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Tuesday, June 3, 2008


We never should have bought that truck.

Buying the truck was a mistake.

I hate this truck.

These are phrases uttered repeatedly by my husband over the last several months. And we've only had the thing for three months.

As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, the truck is in the shop again. The dealership called this morning and said we're looking at $2700 and they weren't even sure if that would completely fix what's wrong with it.

We paid $4300 (that did include tax, title, and licensing)for the thing. So between the last time it was in the shop, and this amount, if we pay it, we'll have almost bought the sucker twice.

Hubby wants to take our two malfunctioning vehicles to CarMax and trade them in for something else. Apparently as long as you can drive them on the lot, they don't care. But I'm not so sure we're going to get what he's expecting out of them.

Gosh, I hate cars. Can't live with them, can't live without them. It appears that only brand new cars are reliable enough, at least after our recent experiences. Because unless you're a mechanic, you can't trust a used car or a used car dealer to sell you something worthy. And I don't want to pay new car prices any more.


On another note: I HAVE COUNTER TOPS!!!!! And are they beautiful!


Sandra Ferguson said...

Sorry to hear about your car trouble woes. We've been fighting the same demons at our house. Both of our cars did come new to the house, they're just new anymore and not wanting to act new, either.

I'm ready for a scooter.

I might be able to put gas in that thing and still have money to go to the grocery store.

Hope your troubles ease soon.

L.A. Mitchell said...

I know what a relief it must be to finally have countertops. When you get stressed out, you can just plant your forehead down on the cool surface :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

The counters are awesome. A nice cool expanse for banging my head!

And the seamless sink is wonderful.

Now... if I just had running water.

As for cars, plunked down the $3300 for a new tranny, AND bought a new car. AND hired another employee.


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