Monday, May 23, 2016

The One Where the Car Ate My Couch

Some how when you are driving an older car it just knows you have funds saved and a plan for it.  We were going to go couch shopping over the weekend Made plans to go on Sunday, I had checked out the Furniture Mall out on line had looked a few possibilities picked a few to go look at and my car said yeah nope.

Wednesday on my way home the car started acting wonky. I limped it home and then decided it needed to go to the shop we always use. I just made it. Pulled in with a crap ton of racket the car shuddered and all the dash light came came on. The power steering belt had broke taking out the alternator belt and some other belt was shredded in the engine bay.. Fun times! It also was misfiring and 3 spark plugs were fouled out. WEEEEE! The icing -- It needed a font brake job and roters as they were original - did I mention the car is a 2002...

My mechanic said do the work it will last through the Summer then you can think about trading it in. OK lets do it. Oh and in a few weeks it needs new tires.. YAY!!  So he does the work I go to pick up the car and Bill says hey you know its still a really solid car. Yeah it has cosmetic issues - read rust from the boat ride to the US. However it should last you a few more years.. I looked at him and said wait what?? Seriously?? Then fix the AC.  So it went back in today to get that done.  No AC in a Midwest summer sucks ass.

Suddenly not having the new couch isn't that big of a deal - I'll go to home goods and get new pillows for it.  I wasn't really ready to get a new car, yeah I talk about it but I am really really fond of my car and pretty attached - rust and all. Plus hello a few more years of NO CAR PAYMENTS - that ROCKS! I haven't had a car payment in over 7 years. I'm okay with that..

So back to saving....



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