The car that I drive has been sputtering of late. I arranged to have it in for service today and prepared to settle into a morning of church work at the dealership. It turns out they were able to find a loaner car for me (albeit a Taurus station wagon that was approaching 200K km) and I got to Office Hours at Appin only a little late.
Turns out we needed a couple of new spark plugs (yes, Shelley guessed right; I was wondering if it was the fuel filter ... is there such a thing?) and the cost was about half of what I had dreaded which goes to show that expecting the worst pays off.
And our neighbour on the other side of us has a For Sale sign on her lawn.