Friday, March 5, 2010

Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

I feel as if I am being dragged down into a deep, dark pit. This fragile existence which I call life has suffered what may prove to be a mortal blow.

Okay, that's a bit melodramatic, but still!

If you've been paying any attention to this at all you'll know I've been having car problems. After having the problem diagnosed I didn't have any idea where I could quickly get my hands on the money to fix it. I was in despair and convinced that I was going to have to sell most or all of my guns in order to afford my car repairs.

Then fate stepped in, in what seemed to be my salvation. My tax return was going to be just enough to cover my mechanic bill. I was elated.

To quote Morpheus, "Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony."

After spending the vast majority of my tax return on vehicle repair my car now runs worse than ever. It is still overheating, a problem which was supposed to be fixed, and it now appears that I have either a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head. And, of course, these two problems are out of the scope of the work which this 'mechanic' does.

I am exactly $963.93 poorer and have nothing but a green receipt listing the work done to show for it. And I really don't know if there is anything to do to improve my situation.

A friend knows someone whose husband has offered to look at it and tell me exactly what is wrong for no charge. He is from all tell a retired mechanic. I guess that's what I will be doing tomorrow after work.

At the moment I am on my second 'cool down' stop on my way home. When I will get there I don't know. Since I am working tomorrow I will have to be up very early to make sure I can get to work on time. After work I'll have to limp my car a little further from home to get it looked at once again. Maybe by then I will have some 'good' news, but the way things are going I sincerely doubt it.

I'll overcome this mountain that's been placed before me just like I have all the others so far. It's not going to be fun, and it won't be easy, but what real adventure ever is?

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