I have spent the last 2 afternoons at the car dealership. Actually, I am still here. It was just time. Both vehicles needed some general check ups. We just can't risk it since we carry precious cargo in these things! Nonetheless, I am mildly ill with the impending bill, particularly from today.
I knew I needed new tires on the back soon, but was holding off. Plus I have a guy who does that. He comes to the house even! But the rotors, ugh... That was a surprise. They are going to try to turn them ( basically grind them down to flat to give them new life). They are at bare minimum as it is though, which means that next time, I have to pay for new ones no matter what. Blah! It isn't like I have a choice in the matter. You have to have rotors to stop the dang car... And you have to have a car to take care of life - groceries, preschool, etc, etc.
Yesterday, I am the mistake of okaying the changing of the air filter on the truck. Really? What was I thinking? I can do that. And do you know what it cost for them to unbolt that compartment to reach it... $15. Heck the stupid thing was unbolted already to check it. If I had said no, they still had it unbolted and had to reclose it. Stupid! It was a weak moment.
Anyway, there are days when I wish I didn't have to be an adult. These necessary evils stink - particularly in the height of Christmas prep.