Thursday, February 19, 2009

The search for amusement in my universe...

okay - so maybe the universe is funny... I'm just not getting it today...
I mean really...  

I show up yesterday morning for a quick little replacement of some brake pads on my car...  the safety factor was less important than the fact that every time I stopped anywhere everyone would stop and stare.  No, not because I drive a cherry red hot rod - because the SQWEEEAK of my brakes was loud enough to set off alarms.  

and OF COURSE - something called "CV boots" were leaking...  do I know what that means?  No.  I do however know that they cost a lot of money to replace.  

And remember this - when it took forever to get ahold of a bulb for my left turn signal?  well, yeah - of course my brakes and boots are unique as well and have to be ordered in... so I'm now on day 2 without a car and I think I may scream...  of course, that won't accomplish a whole lot besides freaking out my kids!

So this morning - the heating repairman comes to the house and finds that the problem is minor...  visit cost only...       but wait... this other piece looks like it's going to kick it soon.  So I weigh my options - pay now and suck it up... or wait and pay another visit cost...  I had the part replaced now - and the repairman left saying that we'd be good for ten years now!

Ten minutes later...  (okay - closer to 3 hours) I have no heat...  good thing it's a nice sunny day - and I'm waiting for the repairman to return my call...

Speaking of calls... my car still isn't done...  

Is there anything funny about all of this?

Oh - I smell kind of funny... or is is funky...  I keep putting off my shower because the phone might ring, and besides - who wants wet hair in a cold house?

UPDATE:  repairman has given me permission to crank up the heat a little to keep it cookin' - take that Mr. cold blooded :)


and have I mentioned that next week is book fair - and the crazy book fair lady is already tearing out her hair once again?  She was better this time and remembered to proofread the flyers before copying... IF they've been copied since I had to send them up there today with the kids...  (and somehow I feel the need to apologize to all of those people who read that book fair post last fall without realizing that I was the CBFL...)

9 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, man, I hate days like that! Hugs!

LC said...

We need new break pads too--at least I'm hoping that's all it will take to fix the grinding sound of our brakes. Tell me it's not too much cash...

stephanie said...

oh I hate car problems. You would think that since my husband is a mechanic it would be no big deal! Too bad he never has time to fix my car.

April said...

Ok!!! That STINKS!!! Big time! I can't stand car issues!! We have to do major repairs on one of our cars in order for it to pass inspection...$1000! Cough....cough! I'm not feeling the love there! I hope you are staying warm....maybe a Snuggie is in your future!

just the five of us said...

I am glad that Mike can fix the truck when it has problems. I can feel your pain though, unexpected bills stink! We are still running the heat here too! I told mike that it was time to shut it off!

Firefly said...

Hang in there T, this too shall pass. My cars need work too, so that is probably what will happen with the tax refund money! boo hoo! That is me crying. I hope you get a shower today :-)

T said...

The car is back - the heat is on - and I've taken my shower!

(and the wonderful librarian copied, cut, organized AND distributed my flyers for me... can I hear a big Hallelujah!?)

SWIRL said...

I bet you feel wonderful now!
A shower and heat... works wonders.

just the five of us said...

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