Monday, August 27, 2007

Cars again!

We now have one of the two of the trucks running. One of the explorers is home and running well. The other was home for about 3 days and went back to the shop. Now the ignition seems to be acting up. In the last couple of weeks the truck has been at the repair shop more than home. I hope when it comes home, it runs good for a long while. It has had over $3000 worth of repairs in the last year. I wish we could just go buy a new car, but I refuse to have a car payment until we sell the house.
We are downsizing to a house that is easier to keep up with. I hate the large 4 bedroom. We don't need 4 bedrooms for two of us. the kids are out on their own or off at school. I would rather have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a big kitchen and great room set-up. This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath with kitchen, family room, formal dining and living room. I think if we only have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a great room kitchen set-up. I will be getting rid of 4 rooms that I do not have clean. Oh Yea!!! More time to knit, bead or quilt. That's what I am talking about. The house is almost ready to put up for sale. Just need to refinish the hardwood entry and install moulding that we took out to replace floors. Hopefully it sells quick and we find our dream home and we never do the move thing again.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fords argh!!!

We have 3 of them and they all have problems. I just want something that I don't have to work on, take to the shop or whatever. I want them to start when I turn the key, go when I put them in drive and get me there and home again. Is it too much to ask? It isn't like we don't take care of them. They get regular oil changes and tune-up as needed. I don't need a sports car, I just need it to be dependable, presentable and no dents. I hate it when the girls call and the car won't start. I just want something that has a warranty, that way someone else gets to figure out what is wrong. Well I guess I am done whining now. Sorry to have brothered all with my woes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bummer Day.....

I had to take my little truck to the dealer to get it checked out. It is running bad and hard to start. They told me the intake manifold seals are bad to the tune of several hundred $$$$ to repair. While waiting for them to get done checking and scheduling a time for it to go back and get done. My daughter called me to tell me that the other car would not start and she was stuck at the store with the granddaughter until I could get there. I got there and could not get it to start either. After several attempts and time on the phone with my brother who works on trucks. We figured out it was the fuel pump. Another one of them several hundred $$$ to fixes. I brought them home and went back to get the truck to the shop. I finally got home around 7:00 PM and had dinner around 9:00 PM. I left work at 10:00 AM planning on getting back there around noon and ended up being gone all day. I hope they are not mad at me.
I thought my day couldn't get any worse. I checked my email and found that a friend had died on Monday. It got worse. He will be missed by all that knew him. What a bummer of an ending to a bad day. Bummed to the max.