Saturday, January 7, 2017

Day 12

Here I am half way into day 12. So far so good as far as staying on plan. ☺ I am a daily scale peeker and my weight seems up. That is OK though. This isn't a race.

I have wanted to blog several times this week. Having nothing to say but -Day x went well yeah- stopped me. I wouldn't want to see a new post alert on a blog and go there eager to read and just see that. I doubt you want to as well. I guess I have things to say but not the time/mental capacity to after 10 hrs at work. Words are flowing today but it is my day off.

I feel good though. I am on track for success. I do need to add in movement to help me travel the path more efficiently. Boy do I have a list of excuses for that though. Hah!

I hope that this clear thinking on the ball path will help me on the financial path. It's uphill right now.

Our mortgage got sold which makes me sad. Not that I loved our old one or anything but this new one pretty much has  negative star reviews they are so bad. I made the first payment to them Thursday. I had a little cushion then car issues happened. I have a great inexpensive mobile mechanic thankfully. The things still added up though. First my battery went out. Do you know where a battery is on a Dodge Avenger?   Picture below until I can move on laptop.

It is behind the drivers side front bumper in front of the wheel. Bizarre. I knew it was somewhere in there though so I wasn't completely unaware but it isn't like the auto parts place is going to change that out.

It actually started with a ER visit the night I found I had a car issue. Dec 12th My family and I attended the yearly Christmas parade of the town my job is located in. We walked down the street handing out candy canes and flyers for my job as I was on the clock.

Picture below till I get on laptop to move.

 After the parade my husband bought the kids cotton candy on paper cones.  Later that evening after they ate the candy they were being boys and playing with the cones. My oldest son (11) took off his glasses and was looking through the tube like a periscope. My youngest son (8) decided that would be a good time to smack the end of the cone.  Of course that ended in a ER visit.

I thought I saw a scratch on his eye but I don't normally peer in his eyes looking for scratches. I felt it was best to take him in just in case. Good thing I did. He actually had 2 scratches. The one I saw and a second one.

Picture below till I can move on laptop.

Antibiotic drops were prescribed. I had to go across town to the only open pharmacy on Sunday night and got there 10 min before close. The pharmacist was a peach and had no problem filling it. We went to leave and my car wouldn't start. Everything black. Shit! Called my brother since he is mechanically inclined and my husband is not. Not to mention he was home with the other two kids sleeping. My brother jumped us and car started right up. Yeah! Within 30 seconds of him removing cables the car died. Shit again! He didn't being his voltmeter to check the alternator but we assumed it must be that. He brought us home and I left my car there overnight. Met the mechanic there Monday morning and he had his voltmeter. Alternator was working just fine. Went and got a new battery and he installed it an all was well. 

Within the next two weeks I realized my car was getting louder and louder on the road. Finally googled and saw information on wheel bearings going bad. Crap. I can drive over 500 miles in one week with my job and traveling. I switched a travel day with boss lady so I could get my car worked on. Mechanic is actually boss lady's oldest son. Bad rear drivers side wheel bearing. I also had him do a simple tune up while he was here. Between both those things with labor and parts (I always pad his fee because he is so cheap) it was almost $380.00. 

I haven't even touched Nov 23rd yet. That will be another blog post. 😑😧

PS. Oldest son is fine. Apparently superficial eye injuries heal in like 24 hours. I took them for new glasses exam 2 days later and Dr saw nothing.

1 comment:

  1. That is a pain in the ass place for a battery. You got this, on the weight front. Slow and steady, and all!


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