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March 21st, 2018 at 04:55 pm

What a day!

Today I was to be off and run a few errands, well I didn't get home until after two.

First stop, doctor's office. The wait there is always annoying but thank God I only come once a year. I was also happy, because the $65 budgeted for this visit, I didn't have to pay, I'm thinking snowball.

Next I went to have my lab work done. I'd schedule an appointment at a different facility but with the same company. Since there's one near my doctor's πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€βš•οΈ office, I head over, only to find out there's no where for me to sit, the place is packed. I stop at another lab πŸ”¬, that one is more packed than the other. I tried the third one, I had difficulties finding it and that was more crowded than the previous two, smh. So I head to the location that I actually have the appointment. I was trying to get in earlier because I was Fasting and starving.

Since the location that I have the appointment at is near a tire place, I drop my car off to have my tire looked at. Every other day I'm adding air. I found out that I had a nail. I knew it would be some what of a wait so I head over to lab. Get there, and they can't locate the doctor's order. I give the intake specialist my prescription πŸ’Šand she's still having a problem. Smh. Finally she finds the order. I get my blood work done before my appointment and I'm happy 😊.

Head over to Ross to kill time. While there I felt uncomfortable. Though I have money set aside for fun, Ross is the last place I want to speak my money. I look down and notice that the tire company called.

I walk back to the tire place, my car is fixed and it's $21. Yay for me because I'm thinking I can add the difference that wasn't paid at the doctor's office to my CC.

Get outside and the car πŸš— won't start. I mean nothing. The mechanic πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ”§comes and does something, then tells me it's my starter. Cost $336. I'm not happy but glad I have the cash to be able to pay to have the repairs.

So while they're working on the car πŸš— I walk to Walmart. I found the book lamp that I was looking for. Went there last night and the clerk told me they didn't have them. I did look in the area of the books but missed it last night. I'm glad I found it though. I've cut out tv πŸ“Ί and am reading a lot more. With every financial book πŸ“š I learn something and that I'm thankful for.

After all that I am now I'm home 🏑 thankful

6 Responses to “What a Day ”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Well, if your car chose to break down, at least it did it at a place where it could be fixed and you didn't have to pay for a tow.

  2. Amber Says:

    LR that's exactly what I said thank God for, lol

  3. Sallyr70 Says:

    Wow, what a day!

  4. snafu Says:

    Have you been having issues with your starter? Does that make, model, year have 'starter issues' noted by owners via Lemon Aid or other, similar publications? 'm somewhat of a cynic and repeatedly hear a similar story. ...take the car for a somewhat minor repair and suddenly have a major issue like a $ 21. tire repair turns into a $ 336. new starter? Have theere been complaints to BBB about that specific tire repair place?

    My experience with our nearby Honda dealership was a regular source of stress. When I took the car in for a regular oil change based on mileage, it was most convenient to just wait for service. The mechanic always listed at least 3, important issues like brakes & cylinders or some under the hood replacement followed by seeing me personally to leave the impression that the car's condition was dangerous to drive home. At one point I had a friend who was a mechanic check the car against the information sheet to reassure the vehicle was safe. Funnily when DH took the car there for service, there was never any threat or danger. I truly regret not taking it up with the business manager of the dealership as business practices in that segment has a bad reputation. Texas Husker [Forum side SA] might be able to comment on whether 'starter' is often a fleece.

  5. Amber Says:

    SNAFU, I actually noticed last week when starting the car it seemed delayed. I even thought to myself I hope it's not my starter. THe car always started though. So I do think it was going bad. I do have one more item to fix and that's the motor mount.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your car breaking down, but glad it was where it was and could be fixed AND you had the money to pay for it. You did have quite a day.

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