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Friday, August 22


I'm preparing for our beach trip today.
We leave tomorrow morning.

In preparing I scheduled my car's state inspection for Thursday, yesterday.
I had a broken windsheild and made plans for that to be replaced the same day so it would pass inspection.

Then I got the call.....from the shop stating that there were numerous things that needed replaced to pass inspection.

Here's a brief glimpse:
rear rotors
rear breaks (AWD FTL!)
Break fluid flush (recommended)

And then the BIGGIE:
leaking transmission fluid

My total bill is expected at $1,400!!!!
I also asked for an oil change, tire rotate, tire pressure fixed, tire pressure checker recalibrate.
That's more than we budgeted for the entire beach trip!

Oh well. As I like to think it's better done now then later when that leak could possibly been a pour and an accident waiting to happen. And the $3,000 to replace the transmission. Um, yeah, no thanks!

So, I'll be away all next week. Probably taking my laptop but I'm not sure if I'll have the time to post. I'm taking my Kindle so there will be plenty to read! I'm excited about that. I'm also taking a big ziploc bag to prevent water/sand damage.

Have a great week!


  1. Have fun at the beach!
    Tennessee doesn't require vehicle inspections...ready to move yet?

  2. Not related to your post, but...

    I just finished Broken by Kelley Armstrong. You probably already know this, but this book centers around Elena (& Clay). I really liked it, 'cause I love all things Elena & Clay. I skipped the other Women of the Underworld books that came before this one and it really didn't affect this story. I do plan on reading the others, eventually... I had No Humans Allowed awhile back and couldn't get into it. I will go back and read it because Jeremy is in it. It will make more sense now--I didn't realize it was part of a series when I bought it.

    Have a great vacation!

  3. Thanks Lrigh Ann!
    I started Dime Store Magic but it soched. I can't stand the witches. So Broken is about Clay and Elema? Then I'm all over that.
    Vacation is going good. A little burnt but it's manageable.


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