We were all set to go on or summer time holiday.
I had arranged for pet care, stopped the mail, plus even had a neighbor coming by to water the plants.
I packed everything the evening before into the back of the motorcar except for the food that needed refrigeration. My buddy and I all piled into the motorcar plus settled in for the four hour trip. My buddy and I had gotten about an hour down the road when we observed that there was a strange aroma in the car. At first, I blamed our child as she had taken off her shoes, however it was more like a chemical aroma… My partner pulled off the road at the next exit to find a repair shop. When we pulled in, the youngsters piled out plus headed into the store next door. I waited with my partner to see what the problem was with the car. The mechanic took a quick look at the engine plus suddenly realized that we had a major leak in our refrigerant for the Heating plus A/C unit. This would account for the aroma that we had observed. At first, my partner said that we would just do without it, but, the mechanic said that we easily 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 tepid motorcar with complaining youngsters. The mechanic said that she could have the system fixed in an hour or so. My buddy and I gathered up the youngsters plus walked to a local diner to have an early lunch. It was nice to pass the time in an air conditioned space anyway.