We gathered up the youngsters plus walked to a local restaurant to have an early brunch
We were all set to go on or Summer getaway. I had arranged for pet care, stopped the mail, plus even had a friend coming by to water the plants. I packed everything the night before into the back of the automobile except for the food that needed refrigeration. We all piled into the automobile plus settled in for the four hour trip. We had gotten about an hour down the road when my friend and I noticed that there was a weird odor in the car. At first, I blamed our son as he had taken off his shoes, however it was more like a chemical odor, and my hubby pulled off the road at the next exit to find a repair shop. When my friend and I pulled in, the youngsters piled out plus headed into the store next door. I waited with my hubby to see what the problem was with the car. The mechanic took a quick look at the engine plus suddenly realized that my friend and I had a major leak in our refrigerant for the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C unit. This would account for the odor that my friend and I had noticed. At first, my hubby said that my friend and I would just do without it, but, the mechanic said that my friend and I absolutely couldn’t do that. EPA regulations require that you have any coolant that is leaking be repaired because of its harmful effects of the OZONE layer. It is also unhealthy for people to breathe in the leaking gases. My first thought was that I didn’t want to drive another three hours in a boiling automobile with complaining youngsters. The mechanic said that he could have the system fixed in an hour or so. We gathered up the youngsters plus walked to a local restaurant to have an early brunch. It was nice to pass the time in an air conditioned space anyway.