However, if the Briata's brain was already deteriorating a year ago, that could explain the problems with the emissions system that took so many times to correct, the alternator spontaneously going bad, and my alarm system freaking out, in addition to the fried transmission solenoid, all within the same year. I had even asked last March "could it possibly be the computer going bad and creating check engine codes where nothing is wrong?" but I was dismissed by the experts since the 1999 Miata brains don't have a history of breaking. Maybe if the brain had been replaced last year I wouldn't have had to pay for everything else, but too late now. Too bad she couldn't have just started singing "Daisy" so I would have some proof she was becoming unstable!
Now, I'm going to pack & try to enjoy my work trip this week, since it's a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Miami to the Bahamas & Key West. At least I hope for some sunshine after this absolutely miserable weather we've been having!