Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today I was reminded of why I hate July!
Well as of today I formally state I hate July. Why you ask? I've got some really valid reason I assure you.
4 years ago in July 2008 I got really sick and none of the doctores could figure out what was wrong with me until I was really sick... Finally my ear, noe and throat Dr figured it out. I had 6 stones( like gull stones & kidney stones) form in my salvia gland and one of them got stuck and closed off the saliva exit. forcing all of the the salvia build up in my neck creating a baseball sized lump. Which became infected and starting being absorbed into my body making me really sick. Surgery to remove Gland and infection..leaving a 6" scar on my neck.
Then the following year 2009 seems a tradition started that has not ended yet...My van broke down and had to be replaced. So I bought a new used van... It ran great and then one day in July I turned into a clients driveway to clean and when I went to back out to leave & pulled forward it went about 10 feet and jolted to a stop...thought I hit something. When I got out to look at what it was I found that the whole front end of my van broke off from the struts forward, the axel was on the ground, the tires were flopped over and laying on the ground and thengine had fallen down. Thank god I was not on the highway. So that van was totaled.
I had to buy another new used van.
The following year 2010 July 19th I was driving home from the island and my van simply died while I was driving it down the road. I managed to get it to the side of the road and no accident happened but the engine in the van was blown.
You guessed it I had to buy yet another new uesed van but this time I bought a 2002 in great shape with no known problems and it ran like a gem... I totally fell in love with it.. It had a few minor problems since it was used through out the year that my SNL fixed for me, but over all it ran great.
Today July 6th I headed to the post office and my van was acting really strange and wouldn't take off unless I went really slow and finally it wouls go into gear and move... I made it to the post office and then headed to John and Laura's to clean and I almost didn't make it... by the last stop and go situation it would hard ly move but some how I managed to get it there. Ask john to come look at it and take a rid so we drove around the block and he says sounds & act like transmission going. His mechanic showed up and they took it for a drive and he says it is your transmission it is shot, kaput, broken you name it it is not going anywhere it has to be replaced.
So once again i was faced with what to do.. still owed money on this van so do I junk it and buy another one Does fix it cost out weigh cost a new used van... what to do what to do... Well after calling around and finding no decent priced vans I could afford... and trade in with blown tranny was zip decided I would in vest in fixing it... to the tune of about $1700..
And they can't start working on it till next Tuesday and I was supposed to be back onthe island this Thursday.. Humm what to do... ok I got to rent a car... more money spent...
So in the morning I have to go rent a car for 10 days or more...
Uggggggggggggg... I HATE JULY is all I can say...
And with that said I am gona go sleep on all this drama and see if I can dream about something like butterfly's flying all over a feild of flowers, birds singing, Kittens Playing anything but broken down vans...lol..
Have a great day everyone...