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siobhan's saga sends stress soaring

My stomach is still in knots. Siobhan, our second hand Toyota, is back with a new clutch but we’re going straight back to the mechanic to have her brakes attended to.

The really upsetting part, however, is that the problem I’m most uncomfortable with is still unidentified. Now, each time I look at Siobhan in the driveway, I’m fearfully anticipating an anxious, stressful drive.
Siobhan has this intermittent behaviour where she’ll suddenly lose power. It happens most often after being … Read the rest

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Yesterday I narrowly avoided a major tantrum about our car.

Siobhan is our quirky second hand Toyota who doesn’t always like to start again after she’s been stopped at an intersection. She tries, gives up, chokes and bucks and eventually gets going again. When Siobhan and I finally arrived home, I was proud of myself for not going into hysterics. I explained the situation soberly to Nick, carefully answering his questions without getting hysterical and sighed with relief when he … Read the rest

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