After such a great time at Florianopolis, as Christmas was nearing I thought what would be a thoughtful gift for my slave. Yes, an engine overheating in Curitiba was in order. After my overheat we limped over to a mechanic and my engine head was promptly removed. When the mechanic saw our two head gasket setup, it was time again for a new proper head gasket. Even though we had two extra head gaskets with us, the mechanic insisted that a new one was purchased, which of course was not in stock and would require a week of waiting. In the hands of such a great mechanic with such great insight, it was clear we were going to make about 800kms before our next hiccup.
My slave gave me a very nice gift for Christmas; a second slave. Yes, Claudia became a captive of mine on this day. It was appropriate that we meet in a mechanic's shop.