Car woes and egg counting

The woes…

Its that time of year when money crunches as the state collects their car registration tax and the government gets their share also. The garages get their over inflated attach a sticker to the car tax. Only this time I have thing on the car that need fixing. Oh wait, I needed to do that last year too. And the year before that, and the year before…

So, with some help from my boss @ Denny’s I do my own breaks. Which costs me about $80, instead of lining the pockets of some garage or the other. Now I just need to get a new windshield and I’m good to go, right? Wrong. It seems that I have to expend another $1000 to get the car fixed to pass inspection. This coupled with the bad timing of Matronsinafay’s car being quite literally a jaws of life candidate make for a bad time. I have 7 days left to get my car inspected. I, certainly, do not have that kind of money laying around. You may ask why so much and my answer would be ball joints and tie rods. Knowing next to nothing about cars means of course I have no concept of what it should cost. I do know that tie rods have something to do with steering, and that when I had a bent tie rod on the Thighmaster one wheel was turned when the other was straight. This sounds officially like bad news.

The egg counting…

One should as they say never count your eggs before the are hatched. So what am I doing counting eggs? Exactly that. Tempting fate. I’ve gotten enough hours at HHI to almost come up with the $1000 for the car I just need to wait until next pay cycle to get it. And I have a meeting monday with the Director to “discuss” bringing me on full time. For those not “in the know” I’ve worked for them part time for almost 4 years now. This would mean a steady and solid full time position, a very nice benefits, and a normal eight to four with no weekends!

How’s that for counting eggs?