Friday, October 30, 2009

My dogma ate my CAR-ma

Haha! See what I did there? Dogma/Karma?

I'm sorry. It's just that I'm light headed from all the numbers rolling around in my head. Big, huge, scary numbers that represent how much it's costing to get my car fixed. (If you're thinking 'well, that's what you get for driving a Jag', you're mean and you made me cry. Happy?)

It just overheated, no big deal right? Wrong. You couldn't possibly be wronger in the whole history of being wrong, ever. I put a thermostat in it ($200). It ran fine. Until it didn't. Overheated again. This time I didn't catch it quick enough and it cracked the overflow tank, which of course is custom molded to fit in the little niche and lined in gold and plated with unicorn farts so therefore stupid expensive ($500).

Problem solved, right? HAH! Non, mon amie, non.

A few days later: WONK WONK High engine temperature. Catastrophic failure eminent. Cease and desist immediately. (at least that's what I hear when I see the temperature hand climbing)

So I give up and take it to an actual mechanic who diagnosed it as needing a new cooling fan assembly and harness ($760). So, yeah. I really hope you didn't want anything for christmas. We can go for a ride in my car if you want. No promises we'll get back though.

Whatever car repair god I pissed off still has it out for me. I was driving my daughters' car while mine was in the shop. She took it out last night, calls me at 10:00 (why do these calls never come before I get in my jammies?) and wails "why does everything you touch explode???". This is not sounding good. I ask her what I've exploded now. Her car is overheated on the side of the road.

And the cycle continues. Good news is, she has an escort. It really was just the thermostat and it only cost $10 to fix it. Score! Perchance the auto gods have been appeased and my good car karma restored all around.

12 comments:

Jocelyn said...

I think you're supposed to, like donate a kidney to your car's carbeurator (I refuse to look up how to spell that), and then it'll be all good.

Or walk.

lifein3dee said...

Well, good grief. I just feel so terribly ba...WAIT. You drive a Jag?! Is it black? We may have to rethink this whole friends thing.
LOL



Mrs.C

Gail said...

Poor thing, maybe this will be the cure.

Vanessa said...

That is just suckage all around. I say gather all your Jag driving friends, make a community offering to the car gods, then stash a $1000 just in case. ;-)

Jen's Farmily said...

Ugh. We spent $900 on MrC's truck and it's STILL NOT FIXED. It should've been a lot more but they knocked a lot of labor off since the truck IS STILL NOT FIXED.

Did I mention his truck ISN'T FIXED?

Jen's Farmily said...

Ugh. We spent $900 on MrC's truck and it's STILL NOT FIXED. It should've been a lot more but they knocked a lot of labor off since the truck IS STILL NOT FIXED.

Did I mention his truck ISN'T FIXED?

Dingo said...

Maybe it's time to go the horse and buggy route.

ree said...

So much for my dreams of my own jag.

Maybe I should get an Escort?

Tamara said...

That sucks. Maybe your good deed for Slyde's kid will put you back in good karma?

Sweetly Single said...

OH BABE! Come over here I need ya to warm me up!


BAHAHAHAHA

Let's hope your curse is over...either that or your going to be bankrupt

Slyde said...

ack! car troubles are the worst!

im here for you!

prashant said...

, good grief. I just feel so terribly ba...WAIT. You drive a Jag?! Is it black? Work From Home