Friday, July 17, 2009

The Car Gods Are Laughing

My husband's car has 140,000 miles on it. Last weekend we spent $300 on brakes and ordered the parts for work on the suspension. That was supposed to cost about $2000. Not thrilled about spending the money, but hey it's cheaper than a new car. We were planning on taking the car in today to get that taken care of.

Last night as my husband is driving in the fast lane on the Tollway, he calls me wondering why people are honking at him and flipping him off as they pass him. He's going 85, and people are just blowing past him. Then he realizes, you guessed it, his speedometer is broken too. That will be at least another $800.

To add insult to injury my check engine light came on today. I am telling myself I just need to tighten the gas cap and it will be alright. My baby only has 110,000 miles on it, so it's as good as new.

I'm renting Confessions of a Shopaholic, taking a vicodin and going to bed now. I need a hug.


  1. Thought your DH was a high power money making attorney like mine! (Don't fall outta your chair laughing). Yes, mine has his own law firm too. Good luck with the car. I'm driving around with my airbag light on. Don't even want to know what that might mean!

  2. Pretty sure that means that those canned snakes are going to pop out at you instead of an airbag.

    Once we get moved into our new office and I don't have to buy any more furniture, copiers and other stuff, we will be "rich" again.

  3. That's so funny that his speedometer was broken. Usually people speed by me and honk and flip me off because I just drive slow, but I tell myself it's cause I just look so good!!!


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