2018 Life Logs, Day 232—Last Day of ‘Vacation’
Date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Weather: Overcast; High 71, Low 62 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I’ve really enjoyed my ‘vacation’ week, but I look forward to seeing Heather, Jed, and boys when they return from Maine tomorrow. During the past week, I had breakfast with my friend Jane Woodin, I spent a morning exploring parts of the Cape with friend Karen Baranowski, I went sailing on Pooh with the Woodins, and I hosted a kayaking and dinner party for my Newcomers Dining-In group. It was a good week. But it was not without some issues. I spent one whole day dealing with my refrigerator. I thought the problem was fixed until today when it started making noises again. It went on for about an hour and then stopped, but I know I need to empty both the freezer and refrigerator and let it totally defrost as there is still ice build-up around the evaporator fan motor that is located in the freezer area. Hopefully the defrosting job can wait until the weekend. And while I am on the topic of ice build-up, I’ll just mention that tonight I have on long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. The high today was only 71 and right now the temp is 67 degrees F with winds from the north and it feels chilly.
I spent part of my day today dealing with a continuing car problem. Last Wednesday the Malfunction Light came on and another light was flashing. I called Honda and they suggested that I stop driving the car until I could get it in to be checked. Taking the car to Honda means driving to Hyannis and then taking the bus home and I just didn’t have the time or patience for that and was going to deal with it today. I parked the car at Heather and Jed’s and started driving Heather’s Honda. I didn’t mention any of this in my logs as I was having too much fun focusing on the positive. Then on Friday night, Peter Baranowski recommended I call a place called Paul’s Precision Auto in downtown Falmouth. They were closed for Race Weekend, but I left a message. Yesterday I needed to use my Honda Fit to transport chairs back to Heather and Jed’s. I love my little car as it is like having a small truck. When I started the car yesterday, amazingly, the Malfunction Light was no long lit up. So, I drove it home after delivering the chairs. This morning I started the car to go to the gym, and unfortunately, that light was back. I went to the gym and to the chiropractor, and then I drove to Paul’s Precision. Paul checked the system with the computer and it appears the problem is with the transmission. Paul reset the light and sent me back to the place where I had the transmission flushed two weeks ago when I had an oil change. was done. They assured me they put in the right transmission fluid and think the problem might be a bubble in the system. The light did return later in the day, so I will go back in the morning to continue to search for the problem. Sure hope it is just a bubble and not an internal transmission issue.