Saturday, July 11, 2009

MORE maintenance costs

You may remember a whiny post back in May in which I expressed my frustrations over the broken things in my life. Mainly, the car and the computer. Some things never change.

The check engine light went on AGAIN last night in our car. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the third EGR valve in as many months is bad. I'll get the code checked out today. Worse, the radiator is no longer retaining fluid. If I could actually find a good mechanic to just tell me (without guessing) if it's the cap, water pump, thermostat, etc, I could easily fix it myself. The non-functional power windows are also ticking me off in the summer heat.

And the "new" hard drive that Seagate sent me? It failed. That's two broken Seagate hard drives in 6 months. At this pace, I'll get 19 replacement drives during the 5-year warranty. Promise me that you, dear reader, will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVAR purchase a Seagate hard drive. Ever.

My motorcycle is not treating me well either. I need to change the oil, but the drainage bolt is stripped. As of yet, no real progress in trying to extract the bolt.


At least I have an assistant-fixer-upper who works for cookies.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this picture of Carter! I have included it in the pics that my slideshow gadget runs through!