Well then. Addendum from hell.
Took the van to a local mechanic, and he assures us it's not the alternator. But guess what it IS?
The water pump and fuel injector. Wait! Wait! It gets better! The fuel filter we put on about a month ago is screwed. And I just bought a new battery even though the other one was only a year and a half old.
So, here's the grand total--New battery $50. Water pump, fuel injector, fuel filter, and some other accessories $140. Checking out what was wrong with van $20. Labor cost for Monday, which is the soonest it can be done $120. That sum total is more than my van payment.
Okay, a little bit of good news. I'm going to send off "The Portrait" as soon as I fine-tune the blurb and query. The bad news being, I can't string a thought together right now to save my life. Perhaps that will be tomorrow. Perhaps not. The way things are going, I'm not sure I want to get out of bed.
10 months ago