I finally got my car back from the mechanic yesterday afternoon and the damage was 910 smakaroos for:
3 radiator hoses
1 new radiator
1 new water pump
6 hose clamps
4 hours of labor
Ouch! I hope that the car appreciates this little makeover and that this is the only drama fit it has this year. As it is, I think my travel plans may be on hold for October since I should be focusing on debt reduction instead of travel. This little drama fit did not help my debt reduction goal.
I am happy to have my car back though. I felt nervous driving my mom's immaculate car. I'm much more comfortable in my old little jalopy.