Jan. 1st, 2010 07:20 pm
I am trying to figure out when I may be able to get my hands on the EA Sports Active bundle for the Wii. I have got to start doing something about this weight. Well, not *right* now since I still can't breathe. As soon as I can breathe again, I need to start with something.

I really hate not having a car. It is making me crazy, though we do think we have come up with a semi-doable solution. I just really hate driving the minivan.

I also really hate being unable to speak - one week and counting - and not being able to breathe well. I still can't sleep and I am just a whiny sucky person right now.

Happy Freakin New Year!!!!!
pandorablue: (transformers)
The car would decide that now is the time to have head issues. I can't tell if I have a cracked head or have blown the head gasket. I was driving the other day and noticed that the car was getting too hot, it never overheated fully, though. So today I replaced the thermostat. After I finished, I let the car run to determine if I had fixed the overheating issue, only to notice that the car was making oil smelling smoke off the engine block. Look closer, and notice the nice seepage... At least it's not overheating anymore :/

It's not like I can afford to have this fixed right now (which the car isn't worth the amout it would cost to fix it), and I certainly can't get another car. Sharing one car just does not work for longer than 3 days. I just don't know what to do now.
I just got a call from my insurance company. Seems my insurance lapsed two weeks ago and I didn't know it. Jonathan paid the bill for two months, but didn't tell me when it was next due. He brings in the mail, so I never got the bill (although I am sure they sent one). I am so glad that I haven't been pulled over.

Oh, wait, he just called me and told me that he paid through October 24th, so I wouldn't have already lapsed. He will look into it when he gets home. *sigh*


Mar. 20th, 2009 05:53 pm
I have a brand new car stereo installed in my car (thank you [ profile] elegantdreams for the use of your driveway). Other than an attempted self maiming, it was easy. I was happy to discover that I didn't also have to replace my speakers. It sounds so good! It's a pity I have no idea how to use it...

Just kidding
Sort of...


Mar. 6th, 2009 05:34 pm
pandorablue: (Happiness)
The little thunk-thunk noise that the car started to make after I got it back was a little annoying. I spent the last few days thinking that it was my back brakes which desperately needed to be replaced. We were doing that today, so no biggie. thunk-thunk...

Motor mounts were shot. This means that the innocuous thunk-thunk was actually the sound of my engine shifting every time I accelerated. It was still attached to the rest of the car by the transmission, but that opens up a whole other group of problems that could have gone wrong had I not gotten it looked at sooner rather than later. thunk-thunk...

Now the nice THUNK-THUNK that started after I got the car back from brakes, and motor mounts, and general maintenance, the THUNK-THUNK that felt as if a major part of the car was going to fall off, y'know what that was?

Three loose bolts on the struts. A little tightening, and all was well.

I think it is hilarious that three loose bolts makes a hell of a lot more noise than the sound of MY ENGINE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE CAR!!!!!

he he

Mar. 3rd, 2009 01:41 pm
pandorablue: (Rawr!!!)
Little Human was holding his bowl over his nether regions like a very strange looking cod piece. I thought it was funny.

I am also amused by my posting yesterday that I wasn't sure I should keep making repairs on the car, but then spent most of the day after I got it back, looking at new stereos for it. The cassette deck finally bit the dust yesterday, which means my mp3 player is useless in the car (FM transmitters are shit). I found the stereo I want...
pandorablue: (Happiness)
I am still not sure if it is worth it to put the money into the car that I need to. I just have a special love for the car because of the *My First Car* syndrome. It's a vicious circle. Fixing the car will cost less than getting a newer one (unless my engine or transmission goes), but having a newer car will cause less stress and mean less repairs for a couple of years.


Feb. 20th, 2009 11:42 am
pandorablue: (I won't cry)
And my car is being towed as we speak. He has died again. I am hoping it isn't an awful repair. Who knows. Arturo needs a fair amount work at this point and Jonathan and I are discussing the pros and cons of spending this money. I love the car, being my first car and all, but I am not sure if it is worth putting the money into it to get his right. We'll see.

Oh, and this doesn't effect tonight at all, [ profile] eclypsia. I'll be there!


Jun. 18th, 2008 09:52 am
pandorablue: (Happiness)
Work royally sucked last night. One particular customer and a co-worker made it extremely difficult for me to justify continuing to work there. I will, but only because I know that I am more appreciated than the other co-worker, even though she has been there much longer and is a family friend of the owner.

Jonathan has my car today (technically he doesn't, the mechanic does). This is in the hopes that we can get my a/c fixed. I have absolutely no idea how I did summer last year while being pregnant, without having a running air conditioner. I really hope that I just need coolant or a belt or something and not a compressor. If it is compressor, I will not have a working a/c in this car.

I am currently waiting for FedEx to drop off a telescope that I ordered. I am scared to not be here for delivery, should we have a repeat of the sofa over the 4 1/2 foot wall incident. The sofa survived, I don't think the telescope would.

