Friday March 26, 2021
Temperature 92 Degrees
What Would You Do?
First thing this morning we were once again up and at it since we had an 8 am appointment at the Chevy Dealer. We did, however, allow enough time for the necessary cup of coffee and an a double chocolate muffin. Once finished we were out and on our way.
When we arrived they immediately took the car in. Well, we sat for about two hours and then we decided it was time to find out what was going on.
What was going on? They were stumped. The part they replaced the other day was working perfectly. So what could it be? They even called GM Technical Service who, unfortunately, could only offer an educated guess as to what was causing the problem. That educated guess would cost $500 plus but with no guarantee that it would finally resolve the issue.
So, let me ask you dear reader what would you do?
Option 1. The Service Manager offered to install the part but on this basis. I give him a check to hold. If after a week and filling the tank a couple of times the issue appears to be resolved I call him and tell him so, he cashes the check. However, if the issue has not been resolved he rips up the check. Which of course still leaves us with the issue unresolved.
Option 2. Start looking for another car that we can flat tow. The easiest solution would be to find another newer Sonic so we can just swap our existing baseplate, etc. to the newer car. Or, we find something different all together but this means a new base plate, and on and on. But, with buying the house right now money is stretched a bit thin.
Option 3. Ditch the car and get something like this
Of course we would also have to get a small utility trailer to tow behind it when we went shopping. We will also need a cargo trailer to haul it around the country. Plus, some really good rain gear for those rainy days. OK, OK, this is not going to work. Can’t blame a guy for dreaming!
So what would you do?
Back to food again.
This is Kelly’s Lunch Box which is just 5 minutes from our front door. We just discovered it this past week – of course we’re leaving Sunday – but we’re sure glad we did. They make delish sandwiches and the meat is heaped on. It was our lunch stop on the way home. We were not disappointed with either of our sandwiches.
So that was our day on The Road of Retirement. Unfortunately, we’re right back to square one with the car with no clear solution in sight. We can only hope. Be that as it may we still had an enjoyable day together. And that, as far as we’re concerned is all that matters.
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.
These are the voyages of Elvira and her two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!