Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Joys of Car Ownership

Today at about 7:15 am I dropped my Beetle off for an oil change and new wiper blades. It was about $50.00 total - GREAT, I thought!

At about 1:05 p.m. they call me and tell me that some canister thingee in the back that recycles gas fumes or something or other has a large hole in it - which is what is causing my check engine light to illuminate (which it has for awhile now, but as long as it's not flashing there was nothing to worry about). I said that was great - and he said "yeah it will be $510.00". WHAT - how did we get from 50 bucks to now 50 bucks PLUS 510.00! I don't have that kind of money on me - and of course, on the phone, he says that I must have this fixed or else this will happen and that will happen and I'll spontaneously combust while driving!

Sometimes, life just seems to be going along well - things are happy, life is good and then POW you get nailed with an unexpected _____________ ! (Insert your own crappy noun). I do not handle unexpected things well - I tend to get really mad and want to kick some a*#. Maybe this time, however, I can pray about it - ask the Lord for some money to fall from the sky - or grow on a tree - or my W-2's from UW could come and I could file my taxes!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I hate Car problems worse then anything. Jace's car has been in the shop for a month. They just can't seem to get that transmission fixed yet. It's like we need a car but they can be so annoying when they start to fall apart. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

at least you work so close now - you could walk if you had to - I mean like if the world started to spin backwards and the sun had a smiley face on it and the moon was made of cheese - you could walk to work - ride a bike..LIke Abraham on the way to the altar with Isaac - Our God will Provide...Our God will provide....MW

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