Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Did you ever stick a baseball card (or any card) between the spokes so that the bicycle sounded like a motorcycle? I did that and thought it was cool.

Yesterday my car started making that same noise. It was not so cool. Off to the car shop it goes. They told me it was the transmission. Is it worth replacing on a 7 year old car? I'm not sure, but I decided to do it anyway. I replaced it once at ~70,000 so replacing it again at ~150,000 seems reasonable. I hope to get another 2-3 years out the car. I think I've replaced everything there is to replace. Doesn't that make it like new? (Probably not).

Maybe this year's CFUnited will be my last road trip in that van? Who knows.