I told Carl to do only the oil change today. When I go in to pick it up, I'm going to ask him for an honest opinion about whether I should do the repairs, or just look into buying a new car. I can't afford a new car, but I can't afford the repairs either, nor can I afford to be without one. I had really wanted to make this one last another couple of years, but that may just not be possible.
So, all kinds of things to contemplate in the next few days.
In the meantime, today's To Do List:
And no, I don't expect anyone else to be fascinated by my to-do lists. However, putting them in a public place makes me more diligent, since everyone I know can look and see what I've accomplished and what I still have to do.