I’ve been pretty decent at not breaking the stay in place through April, but yesterday I just couldn’t take it anymore, I had to get out for a drive.
I drove the Benz about 200 miles yesterday. I’m super happy I’ve made this trade. It sounds like a city bus when it accelerates and sips so little diesel.
I was able to get a neat photo opportunity at a theatre in a nearby city. This wouldn’t have been possible during any other time.
Also got a shot at my third favourite beach.
Plan is still to safari build it. The car could be a cool restoration project but it’s beyond my ability to do any of the necessary body/paint work. At most I’ll freshen up the interior. It already has hands down the best stereo of any car I’ve ever owned, and the musical horsepower is discrete, too!
The Passat’s boost, limp mode, and oil leak issue was this absolutely destroyed intercooler hose. New owner reports it’s pretty quick now. Like, it comes pretty close to factory 0-60.
A part of me wants to get it from the new owner because I can’t get enough of that squared back wagon shape and the BHW is a bulletproof, coveted engine. I guess it’ll depend on how much he’ll want for it.
Unemployment will *finally* kick in as of a few days from now. As calculated, I’m making significantly more money with unemployment than I was while employed. That’s a sigh of relief. The feds are also giving me back my federal refund, too, so I can build a safety net in case my furlough goes longer than promised.
Keys are back from my ex and while we aren’t exactly on speaking terms, that headache is finally over. Note to self: Keys are a terrible show of trust early on in a relationship. And as another note, I’m legit now going to ask potential girlfriends if they’re poly right off the bat...none of this “oh hey, I’m poly” after I already said I love you.
The Goldwing is no longer burning coolant so bad it creates a smoke cloud. However, the starter clutch appears to act like it’s gunked up. Time for some seafoam.
And now that I will finally have positive income, I can tie up a few loose ends and get the Burgman a tire. :)