house guests are back from beach.
for it seems that Bluey the car may indeed live…
doctor found that age/wear/tear had corrupted radiator tubes… there was one big shiny hole which would account for the 0 coolant..
of course oil was dirtynes… poor Bluey’s not had medical attention in some 6 months—though at the time it was a very thorough examination.
also, doctor found a nail clean through Bluey’s left hind paw. that’s been patched now.. but goodness knows how long Bluey was bravely limping along the highway, 50 miles roundtrip to workplace at least four days a week.
well, operation will be performed on radiator tubes and such, and then i will pay fee and take Bluey home for resting.
and i survived the dentist too.