1:00 p.m.: Get diagnostic call. List of issues includes, but is not limited to transmission. Cost to band-aid is more than the car is worth. Cost to repair is unknown.
2:00 p.m.: Decide to just buy a new car.
6:00 p.m.: Buy a new car.
Yikes! It's a good thing I had already researched what type of car I wanted. Still, a purchase that big was definitely not in the cards. Oh well, just one more thing in my life that happened not according to the plan.