29 November, 2007

Hand over fist

That's how our money is heading out of our household at the moment...

We've had a few upgrades to things furniture and pc-wise lately. Stuff we've been looking at getting for months really, but we finally just went ahead and bought what we needed (we have a new lounge!).

Then last weekend J's car had a bit of a fit. He found the motor is on the way out and has been contacting people for quotes on repairing or replacing the motor (that's cheaper apparently). Last night he was about 10 minutes from home when the motor had another hissy fit. He said there was smoke and oil everywhere. I'm glad he was so close to home when it happened since he had actually been nearly 45 mins from home at one stage. His dad was able to tow him home safe and sound.

Unfortunately now, we're looking at a minimum $1500 to replace the motor. Expensive things these cars...

It's going to be a bit of swapping and changing while organising around one car, a bit of a hassle when you're so used to having two. Thankfully J's dad works in the same area as J, so they can carpool. Plus I'm on holidays from Friday the 6th of December (did I mention I have a month off work at all? hehe), so that will make things a bit easier then. I've no idea how long it will take to get it fixed.

9 comments:

KindaBlue said...

Darned cars. I sympathise; mine has taken to refusing to start if I leave it parked overnight in the rain and facing eastwards.

mel said...

Thanks for the comment! It was a rough few minutes before I buckled down and just inserted the thing... and of course, it didn't hurt :)

Hannah said...

What a nightmare! It's awful when everything happens at once.

tracey petersen said...

Nothing more expensive than a car. It really is outrageous and yet we just keep driving!!

meggie said...

It is all part of the CCTPPO!
Cosmic Conspiracy To Piss People Off!
Often happens right near Xmas too, oddly enough.

Lucky you, enjoy your month off!!

Oh great One said...

Cars are a pain in the tushy.

Melinda said...

Bloogle lost my comment!

So jealous of your month off! I hope you lay about in your pajamas watching old movies and eating truffles on your new lounge.

Cars are like kids when it comes to sucking money right out of your wallet!

R2K said...

: )

caramaena said...

The car is back, with one new engine, an engine mount and new clutch. Didn't actually take very long either. Soooo much easier having two cars again!