Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A quick note on my return- AN UPDATE

As some of you either already knew, or noticed, I have been away for a few days. I took a trip to Florida to see my sister get married. We arrived back home early this morning. The trip went well, but the return home not so much. MY car broke down in the middle of nowhere loaded with luggage and my family about 80 miles from home on I-35.
Thank God for my dad, who came to rescue us after a long day himself and having to travel through constant rain and get us home in the wee hours of the morning. So, I just wanted to let you all know, the next couple days may not see much activity from my end. I have to get things in order with my sole vehicle, and after that, I have to get the pictures together so that I can write an appropriate blog post down.

See you then!

AN UPDATE SINCE I ORIGINALLY POSTED THIS----Got news from the car guys $438.12 later that the engine is done, as a rod and its bearings decided to throw themselves right out the engine block and the oil pan as well....additional costs to replace estimated minimum at $3441.16 (all of which I don't have, as the warranty ran out about 18,000 miles ago). Our local bank has pretty much told us no go on a loan to get it up and running. So without a single vehicle operating for the family, we will have to quickly hunt down all our options to secure a good running vehicle, so I guess despite our LAST payment being in one week for that one, I shall have to take on new payments for a vehicle one way or another. I know everything will work out in the end, but sometimes I wonder just how much stress God thinks I can handle without breaking....(I may have to go into AVON sales..LOL)


DeadMule said...

Sorry about your car, Mike. Hope you can get it fixed quickly (and without going broke.)

renaissanceguy said...

Wow! What a terrible experience. I'm glad that you are and your family are okay.

scotterb said...

Car dealers are frantaic with high inventory and low sales. If you can afford a new car, you might be able to get a really good deal. Just don't let them know how bad you need it!

Mookie said...

To everyone who commented, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS AND YOUR SUPPORT!!!
well, that being said now....I have made a decision to scrap the car, hopefully wiping out the outrageous tow bill and lookover they did at the shop....
their used car dept pretty much pigeonholed me to one car on a pretty bad deal with a sizable downpayment, so I went elsewhere where IF the final approval goes thru with their banks, (and of course the final aproval of my wife) I will be looking at similar payments if not less over 5 years on a much newer car with about 120,000 less miles on it, and about 1/2 the original bumper to bumper warranty left!