Monday, February 11, 2008

Woe is me....

Its been tough the last couple of weeks and just gonna get tougher. Or as Scooter says "If its not one thing, its your mother".

There are normal life things going on here at the RC residence, then there are the crazyjustwrong thing happening.

Crazy Just Wrong Thing #1. the township decides to put in public sewage on my street and even though we are not hooking up to the "poop line" we still have to pay $$$$$ for the work done. yes that's five $'s. Lots of money for the poop. And let's not even talk about how much more it would be if we DID hook up.... yeessshhh.

Crazy Just Wrong thing #2. I took my awesome Mazda Protoge to a popular oil change chain store to get the oil changed. I've been there before and this location is better that some. Anyhoo... I get the job done and go home. The next day DH calls on his way into work to ask me why the OIL light is on- whoops and now the CHECK ENGINE light is on. Uh, ?
The car conks out... he gets towed to the oil changs place where they cannot get it started either. Apparently there was NO OIL in the new oil filter they installed. Meaning they neglected to put the oil back in? We will never know for sure, but we do know there was NO OIL in the car.

They have an inspecter check out the car and admit fault. Great, right? But no. In our state they are only have to pay to fix the car or give us the book value. The cost to put in a new engine is way more than the car but they are only offering (um can I tell you this?) $2800.

Now, you and I know that is NO WAY going to get us a replacement car. So now we are looking at car loans and stuff. Ooohhh and remember how much I love car shopping? aarruughhh.

Part time preschool teachers assistant & SAHM do not pay enough for a car. sigh. So I spent the morning listing a few things on Ebay and getting my Etsy shop set up. When I have Etsy stuff finally listed, I'll let you know.

Meanwhile... this is the reason for stashing yarn. There is no way I'll be able to make any purchases for a while so I'll be visiting the stash room and Hey, I may even get it straightened up! That would be a good thing. See, always a bright side to everything!

Anyway, if I seem a little frantic and less coherent than usual, well. Just hand me a drink and my knitting and it will all work out. I'm sure. Just not sure how long it will all take. Where is that drink??

Thanks for letting me vent. Back to reguarly scheduled knitting content soon



Blogger Charity said...

Yuck, yuck and more yuck! I'm sorry all this is happening, especially at once. That's hard to take.

Have fun with the stash diving - sometimes I have a lot of fun "shopping" my stash. :0)

1:55 PM, February 11, 2008  
Blogger sUsAn said...

Oh dear! I'm so sorry to hear about all this! Have you ever been to Car Sense? That's where we got our current vehicles and they were a pleasure to deal with. Hang in there! Drink on the way...

2:14 PM, February 11, 2008  
Blogger Julie said...

I'm on my way with the drinks; I'll bring my stash too. We can drink and knit until all our troubles go away (or we pass out, either way works)!

4:23 PM, February 11, 2008  
Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

Ack, when it rains it pours. I can't believe they are making you pay out on the sewer even though you aren't hooking up to it.

Email me if you want to vent some more. Big Hugs!

7:15 PM, February 11, 2008  
Blogger Mini said...

hmm... popular oil change place (national franchise, i believe)-- caused my brother's car to do the same--- they admitted fault. Same rules here... except when you sue them in court. It never went very far, they replaced the car.

can't wait to see your shop!

8:15 AM, February 14, 2008  

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