Jonathan is entirely too good to me. He was up almost all night with Little Human, who for some reason was very unhappy. I feel bad. I love Jonathan though. I think he feels underappreciated. I wish that I was a better person.
pandorablue: (Happiness)
I have a fully operational car $530 later. *sigh*
At least I do not need to worry about getting to work. Which I think I am doing at 2 on Thursday, but I am not completely sure. I guess I should call Louann back! {EDIT} 4 on Thursday.

I also got a phone call while I was out getting my car, from my very best friend from High School. I haven't talked to him in about 6 years. He has a cell so the caller ID just said Alabama. Usually those calls don't leave messages, but this one did, and it was so odd to hear his voice after so long. We spent about 2 1/2 hours on the phone. It was great. I wonder if I can get him to come visit? I know mom would love to see him, and I think he and Jonathan would get along well.

All in all, it was a good day.


May. 5th, 2008 09:49 am
Jonathan is making me get the car fixed whether we can really afford it or not. I should have a fully operational car by this afternoon or tomorrow. The control module needs to be replaced. I still don't think we can afford it, but to be honest, not having a car is making me nuts.
More car crap )


May. 1st, 2008 10:20 am
Mechanic out of business, just like I feared. Now I have a new recommendation, however, I have to talk to people now and I don't wanna. Why can't Arturo be self-repairing?


Apr. 30th, 2008 12:11 pm
Taking the car to the mechanic has given me impetus to clean out my car. I may need to haul the oreck out there. *sigh*

{EDIT} Discovering that my anti-freeze has been leaking in my trunk has made unhappy Puddleduck.
I was told on Saturday by a tow truck driver that my mechanic had gone out of business. Luckily Jonathan decided to stop by and see if there was anything there. Family emergency. They will be back on Wednesday. I really didn't want to have to hunt down a new mechanic. I trust these guys and they don't try to fuck me over when I go to them. Now I hope that they can get me set back up in my lifetime!

This is a bad week for this to happen. I really didn't want to have this lovely added stress when I am going to start a new job. I just didn't need this.


Apr. 26th, 2008 06:07 pm
Arturo decided to stop running while I was driving home on Gibson today.



Jul. 2nd, 2007 05:41 pm
I do have diabetes, which my midwife thinks will go away, but I don't get to see my midwife anymore. I have to see a doctor, because of the complications associated with the diabetes. It just bugs me, because I really like my midwife, and now I have to start all over. The only good thing is that I only have 9 weeks left, so I won't have to deal with the new person for too long.

In other news, I am going to quit my job. I am putting in my resignation on Thursday, and my last day of work is going to be July 14. I know it's not 2 weeks, but in the employee manual, they only ask for one week, and at this point I hate it there so much that I can't wait to get away. I have been informed that I am not allowed to sit down under any circumstances. That is not a possbility at this point. I am 7 months pregnant, and I need to sit down during the day.
I am absolutely terrified to quit, but I just can't stay. I talked to them about going down to part-time until the baby gets here, and I was told that I could do that, but I would lose all of my accumulated vacation and sick days (not to mention the benefits that are useless to me), even if I came back full time after the baby came. I would have to start over. I have been there 8 years. I have been there longer than any other current employee (including the 2 that were promoted above me). This is how they reward you for sticking around.

Also, my fridge has decided it doesn't like to be cold anymore. I thought I had fixed it, but apparently not. The freezer side stays cold enough to keep the normal fridge stuff cold, but not to freeze anything, and the normal fridge side does not stay cold anymore. I will have someone out to look at it. It never ends. Got my brakes fixed Saturday and was informed (and shown) that all four of my fuel injectors are leaking. I knew something was leaking, but... *sigh*


Jun. 2nd, 2007 05:54 pm
I have a fully operational driver's side door on my car! Mommy fixed it! I am so excited. The door opens, and it opens all of the way! And, I can get in and out without having to climb over the seats! I am so excited.

People are retarded. This bitch on Ebay is arguing with me tha the tail light assembly on the 1996 Pontiac Sunfire 2 dr. Coupe is the same as the one on the 4 dr. Sedan. Guess what, they aren't! Not only that, she keeps referring to it as the headlight, not the tail light. Which is amusing in that sort of way where you wonder if they are even reading what question they are responding to. Especially since the happy little question box that they give you lists what the part is that you are inquiring about...

This is beginning to make me crazy. I would get the fucking tail light from one of the salvage yards here, except the only one that seems to have a driver's side tail light wants $95 for it (funny, cuz last week they told me $65), and if I was going to spend that much, I would just get one new for $150.

This is important to me, because I want to bathe Arturo, but with the light in it's current condition, I cannot get it wet.

*must not yell at crazy woman through computer*


Sep. 30th, 2006 05:41 pm
Okay, this is retarded, but I am extremely excited. A stupid boy was willing to sort of race me down Broadway today. This has not happened since the mooshing, and I kinda missed it. It made me happy that stupid little boys are still willing to race my car, even if it does look like it may have been hit by a tank...
{EDIT} I did forget to mention that I won :D

Oh, and on that note, I am getting a permanent bruise on my butt from climbing over the center console. It sucks, but I still love my car!!



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