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Freakin' Expensive Freebee

October 19th, 2007 at 02:31 am

Got my car back from Crappy tire. I dropped it off Sunday. The very bright mechanic said "oh I paged you in the store today when it was finished.

I just looked at him and said "I dropped it off Sunday and while I like roving around in the store its now thursday; I don't like your store that much. After a second he got it. If he worked on my car I'm a bit scared.

Cost just under $700. But I got a freebie - A pair of travel mugs and 1.50 in Crappy Tire money.

Car Repairs are Expensive!!

October 17th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

My car is in the shop. It is a 2000 Saturn with nearly 200,000km on it so things are starting to wear out and go wrong.

I know intellectually that repairing it is cheaper than buying new but its so tempting to just get a new car and not pay huge repair bills.

I am told the car should be ready for pick up tomorrow night. And I should be nearly $700 poorer.

Yikes

Inside voices?

October 16th, 2007 at 01:40 am

At a restaurant tonight.

A couple with two preschoolers was in the restaurant at the other side of it. I got to listen to their kids both as they talked and as they tossed ...erflung madly against the wall toys in the small kids area that was tucked to the far side of the section.

I gather the entire concept of inside voices vs playground voices is passe? So is, as far as I can tell the entire concept of playing quietly

I payed, with tip, almost $30 for my meal. I really would have liked it a tad quieter. Yes this is a family friendly restaurant but still..

Busy Day

October 15th, 2007 at 06:23 am

Got more of my fiesta unpacked and am trying to figure out how to display it nicely.

That made a ton of mess (unwrapping, boxes). Got rid of that.

Errands today included to the nail place to get a nail fixed. Two nails fixed and new polish and the total was $7 - less than I expected

Then to drop the car off at crappy tire. Guess on a 2000 Saturn with 197000 you can expect stuff to go wrong. Break light is out and i think its more than a wire (the other place tried to fix it and weren't able to. They also told me my oil pan was leaking.

On top of that my plats are expired a and I need a drive clean test done ASAP...

Tonight I few to Montreal And now I am having trouble sleeping.. ick

Nice Shopping

October 13th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Did a mall shop today. Saved about 33% using coupons - got a free 2lb margarine and some dove pro-age stuff for less than 50c each plus tax after the Buy 2 save $6.00 coupon!

I always feel accomplished when I get stuff for nothing or next to nothing.

Could have lived without all the screaming and running around kids and the family reunion in aisle 7..

A Free Dinner?

October 12th, 2007 at 04:52 pm

Got not one but two invitations for a free dinner for myself and a guest.

It includes a "fun and relaxed 90 minute introduction to making money on the Internet"

90 Minutes YIKES!

And you get a free business organizer (A $39.99 VALUE!!!)

The small print says the meal will be served at the end of the 90 minute conference! And the organizer may be available at the conference or mailed to you after the conference.

Offered by some company called Stores Unlimited out of Utah? Anyone sit through this conference? I wonder what it is exactly they are selling.

I think I'll pass.

nothing

October 12th, 2007 at 04:47 pm

Not sure what happened but consider this the ghostly entry that never was - a figment of your imagination!

Lost or Stolen .. now Cancelled Visa

October 10th, 2007 at 05:32 pm

Misplaced my visa while on holidays. I have no idea if it is lost or stolen but I think more likely lost - no charges other than mine have been made on it.

Rather than stress (and I have been) I had them cancel it. They are sending me a courier that I should get tomorrow with a new card.

Until then I'm fine as I have a debit card (not hooked up with visa or mastercard here in canada) and cash.

Friends just had their cards compremised - three cards all in their possession still with $18,000 in charges racked up (car, car parts (guess the theif bought a lemon), and flowers in London England. The one place they'd used all three cards was an internet server company. The card companies made it "all better" very quickly and were very interested in that connection....

Lost or Stolen .. now Cancelled Visa

October 10th, 2007 at 05:32 pm

Misplaced my visa while on holidays. I have no idea if it is lost or stolen but I think more likely lost - no charges other than mine have been made on it.

Rather than stress (and I have been) I had them cancel it. They are sending me a courier that I should get tomorrow with a new card.

Until then I'm fine as I have a debit card (not hooked up with visa or mastercard here in canada) and cash.

Friends just had their cards compremised - three cards all in their possession still with $18,000 in charges racked up (car, car parts (guess the theif bought a lemon), and flowers in London England. The one place they'd used all three cards was an internet server company. The card companies made it "all better" very quickly and were very interested in that connection....