Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Okay, maybe it doesn't take all that temper tantrum stuff, but danggit! My truck is having issues! AND RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

Okay, so I'm already on a strict budget. Already having to leave people off this year. Already having to cut back on gift prices. And THEN this?!?!?! Are you kidding me?

I thought I had it all figured out, the Christmas budget and all. Had enough to get most people a little something. I was starting to smile, even though I was still in a Baa Humbug mood, but it was starting to feel good to know that I wasn't straining my budget that bad.

Then, coming home from Walmart yesterday, the Gator started sputtering. Immediately I call Hubs and let him know that something doesn't sound right.

"I'll check it tonight, call me and let me know you made it home."

I hang up and it gets worse. Every time I push the gas, it sputters. For a minute I think that I might not make it. I'm not use to having car trouble. I know the Gator is a '98 but she has only had to be put in the shop twice since we got her 4 years ago, and those were pretty minor issues.

So it sounds like spark plugs. I just had those replaced back Feb of '97. And I simply can't afford to have them done right now! Not when I haven't finished my Christmas shopping!

But, guess what? I HAVEN'T FINISHED MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! I NEED my truck to get around. I still have to shop for my moms gifts to the boys as she thought it would be better for ME to do HER shopping because, well, I don't have a job and have more time. HA! Sure!

And now I don't have no car! (Yeah I used and oxymoron. Shoot me!)

So yes! SCREAM SCREAM! YELL! POUT! CRY! seemed appropriate at the moment. Except I left out the part where I fell out on the floor kicking and banging my fists on the floor yellin' "WHY!!!!!!!!"


La Pixie said...

geez!! I feel for you. (someone pulled a hit and run on my car last week.) it really sucks anytime stuff like this happens, but especiallly at Christmas time. is it too late to order presents online? maybe you could have them shipped to your moms so that the kiddos dont see them?

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh man...that stinks! I hope it turns out to be a teeny tiny CHEAP thing to fix...

Melissa said...

Oh honey.... I'm so sorry you are having to deal with this right now!!! I swear things NEVER happen at the "right" time!!
Good luck!!!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I am so sorry to hear that! Terrible timing. But everything is going to work out. It really is. There may be fewer gifts but this is a chance to truly remember the reason for the season. Focus on God, family and friends.

Anonymous said...

OMG this sucks!!! See, if you lived near me, I have my car, my husbands truck and his work truck...I gotta an extra that you could use to shop in...SOMEONE I LIKE NEEDS TO MOVE IN NEXT DOOR TO ME is what I'm getting at;) LOL

Hope it's a cheap fix tho!

Licha said...

Hey, us moms are entitled to temper tantrums of our own.

Sometimes it's the only thing that makes me feel better. That, and lots of chocolate chip cookie dough :-)

Vodka Mom said...

sending good thoughts.........