So, this morning I took my car to the dealership to find out what’s going on w/ my exhaust system, which OnStar generously informed me of. My check engine light is on as well, and my cruise isn’t working. Tho, truthfully, my cruise stopped working consistently a while ago, but whenever I’d mention it at a check up, they said it was working fine for them. So idk what one is to take from that! it’s not like I don’t know how to work the cruise… anyway! I brought it in at 7, and the gal who did the intake said they’d call in a couple hours to let me know what they found & how much it would be, etc., etc. 9:30 came – no call. 11:30 came – no call. So I called them, but she wasn’t at her desk, so I had to leave a message. 12:50 came – no call. VERY ANNOYED at that point! But I didn’t want to call AGAIN – it’s not like I want to be a difficult customer, but come on!
finally, around 1, the call came. with an apology about not getting back to me earlier, so that was nice. : ) turns out my cruise control's not working because it needs a new switch. and my "exhaust leak" issue - the seal on my gas cap is worn down. LOL well, pretty good for nearly 6 years, i guess! so, the total bill for labor & parts will be over $300. *shocky face* i've got to call tomorrow & see what the difference in labor is if i just replace the gas cap (which is $28) & not the switch right now (which is $50). i'm thinking the labor on replacing a gas cap shouldn't be too much... the switch is in the steering column, so i can see a more labor intensive job there. still, i don't have an extra $300 this paycheck to dole out on something i don't absolutely need. i've made several trips w/o the cruise - it's a luxury (like my remote start that doesn't work anymore, phhht) not a necessity. i guess. LOL
Other than that frustration, today was nice! I actually took my ½ an hour break – still ate at my desk & worked, but after that I went outside & sat on a stoop & read my Betty Neels for ½ an hour. Oh how I love her stories! Her heroes are always professors, doctors, teachers and quite a bit older than the heroine, usually. LOVE IT! of course, I’M now quite a bit older than all her heroines, as they usually are in their early to mid twenties. I guess in the 70’s in England/Holland ppl got married young. (oh, wait, they still do! LOL and in the US, too – just not me. phhhht) Anyway, i got to read outside for a bit after work, also, because marty worked about 20 minutes longer than i did! : )
now i'm home & going to try to watch GH & read a bit before mom gets here. she's giving me an old cushy chair of hers, which i THINK i will put in the living room, altho eventually when i get my library squared away i think it will live there. : ) she's also bringing me SUBWAY! what a nice mama i have! ppl shouldn't be mean to her. she is a giver & her attitude has improved 100% since the days when i thought she hated me... she still gets that tone in her voice sometimes, and i try to point it out to her now, to help her cuz she doesn't usually know she's doing it.
anyway! : ) how was YOUR day?? what'd you have for dinner? do share!