Now I'm here (now I'm here..)
Now I'm there (now I'm there..)
I'm just a just a new man
Yes you made me live again
I've been a bit down in the dumps lately. Last week when I found out that my car was going to need about $2800 in service, I just couldn't stop crying and shitting in my pants. Instead of walking around I moped and was being a negative nancy--er Boof. I had a friend that just
Phone rings.... It's from the shop
It was getting to the point where if I saw the repair shop's number in my caller id that I wouldn't answer but I would wait about ten minutes to set myself up for more bad news.
shop: Uh yeah, your car is done.
Shop: It looks like your heads were good though so that's some good news.
Boof: The heads were good? YES!!!
So I came in the next day to pick up my car. The woman behind the counter had a bunch of bills laid out on the table so she was looking for my bill.
Lady looking at my bill: Wow, that's a lot of money
Boof: yeah I kno--WOAH, HELL YEAH!
They quoted me a price of about $2800 anticipating that the cylinder heads were cracked. This bill was considerably less--about a grand less. The woman looked at me like I was nuts while I was pumping my fist in the waiting area. Apparently I caught the problem just in the nick of time and I got to the shop before it started to overheat. The guys at the shop were surprise and I (doing my best Russian dance) was elated.
It was probably (and will be) the only time I ever get elated to shell out $1800. Still, I'm looking at all the positives.
-Since I saved my heads it also means I may have saved the bearings. At least to the point where I don't have to worry every time I drive it.
-I needed an oil change anyway so instead of one, I had two (because they needed to flush out all the coolant that was everywhere).
-I also needed a coolant flush and that was done
-I got a new gasket, water pump, plugs, and hoses so that's all tip top.
-I learned a little bit with the whole fiasco. Never ever own a vehicle.
-I now feel the need to spend $1000 like crazy mad! That's probably more of a bad thing but...so what.
I'm experimenting with ways to develop propellers that will go over my head (like inspector gadget). That way I can go anywhere I want.