with the region.
I’ll e-mail the two Cape research facilities with questions later today so I can get the background for the next stories.
Now, off to pick up my mom from the doctor and then get the basket up to CT.