nimitzbrood (nimitzbrood) wrote,

Snow blown goats...

March 21, 2008 6:18 PM

I posted this to some friends privately but I really shouldn’t have - it really belongs here.

I hate snow.

And not just because it is cold and not just because it's currently dumping a shitload outside right now, and not just because I'm going to have to shovel the driveway when I get home.

I hate it because it's going to cost me a car repair this time.

I was driving home in this crap and suddenly the oil light "dinged" at me when I stepped on the breaks. big deal...stopped at a gas station, thankfully close to home, and put 4 quarts into it. (Now some of you might remember that my wife often forgets to check the oil in her vehicles and I've been occupied this last month+ so I couldn't remember to do it.) So I grumble and go home to do some stuff then go back out to pick up my wife.

The oil light dings at me on the way out of the driveway. Crap. No oil. I mean completely dry.

So the price of an oil pan is $125 from the local Chrysler dealer. With labor it will likely be $400+. And we don't even know it's the oil pan for sure yet either.

And with the garage full of boxes repairing it myself is going to be a pain.

So since we currently have the money I think I'm going to just pay for someone to fix it. It'll delay the new TV for the living room but I think it'll be worth it just in time savings.

I’m so tired of being kicked by the universe. I guess it just wasn’t finished fucking with me yet...
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