Well, things were going a bit too smoothly. Today I went with Phil to the store and we took my car. When we returned we parked it on the other side of the driveway and I noticed a puddle of oil under the rear axel. Thank goodness everything is open Sunday in Chicagoland. We took it into Firestone where he usually takes his cars and trusts the owners and it turns out that the differential seal on the rear axel is shot.
So I am waiting for it to be repaired before we leave tomorrow. I could look at it as a negative, but I choose to look at it as a great thing that we didn’t get on the road tomorrow without finding it and no further damage was done to the car. Can you imagine what would have happened if we went through those mountains without knowing? I consider myself very LUCKY!
I suppose that is to be expected with older cars. Part of having them. I am happy we are safe and everything will be ready to go tomorrow.
As for today, I am going to play with the trains more and I cooked crepes for breakfast and made stuffed jalapeno peppers and stuffed mushrooms for lunch and French onion soup for dinner. Sharing all the recipes with my daughter in law is fun! :)
More later . . .
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