Thursday, March 24, 2011

...the week that was... the week that is...

Just read the last post, omit the "won lotto" bit and add car bill - or three.

It seems when you fix the bit that made it stop at busy intersections, it allows the problem that makes it stop while you are driving along come to the fore.

And when you fix the bit that makes it stop while you are driving along, you find another bit that could be the cause, and another bit that could be a byproduct, and another bit that's just plain scary - apparently.

Me and cars - my ears glaze and my eyes roll dollar bill signs.

I have made the mechanic PROMISE that the bits being fixed would not end up costing more than the value of the vehicle. I have been down that particular road more than once, and it is incredibly painful.

I will find out the value of that word tomorrow.

Let us just say that castles in the air are currently being reviewed and rehoused in storage.

Or...

From a different perspective, had we not had the windfall, those castles would have been demolished because I would have had to mine my security blanket - so its all good.

We have health, we have sunshine (yay - third day of a heatwave in fact), we have enough food, we have shelter, we have fantastic family on both sides and we are blessed with many friends.

We even have enough work and therefore income for my little personal economic empire here to weather relatively rough weather and keep us afloat for a few months ahead.

While I don't have Pollyanna sitting on my shoulder, I do still count my blessings and come out well and truly more than breaking even.

And hey - maybe a sunny weekend ahead will tip the balance into Pollyanna being in my court again soon.

6 comments:

Debby said...

Pollyanna sitting on your shoulder would be incredibly uncomfortable.

It's like the song says...sounds like life to me. It's never perfect, sometimes flat out hard, but mostly it's a crazy mix of both good and bad.

Sidenote: car problems are exactly why I married my mechanic.

:)

Leenie said...

Ouch. Stupid autos. How did it know about your windfall? Don't tell the rest of the household appliances and gadgets or they'll be wanting extra attention as well.

Enjoy the sun. It's been so long since I've seen a whole sunny day that I've forgotten what it's like.

BUSH BABE said...

I read that as "Pollyanna in Court" and thought: "Oh for Heaven's Sake Jeanie! You are losing the concept of Pollyanna entirely..."

I too cannot believe the issues you are having with the car - esp seeing as how we know the history of that car and it is not known for it's difficult behaviour...

Hugs and hopin' for another windfall to take care of the bathroom...

BB

Pencil Writer said...

I'm getting a bad vibe from the lotto concept . . .

Best wishes for great success with car repairs for small cash.

(I just called the svc dept abt my car and they didn't get a quote back to me. That makes me jittery about the possible sum cash-wise and time-wise. Plus, it's 180 mile round trip for me--IF I don't have to leave it over night or something!)

Hope you get good news very soon!

Melody said...

It's always the way, isn't it? Two steps forward, one step back...

Jayne said...

Not knowing your car as intimately as your family I can only offer suggestions of - dirty fuel, bodgy parts, not enough ethenol, dirty carby, water in the fuel tank or all of the above.
Fingers crossed it's sorted soon for you!