Monday, June 18, 2007


Someone get me out of this vortex of doom we've become pulled into!!!

Today Braeden and Olivia began Little Farmers Camp at our park dist. It's from 9-11 this week for 3-5 year olds. They have a small farm right there, so they do inside activities and then go out to the animals and do things there as well. Little One and I dropped them off and then it began. Last night the CD in the van started acting funny. Not skipping, but kind of going on and off. We were home so I just turned it off. This morning we only had to go a few blocks to drop off the kids, I turned on the CD and it started doing the same thing. After letting them off, the radio did the same. I pulled into Big Lots parking lot and my turn signal didn't turn off. Then the car died. It wouldn't start. It just clicked away.

I have had soooooo many problems with this car!!! It is a money pit of utmost extreme.

After getting a hold of the car dealership, finding out there were no loaners available, they told me which towing co. to call who would put their bill on my final bill at the dealer. I got a hold of my friend J and she said that after ballet they would come get us and take us to the rental car dealer. I got a hold of the rental car co. and they got a car for us for a mere $38 / day! Yuck. I of course had towing and rental coverage on my insurance before this van. I took it off because I was given it as part of my extended warranty for the van. The warranty expired recently. Do you think I thought of putting rental coverage and towing ins back on??? NO!

We got the rental in time to pick up the kids from "camp." The dealership called a bit ago. The van needs a new alternator. With that, the towing, an oil change I was due for, and the rental, we're looking at about $700. YUCK!!!


Julie said...

CRAZY!! Hang in there! It must end soon!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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