Thursday, January 22, 2009

Are you kidding me?

Long story short, my car has been making a scary noise especially when I make left and right turns. I knew I needed to take it in to get looked at. My mom knows a guy that does good work and is fairly reasonable. It turns out I need a new power steering pump and front right axle. Total cost $742. Maybe I shouldn’t complain considering my car is going on 10 years old. I bought it brand new in August of 1999 and have taken good care of it ever since. Getting blindsided with these expensive repair bills from the mechanic is not something that makes me smile. Unfortunately, this option still works out cheaper than having a car payment every month over time. If it can last another year or two, I’ll be happy.

This is actually the perfect ending to a perfect week (sense the sarcasm here?). I have been cranky, crampy and not my usual self. I'm the girl that is usually positive and glass half full. I'm the girl where if I'm not super chipper and happy all the time, I have everyone asking me what's wrong. I feel like I can never just have a day (if you know what I mean). Sorry to be so whiney and somber, but I need to vent. This blog definitely serves as a nice outlet for me.

I'll snap out of it, I always do. It just seems that when it rains it pours. I have a lot on my plate right now and I think the stress of it all is getting the best of me.

11 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I know what you mean about car repairs! I still remember the time that I took mine in for an oil change and it ended up costing $600! Everytime I take it in now for anything, I am scared to death!! Hope you are feeling better soon! I am mailing your Pink Swap Gift Box tomorrow. Sorry I am so late getting it to you, but I have been sick a-l-l week. Ugh... such a downer! xoxo

AndreaLeigh said...

i'm sorry! i'd be having a bad day if i had those troubles as well. vent away!

jlc said...

Oh no!! Hope it gets resolved fast!! Thinkin of you...

Serious Shopaholic said...

Blah! Hopefully everything will work out & this will hold your car over for another few years. We're crossing our fingers that my car will make it another 1 1/2 years at least. Not having a payment is wonderful! Have a good weekend!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I'm that girl too, and it can be SO frustrating to not be able to just be in a bad mood when everyone else always has a free pass. Vent on!

Simply Chic said...

Im sorry, its the worst when everything goes wrong around the same time. But hopefully that means next week will be great! Thank goodness its the weekend - relax tonight, have some wine, watch a good movie.

Lis said...

I'm so sorry!! Vent away girl!!

I hope your weekend goes fabulous! You deserve it!!!

Linda said...

I've dealt with that axel problem before and probably will again soon.
Hope you have a good relaxing weekend!

Savvy Mode SG said...

ah hope you feel better soon. when i took my car in for service last year, it cost me $1300 for service. service, can you believe it.... it's highway robbery.

Preppy 101 said...

Hey Jules - I did get your package in the mail this a.m. (Friday, Jan. 23). Hope you enjoy it!!

Tasha said...

Sorry you are having car issues :-( Those are always expensive and frustrating. You just vent as much as you want girl! It's your blog and you can vent if you want ;-)