How quickly things change

Life never ceases to amaze me. Change happens so quickly, so unexpectedly.

This morning, I drove Cakes to her SAT test. She can drive herself but I just wanted to get a little time with her.

I chose to take the Toyota Paseo because it gets great mileage and she has only ridden in it once before. I told her that I wanted her to drive it home after the test so she could get some experience driving a stick shift.

On the way there, I was remarking on how great the car was running…

how fun it is to drive…

the great gas mileage…

and the great deal that I got when I bought it!

I dropper her off and headed back home for the rest of the morning.

I got back into the car pick her up this afternoon. Five minutes after leaving our apartment, I started hearing a knock or a rattle at about 4,000 RPM’s…

“That doesn’t sound good!”

Then I started hearing it at 3,000 RPM’s…

Then 2,000…

Then at idle!

When we got back to our apartment, I checked the oil…

EMPTY!

It never occurred to me to check on this car. The oil was just changed 3,000 miles ago. There are no signs of leaking oil where I park. There is no smoke coming out of the tailpipe.

I put some oil in it and nursed it over to my mechanic.

I guess we will find out how much I like this little car pretty quickly!

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