My car is in the hospital. We took it to the doctor, and he said it was so bad that it needed a specialist. I suppose that we're lucky that the car was still able to drive between these locations, and it isn't completely dead. We do want another car, but we want it on our terms, not just because our current vehicle went belly up.
The specialist observed the car over night, and called this morning with the diagnosis. It's not terminal, but it will require a large infusion of cash to solve the problem. Over the weekend my little car will be getting it's transmission completely rebuilt.
Keep our family in your thoughts, and hope for a complete recovery.