Sunday, November 8, 2009

My- my, how time does fly.....

Well, I now have a happy car. $1,237 later. Its a shame when you see on the bill that nearly $800. of it was labor.

They had to replace the crank shaft sensor, replaced both rear wheel cylinders, replaced rear break pads and turned the rotors, replaced the brake line and did an oil change and winterization maintenance. The only two things on this list I fully understand are oil change and winterize.

Its just too darn bad that I didn't take an in-depth course in auto mechanics. I certainly could have saved myself some money in this case. Of course, I'm not going to complain too loudly. Having these repairs done may have possibly saved my life and I'm grateful to my 'angels' for looking after me.

I was cleaning out a bookcase and came across a DVD set of the old Amos n' Andy TV series shown back in the 50's. I watched a few of them this weekend and even though the quality wasn't the best, I got a kick out of them. This is definite proof that a program could be entertaining, creative and funny without a bunch of sexual innuendos and crude jokes or actions. I know it was felt that the programs were a slam against a certain racial group, but I never thought of them in that way....no more than you would think that of The Beverly Hillbillies or Married With Children. It was just good creative entertainment with plots that were sometimes brilliant. I sure did enjoy bringing back some memories ("Holy Mackerel Andy") and am looking forward to watching more of the discs each weekend. Do you remember this classic old program?

10 comments:

Jamie said...

Ugh, that's a huge car repair bill. But you're right, you can't put a price on safety.

Nope, I have always heard about that show but have never seen it. It must have been before my time? Hmmm...there aren't too many things that were.

I hope you are doing great this Monday...have a great week friend. :)

jy1969 said...

I agree with Jamie...that IS a huge bill...too bad there's not insurance that covers stuff like that.
Geesh... I think that show was BEFORE my time... sorry.. LOL, though I have heard of it. I think I was probably along the Married with Children era... ha ha...

forsythia said...

Car repairs are expensive, but hopefully your car will last for years.

The show was not before MY time. I remember wonderful radio shows, without profanity. However, when TV arrived, I was disappointed with how so many of the actors/actresses looked in real life.

Karen said...

I watched the show too though in reruns.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

So, you were talking greek, but I think it was regarding a car??

Gypsy said...

Don't you just hate spending all that money on a car? Ugh....The trouble is they are such an evil necessity these days and we need to make ourselves as safe as possible.

That show does ring a bell in the old memory box but if it was shown in the 50's (and probably not here anyway) I wasn't born yet. Gee it's not often I get to say that. Hope you are doing my well my little mate. xx

Maria said...

Wow. That car bill kind of stings, huh? We had to spend 890 bucks on our car last year and I was just furious. And yes, most of it was on labor.

Cheryl said...

I hate spending money on unplanned stuff like cars. I'll be buying a new sump pump and I should get a new hot water heater. Intuition too. Both are old and I don't want to clean up a flooded basement. I'm so glad you had a feeling about your brakes. I can't imagine my car breaking down on the highway like that. It was a lot of money to fix your car but you did the right thing. Be well!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Those huge car bills hurt Val...I always cringed when I had to pay them...but pay them I did. What choice do you have when you have to get around...and you know you're not going to get a new car anytime soon. You did the right thing sweetie. You can't mess around with your brakes....safety is the most important thing. Big hugs....Joy

Anonymous said...

It is too bad that our "civilization" has developed in such a way that we cannot live without our cars. I recall being dependent upon bus service (or walking...or a bicycle) before I had a driver's license (attained at age 22 when my first kid was 1). As late as 1984, I was using bus service (in Seattle). It beats the heck out of keeping up a car!

As to "Amos 'n Andy"...I didn't realize they had ever been on TV since my exposure to them was via radio. I didn't even know that the parts were played by whites. On the other hand...in those days, although I knew full-blooded Cherokees, I knew no people who were Hispanic or Black. That was in Oklahoma, BTW.

Glad you got your car fixed. (Personally, I would rather put up with a car that quits than put up with one that will not stop.)
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