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Writing About Death Marches

Thirty days remain until World Fantasy and the month started off with a literal death march.

We've two cars in our household, and Melissa's went into the shop yesterday because of a steering fluid leak. First shop called us after half a day to say they couldn't fix it. Beyond their scope to repair, please take it away, we don't want to be held responsible. Second shop was the dealer, and they called today to report they could fix the leak for X, and by the way there's a problem with Y and Z. More than $1,000 in repairs. The other side of the coin dropped this evening when my car finally gave up the ghost, and the transmission failed. It's limped along since Saturday, and it couldn't make the last three miles from work to home. Spouse and I ended up parking it in the high school lot and walking back home in the dark on uneven sidewalks and gravel shoulders.

Things can only get better, right?

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crimini
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yikes! *knocks on wood* You're all healthy? Still hope to see you at WFC and talk about your WiP.
stevenagy
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
Still healthy, and probably healthier for the walk. Soon to be poorer.

I know I'm not driving to WFC, so I don't have to worry about that. Had the car towed this morning. Worst case scenario it could cost as much as $2k to fix the transmission. Won't know until later. May have to trade it in rather than pay for the repairs.
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stevenagy
Oct. 7th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Belated or not, they're welcome.
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