inspired by Sara
Storm Imogen missed us, thankfully, but we're still mostly damp.
The car is back in for work as the nut fell off the alternator...someone obviously didn't tighten everything up when the cam belt was done last week.....cue nasty noises as the pulley rubbed on the chassis and the belt threatened to come off....
hopefully sorted before next weekend as we need it to travel to Birmingham....
The Pirate doesn't need even more stress and it is hard work keeping him positive. With things piling on one after the other over the past nine months or more it isn't easy to get him to stop thinking that the world is against him!
Unfortunately the alternative car...mine....has a puncture, a broken headlamp glass thanks to someone large backing into the edge of the bonnet..so when dropped to close not quite straight and that side landing first the glass smashed.
She also worked very hard doing the trailer work when we moved. She is a valiant workhorse (Peugeot 405 diesel estate) but now at 22 years old needs the care of an enthusiast! The brakes and exhaust need attention , the trim is looking tatty, the central locking is temperamental, etc etc.....BUT she still does well over 50 miles to the gallon of fuel!!