Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Not off to a stellar start.

I decided to get my car inspected at the dealership because it is cheaper than at the local mechanic. I, unfortunately, had my front lower arm control bushings slightly cracked and if they cracked all the way, my tire alignment and steering would be destroyed. I feel bad that I do not know much about cars, but was able to google some things at the dealership. Needless to say, $760 (!!!) later I had these "bushings" replaced and some fluids flushed, etc... This was not a good way to start the year. However, I feel fortunate that I plan for things like this to come up and I had the money to do it. It was not absolutely necessary, but I would rather not ruin my car or end up stranded. I wonder and worry about people that live paycheck to paycheck with every penny budgeted.

All was good because my ebay steal, a new Lilly skirt, had arrived. I went to pick it up, lo and behold, it was a GIRLS 10, not a Ladies 10. Bummer. But, it is so cute... it is back to ebay, to a friend, or who knows.How cute is this skirt?

Today will be busy... first day of class after break and I have some new students in my classes and dorm.


BLC :o said...

Bummer about the car! I had my battery changed yesterday at the dealership and it was over $300. Um, really!? AAA does that for around $100... talk about a bad deal. Ick. Anyhoo, the skirt is stinking adorable!! Good luck finding it again! Xoxo-BLC

Prissy Southern Prep said...

What a bummer about the skirt, but it is adorable!