Thursday, December 24, 2009

I told him I needed a new car!

When Bob asked what I wanted for Christmas I immediately told him a new VW passat Stationwagon.





He laughed. I was serious. He instead said how about a tune up, brake job and new tires? That'll work! So I make all the appointments. (DId you know that in order to have work done on your car anymore, you have to make an appointment to have it looked at so they can order the parts and make an appointment to work on it?) I called Les Schwab and told them I wanted 4 nes tires and new brakes. So I make an appointment for the appointment, and was told that my brakes are FINE. So during my APPOINTMENT, I had four new tires put on. THen I called Mazda and told them I needed a tune-up and a detailing job. SO I make an appointment to see when I can have an appointment. THen I took the car in for my APPOINTMENT and got a loaner car, because you can not get a detail and a tuneup on the same day.

So after 2 days have gone by, I called Mazda to see when the car will be ready, and was told today sometime. SO here I sit waiting for the appointment to be over. MEANWHILE, he calls and says, you need new brakes, and oh by the way your valve seal is leaking around your valves, and to fix all that it will cost you 875.00 for the seal and labor and then 495 for the Front and Rear rotors and pads for the brakes. Now Bob has already spent 700 for the tires, and the brake inspection (which they said was good) at Les Schwab, and the detail and tuneup is another 900.oo. and then all of this on top of it will be around 1400.00! (which will have to wait for Income tax refund) I TOLD HIM I NEEDED A NEW CAR!!! HEll, by the time all this is done, I just might have one.

So last night I took a load of clothes out of the washer threw them into the dryer and stuck another load in the washer and went to bed. This morning, the clothes in the dryer are still wet. So I trurned the dryer back on, and it sounded like a car trying to run our of gas. (electric dryer) Then NOTHING!!! so now when Mazda calls, I will load the loaner up with wet clothes and take them in to pick up my car, transfer the wet clothes into MY car and go sit in the laundromat for an hour drying all my clothes. What does it cost anymore? last time I was in a laundromat it was .50 to wash and .10 to dry. Must be close to .75 cents to wash and .25 to dry?

To top off everything, This morning I headed into the back yard to pick what little mint I thought I had growing back there (for the Prime rib seasoning) and Jupiter the neighbors cat jumped out and scared me just as I opened the gate, and SWOOSH!!! there went SADIE! Out the gate and down the street with her nose to the ground looking for deer, or raccoons or cats, or bigfoot...who knows, but she will NOT come when called. SO my neighbor and I were running around the neighborhood sreaming for Sadie in barefeet, on frozen ground, and in our nightclothes. Sara finally caught her just as she was about to cross the highway. (Little Bitch!) I HATE kids that won't mind!

So how has YOUR day been?

9 comments:

Carla said...

LOL! My day? Better than yours. Okay, I know it's all very tiring and frustrating and I should not have laughed.

Merry Christmas, Mary Lou!

Herman said...

LOL! I think this is a good script for stand up comedians. You can make money with such stories. hahaha. Gosh how you can describe such situations.

Granny Annie said...

Merry Christmas Mary Lou. I think you are in for another surprise at the laundromat:)

Mary Lou said...

I'm sure I am Annie!!! LOLOL Actually my sister lives just up the street, and she is gone for a week, (AND I HAVE THE KEY) so I am going to use her dryer!b teehee

Anonymous said...

Blogeois said...
New tires for you and me both this year. Merry Christmas, Ho, Ho, Ho and all that. (Is it time to take the tree down yet? The cats here say no! LOL).

Anji said...

The older the car gets the more it costs, perhaps the new one isn't such a bad idea. I know that drying is really expensive - I have two students. My porch os quite sheltered so most of my washing goes outside all day. Sometimes it comes in solid with ice. I went outside to get sage for the stuffing only to discover frost bitten leaves and a dead bush, managed to scrape enough together in the end.

I hope that your Christmas day was much kinder

Rain said...

Our time in Tucson was exactly like that. One thing didn't go right after another. I am thinking it's astrology ;) but not sure which planet to blame

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