My 205,400 mile car has the same problems it was having last summer -- overheating. It looks like the cooling system has air in it and it needs to be burped and checked for leaks. I am using my birthday and Christmas money in the hopes I can get it paid for. Since I can't drive in the 102 degree weather because the engine is threatening to explode from overheating, I asked my dad if he would come down for Father's Day dinner and get his gift. He said no, he wouldn't bother. I said I would try to limp my car up to his place 50 miles away and he said don't bother. Here's the thing, this is his Father's Day gift...a total surprise...took me 3 months to pay him off on lay-away... So he'll probably either reject the bird even though he likes MY Green Cheek Conure, or I'm stuck with this extra "surprise" for several weeks until he feels like showing up and then he gets it. I just feel really bad I'm getting blown off like this.