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Mechanic Woes…


Well, as I’ve posted before, my car’s check engine light came on and it went to the mechanic today. He said it could take a couple hours to diagnose. Understandable. But here’s the problem…

I trust this mechanic with all of my heart, but he hasn’t worked with my car model other than mine and he’s been quite frank with me about that. I have used his services before when my car had problems and sometimes it has been fixed. But, there was one problem that he couldn’t fix and it sort of went away (but then came back again).

Do I spend the money for him to diagnose it, and then find that he just doesn’t know what’s wrong and can’t fix it like before?

It is so hard because I have been taken by mechanics before and it’s not a good feeling. I just trust him so much – but I think my car is just out of his expertise.

I could go to a dealer, but the nearest one is hours away. I don’t know if I should drive that far with something wrong with my car.

Deep down, I knew that perhaps the check engine light wouldn’t be very specific. But I guess I was just really hoping that the problem would be very straight-forward and there wouldn’t be a question as to what is wrong.

With everything else going on, I just feel like shutting down for a while. I think I better so I can recoup myself.

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

Big Announcement – The Goal Date is Set


Goals scare me, because I don’t like to fail. I have been toying with naming a date to be credit card debt-free by and I have decided to just go for it.

Thanks to the debt calcuator at CNNMoney.com, it was determined that I could be debt-free in 3 years. Just imagine…$37K of credit card debt gone in three years. I like the sound of that 🙂

The amount I have to pay monthly is a little over $1050/month (just for the credit cards – not counting other debt). That is a large chunk of our net monthly income, but it can definitely be done. Let me rephrase that…it WILL be done.

So, without further ado …

Target Date to be Free of Credit Card Debt: May 1, 2009

My game face is on, and I am ready to show my credit cards a thing or two 😉

Tags: card+card, debt