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Monday, November 16, 2009

Bad Things Come in Three's, Right?

Don't you hate it when your day goes from good to bad all in the matter of a few hours? Well, it happened to me today.

When I was 23, I graduated from college debt free two years before. I was living at home, rent free. And I didn't have any bills. So, I decided that I needed a new car. Instead of buying something that I could afford the maintenance on years down the road when I was married and had a mortgage, I sprung for the best car I had ever seen, a Lexus IS 250. Now, Lexi, my car, is the most wonderful car. I love her so much, but sometimes her tastes are just a little out of my budget. But, I am thankful that she is paid for.

At lunch, I took Lexi to get an oil change. After I had eaten, I get a call saying that Lexi needs 2 new tires, new roaters and new brake pads. Nice!! The man said that he was surprised that I hadn't had a blow out yet. Yikes!

So, Fred and I go to the place and they say that it will be about $1,100 to replace everything. Nice. Who knew I'd be having a $1,110 lunch? I mean, Subway wasn't that great.

My Lexi is high maintenanced. She likes the Manolo Blahniks of tires. The price you pay to make your children look good.

Last week, our washer was leaking; so, we had to get the repair guys to come and fix it. Thankfully we did not have to buy a new one. And our refrigerator also needs a new water filter.

Bad things come in three's, right? So, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas to us!!!

And if you didn't think I was crazy with all of my Knox stories, now you should.

***In other news, the Spinach Ravioli Bake was awesome. You must try!!! And for dessert, try these yummy cookies!! It was a great way to end a good/bad/good day!

15 comments:

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

i am freaking out because Thanksgiving is next week and i dont have my list for my dinner done yet


glad y'all had a great weekend

Alison said...

Lexi is sure pretty though!!! :)

The Richardson's said...

Ahh! Go stub your toe on something and get the 3rd thing out of the way. I bought a used Lexi earlier this year...I hope this isn't a look into the near future haha! I'm a sucker for a fancy car (without thinking of the consequences!!!).

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

We are twins with our IS300 Lexi's!!! I also agree with the flipping price to maintain them at the dealership is crazy. I just had to replace the timing belt, good times, pray you don't have to do that ANY time soon!!! But, for real, I just found a auto place that is highly recommended who is certified on Japanese cars and less expensive. Check it out ... definitely worth it!

Jenny DB said...

Umm, just dropped $600 on new tires. I feel your pain. PS I left something for you on my blog:) www.so-say-i.blogspot.com

Sarah M. said...

I hear ya...I have nightmares about replacing my car's Pirelli tires.

Heather said...

My last car was a BMW and she was SOOO expensive...my Jetta is more my speed with maintenance but I did love the beemer. Hopefully it all ends at three!!

jill said...

yikes! sounds like we had the same kind of day... ha! but at least my tires didn't have to be replaced ... they were able to fix the one with the problem. lexi is gorgeous though! hope your tuesday is a good one!!!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Ugh, you weren't kidding were you? Gee, that does sound bad! I got mine back last night and she runs perect, of course after I dropped $500!!! Cars, gotta love em'! Oh, and I couldn't agree more... Could it have not waited until after the holidays!! GRR...

Candice Pair said...

But Lexi is so pretty!!!!

Natasha said...

you poor thing... i have been in the same boat for my jeep this year, too! i've probably spent about $3,000 for lots of the same issues you're having- i loathe spending money on cars especially right at the holidays... hope everything gets better!!!

Go East Memphis Mama said...

I swear when it rains it pours!

Kelly said...

Oh, bummer!!! :-( My parents fridge decided to quit on them last week and they lost 4 trashbags FULL of food! At least THAT didn't happen, right? Hopefully the rest of the week goes better-- and watch those cracks in the sidewalk and look out for black cats ;-)

Courtney Rogers said...

I know this isn't about this post, but I thought of you this morning looking through my Dillard's Christmas guide. They have some adorable Weiner dog pj's. I would so buy them for you if we exchanged gifts! LOL

katie + bret said...

Oh geez - Wow, good thing Lexi is gorgeous! Avoid cracks and go pick up a penny heads up please