Thursday, April 8, 2010

Trying To Be Glass-Half-Full... Or Whatever

Ok, so I am supposed to be able to get my car tomorrow. We will see if it's actually fixed, since the other day I left twice, came back both times, left for a third time and needed it towed back. Let's see if 4th time is a charm.
This little episode is setting me back a couple hundred dollars that I don't have. It caused me to stall on at very busy intersections no less than a million times. It caused me to call into Target 3 nights in a row, for a total of $112 that I could have made. (So actually, it cost me over $300. I'm going to choose not to think of it that way.)
It caused more than a couple hours worth of crying, a fight with J, and moment where I considered if stripping for money may just be the most sensible option. However, I already bitched enough in the last post. The only way I get through these extremely stressful times in my life is to see if there is possibly a positive side to the situation. This is what I came up with:

  1. I got to work from home today. This means I slept until 6:55, rolled over and turned the laptop on, and did my work while watching TV and laying in bed. I think working from home should be allowed once a week. It was fabulous.
  2. Even though I lost money because of calling into Target, this means that last night and tonight I got to run with Molly, and since I am calling into my full time job tomorrow, we will run in the morning, (As long as it's not raining.) This is a total of 3 workouts that I wouldn't have had.
  3. My ex-boyfriend is a mechanic, so he was able to tell me what he thought it was. The people at the shop wanted to replace the catalytic converter. EXPENSIVE. The ex told me to start with the fuel filter. MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE. Turns out this has so far done the trick. (FYI, fuel filter? Didn't knew my car had one. Did not know it should have been changed at least twice by now. The car has 130k miles and is 9 years old, and the filter lasted this long, now THAT'S Ford tough.)

Ok, this is all I got. I'm still more than a little bitter, and I actually wrote a post where I let it all out, but I deleted it because I didn't think I should subject you all to it, and there was one person in particular who would have probably been hurt by it. Not that they read this blog, but when I become a famous blogger, I don't want that out there for the paparazzi to publish when they try to ruin me. But the act of writing it, editing it, and deleting it made me feel a ton better even though no one will ever read it. Thanks everyone for your support and nice comments while I deal with yet one more financial punch to the face, it makes everything a little easier to know that you are all crossing your fingers for me :)


MommyLovesStilettos said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

Rachel said...

Thanks, it must have worked since its FINALLY fixed now :)