Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The car stuff never ends

It's time for the latest round of car whining - if that bores or annoys you, don't worry, there's going to be an actual review/commentary post on the 11th (once I actually finish the post, that is). Anyway, on to the car stuff:
  1. The engine oil leak is fixed. Probably. The guy said something about a loose filter - he topped off my oil, tightened the filter (or whatever it was he did) and sent me on my way, thankfully charging me nothing. As usual, one of his comments was, "You don't drive this thing much, do you?" Well, the odometer sure makes that one obvious.
  2. I'm going to the dealership on Friday (unless I cancel). I don't expect them to give me any bad news. Crossing my fingers and knocking on wood. The trip to and from the dealership will double the number of miles I, personally, have put on the car since I bought it, which should give you an idea of how little I use it.
  3. I talked with a dent repair person today - he was going door-to-door to talk about a special they're offering, probably because nearly every person in town has hail damage right now. That includes me, so I listened to him and then felt a little like passing out when he gave me a rough estimate of what it would cost to fix it (without insurance). I might see about taking them up on their special, but I'm not sure yet.
  4. The dent guy was shocked at the sight of my "repaired" passenger door, the one I had to pay the deposit for. If I go to them for my hail damage, they might be able to make the door a bit better while they're at it.
Meh, car stuff makes me queasy.

The dent guy came just as I was finishing up some apple-nut streusel muffins, without the streusel (I've made them with it before - liked the taste, didn't like the mess). He got to have one, since I have four batches of muffins in my freezer. I'm addicted to baking muffins, but I feel too awkward about them to take them to work.


  1. Yuck, good luck with the car stuff!

  2. Well, the trip to the dealership went fine. I ended up deciding not to take the dent guy up on his offer, though - the hail damage is just cosmetic, and it's not like I'm planning on selling the car in the next 5 years anyway (heck, maybe not even in the next 10, depending on how well the car's insides hold up). It's all sad, because I bought the car new and it's already a bit battered, but that's just how things go I guess.