$500 for a new gas tank
$300 for new tires
$550 to repair the brakes
$300 to repair the brake lines
$1300 to repair my car...AGAIN. It needs a new starter and new gas lines and a new head gasket.
Just when we start to get back on an even keel from having to pay for funeral expenses and missed work, etc...now THIS. I'm so tired of all of it.
I don't want anything extravagent. I just want a car that isn't going to not start and leave me stranded somewhere in the snow. I just want a car that won't blow up if some redneck throws his cigarette out his car window in front of me. I just want a car that doesn't spit out oil and antifreeze at such a rate that it might as well be a noodle strainer. Is that too much to ask?
Why do I ask these questions? Of COURSE it's too much. This is, after all, MY life. It wouldn't be my life if it were easy. No such thing as smooth sailing here.
At this point, I'm going to junk the darn car and buy a different used one. Now to actually FIND one.
I need a drink. Too bad I can't afford one.