Thursday, March 13, 2014
We pulled into the state park in St. Augustine Florida. While parking the sailboat, the brake light came on in the van. Sure enough, the brake fluid was low. I topped it off, but after a few shot trips it was low again. There are no visible leaks, so I'm a bit puzzled. Of course, I'm only a shady tree mechanic.
In the morning it goes into the garage and real mechanics can take a look at it. Hope they can fix it the same day. If they can't, it'll get complicated. We've been sleeping in the van and my guess is that hotels are pretty booked up this time of year. However, I'm not going to borrow trouble. I'll take things as they come.
On the bright side, we did connect with my wife's sister. We haven't seen her in two years It's tough when families are scattered all over the place.
My lovely wife made a contact nearby who might be able to spare about 50 gallons of waste vegetable oil for $1 - $1.50/gallon. Diesel is around $4 so that's a considerable savings.
The van problem is a hassle, but not one we can't handle. The miles take their toll.