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I came out after work and my tire was a little low. Okay, no problem; I drove it up to the roof of our parking garage and filled it at the air hose we have up there and went to Costco to have them check it and rotate my tires. Hung around at Costco for a while until got bored and went out to see what was taking so long.

The lug hubs were falling out. Literally. When they tried to tighten them on the front tires they just dropped out. Okay, I need two of them, but Costco doesn't do that. So we get the truck to the nearby Sears Auto Center with just three nuts tightened on the right front. They pull it in and look at it, saying it's going to be around $50. Cool.

No. Turns out that year's Suburban (1988) doesn't have just single lugs, all five are attached to a hub, and the entire hub needs to be replaced. Quick check of inventory says they don't have it, and they'll have to do the job tomorrow (it is by now nearly 6. I get off work at 3:15). Okay. And it's gonna cost more. *gloom* Okay. I call Barb and get taken home.

Only to find our stupid dog has eaten the head off my Timmy the ThinkGeek Monkey. Hit by this final straw, I stupidly burst into tears.

So.


This was Timmy in happier days, with his new pet sock monkey (who came through the dog assault all right):



Barb will have to take me to work tomorrow, since there is no longer a bus route/schedule that will get me there by 7 am. *gloom*


Yet here he is, surrounded by the devastation of a stuffed toy I actually BOUGHT for him:



I got all my new yarns. Will attack this bounty soonish; but have been struggling to understand the directions/diagrams for this "eyelet butterflies" square: "... add on 5 sts (figs. 8a & b), turn work, insert right needle under 6 horizontal strands, YO and draw up st..." I think I may now see what I did wrong, and will have to try again.


Day 130, Sunday. Cat. In a box.




Yes, more cats. Always cats. Cats are compulsory. And in sunbeams, too.




More of the Evil One, just 'cause.



So now I've had some dinner, a cup of tea, and have relaxed some. I don't get paid until Friday, at which time all of this would have been merely an inconvenience instead of an OMG I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY situation, which it kinda is today.

So now I'll tackle that knitting problem and then maybe a long hot bath (it's still surprisingly cold for Phoenix).

Comments

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evil_little_dog
Jan. 12th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Oh man.
wildrider
Jan. 12th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Cars.
evil_little_dog
Jan. 12th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
Dogs.
nutmeg3
Jan. 12th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
::hugs:: I'm sorry. Maybe tomorrow will be of the not-sucking variety?
wildrider
Jan. 12th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
I hope so. If the repair comes in reasonably, done on time, and I can get back on schedule in general...

sillymagpie
Jan. 12th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Evil dog! Bad Bo!

Boo for bad truck karma. :-(
wildrider
Jan. 12th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
*sob*

Iz tired of truck repairing-ness.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 12th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
oh geez, sorry about the truck love the animal pics
wildrider
Jan. 13th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
It's better today.

For some reason I love these animals.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 13th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
that's good

yes i' m sure though some days they make it difficult,(looking at you soul)
lyndalynn
Jan. 12th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
I hate it when crappy things gang up on you like that. Especially cars. When it starts as one simple thing but it's really a bunch of complex things that leads to a major thing. Bah.
I hope tomorrow is better for ya.
wildrider
Jan. 13th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
It has been one thing right after another since roughly October. When I first took out the loan for car repairs, I'd been hoping to have a little extra. Instead I went over the loan and now have once again strained myself to the last. So HOPEFULLY she will now last for the two years until I have the loan paid off! :-)

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wildrider
Jan. 13th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
And today was better. Despite having to stay overnight, the repairs turned out to be the inexpensive one, so, WHEW. And I have my truck back!

With any luck we'll have a good rest of the year! *crossed fingers*
ljs
Jan. 12th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, Bo. :-(

Oh, car. :-(

[hugs hugs]
wildrider
Jan. 13th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
He ate my monkey (that HAS to be a line from something...). :-)

{hugs!}
emerybored
Jan. 12th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
*hugs* See my icon. I think it's apropos. I hope things settle out quickly and easily.
wildrider
Jan. 13th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
Yes, thank goodness. Truck fixed, for reasonable rice, and now with any luck that WILL be the last time she's in for a while!
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