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April 12, 2012

Fun with car maintenance

Filed under: General Life Updates, Rants — Tags: , , , — slimpickins @ 11:24 am

So.. I took my car in to be serviced today.

The pre-agreed total was $1696.00 for the following work:

  • 90K maintenance package
  • Transmission Service
  • Radiator Flush
  • New Shocks & Struts

Got a call from the car guy explaining that there was a few problems. Issue #1 the Transaxle on the transmission is leaking and the cap needs to be replaced + $90. Issue #2 my transmission is special and the tranny pan needs to be removed to complete the service + $200. and Issue #3 my brakes are not wearing evenly due to a stuck caliper. Requiring the front calipers to be replaced with the brakes + $800.

Added charges total about $1,100.  This brings the total to around $2,786.

Decided on the following work for now, totaling $2,211.75:

  • 90K maintenance package
  • Radiator Flush
  • New Shocks & Struts
  • Front Calipers and Brakes

Work To Do later, totalling around $500:

  • Transmission Service
  • Transaxle Cap Replacement

This day hasn’t gotten far and I am already tired and broke. 😦 I just got paid today too. Too bad it all goes to my car. 😦


April 5, 2012

Hard to live with?

Filed under: General Life Updates — slimpickins @ 9:52 am

I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with, but who is?? We all have our things; our quirks.

Just when you think you have me figured out, I do or say something to surprise you. Hopefully in a good direction.

I’m doing my best. I’m getting therapy, trying to get back on the path of life. In doing so I’ve realized that I’m tired of catering to others.

This just means that while I work through this time I need lots of reassurance, love, happy energy, cuddles, affection, attention, etc.

I need lots of assurance right now that I am special, love able, desired (more than sexually), needed and wanted.

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