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Blown Engine

September 24th, 2009 at 01:10 pm

LuxLiving tells me that I need to update, so here I am. :-) I do mean to post here more often, but it just doesn't seem to happen.

We are doing fairly well. We did have some excitement this past Tuesday. Son # 2 (of course!) called and asked us to come pick him up. He was on the interstate and his engine blew! He said that oil sprayed everywhere and the compartment filled up with black smoke so that he couldn't see to pull over. He slowed and edged over until he felt the rumble strip and managed to get off the road. By the time we'd gotten to where he was stranded, he had the car at a salvage yard and made arrangements to send them the title to scrap it. So he is without a car once again. This was the 6th car since he started driving 3 years ago that has bit the dust!

We are still whittling away at debt. We have just over $6,000 left on the car and then we will be on to working on a fully-funded emergency fund.

I did quit my 2 evening jobs. It was getting to be too much with taking 2 classes and DD's volleyball season starting up. I got to figuring that by the time I bought my dinner those nights and took into account how much I spent on gasoline, I really wasn't making anything anyway. It's been a huge relief. I am still doing bookkeeping for one library as a side job though.

Guess that's all I can think of that's happened lately. Hopefully I'll get back here before Lux has to tell me it's time. :-)

4 Responses to “Blown Engine”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Lux did the same for me! I'll get there eventually...

    Thanks for the update! Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice to hear from you!!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I have missed you!

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    Can I help it if my memory is such that I miss all the really 'extra good' writers who try to slip away?

    }}}grins sheephishly{{{

    Glad to see you back!

    Too bad about your son's engine. My CashHappySon who's been driving about the same amount of time? Gone thru SIX cars too! Egads!! I think my boy is one of those who can stop a watch by wearing it or something. El'destructo!

    I bet you are getting caught up on some rest after all that working!

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