Monday, November 16, 2009

worth its weight in gold?

Last week was a bad week . . . a lot of things went wrong . . . we had a health scare (turned out to be nothing) . . . we had dog poop smeared around the house via the bottom of a shoe (right as I was trying to rush out the door to a music lesson) . . . and my car broke down.

Tuesday night, as I was driving to work it stalled. I started it. It stalled again. Rinse. Repeat. I had to phone Stefan to come get me and drive me to work. Luckily one of my students was able to drive me home.

The car was towed away on Thursday. Today it was ready for pick up.

You know how
labour at the mechanic shop is always a hard pill to swallow? I was charged 143€ in labour (that's about$224 Canadian/$ 214 American).

That's not the worst bit.

See this little part?

This puppy set me back 1010€!!! ($1581CAD/$1511USD). I thought I was going to throw up when the guy said the total . . .

(btw, LG73 did rule . . . in 1984).

In other news, I thought Sofia's hair looked really cute today:


Tezzie said...

OMG!! Insanely expensive!!
And, Sofia's hair looks fabulous :D

Jackie said...

Oh my word!! I would have been ready to throw up too.... Oh how I feel for you and that expense!! I need to get car work too and it will be about $800.... not looking forward to it!

BTW- Cute hair!

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

The hair definitely softens the blow.

Plus, Melanie and I have decided to come see you. Or maybe fly you to see us! :)

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...


tammy said...

crazy expensive and right before christmas. ugh. great hairdo!

Cheri said...

...yes... Sofia's hair looks fantastic!

...wasn't that part covered under warranty?

...yes... I can believe the price, unfortunately... part of my job... but, you should ask if you got the best customer wholesale price...

...anyways... if it makes you feel better... it's been snowing here since yesterday around 5pm... there is SO much snow... again...'s just NOT melting... you lots...

Purplestamper said...

Ouch on the car. Glad the health scare is ok an as always Sofia's hair is so beautiful. Hang in Barb. Keep posting. I love that you have an LG73 ruler. So vintage of you.

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