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Saturday Saga-Episode 1...The Van

First, let's just start by acknowledging that's a HORRIBLE picture.  And now that we've done that, on to the saga.

In Sept. of 2017, I had my battery of my 2006 Kia Sedona replaced.  Then, we found out that oil was leaking ALL over the I had to have the engine cleaned before they could even find the leak.  It turned out to be my valve cover gaskets, and so those had to be replaced.  THEN, in Dec. of 2017, the alternator died too...turns out they don't like having oil dripping all over them.  If you are playing along at home, that was all somewhere in the neighborhood of "make one mortgage payment on a really nice, new house" or "flat out buy a completely 'new to me cluncker'" to replace the current van...but we repaired it anyway. Because, well, the devil you know is better than the devil you don't, right?

Well then in the summer of 2018 the water pump control module died and my car seriously overheated.  I replaced THAT, …

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