ivyadrena: (Stargage - Coffee drinking)
JESUS CHRIST, FLORIDA, WHAT THE SHIT?

Leaving work almost didn't happen... because my car doors were literally FROZEN SHUT.

First the key wouldn't turn, so we heated it up with Scotty's Awesome Ligher (tm), and after much twisting, finally got it unlocked. Got two windows to roll down (back ones are busted anyway). Driver's side door still  wouldn't open, so I went for the driver's rear door - tugged fairly hard, got it to open. Guess what I found?

ICE. On the INSIDE OF THE FRAME, sealing it shut. I reiterate, WHAT THE SHIT, FLORIDA?

So, I let the heater run, chat with Scotty for a bit, then crawl in through the back door (teehee) and head home. Try the doors again, both ones in front are still sealed. Try the driver's rear (my entrance?), only to find that it, too, has frozen shut again, and no amount of pushing will unseal it.

I swear to bob, I thought I was going to have to call Mom from the driveway for assistance in escaping my own fucking car. Luckily, I the passenger rear door wasn't completely frosted over, and I managed to get out.

Am now nursing some hot tea to compensate. How was your day?

<3!

Apr. 24th, 2009 03:23 pm
ivyadrena: (naruto - tenten wavesmile)

I officially love my mechanic.

He gave me a full-size spare tire to replace my fraying, nearly-bald donut spare. Used, but fuck, it was free! <3

Taking my car in (need to name it, still) some time next week to have a wheel bearing replaced, because apparently that's what the noise in the front end has been all this time - he'd told mom that when he replaced the other front end wheel bearing, but she forgot to tell me, then pretty much forgot all about it! Thankfully it's only going to be around $225, when I was worried that it was the suspension or struts or something, which would've been a fuckton more expensive. And! Mom said she'll pay for it, since I haven't been able to find a job yet. ^___^

I swear, once I do get a new job and get some cash saved up, I think I'm gonna get a full set of new tires that aren't so low-profile, since it came with a non-standard size.

ETA: I swear the Current Music is a coincidence. Oo;

Great.

Jan. 3rd, 2009 11:02 am
ivyadrena: (txt- rar >_<)
The clutch on mom's car just died. Just watch, now both her and Tracy will be wanting to borrow my car every three seconds-- especially when I already have plans to go somewhere.

Blah. Going to Chelsea's house for a while; gonna watch the dogs while they're at the beach, or something to that effect.
ivyadrena: (txt- rar >_<)

Megan
KFL;JALKFJDSL;KFJDSAK;L
I GOT A FLAT TIRE
ON THE INTERSTATE
GOING 85
NEXT TO A SEMI


Korina
O_O
what happened?

Megan
i didn't even realize wtf happened at first, thought the semi had just kicked up a rock or something into my wheel-well
pulled over to check cause the noise wouldn't stop, and the right front tire was half-shredded
note that i was on the left side of the highway, so all the lovely traffic was blowing past said disabled side of the car
9 miles from lakeland
>< had to call mom, because i've never changed a tire before

Korina
D8

Megan
turns out that my jack is a piece of shit, and the donut was almost flat, so it's good i didn't try it on my own
>>;

Korina
>>; jeeze

Megan
cha
and this guy stopped to "help"
which consisted of watching tracy put on the spare, since it was already half-done when he pulled up anyway
big,heavy guy
uniform shirt
apparently works at the jail
he asked where i'd been coming from, said tampa, job interview, etc
he actually said that the jail is hiring, and that i should apply
...um, no?
mom and i dubbed him Marinara Frank

Korina
xD

Megan
because he had effing marinara sauce on his face
and hands
and really, ew
his face was like someone had squished a clay sculpture of a fat man's head

Korina
XD
jeeze

Megan
wait, amendment

Korina
?

Megan
Marinara Joe sounds better
:3

YESSSS

Feb. 26th, 2008 06:52 pm
ivyadrena: (pic- Dancing in White)
I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST! I HAVE MY LISCENCE! I'M GETTING MY CAR TOMORROW!

*happy dance*
ivyadrena: (Naruto - AKATSUKIDANCE!)
OMG, GUYS, I THINK I FOUND MY CAR! *dances*

We went over to Jose's place (he's mom's mechanic) earlier, and test drove a really nice 1998 Jetta they have up for sale. It's gorgeous, and drives like a dream! One of the former owners even tricked it out, so it has some really nice additions-- better speakers, an ignition switch, standard radio/tape/cd player, vroom-vroom exhaust (not sure what it's actually called, lol), tricked out automatic windows (with a lock for the rear windows on the front dash, score), etc. It also has the cleanest engine I've ever seen, srsly, with a bunch of new parts (serpentine belt, etc). The engine's a 2.0, which isn't horrible or anything; should be just fine for me. :D

The windows will have issues, I know (one of the rear windows came off it's tracks when I was checking things out, but Raoul (whom has the most gorgeous light blue eyes ever... *swoon*) was heading back to fix that as we were leaving). I doubt I'm gonna roll them down that often anyway; the A/C is nice~

I think I'm in love.

They're asking $3,700, so I'll have to get a loan from the credit union, but this car is totally worth it. Mom's thinking we can talk them down to around $3,400, too.

*wriggles happily*

June 2012

S M T W T F S
     12
34567 89
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 03:05 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios