Our vacation is a go. Woohoo!!! But the problem with the car was a scary one. We had some work done on it a couple of weeks ago. We were told to take it to a certain garage, because the car was covered under an extended warranty we bought when we bought the car. They did the work that needed to be done, after Scott did a whole lot of arguing with the warranty coverage about what we thought we were covered for, verses what the warranty company said we were covered for. That was certainly an eye opening experience, and one we will never repeat. All kinds of fine print, and exceptions to what was and was not covered. Anyway, ever since this garage did the work, there had been very strange rubbing noises coming from the front wheel areas. When Scott took it in this morning to be checked at the dealership, rather than the garage we went to for the original work, the mechanic said that the lug nuts that hold the wheels in place had not been tightened. The wheels were gradually working these nuts loose and would shortly have fallen off!!!
So, all is well with the car, and we have decided that we will check in daily with the nursing home where Scott's brother is living, to find out how he is doing. We are on our way to a quiet and relaxing week at Algonquin Park. There will be hikes taken, but only the easy ones, and maybe even a canoe rented for a day or 2. I have my ereader loaded with books, and the Christmas stocking to work on. Hopefully there will be some wireless reception in the area. If not, things will be quiet here on the blog for the next week.