I don't know the exact reason for this post, other than it's mostly just to blow off some steam. For those of you who can't stand bloggers who only blog about the "good" things in life, you'll enjoy this one...
Nothing makes me more frustrated than car maintenance. As far as the engine goes, the only work I'm familiar with is popping the hood to get a good view. As luck would have it, the ac on the Xterra went out just before the 4th of July weekend. Perfect. We decided to wait and take it in after the busy holiday to get looked at. So today I waited for over an hour at an auto repair shop only to have the guy tell me he doesn't know why it's not working...more tests are going to need to get done, which will only cost MORE STINKING MONEY!!!! I'm ticked. Why couldn't he just say, "Yeah, here's the problem...we can fix it in five minutes, and your total out of pocket will be about $10"? It's never that simple with cars. And that's why I hate car maintenance so dang much.
So until we figure out how to come up with some large, unknown amount of money, I get to drive around in a dark leather interior SUV with no air conditioning in July. I know you're all jealous!
I'm gladly accepting snow cones, Slurpees, fruit smoothies and the like as a token of your sympathy.