Alex's '96 Taurus wagon was only supposed to last four years after he graduated from high school. Since he's in his fifth year at college, (but will end up with two degrees next spring!!) his car seems to know the timeline.
So I took the little red truck (pictured above in the snow last Saturday) to switch with him in Ames this afternoon. While I was driving the truck, it seemed to get gradually but eerily louder as I got closer to town.
I thought at first I must have been in the wrong gear. No, I was in the right gear. Maybe it's the radio interfering with something. No, it wasn't the radio either. I got to the parking lot and told Alex to look underneath to see if he could identify something wrong.
Yes, he could.... The muffler had fallen away from the exhaust system. Alex said he'd get it fixed tomorrow morning, so I hope he made an appointment. He seemed to like the noise initially, and revved it up for me a couple of times before he left, smiling as he went! BOYS!!