…a new oil pan costs $750 to replace?
Being the responsible adult I am, I went to get my oil changed yesterday. There’s been an ongoing problem with my oil pan and the plug that stops it up the past year, so it came as no surprise when today the mechanic told me it was time. There was no oil change… only a quote for a $750 replacement.
So that sucked. I pretended I was going to go home and call around, but after talking the guy into giving me a ‘teacher’s discount’ (so it’s only $650 whew!), I guess I’m going to have to go ahead and order the part and get it done next week. Ugh. I am so sad. There are some really cute things I’d rather spend my money on. This also makes me want to just buy a new car… I mean, it’s 8 years old and losing value quickly. Is it really worth spending more money on?
Does anyone know a mechanic who will do this for less? Say… not charge me $100/hr for 5.5 hours of labor?? Anyone?
Besides that, I had not so much of a productive Day 2 of SB2K12. I guess spending hours and hours at the car place will do that to you though.
I ran the mile to the gym (and I found out that 9 miles still makes me a tad bit sore), where I did 45 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes biking before running home. It was a great cardio day, but there was little to no strength involved. I need to pick up the pace on the whole strength thing. I’d rather watch my Kindle though 🙂
I also had a mental breakdown yesterday. I screamed at my jeans for being tight. I screamed at my shirts for being too small. And I freaked out like a crazy person for being so bloated and feeling so gross, especially after I’ve been fairly healthy lately.
This is what I felt like all day, crossed eyes and all.
WTF is on those plates btw?
Anyway, I was having one of ‘those days’. It hasn’t happened in awhile so I guess I was due…hopefully that’s the last of that for awhile.
(And I ate more cookie butter than one should ever ingest in one sitting. God, that stuff is amazing.)
And finally, I’d like to congratulate the three public school workers (2 teachers and 1 administrator) who won that big jackpot lottery a couple of weeks ago.
As jealous as I am, I am glad that people who aren’t ghetto fab or w-t crackheads won. They even said they were going to go back and work at the school… ummm… they’re better people than I am. I’d be taking a 2 month vacation until my summer vacation. Sounds nice.
How often do you have one of ‘those days’? Is it just women who drive themselves crazy?
Would you go back to work after winning the lottery??