...that the plumbing/appliance/house-structure conspiracy extends to our vehicles as well?
By now, I think we ALL know that the household plumbing fixtures and various appliances often conspire to fail in a sometimes spectacular series designed to empty our bank accounts.
If you’re not convinced, read some of the earlier posts and comments on this blog for confirmation. Or, just think about it. How often have you had a leaky faucet or toilet that wasn’t followed up in short order by a failed refrigerator or washing machine? And usually that failure was followed up by a short in your microwave or burned out light bulbs. Right?
You see? That’s the way these things happen. Often your house itself will get involved with roof problems, cracked wallboard, sticking doors or frozen windows.
Well, now I’ve come to believe that our van and my little Japanese commute car are somehow tied in with the others.
How do they communicate? Well, DUH. Think about it. Most all of our vehicles have a radio, don’t they? And in our house we have a TV and maybe other radios, right? So even though there’s no direct plumbing or electrical connection, the house wiring and appliances can send signals through the TV to the car radios! It’s obvious once you put it all together.
Why do I believe this is happening? Well, RIGHT AFTER I went through my spate of leaks and failures both inside and outside my home, the vehicles began to cost me extra money. Our van suddenly decided to get very poor gas mileage and need a tune-up. The Mazda then suffered a cracked windshield. Then the van outside mirrors very mysteriously began to get loose all by themselves and blow inward as we’re driving along.
I fixed all those things, and now the Mazda has started burning oil, and the van is overheating.
OK, maybe the fact that the Hades index in Victoria has been well over 100% lately has something to do with it, but we’ve had hot weather before and this hasn’t happened.
Oh, and one of the van’s nearly new tires lost a small piece of the tread about the size of a book of matches, causing a vibration at about 60 mph. The tire store said it looked like we ran over something sharp the cut the tread just slightly so that one piece came off.
So, I believe that the evidence is clear. I’m wondering just how far all this will spread.
Do you think our clothing hanging in the closet will start to develop tears and holes? Maybe the grass and trees and shrubs outside will begin to die off. Once you realize how pervasive all this is, it just boggles your mind.
I would type some more on this topic, but I have to go now. I think I forgot to take my anti-paranoia pill this morning.
Or maybe the kitchen sink swallowed my Prozac.