Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Yes, cars can be money pits.  But I love my little jalopy and as long as the repairs don't get too pricey to refurbish it, I will do what I can when I need to.   I mean, I love my jalopy, but I don't love LOVE my jalopy......

I was off on my days/weeks.....little Moses and Gracie don't come home till NEXT Wednesday.  Darn it all.  I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached to my shoulders, I swear.

Just got off the phone with Papoose #1.  Her car keeps acting up on her and she wants to get rid of it and buy another one or trade cars with Mister Wonderful.  You all may remember that I got that car for her, free and clear.  She's never paid a payment on it, nor has she paid any insurance on it.  It's on our insurance and we pay it monthly.  She's never really cared for it, it's like a 99 and it's just never been what she wanted I guess.  Anyhow, she keeps wanting to get rid of it and now that she's having to spend money on trying to figure out what's wrong with it, she's really getting irritated.  For one thing, MW has put like 6k into basically rebuilding his Cobra in the last year, with all the things that have gone wrong with it, and now that it's finally running well there's no way he'll turn it over to a teenager to be lax in maintenance on it and possibly drive it into the dirt.  So I doubt that will be the solution he comes to when he calls her tonight.  Plus, she's putting herself through college and crying poverty as it is.  Adding a car payment and higher insurance (which I informed her she WOULD be paying if she bought another car) just cannot in any way be justified right now.  I really don't know what to do to help.  I hate to say it, but I fear that even if I dump money into having my mechanic look it over and repair it, I don't know if she will take care of it afterwards.  I'm not saying she hasn't been taking care of it, because I don't know, I'm not around there.  All I'm saying is, there were a couple times she had a phone she didn't want anymore and wanted a new one, and the phone she didn't want anymore didn't get the best tlc, if you know what I mean.  So confusing to know how much to do to fix things for her and how much to let her sort out herself.

Not to mention that she is always 'too busy' to contact me unless she needs something.  I know all kids do it, but it still hurts my feelings.  Only takes a second to send a text out once in awhile.  She won't even take the time to answer texts sent to her by myself or other people that just want to check in and tell her they love her.  Papoose #2 is feeling pretty abandoned by her too.  She was like Pap#2's second mom.  She's having a tough time with that too.

Ok, I'm done now.


1 comment:

  1. i am a smart girl... i know that i am... and i have had MANY experiences... maybe too many... and i had a previous life that was, um, not so pure as the one i live now... but i just for the life of me can't figure this out... how the hell does one f#*k a car? help me out here.... hahaha... i would think lots of astroglide might be in order lol

    as for #2's car dilemma and the money thing... tough shitty decisions.... i don't know that there is a right or wrong way to handle the deal... for me and my folks, i accepted graciously what they gave me... an AMC Hornet (almost typed horney ha)... and when i didn't want that car any longer, i was on my own... i drove that car until i could find a way to pay for something else, including insurance... and while driving the Hornet that was gifted to me... i had to pay all maintenance, gas, and insurance....

    i'm not saying that was the right way... but i figure if you got input from various places maybe you could come up with a creative solution....

    hope all is well!! and i don't want to hear any tales of that jalopy moaning!