Ok, I have to admit I really really miss Barney, even though I know he is in good hands and probably getting a ton of attention. But I really miss him - I can't wait until he is at home. I am going to call over today and see how he is doing, and then tomorrow he will be home (yay). The cats didn't seem to mind him being gone - only Virgil was a little confused. The other three try to stay out of his way since he is a crazy kitten, so they were happy their tails were safe.
So with the car, the good news is that they said if they have to totally rebuild the transmission it will only be $3800 with parts and labor. The bad news is that if they have to totally rebuild the transmission it will be $3800 with parts and labor. Now, even though the car is 6 years old, it has less than 24,000 miles on it, so this make me very angry - and from what I have read this is very common with the older Mini's, and the company will not cover it even under warranty (they site driver error, because there is no way to prove otherwise you get screwed). But apparently a lot of the vehicles have had low milage transmission issues. They tried to start a class action but it was denied by the courts. Brad is going to see if he can get the cost down, or if somewhere else can do it for less. I am calmer than I was yesterday, and now more angry about it then freaked out. I am also very achy because, I don't know if I mentioned it, but I fell in the parking lot while walking to get my key for the tow truck guy.
Ok, that is enough about me for now. Here are some old pictures of Barney that I have on my work computer - they have been up before but they are so cute.