so I did it. I got rid of the hearse. it was sad to see her go. . . . it ends a five-year part of my life. but I’ve got a new ride now—the honda, for lack of another name—and she’s more reliable. sorry, hearse. I ended up getting a little impatient about selling it and just took it to the junkyard. especially with how bad that transmission problem had become, it just wouldn’t have been a very nice to sell it to anyone. oh well. life goes on.