Bad Week

It's been a bad week.

For the past few weeks I'd been trying to repair my '88 Honda Civic. Last week I finally gave it up, took it into a mechanic who told me the timing belt had snapped... and valves may have been bent. I was looking at $450-500 with a possibility of $1700-1800 to repair a car older than some of my coworkers.

This week I purchased a 2002 Nissan Altima that was supposedly in good shape and had less than 100k miles on it. I test drove it and had a couple of hesitations but got it for a decent price so I figured I'd go for it.

The day after I got it home I the check engine light came on and I took it to a mechanic. The verdict?

  • Leaks oil
  • Needs new exhaust
  • Needs new brakes
  • Needs two new tires
  • Needs floorboards replaced
  • Needs motor mounts replaced
  • Needs air conditioner recharge
  • Needs door hinge

And there's probably some other stuff I'm forgetting.  There's $3900 down the drain.

Let's just say I haven't had the joy of the Lord for the past few days.

But today I forgave the guy who sold me the car, who I'm pretty sure knew what the problems were when he sold it to me.

I was trying to think if there's anything I could do to get back at the guy, any way I could sue him in small claims court.  But today I forgave him.

And while I'm still hoping to get some of my money back, I'm also hoping I can somehow witness to him about Christ.

Hopefully the weekend will be better.

Posted at 6:39 PM on June 15th, 2012
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