Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I don't need this!!!!

Yesterday morning my car would not run. It would start, but it would not run. It took forever to get it warmed up enough to run. Same thing happened today. On my way home yesterday the "service engine soon" light came on, so today I took it to the dealership for diagnosis. It was some kind of valve that wasn't working properly. $225 dollars later, it works! I also, just on a whim, told him about a noise I had been hearing and he knew EXACTLY what it was. The transmission needs to be serviced. I doubt that it ever has been and it has 102,000 miles on it. Tomorrow I will drop another $150 to have that done. Thanks, Santa, for paying for my car repairs. I was hoping to buy something nice for me, but MAYBE NOT!!!!!

Oh NO!

I walked out in the back yard and found a big surprise. I have some shelving out there that I use to put plants on that have died (still hoping they will come back out in the spring). I also keep flower pots there that I have planted bulbs in. The pots that I planted just two weeks ago are coming up!!! We had a freeze last night and another tonight, so I had to move them in the garage. One of them has various bulbs in it that I wanted to be ready to bloom on March 10th, my sister-in-law's birthday. Well, I don't think it is going to take that long!! I guess I planted them too shallow.