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Not the best of days

April 23rd, 2015 at 08:56 pm

It's been kind of a frustrating day here in lots of ways, many of them vaguely financial. DH's car needs at least a new muffler if not a whole new exhaust system which they want $1500 for. Ugh. He likes this garage, but I think they're too expensive, so we went back and forth on that a bit. He doesn't drive much--some weekend errands and just to the bus in the morning, so that seems a lot to spend on that car. The A/C quit working last year, but they want $1000 for that, and we've mutually decided it's not worth it. Then, after much consultation about selling some patio chairs, my potential buyer found others. Now the dishwasher appears to have clogged or something and is leaving sediment all over the dishes. We've rinsed out the water jets and will wait to see how it behaves, but I ended up with three sinks full of dishes.

I still have a couple of FB sales pending, but am sort of frustrated with the process right now and will concentrate tomorrow on other things. I think the tree pollen must also be bad because I'm a bit thick.

But there have been good things--I read two capstone projects, made a good quiche and excellent pumpkin chocolate chip muffins--all from the freezer and pantry. Onward--




5 Responses to “Not the best of days”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sometimes it's the simplest pleasures that gets us through the day! Wishing you a better day tomorrow

  2. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    For me, the highlight of yesterday was when DH handed me a travel mug of coffee when I was on my way out to class. Reading + food = ingredients for a successful day for me

  3. CB in the City Says:

    It cost me about $1000 to replace the exhaust system, and then I had to pay that much again for the catalytic converter a few months later. But since it is my only car there was no debate about getting it done! It's hard to know what to do, though, when cars get old and needy.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Thanks, folks. I was feeling a little old and needy myself last night!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sorry to hear you had a tough day yesterday. Hope today went better.

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