Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hal Goes To The Doctor

Well, $730.00 later, the jalopy drives much better.  The jalopy now has a brand new drivers side control arm, ball joint and control arm bushing.  Yep, that's all we got for that much money *sigh*.  All the things I want to get fixed up on the thing, and I spend almost a grand on shit you can't even see.

The upside to that is the fact that I am no longer in danger of doing a nose dive at 80+ mph.  Yeah, the reason it was shaking so badly was because the drivers side control arm was cracked almost all the way through.  I meant to get a pic of it but forgot to bring my phone out when they took me out there to show me how bad it was.  Scared the shit outta me.  It was really bad, barely even hanging on there.

Anyhow, both of my front wheels (yes, the brand fucking new ones) have some slight damage from when the gal ran me off the road and I will have to spend another hundred bucks a piece having them turned back to true.  Small potatoes except for the fact that I don't have the old wheels to put back on the car while they do it, so I will be without a car for at least two days while they do that.  Cross that bridge when we come to it.

The estimate to have all the front and rear bumper repairs done, the dent where that lady hit me fixed, and a whole new paint job is right around $1300.00.

Only two more payments on it, so after that I can start using that money to start getting it all fixed up.  So freaking excited!!!!

Picking Papoose #2 up for lunch today.  Can't wait for that.  I miss that kid.

Saw Papoose #1 on Sunday.  We had a nice visit.  She seems happy, so that makes me happy.  She has quite the collection of tattoos now.  Very beautiful, but man it's hard to see my gorgeous baby covering herself up with so much permanent ink.  I guess living with an incredibly talented tattoo artist is feeding her addiction to ink, hahahaha.  Sonofabitch is talented though, I will give him that.

I don't have anything else to say today.

Have a great day, all.

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