For the past couple of weeks, I have heard a strange noise coming from under the hood. My task van has over 200,000 miles, and it’s nearly twenty years old. I drive the van all over the city. In a normal morning, I actually drive 200 or 300 miles. That happens to be a lot of wear and tear on the outdated van. I was on my way to an air conditioning system tune-up yesterday, when the van stopped working. I was sitting in traffic on the bridge, when the whole van stopped. It seemed appreciate the engine cut off in an instant. I called the owner of the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C corporation first. I needed a tow truck and a mechanic. Next, I called the buyer who was waiting for air conditioning system tune-up service. I explained the unique situation and he rescheduled the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C tune-up for the following morning. I sat on the bridge for 2 hours, before a wrecker came to opening up myself and others and the van. The two of us took the van to our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C repair shop, so the mechanic could evaluate the problem. I took another Heating, Ventilation, and A/C repair truck from the shop, and continued with my list of works for the morning. At the end of the morning, I came back to the shop. That’s when I got the terrible news. My task van blew the engine. It would cost a fortune to replace the engine, so the corporation is going to scrap the van and buy a current a single. Now I have to wait a few weeks for a current task van. In the meantime, I am stuck in an outdated van separate from any heat or air conditioning system.