During the meal we discovered that Jill was apparently a germaphobe.She could not stand the idea of washing clothes in cold water, even with bleach.For example, Andy discovered that there are some food items that he really likes, such as pretzels and peanut butter, that are either unavailable or are much more expensive here.Andy also discovered that the beef here is expensive and of a poorer quality than what he can get in the States.(Keep in mind that many houses here do not have a hot water connection for washing machines).Also, Jill was terrified that her son was going to pick up some dreaded disease just by being here and she therefore forbid him to touch anything.Just for the record, we have never had any health problems living in Ecuador due to any real or imagined cleanliness issues and here in Cuenca we see very few disease carrying bugs such as mosquitoes and roaches.
Tornadoes are very common where we lived in Georgia and we more than once had to huddle in the bathroom or a hall way while one passed nearby.The health dangers we faced when we lived in Georgia were not imagined, they were real, but we were used to the “dangers” of the country and did not give them a second thought.I don’t think that Jill would have survived very long living in Georgia either.I was two weeks away from taking her to the dyno when a motor mount plate ripped out of the rubber bonding. I sold the car to a young man in Illinois and do not know where it is now.This allowed the drive train to move around enough to pinch the oil drain line on the turbo. Will go through cooling, brake, fuel systems suspension and drivetrain in 2007 since 3997R is 33 years old and owner will be 62. If you have any information on this car please contact me.