Saturday, August 05, 2006

Just filling in

Hi, y'all.

I'm just posting a "Hi, y'all" message today because there's been a gap of a few days since my last post.

My situation at present is such that I don't really have anything positive to blog about, and I don't want to unload here about the craptastic things going on. I started to write a quick summary list, just so you wouldn't feel like I'm keeping secrets, but even that was too negative.

Just a couple of things: After spending $611 on my car air conditioner, and spending five days in the waiting room, my car still doesn't cool on short trips around town. It seems to take between 7 and 10 miles before I get some coolness blowing.

Second, my washing machine is broken and the repairman won't come until Aug. 15.

The good news is that my aunt was well enough to go home earlier this week. I hope to call her later today.

I'm going to do some house cleaning today (what I can get done without a working washing machine. I may take a load of wash with me when I resume house-sitting tomorrow. Another friend has filled the gap for a few days, but I'll be there playing with Emma The Dog again tomorrow.)

I'll be visiting with a friend from Shawnee later in the day.

Go wish E.R. a happy Second Blogiversary! Two years! We should have a party or something.

Life is transitioning around me right now. I wish some of it was clearly a positive, happy thing for me. Hold good thoughts, please.


Erudite Redneck said...

Thatr washing machine thing might be going around. Mine's making (un)funny noises!

Trixie said...

Darn appliances! cars or washing machines...they are all evil!

(when they aren't be a godsent)

Wishing you the best.

Genevieve said...

Trixie, are you going to complain about your car's air conditioner? $612 is a lot of money for something that's still not working right!

It has been one broken thing after another at our house this summer. I am hoping this bad spell is over for us and for you, too!!!

Trixie said...

Yes, I anticipate spending much of Monday at the repair shop again. I fear the next step is another $80 to replace the condenser. So far I've had the evaporator coil replaced (twice, but they only charged me for once since the first leaked) and the expansion valve. They've covered all the subsequent efforts at no additional charge. I've returned to my house/dog-sitting duties; my friend's home is about 11 miles from my home, and there was not even a breath of coolness by the time I got here. It is simply intolerable. Of course early in the morning, before it gets hot outside, I get a nice icy blast.
I'm thinking a vo-tech course in air conditioning would be a better investment at this point! Of course, my car IS 11 years old and I saw how gunky the evaporator coil was. I can only assume the other original parts may be suffering some of the same effects of aging.

FrenziedFeline said...

My sympathies to you all. It's been cars and appliances around here, too.