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One of those Days to be Glad you have Savings

August 28th, 2013 at 04:59 am

Where I worked had a huge power failure, so I was told not to go into work. Thank God for Personal Time, so I can get paid for off time. Then I tried to start the car and it was dead. Then they asked me to come in and the head of HR came to my house to pick me up. I sent the car to my dealership with nephew and called in my credit car information to them. Nephew paid the dealership. I spent $65 on the jump (YIKES), $159 on the new battery (Paid too much but now I have a working car), was at work from 9 to 115 p.m. working off generators and it turned out they didn't really need me, although I got a lot of ideas to prepare for the next massive problem and was happy to help. We also went and bought donuts for everyone and I resisted the temptation! I've lost 15 lbs. and I want to continue losing till I've lost another 7 lbs.

Dealership told me that my radiator is cracking and I need a new one. I'm hoping to run it in on Friday and have it checked at a radiator specialist first - but I expect to have to spend $600 on a radiator. Yiiyiiyi, but I'm so glad I can pay for it all.


Nephew came to pick me up at work and told me that he tried to buy gas at a shell station and was told he owed $40 bucks and was given no gas. They told him he selected cash. He told them he got no gas. He finally argued them down to $10 and left and found a better gas station. Sounded like a massive scam to me. I can't believe any gas station would let you pump and then expect payment.

I took him out to lunch $12 at a little Mexican restaurant near work where they make the best carne asada burritos in the universe.

Then I came home and took a luxury nap!!! What a wild day.

3 Responses to “One of those Days to be Glad you have Savings”

  1. Kiki Says:

    I used to work for a petroleum company years ago. Call your state "weight and measures" office immediately and report the dealer!! What a scam!

    There was just a report on one of those night time news shows about the pumps that continue charging the customer even after the they have stopped pumping by inching up slowly the cost of the gas. It is very common. I was inspected twice the year I was a manager and thankfully the pumps were all perfect.

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    Thank you for the great Advice!!!

    I was planning on driving by and talking to the store manager.

  3. Wino Says:

    There's a place in Houston that repairs radiators. I had a cracked tank, and they replaced both tanks, "rodded" the core, and put it all back together for about $150. That was about 8 years ago. Perhaps you have a similar place where you live.

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