Friday, February 25, 2011


Car battery nearly dead because alternator is shot. Headlights won't function . . . thus, all driving must now be done in daylight hours. Who needs to drive in the dark anyway! In serious danger of ending up totally stranded one of these days. Also in danger of going broke fixing old car while "saving" for a new car. Have spent $700 so far this year (and it's, uh, February) on ol' Mitzy. Kinda hard to save boatloads of money when you spend it on repairs faster than you can get it into that dadgum savings account. Dilemma. Continue to funnel money into a rapidly declining car? Abandon original "save until December" plan and buy a new car ASAP? Rent a car to think about it for a few days? Cry? Fret? Worry? Give up and lay in bed for 3 days and eat popcorn and watch Golden Girls?

I'd be lying if I said that last option didn't appeal to me a great deal.

Gah. Sometimes being a gronwup is zero fun. Thankfully, I have a sweet daddy who's willing to give up his Saturday morning on short notice and help me figure this out. Don't know what I'd do without him.

Thanks, DennyJ . . . I owe you one! Next time you have car troubles, you can count on me. You'll probably have to drag me kicking and screaming out of my popcorn/Golden Girls cocoon, but all the same . . . you can count on me.


  1. I know exactly how you feel. I have that 10 year old durango that is sucking my wallet dry and that is just with the gas that monster guzzles.

    The rumors are $5 a gallon by this summer...better go to the pawn shop and try to find a bicycle. With the 80 miles I travel a day I will be a slim sleek girl in no time...assuming I don't die.

  2. Daddy's are the best! Love on yours. I miss mine so very much!


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