Friday the 13th

Three of our six cats are black so it would be easy to conclude that we’re not superstitious or worried about Friday the 13th.

Yeah, right.

The Vancouver Sun reports that cat poop can cause schizophrenia in humans.

When you have six cats, cat poop is a fact of life.

Message to Amy: I’m not paranoid. I’m perceptive. The cats are out to get me.

Then I went out and fired up my Jeep Wrangler this morning to move it to make room for a delivery truck and both the speedometer and tach died with the odometer displaying “NoBus5.”

According to the workshop manual that message signals a “module communication error.”

Say what? I didn’t even know a Wrangler had modules.

I’m going back to bed.

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3 thoughts on “Friday the 13th”

  1. Whatever happened to simple vehicles that didn’t cost an arm and a leg to repair? All these bells and whistles drive me around the bend. The purpose of a vehicle is to get from point A to point B, not to drive the owner to drink!

  2. I have a simple vehicle, and it’s still driving me there! Just this year alone I’ve had to do the following: replace the gas tank and filler housing, left upper ball joint, water pump, coolant hoses, all 4 belts, battery, headlights, re-wire turn signals, wipers and air filter, spark plugs and plug wires, oxygen sensor, thermostat, tires, coolant temperature sensor, catalytic converter, caulk seal the windshield and back window to keep the rain on the outside, and clear out the a/c ducts and condensate drain. And despite all that and $1600, it still doesn’t run right and is back in the shop. Makes me wish I kept renting in Blacksburg so I could just take the bus.

    • My sympathies, Quincy. I’ve done all that you have done and more. The “check engine” light comes on all the time in my vehicle and it drives me nuts. Maybe I should just go get another vehicle but I’d like to break the 200,000 mile mark, for once.

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